About Stephen

Stephen W. Spencer




Steve Spencer is a problem solver and finds great pleasure in being an attorney when he is able to assist clients in reaching a prompt and fair resolution of their disputes. He focuses his time and energy on workers' compensation matters. He believes that the Peddicord Wharton firm can best be described and is perceived in the legal community as competent, caring and credible. Peddicord Wharton cares for their clients and the individual adjusters.

Steve's approach is focused on assisting the client or adjuster in doing his or her job. He believes if this strategy is adequately executed, the rest takes care of itself. He enjoys working at Peddicord Wharton because we foster a family type atmosphere. We have a team of dedicated attorneys and staff who are all extraordinary people, willing to go the extra mile both for each other and together for our clients. There is a spirit of comradery that exists. If attorneys have a unique issue, they are able to walk into the office of any of the partners and talk it through, arriving together at the right answer.

On a Personal Note

Steve and his wife, Robin, love to travel when he is on break from work. He loves photographing the scenery of these vacations which is his hobby.

Bar Admissions


Martindale-Hubbell® – AV® Rating

The Best Lawyers in America©

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2021-2023

Preparatory Education

Clinton Community College, (A.A. magna cum laude, 1975), Drake University (B.A. summa cum laude, 1977)

Legal Education

University of Iowa (J.D. with distinction, 1980)

American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Fellow - College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

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