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Roger W. Stone
- Undergrad School: University of Iowa, BA, with highest distinction
- Graduate School: Columbia University, MA
- Law School: The University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with highest distinction
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
Roger Stone joined Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC in 1981 and began litigating construction and environmental cases across Iowa. He has led the firm’s efforts to build a strong reputation and practice in both fields. Mr. Stone has represented many corporations, contractors, cities, counties, engineers and architects on hundreds of construction cases for over twenty-five years. He has handled claims of up to $165 million.
Roger Stone has received recognition by his peers for his construction law work:
First Iowan named to the American College of Construction Lawyers.
Eight times his peers named him one of the Top Ten Super Lawyers for the State of Iowa.
Cedar Rapids "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® in Construction and Construction Litigation.
Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers list, 2012-Present
Ranked In Chambers USA 2014-Present for Litigation: General Commercial
One of Mr. Stone's many high profile cases was in 1996 when Attorney General Tom Miller selected Mr. Stone and Simmons Perrine as the only lawyer and firm outside of Des Moines to serve as Special State Counsel to represent the State against the tobacco companies. Among other activities, Mr. Stone argued the case in the Supreme Court of Iowa. Iowa and the other states successfully settled their claims in late 1998, resulting in the largest recovery in the State’s history of nearly $2 billion and substantial health related programs.
He acts as general counsel to general, roofing, mechanical, electrical, excavation, concrete, masonry, paving, painting, drywall and other contractors and architect and engineering firms.
Mr. Stone has served as lead counsel on a wide range of construction cases. A representative list of projects and issues can be found here.
Mr. Stone has served as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s national panel of construction arbitrators for large complex cases. He has served on twenty-seven panels of three arbitrators with claims of up to $80 million and has served as a single arbitrator on twenty-five matters with claims of up to $5 million. Mr. Stone has served as counsel representing clients in many construction arbitrations and also serves as a mediator in construction cases throughout Iowa.
Mr. Stone has also managed superfund matters, chemical spills, permitting issues, delay and disruption claims, contaminated land sales, remediation plans, criminal defense of corporate officers and water and wastewater issues.
Mr. Stone spent decades serving as Managing Partner of the firm and Chair of its Board of Directors.
USLAW Practice Group Affiliations
- Complex Tort and Product Liability: Primary
- Construction Law: Primary
- Energy/Environmental: Primary
- Government Relations: Primary