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...

Iowa ABOTA Chapter Reconnects with its Roots

The Iowa State Bar Association featured an article in the September 2017 issue of its The Iowa Lawyer magazine, in which attorney Dale Peddicord is featured. The Iowa Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) spent the past year recording video interviews with a number...

Tyler Smith Joins Firm as Associate Attorney

Tyler Smith has joined the Peddicord Wharton law firm as an Associate Attorney. He will be working in the practice areas of litigation, employment law, insurance defense and workers’ compensation. Prior to the Peddicord firm, Tyler clerked at UnityPoint Health, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C.,...

Attorney Lee Hook Recognized in the 2018 Best Lawyers® edition

Attorney Lee Hook has been selected for the 2018 Best Lawyers® edition for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers. Lee has been recognized in this category annually since 2011.

Legal Update - Workers' Compensation Legislation

Legal Update by Attorney Lee Hook Major legislative changes occurred in Iowa effective for all injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2017. Under prior law injured workers were awarded permanency benefits based on loss of earning capacity for non-extremity type injuries including the neck, shoulders,...

Attorney Mark Bosscher Moves to Paraguay as a Missionary

After 17 years with Peddicord Wharton, in June of 2017 attorney Mark Bosscher left the practice of law to pursue a calling as a missionary. Mark and his family now serve in Paraguay with the mission agency, SIM USA, where they work with “First Nations” Christians. While...

Legal Update – Medical Malpractice Legislation

Legal Update by Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt Both the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate have approved legislation that would cap financial awards in medical malpractice lawsuits except in severe cases. The bill passed the Senate on a 37-12 vote and the House on a 65-32 vote. The bill...

Attorney Adam Bates Named Partner

Attorney Adam Bates was named Partner at the Peddicord Wharton law firm, effective January 1, 2017. Adam concentrates his efforts on workers' compensation and personal injury defense. Adam is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Polk County Bar Association...



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