Update on Rules and Practices for the OCC
Michael L. Decker
Director/Administrative Law Judge
Office of Administrative Proceedings
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Administrative Law Judge Michael L. Decker has served the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as Director of its Office of Administrative Proceedings since August 1, 2005. In this capacity, he is the chief administrative law judge for the agency and administrator of its internal court system, which has hearing offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Prior to his present role, ALJ Decker served the Commission as the Deputy General Counsel for Oil and Gas Conservation from September 1995 to August 2005, as a Senior Assistant General Counsel for Oil and Gas Conservation from February 1992 to September 1995, and an Oil and Gas Administrative Law Judge from August 1982 to February 1992. Prior to government service, ALJ Decker served as the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment for the Oklahoma City University School of Law and was an associate of the Oklahoma City law firm of Bay, Hamilton, Lees Spears and Verity. ALJ Decker received a B.A. degree in 1975 from Oklahoma City University, and a J.D. in 1978 from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He has received advanced certification in administrative law from the National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno. The views expressed by ALJ Decker in the program are his opinions and are not the official interpretation or position of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, its Office of General Counsel, or Office of Administrative Proceedings.