About Roland

Roland (Dale) D. Peddicord

dale@peddicord.law

515-243-2100

515-243-2132

It's safe to say Peddicord Wharton wouldn't be what it is today without Roland Dale Peddicord. Not only did he found Peddicord Wharton, he's also worked his entire career to make it one of the most preeminent civil trial practices in Iowa. Known for his penchant for problem solving and negotiating, attorneys from far and near turn to Dale for advice. And so do clients needing help.
    
Dale is a leading attorney in the field of litigation involving aviation, motor vehicles, product liability and medical negligence.


Notable career achievements:

Dale is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Mediator and American Arbitration Association (AAA) Certified Arbitrator.

As a Board Certified Mediator, he has served in a wide array of matters from high stakes class action lawsuits involving national corporations, commercial claims, professional negligence matters and motor vehicle accidents to workers' compensation actions and product liability disputes. He has mediated more than 600 cases with a 97% success rate.

His memberships include Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, American Inns of Court, C. Edwin Moore Inn, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Iowa Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Lawyers - Pilots Bar Association, Defense Research Institute Iowa, Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyers Honorary Society, Superior Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers of America, The College of Master Advocates & Barristers, Senior Counsel - Professional Liability Defense Federation, International Academy of Dispute Resolution and American Academy of ADR Attorneys.
    
His other accomplishments include the 1998 Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, Drake University, 1996 Recipient of Golden Bulldog Award Drake University, Past Chairperson of the Bulldog Scholarship Fund Board of Drake University, Past Chairman of the Drake University Annual Corporate Fund, Francis Marion Drake Society President's Club, Past Chairman of Drake University Campaign for Drake Law School and Member of Leland S. Forrest Society.

 


On a personal note:

Beyond his practice, Dale is a dedicated member of his community. He's a proud member of the YMCA and has served on the Des Moines Y Board for nearly three decades. He's also served on the National YMCA Board, holding positions such as First Vice chairman. When he's not serving his community, you can find him golfing, reading and spending quality time with his family.


Preparatory Education

Drake University (B.S. with honors, 1961)

Legal Education
Drake University (J.D. with honors, 1962)

Polk County Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Inns of Court
C. Edwin Moore Inn
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certified Civil Trial Specialist
Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
Iowa Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Lawyers - Pilots Bar Association
Defense Research Institute Iowa
Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
The American Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Litigation Counsel of America
Trial Lawyers Honorary Society
Superior Lawyers of America
Super Lawyers of America
The College of Master Advocates & Barristers, Senior Counsel - Professional Liability Defense Federation
International Academy of Dispute Resolution and American Academy of ADR Attorneys

To be associated with 16 very bright and hard-working attorneys and a highly qualified support staff is a great honor.

Roland (Dale) D. Peddicord

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