Peddicord Wharton Partner, Scott Beattie, Appointed District Court Judge in Judicial District 5C

On June 6, 2018, Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Peddicord Wharton Partner, Scott J. Beattie, as a district court judge in Judicial District 5C. Scott will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Eliza Ovrom.

Scott joined Peddicord Wharton in 2003 and became a partner with...


Firm Achieves Summary Judgment and Complete Dismissal of Product Defect and Negligence Suit

Attorneys Randy Wilharber and Clarissa Bierstedt achieved summary judgment and complete dismissal of a product defect and negligence suit seeking in excess of 1.5M in damages on behalf of Nestle in defense of a severe burn injury to a minor child who...


Firm Obtains Successful Defense Verdict in Jury Trial for Professional Liability Case

Attorneys Jack Wharton and Clarissa Bierstedt successfully obtained a defense verdict as a result of a jury trial for a professional liability lawsuit. The plaintiff brought a negligence claim against an insurance agency alleging it made changes to her insurance coverage without her...


Firm Celebrates Staff and Provides Community Donation

To recognize staff, Peddicord Wharton held its annual Essential People Day celebration with a catered luncheon at the office and a Puppy Party.  The non-profit, AHeinz57 Pet Rescue, brought 3 puppies that were up for adoption to the office to "hang out" with...


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's First Jury Trial is a Win for the Client

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...


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...


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...


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.



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...


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