Peddicord Wharton Seeking Associate Attorney in Civil Litigation

Peddicord Wharton, LLP seeks hard-working, self-motivated individual with 2-4 years’ experience in Civil Litigation for Associate Attorney position in our fast-paced, high-volume law firm located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Since 1965, Peddicord Wharton has been providing services focused in the area…


Attorney Bierstedt Receives Complete Dismissal of Professional Liability Lawsuit

Attorney Clarissa Bierstedt achieved summary judgment and complete dismissal of a professional liability lawsuit filed against her client seeking in excess of $900K in damages. Plaintiffs brought claims of negligent misrepresentation and negligence against their insurance agency stemming from an al…


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…


Categories


Purpose

Peddicord Wharton has provided practical solutions and exceptional legal service since 1965.

Legal Disclaimer

Click here to sign up for our legal updates.