New Development in Industrial Disability and Return to Work

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith The Iowa Workers’ Compensation law underwent significant changes last legislative session (2017), going into effect for work-related injuries occurring after July 1, 2017. For a comprehensive summary, look (for those changes to the Iowa Code) here …


New Workers’ Compensation Legislation and Administrative Rules

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart On March 30, 2017, new legislation signed into law by Governor Branstad made significant changes to the Iowa Workers’ Compensation laws. On December 20, 2017, new administrative rules were adopted. These changes will be applied to injuries occurr…


Alison Stewart is a Presenter at 2018 Iowa Employment Conference

Attorney Alison Stewart will present on the topic of Iowa Basics of Workers’ Compensation at the Iowa Employment Conference in April, to be held at the Prairie Meadows conference center in Altoona, Iowa.


Attorney Bierstedt Obtains Favorable Verdict for Client at Trial

Clarissa Bierstedt successfully defended a personal injury action at trial. The plaintiff’s claims were related to a motor vehicle accident in which the defendant had pulled into the plaintiff’s path from a stop sign, resulting in a collision. Prior to trial, the defendants offered $20,000 …


Online Fraud Reporting System

A new Fraud Bureau within the Iowa Insurance Division investigates insurance fraud in workers’ compensation cases, which is a Class D Felony under Iowa Code Chapter 507E. Below is the link to the online reporting form to be used to report potential fraud to the Bureau. The form is also linked t…


Alison Stewart Joins Firm as Associate Attorney

Alison Stewart has joined the Peddicord Wharton law firm as an Associate Attorney. She will be working in the practice areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury defense, and family law. Prior to the Peddicord firm, Alison worked in the trial division of a large insurance company, as well …


Peddicord Wharton named one of 2018 Best Law Firms in Iowa by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Peddicord Wharton has been named one of the 2018 Best Law Firms in Iowa by U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® in the area of Workers’ Compensation - Employers. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client…


Attorney Marshall Tuttle Speaks at 2017 IAWC Seminar

Attorney Marshall Tuttle is a speaker at the 39th Annual Seminar for The Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. His presentation is titled, “Agency Case Law Update.” Read more about the conference at IAWC Seminar.


Drake Law Review Conference Room Named After Dale Peddicord

Drake University Law School named a conference room in the Law Review area after attorney Dale Peddicord in recognition of his donation to the law school. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on October 6, 2017.


Attorney Randy Wilharber invited to prestigious Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

Attorney Randy Wilharber was invited as a Fellow into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). Fellowship in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges and unanimous approval by the Board of Governors. Membership is li…


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