Attorneys Hook and Smith win case at the Supreme Court of Iowa: Anita Gumm v. Easter Seals

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of Iowa issued its decision in Anita Gumm v. Easter Seals, in which the Supreme Court agreed with the arguments that had been extensively briefed and then argued by attorneys Lee Hook and Tyler Smith...

Iowa COVID-19 FAQs

Legal Update by Attorneys Alison Stewart & Steve Durick

 1.  Is a positive COVID-19 diagnosis a compensable work injury?

In Iowa there is not a black and white answer about compensability relating to the coronavirus. These claims must be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Iowa is...

COVID-19 – An Update From Peddicord Wharton

To our Valued Clients and Friends:

Peddicord Wharton is committed to doing what is best for our clients, our community, and our employees and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. As we continue to provide quality legal services to our...

March 11, 2020: Iowa Legal Update

Legal Update by Attorneys Nick Cooling & Alison Stewart

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Responds to Coronavirus

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cortese filed an Order responding to Coronavirus concerns. In-person hearings will be suspended beginning March...

January 2020: Workers' Compensation Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart

Happy New Year from Peddicord Wharton! Here is what’s new in Iowa:

Attorney Nicholas K. Cooling Named Partner at Peddicord Wharton

Nicholas K. Cooling was named Partner at Peddicord Wharton effective January 1, 2020. Nicholas focuses his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, civil litigation and criminal law. He graduated from Drake Law School in 2014, and attended the University of Iowa for...

Peddicord Wharton Recognized by Best Lawyers for Workers' Compensation - Employers in 2020 Edition

Peddicord Wharton has been recognized in the practice area of Workers' Compensation - Employers by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for its 2020 rankings.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”...

Attorney Bates Obtains Defense Verdict

On October 23, 2019, attorney Adam Bates obtained a defense verdict in a Cass County District Court trial involving Plaintiffs’ claims for damages allegedly arising out of a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiffs brought a negligence claim against Mr. Bates’ client, alleging they sustained...

Attorney Stewart Recognized by ISBA for Pro Bono Service

Attorney Alison Stewart has been recognized for the second consecutive year by the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) as a member of its Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2018-2019. Alison provided 50+ hours of service through the Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers...

Peddicord Wharton Attorneys Attend Work Comp Conference in Chicago

On September 24-25, 2019, the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) held its annual conference in Chicago, IL at the Intercontinental Hotel with an impressive mix of over 200 workers' compensation professionals from the U.S. and Canada. Attorneys attending from Peddicord Wharton were:



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