Jim C. Klepper, Esq. Attorney at Law, Founder, and President of Interstate Trucker LTD™ & Drivers Legal Plan®
Mr. Klepper received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Jim is still a registered pharmacist, which has proven instrumental in numerous cases involving drugs, alcohol, or prescriptive misapplication.
Jim served with distinction as prosecutor in Seminole, Hughes, and Pontotoc County (OK) representing the counties in countless traffic-related hearings. Jim took that experience, along with a lifetime affinity for trucking, to establish a national law firm entirely dedicated to transportation law, specifically the representation of CDL drivers. He then founded Drivers Legal Plan® and Interstate Trucker LTD™ , designed to make the services of his firm affordable to the common commercial driver.
Mr. Klepper currently holds licenses to practice law in an incredible 16 states, as well as numerous federal, district, circuit, chancery courts, and the United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and several state Bar Associations. His firm has handled over 250,000 cases, and the resulting case database is certainly one of the foremost resources of its kind in the country.
Extremely active and visible in the industry he represents, Jim has become a noted author & lecturer. He authored the "Trucker's Legal Guide," which has become an industry standard. His journalistic efforts are primarily manifest in advice columns and articles in trucking trade journals, in an ongoing, altruistic endeavor to pass on good, common sense legal knowledge to his trucking clientele. Jim currently serves in a tenured position on the Board of Directors of the Truck and Carrier Association, The Oklahoma Trucking Association, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Trucking Association. Jim also maintains a current CDL.
Larry Derryberry, Esq. Attorney at Law
Mr. Derryberry is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and is licensed to practice before all the courts of the State of Oklahoma, the United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
A prominent and enduring state leader, Mr. Derryberry served multiple terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and served as Chairman of the Congressional Redistricting Committee, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
Following his legislative career, Mr. Derryberry was elected Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma, becoming the youngest Attorney General in the state's history. He was reelected to a second term, and his tenure as the state's top attorney is still considered the performance benchmark for that position.
Though still a distinguished public servant via many boards and consultancies, Mr. Derryberry founded and functions as Senior Partner in the prominent law firm which bears his name. Mr. Derryberry is a principal defense attorney practicing primarily in the areas of civil trial litigation, administrative law, insurance defense and regulation, utility and health care law.
J. Bradley Klepper, Esq. Attorney at Law
Brad Klepper graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, receiving four separate American Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence and obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma.
Brad spent almost a decade with the largest law firm in Oklahoma where his practice included extensive experience in transactional law, business defense litigation, and intellectual property.
Brad has authored articles in numerous publications and spoken on topics ranging from copyright infringement to litigation positioning. Because of his experience, Brad brings a substantial and multi-faceted legal background to Drivers Legal Plan®.
In addition, Brad is a licensed architect and serves as General Counsel to the Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Brad served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape architects and Interior Designers. Brad has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") for Oklahoma, as well as the Oklahoma AIA Government Affairs Committee which monitored all legislative and regulatory activities.
Brad's civic and charitable involvements are also diverse. He is the immediate past president and a board member of the Oklahoma City chapter of "Rebuilding Together" (www.rebuildingtogetherokc.org), a national charitable organization providing free home repair to low-income, elderly homeowners.
Brad is also active with several other charity boards and advisories, including those focusing on higher education and non-profit services.
Charles E. "Chip" Land, Executive Vice President, National Marketing Director
Chip Land attended undergraduate school at the University of Missouri on a football scholarship, also lettering in varsity baseball, while ranking second in his class. He received a Masters Degree with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma. Chip had a distinguished 13-year career in the oil & gas industry, including serving as a managing partner in an active independent producer/operator, and a manager of the regional operations of a $50 million publicly-traded limited partnership for the acquisition of producing property royalties.
In 1989, Chip founded an initiative to bring professional basketball to Oklahoma City, eventually receiving the first expansion franchise granted by the Continental Basketball Association in over a decade. He served as the team's president and general manager for six years, during which time the team was generally considered the most successful in the 50-year history of the league. Chip was cited as the CBA's National Executive of the Year and was elected to the tenured position on the Executive Committee of the league's Board of Directors. He initiated the first CBA 'Stay in School' program, hosting over 8,000 children for the televised event. Chip also received Special Recognition as the Oklahoma Sports Headliner of the Year, and the Phoenix Award, for outstanding contribution to the development of downtown Oklahoma City. Chip still serves on many other boards for charitable causes.
Immediately prior to joining DLP, Chip served as account manager for Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages. He was involved in all facets of advertising, marketing, and product development, including Internet directory and web site services, for the multi-billion dollar telecommunications giant.