About Alison

Alison E. Stewart




Alison knew in high school she wanted to be a lawyer. Since law school, she has had the opportunity to work in the trial division of a large insurance company, as well as several years in private practice. As a result of this diverse legal background, she understands the client perspective from many angles, and has developed a unique but highly effective approach to her law practice.

She focuses on a collaborative approach to ensure a positive process resulting in the best outcomes, and places an emphasis on accessibility and responsiveness. Alison is diligent about knowing the nuances of the case. Known for leaving no stone left unturned, clients trust Alison and opponents respect her and take her seriously.

Alison’s practice is focused on workers’ compensation and personal injury defense. She has worked on all aspects of cases ranging from simple to complex, including trials, mediations, settlement negotiations, and appeals. She has worked with a range of business types and industries, from small businesses to large national corporations, and is experienced at navigating different levels of corporate structure.


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Federal Wetland Legislation: A Slough of Issues for Iowa Farmers, 11 Drake J. Agric. L. 383 (2006).

On a Personal Note

In her time away from work, Alison’s greatest joy is time spent with her husband and two children. She is fortunate to have many family and friends in the area, loves to travel, is an avid reader, and enjoys teaching Sunday School at church. She volunteers her time with the Polk County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, and serves as a judge for high school mock trial.

Bar Admissions


All Iowa Courts

Martindale-Hubbell® – AV® Rating

The Best Lawyers in America©, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2020-2023

Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars - Workers' Compensation, 2019-2021

Preparatory Education

Simpson College (B.A., 2004, magna cum laude)

Legal Education

Drake Law School (J.D., 2007)

American Bar Association
-- Vice-Chair, Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law General Committee
-- Member, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)

Iowa State Bar Association
-- Workers’ Compensation Section Council (two terms), Chair 2023-2024

Polk County Bar Association

C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court, Barrister

“Peddicord-Wharton is a forward-thinking law firm, which is critical for our clients and our staff. This type of environment enables us to bring the energy and resources we need to ensure our clients receive the best possible service and outcomes.”

Alison E. Stewart

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