National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network - Virtual Conference

REGISTER TODAY National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network - Virtual Conference Thursday, November 12, 20209:00 am Central Complimentary Seminar Please join us for the NWCDN National Conference which is VIRTUAL this year in response to the COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to providing you with a full day of valuable information and insight. Peddicord Wharton is...


Recent Appeal Decision Expands the Definition of the Shoulder

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar A recent Commissioner Appeal Decision in Deng v. Farmland Foods, Inc., Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese II determined that the Iowa Legislature intended “shoulder” in section 85.34(2)(n) to encompass more than just the...


Attorney Kaylie Paul Joins Peddicord Wharton Law Firm

Kaylie Paul has joined the Peddicord Wharton law firm as an Associate Attorney. She will be working in the practice areas of workers’ compensation and litigation. Kaylie graduated from Drake University Law School in 2020, as well as from the University of Nebraska Lincoln...


Recent Agency Decision and Hearing Update

Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar The Court of Appeals Rules on Commutation of Workers’ Compensation Benefits In VanGetson v. Aero Concrete, LTD & Westco Ins. Co., Claimants filed arbitration petitions with the workers’ compensation commissioner in early March...


Alison Stewart Named to Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2020

Attorney Alison Stewart was named a Rising Star in the area of Workers' Compensation in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers®, which is...


Recent Agency Decision: Zachary Martinez v. Pavlich, Inc. & National Interstate Insurance

Legal Update by Attorneys Nicholas Cooling & Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar On July 30, 2020, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese II issued an appeal decision in Martinez v. Palvich, Inc. & National Interstate Insurance. Joseph Martinez was injured on April 16,...


Webinar - Back to Basics in Work Comp - September 22

Complementary webinar series for Peddicord Wharton clients and partners Back to Basics in Work Comp - Part 2 of 3Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST Peddicord Wharton attorney Nicholas Cooling will be among the presenters...


Six Attorneys Recognized in Practice Areas by “The Best Lawyers in America©”

Four attorneys from Peddicord Wharton were recently selected by their peers to be recognized in respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 edition for Des Moines. Two attorneys were recognized as Ones to Watch, a new category this year.  Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition) ...


Webinar - Back to Basics in Work Comp - August 13

Complementary webinar series for Peddicord Wharton clients and partners Back to Basics in Work Comp - Part 1 of 3 Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST Peddicord Wharton attorney Steven Durick will be among...


UPDATE: Supreme Court of Iowa COVID-19 Impact on Court Services

Legal Update by Attorney Tyler Smith and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar On May 22, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order regarding the COVID-19 impact on court services. On May 26, 2020 the Iowa Judicial Branch released an updated summary ...


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