January 2020: Workers' Compensation Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

Happy New Year from Peddicord Wharton! Here is what’s new in Iowa:

Attorney Nicholas K. Cooling Named Partner at Peddicord Wharton

Nicholas K. Cooling was named Partner at Peddicord Wharton effective January 1, 2020. Nicholas focuses his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, civil litigation and criminal law. He graduated from Drake Law School in 2014, and attended the University of Iowa for...

Peddicord Wharton Recognized by Best Lawyers for Workers' Compensation - Employers in 2020 Edition

Peddicord Wharton has been recognized in the practice area of Workers' Compensation - Employers by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for its 2020 rankings.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”...

Attorney Bates Obtains Defense Verdict

On October 23, 2019, attorney Adam Bates obtained a defense verdict in a Cass County District Court trial involving Plaintiffs’ claims for damages allegedly arising out of a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiffs brought a negligence claim against Mr. Bates’ client, alleging they sustained...

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...



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