Attorney Jordan Gehlhaar Joins Peddicord Wharton Law Firm

Jordan Gehlhaar has joined the Peddicord Wharton law firm as an Associate Attorney. She will be working in the practice areas of workers’ compensation, litigation, and personal injury matters. Jordan graduated from Drake University Law School in 2022, as well as from the University of Northern Iowa…


Updates in Iowa Workers’ Compensation

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Morgan Borron Compensability Standard for Mental-Mental Claims of Emergency Responders In Tripp v. Scott County Emergency Communication Center, 977 N.W.2d 459 (Iowa 2022), the Iowa Supreme Court addressed whether Iowa law holds emergency worke…


Settlement with Second Injury Fund Bars Claims for Underlying Injuries

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart and Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation recently released a decision assessing how settlement with the Second Injury Fund (SIF) affects an injured employee’s claim against their employer and its insurance carrier in Milbrandt v. R.R.…


Peddicord Wharton Attorneys Recognized in Practice Areas by “The Best Lawyers in America©” 2023 Edition

Eight attorneys from Peddicord Wharton were recently selected by their peers to be recognized in respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 edition for Des Moines. Three attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers in America (2023 Edition) Workers’ Compensatio…


Alison Stewart Appointed to ISBA Workers’ Compensation Section Council

Attorney Alison Stewart has been appointed to serve a second term on the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) for 2022-2023. The ISBA is a vibrant organization due in large part to its volunteers. This will be Alison’s second term of service on the Council.…


Iowa Work Comp Prosthetic Legislation Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Tori Biggerstaff Governor Reynolds signed a bill relating to injured workers’ entitlement to prosthetic device needs as a result of work-related injuries. (H.F.2411). An Act Relating to Replacements of Permanent Prosthetic Devices for Injured Wo…


Morgan Todd Borron Joins Firm as Law Clerk

Morgan is from Grimes, Iowa and graduated from Dallas-Center Grimes HS in 2010. She attended Iowa State University where she graduated in 2014 with a BA in Political Science and minors in General Business, Journalism and Mass Communications, and History. After graduation, she worked at two law firm…


Tori Biggerstaff Joins Firm as Law Clerk

Tori grew up in Broomfield, Colorado. She graduated from Augustana College in 2019 with a double major in Business Management and Psychology and a minor in Political Science. Tori started at Drake Law School in 2020 and is now a rising 3L. At Drake, Tori is in the top 25% of her class. She externed…


Iowa Court of Appeals Construes a Defendant’s Scope of Liability

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Iowa Court of Appeals just ruled on the scope of liability in Ross v. Walker. On a foggy evening, while traveling westbound in the right lane of Interstate 80, a driver attempted to make a left-handed U-turn across a median. H…


Iowa Supreme Court Interprets “Shoulder” as a Scheduled Member

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart and Tyler Smith, and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar Significant debate has stemmed from the legislature’s addition of the “shoulder” to Iowa Code Section 85.34(2). The Iowa Supreme Court settled this debate, in part, in their recent decisions, Chavez v. M.S. Tech…


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