Peddicord Wharton Recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2021 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 2021 rankings. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and …


Alison Stewart Named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2020

Attorney Alison Stewart was named a Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers®, which is part of Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of p…


Five Attorneys Recognized in Practice Areas by “The Best Lawyers in America©”

Four attorneys from Peddicord Wharton were recently selected by their peers to be recognized in respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition for Des Moines, and one attorney was recognized as Ones to Watch, a new category this year.  Best Lawyers in America (2021 Editi…


Attorneys Hook and Smith win case at the Supreme Court of Iowa: Anita Gumm v. Easter Seals

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of Iowa issued its decision in Anita Gumm v. Easter Seals, in which the Supreme Court agreed with the arguments that had been extensively briefed and then argued by attorneys Lee Hook and Tyler Smith on behalf of Easter Seals. The issue before the Co…


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” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the coll…


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 inju…


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 Project for clients who wo…


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 1983, Best Lawyers® has become unive…


Alison Stewart Named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2019

Attorney Alison Stewart was named a  Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers®, which is part of Thomson Reuters. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree …


Attorney Bierstedt Obtains Summary Judgment of Breach of Contract Claim

Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt obtained summary judgment and complete dismissal of a breach of contract claim filed against her client. In her motion for summary judgment, she argued that the plaintiff failed to prove the existence of a contract or the essential terms of the contract. The Cour…


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