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Roland 'Dale' Peddicord, Mediator & Arbitrator, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Roland 'Dale' Peddicord

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Peddicord Wharton, LLP
6800 Lake Drive, Suite 125
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Tel: (515) 243-2100
Fax: (515) 243-2132
Website: peddicordwharton,llp
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Recognized to Iowa Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Practice Commenced: 1975
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2020): 1500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2020): 300
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Dale specializes in litigation involving aviation, motor vehicle, products liability, medical and professional negligence and other negligence matters. Dale enjoys being an attorney because he loves solving problems and offering support to people in need. He also enjoys the study of law because at heart, he is an educator. He believes an effective trial lawyer must be an educator in the trial process. 

Dale is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Mediator and American Arbitration Association (AAA) Certified Arbitrator. As a Board Certified Mediator, he has served in a wide array of matters from high stakes class action lawsuits involving national corporations, commercial claims, professional negligence matters and motor vehicle accidents to workers' compensation actions and product liability disputes. To date, Dale has mediated more than 1,500 cases with a better than 90% success rate. 

Case Experience

  • Aviation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Wrongful Death


  • Drake University (B.S. with honors, 1961)
  • Drake University (J.D. with honors, 1962)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • C.Edwin Moore Inn,American Inns of Court
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist,
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers,
  • Iowa Association for Justice,
  • American Association for Justice,
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • Lawyers - Pilots Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute Iowa 
  • Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers Honorary Society
  • The College of Master Advocates & Barristers, Senior Counsel
  • International Academy of Dispute Resolution
  • Iowa Chapter, American Academy of ADR Attorneys- Board Certified Mediator

Rates Information

$300 per hour for mediation and study time of premediation statements. Travel at 50%of hourly rate.  Cancellations on day of Scheduled Mediation will be billed for 4 hours of mediation time.

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