About Clarissa

Clarissa A. Bierstedt




Most trial lawyers are competitive by nature, and Clarissa Bierstedt is no exception. Pair her competitiveness with her inquisitiveness and you have an attorney who has exactly what it takes to get the win for her clients. Clarissa Bierstedt specializes in civil litigation, workers' compensation and employment law.

Notable career accomplishments:

Her accomplishments include being a Dwight D. Opperman Scholar, Moot Court Board Vice President, National Moot Court Team Captain, member of Drake Law Review, Supreme Court Administrative Intern and the National Order of the Barristers.

Publication: What's the Fracking Problem?: Hydraulic Fracturing, Silica Sand, and Issues of Regulation, 63 Drake L. Rev. 639 (2015).

On a personal note:

When she's not busy winning for her clients, you can find Clarissa spending time with her husband, Nick, and her dog, Leo. She also enjoys gardening, traveling and vacationing every summer at Lake Okoboji.

Bar Admissions


Dwight D. Opperman Scholar
Moot Court Board Vice President
National Moot Court Team Captain
Member of Drake Law Review
Supreme Court Administrative Intern
National Order of the Barristers

Preparatory Education

Lake Forest College (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2010)

Legal Education
Drake University (J.D., with high honors, 2015)

American Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
Polk County Women Attorneys

I love that Peddicord Wharton truly cares about its clients. Our firm's small enough to give personalized service but large enough to have access to resources to provide the very best counsel.

Clarissa A. Bierstedt

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