About Randy

Randy Wilharber




Clients want a trusted partner. And that's exactly what they find in Randy Wilharber. Randy is praised by clients, colleagues and opponents for his trial skills and advocacy. He represents clients in boardrooms and courtrooms across the United States on matters of commercial litigation, products liability, professional liability and entertainment matters. He is widely regarded as a top national trial attorney, having tried over 25 cases of large scale exposure to verdict. Clients across the country routinely seek his counsel on their most important and difficult business and legal issues.

Randy is also a National Football League Certified Contract Advisor licensed to represent athletes and coaches in advancement of their professional careers. In each individual circumstance, clients know Randy will place them in the best position to make a decision that fits their objectives. His tireless efforts show in his many career accomplishments.

Notable career achievements:

Schlotzhauer v. The Final Season, et al: Primary counsel responsible for successful defense of The Final Season, LLC, a movie production company, in a products liability trial involving the crash of Bell Jet 206B helicopter during the filming of a major motion picture.

Standard, et al. v. Starcraft RV, Inc., et al: Primary counsel on behalf of Starcraft RV involving wrongful death claims stemming for an RV wheel-off event. A complete defense verdict was achieved on demands amounting to in excess of $8M.

Siels, et al. v. Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC: Plaintiffs' counsel, and national steering counsel, in the prosecution of nationwide class action against Templeton Rye on claims of deceptive and false advertising concerning the production and labeling of Templeton Rye whiskey, amounting to settlement of national claims at $2.5M.

On a personal note:

Outside of the office, Randy enjoys spending time with his wife, Meredith, and his two sons, Kyler and Beckett. Another cause Randy works tirelessly for is the Blue Lips Foundation, a non-profit he and his wife founded to raise awareness and support research for the early detection of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Randy serves as general counsel and is a member of the foundation's board of directors.

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Iowa
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Martindale-Hubbell® – AV® Rating

Best Lawyers in America©, 2023

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 under 40 National Litigator: 2015, 2016 and 2017

Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow (by invitation only)

Preparatory Education

Drake University (B.A. cum laude, 2002)

Legal Education

Drake University (J.D. with honors, 2005)

American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Professional Liability Defense Federation
Barrister - C. Edwin Moore Inn of Court
Affiliate Member - Physicians Insurers Association of America

Peddicord Wharton operates with a very simple premise. The only answer is to do what is best for the client - each and every time.

Randy Wilharber

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