Firm Supports 2018 Bras for the Cause Gala Fundraiser

Designed by staff members at Peddicord Wharton, these seven Bras and many more will be auctioned October 11 at the annual Gala fundraiser for Bras for the Cause. Currently on display at Valley West Mall, the public can vote on the Bras during


Peddicord Attorneys Attend Annual Workers' Compensation Institute

Attorneys Adam Bates, Alison Stewart, Kathryn Johnson and Nick Cooling attended the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s 2018 Conference October 19-22 in Orlando, Florida. The 73rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and the 30th Annual Safety and Health Conference focuses on national workers’ compensation...


Lee Hook Recognized in U.S. News Best Lawyers© 2019 Edition

Attorney Lee Hook has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for the 2019 edition in the area of Workers' Compensation - Employers. Lee has been recognized in this category since 2011.

Since it was...


Lee Hook Speaking at NWCDN Annual Conference

Attorney Lee Hook will be a speaker at the annual NWCDN conference, September 27, 2018 in Minneapolis. He will be presenting a Q&A on Iowa Law. Peddicord Wharton is a member of the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network, a unique and dynamic organization consisting of attorneys representing...


Kathryn Johnson is a presenter at Iowa Self-Insurers Association's Annual Conference

On September 20, 2018, attorney Kathryn Johnson will be speaking at the Iowa Self-Insurers Association's Annual Conference in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Her topic:  Case Law Update
Learn about relevant Appellate and Agency Cases impacting Iowa workers compensation claims including an update on Evenson v. Winnebago from ...


Introducing WCES and CourtCall at the Division of Iowa Workers’ Compensation

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

WCES - Workers' Compensation Electronic System 

A new electronic filing system is tentatively scheduled to be implemented beginning in December of 2018. The new system will be known as Workers’ Compensation Electronic System,...


Peddicord Wharton Partner, Scott Beattie, Appointed District Court Judge in Judicial District 5C

On June 6, 2018, Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Peddicord Wharton Partner, Scott J. Beattie, as a district court judge in Judicial District 5C. Scott will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Eliza Ovrom.

Scott joined Peddicord Wharton in 2003 and became a partner with...


Firm Achieves Summary Judgment and Complete Dismissal of Product Defect and Negligence Suit

Attorneys Randy Wilharber and Clarissa Bierstedt achieved summary judgment and complete dismissal of a product defect and negligence suit seeking in excess of 1.5M in damages on behalf of Nestle in defense of a severe burn injury to a minor child who...


Late Settlement Sanction

Legal Update by Attorney Kathryn Johnson

By order of the Commissioner, beginning July 1, 2018, the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation will impose a monetary late settlement sanction on parties in cases where settlements are reported to the Division less than 24 hours before the scheduled ...


Firm Obtains Successful Defense Verdict in Jury Trial for Professional Liability Case

Attorneys Jack Wharton and Clarissa Bierstedt successfully obtained a defense verdict as a result of a jury trial for a professional liability lawsuit. The plaintiff brought a negligence claim against an insurance agency alleging it made changes to her insurance coverage without her...


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