Attorney Stewart Recognized by ISBA for Pro Bono Service

Attorney Alison Stewart has been recognized for the second consecutive year by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) as a member of its Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2018-2019. Alison provided 50+ hours of service through the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers...


Peddicord Wharton Attorneys Attend Work Comp Conference in Chicago

On September 24-25, 2019, the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) held its annual conference in Chicago, IL at the Intercontinental Hotel with an impressive mix of over 200 workers' compensation professionals from the U.S. and Canada. Attorneys attending from Peddicord Wharton were:


Peddicord Wharton Seeking Associate Attorney

Peddicord Wharton, LLP seeks hard-working, self-motivated individual for entry-level Associate Attorney position in our fast-paced, high-volume law firm located in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Check out the role description in our Employment section of the website.


Bras for the Cause 2019 has Staff Members Designing

For the 8th consecutive year, Peddicord Wharton staff members have again designed Bras – 8 wildly different designs shown below – to be auctioned at the 13th annual Gala fundraiser, Bras for the Cause. The 2019 Gala will be held Thursday, October...


Three Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2020 Edition

The following three Peddicord Wharton attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for the 2020 edition.

Workers' Compensation - Employers

  • Lee Hook -- 2011 - 2020
  • Tim Wegman -- 2020
  • Alison Stewart -- 2020

Since it was first published in...


Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Has Implemented an eFiling System

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart and Nick Cooling

A new electronic filing system has been implemented beginning July 22, 2019. The new system is known as Workers’ Compensation Electronic System, or WCES (pronounced “wick-ess”). The system will provide for electronic filing of all pleadings and...


Alison Stewart Named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2019


Attorney Alison Stewart was named a  Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers®, which is part of Thomson Reuters. ...


Work Comp Calculators Updated on Peddicord Wharton Website


Peddicord Wharton is excited to announce that its rate and interest calculators have been updated. We encourage you to visit the Resources page on our website and take advantage of the resources we have there for you, including a...


Iowa Supreme Court Addresses Standards for Employment Discrimination Claims

Legal Update by Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt

In the case of Hawkins v. Grinnell Regional Medical Center, a terminated employee (Hawkins) sued his former employer (Grinnell) alleging they discriminated against him because of his age and his disability – i.e., his status as a cancer patient....


The Iowa Court of Appeals Revisits Basis of Cumulative Injury Claims in the Context of Successive Injuries

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith

Gumm v. Easter Seal Society of Iowa, File No. 18-1051 (Iowa, May 15, 2019)

The issue in this case involved whether a claimant, after sustaining a traumatic, acute injury, is allowed to bring a cumulative injury claim with regard ...


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