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Roger W. Stone

  • Managing Partner
  • Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
  • 115 3rd Street SE
    Suite 1200
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401-1266
  • Email: rstone@spmblaw.com
  • Phone: 319-896-4052
  • Cell: 319-899-6473
  • Company Phone: 319-366-7641
  • Fax: 319-366-1917

Education

  • Undergraduate: B.A. History University of Iowa 1975
  • Graduate: M.A. International Politics Columbia University
  • Law School: J.D. University of Iowa School of Law 1980

Honors and Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers – First Iowan Selected
  • Named to the Iowa Top 10 Attorneys list by Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015 – 2017
  • Named to the Best Lawyers® 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” list in Cedar Rapids for Litigation – Construction Law and again in 2014 and 2018  “Lawyer of the Year” list  in Cedar Rapids for Construction Law
  • Included in the Best Lawyers in America® list, 2012 – Present for Litigation – Construction Law and Construction Law
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, 2014 – Present for Litigation – General Commercial
  • AV (Highest) Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Included in the Great Plains Super Lawyers list, 2012 – Present
  • Ranked as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2013 – 2016

Biography

Roger Stone joined Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC in 1981 and began litigating construction cases. He serves as general counsel to general, roofing, mechanical, electrical, excavation, concrete, masonry, paving, painting, drywall and other contractors, and architect and engineer firms. Mr. Stone has handled claims of up to $100 million.

In 1996, 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.  Mr. Stone has served as counsel to the State of Iowa in two arbitrations by tobacco companies seeking settlement refunds.

Mr. Stone serves as Managing Partner of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC and Chair of its Board of Directors.

REPRESENTATIVE CONSTRUCTION MATTERS:

  • Co-represented EPC contractor on landfill gas to energy project on claims of $65 million
  • Co-represented Mechanical Contractor on claims of $20 million on hospital project
  • Co-represented Mechanical Contractor on claims of $4 million on auditorium
  • Co-represented excavation contractor on airport claims of $1.5 million
  • Represented Roofing Contractor on claims of $3.5 million
  • Represented Owner of new ethanol facility on claims of $7 million against designers
  • Co-represented EPC contractor on claims of $120 million related to fertilizer plant
  • Co-represented a utility on claims of $4 million for faulty environmental equipment
  • Represented a City on a $2 million claim for equitable adjustment on pipeline project
  • Represented Concrete Manufacturer on claims of $3 million for project delay
  • Represented Engineering firm on asbestos claims of $1 million
  • Represented civil engineering firm on a building flooding claim of $2 million
  • Co-represented contractor on claim of elevator collapse of $10 million
  • Prosecuted claim of a City for replacement of architectural panels on a facility ($1 million)
  • Prosecuted claim of a City for repair of structural concrete beams ($1 million)
  • Defended centrifuge manufacturer on a claim by a City for $20 million on Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Defended engineers on a claim by a City for $60 million on Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Represented a contractor on claim for a coal mine project
  • Defended a City on a $2.2 million claim in arbitration and successfully negotiated E.P.A.’s payment of the judgment against the City
  • Represented a roof subcontractor on a claim for roof replacement
  • Represented a roof subcontractor on a claim for roof replacement valued at $2.4 million
  • Represented an engineering firm on a claim of $1 million by a city on excavation project
  • Represented an engineering firm on a claim of $1.5 million over design of watershed improvements and obtained a dismissal with prejudice
  • Represented an engineering firm on a claim of $2 million for improperly designating an easement and improper platting
  • Represented aquatics design firm on a $1 million claim for pool replacement
  • Represented aquatics firm on a claim of $1 million for pool defects and repairs

Professional Activities

  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
    • Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section
    • Construction Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Construction Law Section Council, 2014 – Present
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • National Registry of Construction Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
  • American Arbitration Association
    • Large Complex Case Panel Member, 2013

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

PUBLICATIONS:

PRESENTATIONS (2008-Present):

  • Construction Statutes and Project Delivery Systems, 2018
  • Ethics for Construction Lawyers, 2018
  • Indemnity Law for Architects and Engineers, 2010
  • Legalities of the Construction Industry, 2010
  •  Arbitration 201, 2009
  • Iowa Construction Law, Termination, and Contract Provisions, 2009
  • Labor and Materials on Public Improvements Iowa Code Ch. 573, 2009
  • Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, 2008
  • Risk Management Seminar for Architects and Engineers, 2008
  • 2008 Architects Liability under Iowa Construction Law, 2008

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Court
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1981
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1981
  • State of Iowa, 1980


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