Pepper DeVaughn is a personal injury lawyer with a passion for people. Pepper’s Grandmother told him when he was a little kid, “everyone has a story.” Those four words stuck with Pepper and became the central theme of the way he lives his life. Pepper is now sharing the stories of Oklahoman’s through his podcast, “Pepper’s Podcast.”
Pepper is the person who wants to know how everything works, and why things are done the way they are. He loves restaurants and 99% of the time will end up in the kitchen asking who is who and what they do and how they make the magic happen. That is what makes Pepper’s podcasts unique; they bring his audience ‘into the kitchen’, and they pull back the curtain on the people who make up the Great State of Oklahoma. He’ll be happy to introduce you to Oklahomanians from all walks of life.
Pepper’s Podcast brings enlightening conversations, featuring some of the most intelligent, respected, and acclaimed Oklahomans, right to your doorstep.
Join Pepper DeVaughn, a personal injury lawyer and partner of an Oklahoma City-based law firm, each month as he explores the wide-array of insightful individuals in the Oklahoma community. Through listening to Pepper’s Podcast, we hope you walk away with a new sense of understanding on a given topic, courtesy of an expert in the corresponding field.
Consider Pepper’s Podcast to be your backstage pass to some of the most brilliant minds in the midwest. So, what are you waiting for? If you dare, an explosion of life, creativity, and passion exists around every corner. Come join us!
In the latest installment of Pepper’s Podcast, Pepper welcomes David Pardue, a close friend and practicing attorney for nearly 50 years, to discuss his monumental career in law!
David’s practice focuses on commercial law, civil litigation, trial and appellate work, energy and natural resources, oil and gas, general business, real estate, construction, and creditor’s rights. Throughout his career, David has represented some extremely noteworthy clients and has some truly interesting stories to share.
This Podcast showcases the fact that everyone has a story! Oklahoma has the most fascinating people! Start a conversation with someone you’ve met by asking “tell me everything” and see what happens!
0:06 – Overview on Pepper’s relationship to David Pardue
0:36 – David’s upbringing in Bristol, Virginia
3:50 – David’s family heritage and dynamic
10:30 – His family moving throughout the country and later to Germany
16:04 – David bouncing around to different high schools
20:30 – David’s experience going to college at O.U. in the 1960’s
27:36 – David’s path into joining the Peace Corps after graduating law school
36:04 – How David’s experience in the Peace Corps shaped his path forward in life
41:56 – Following his marriage, he came back to Oklahoma to practice law
49:48 – Starting his own practice and what that time in his life was like
55:23 – David’s work with civil rights cases and his passion for fairness
1:02:45 – David’s law practice beginning to grow sizably
1:09:00 – David’s outlook on Oklahoma City as a place to raise children
1:17:31 – “Watch yourself as you talk. Watch yourself as you act.”
1:19:20 – David’s advice for a teenager in today’s world
1:20:55 – Closing remarks
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