ACCL Membership Directory

Roger Stone

  • Managing Partner
  • Simmons Perrine PLC
  • 115 3rd Street SE
    Suite 1200
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401-1266

Education

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

Career History

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 served as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s national panel of construction arbitrators for large complex cases. 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.  Mr. Stone clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities

Roger Stone is the managing partner of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC a sixty lawyer firm with offices in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa.  He has served as an arbitrator on about 65 cases for the American Arbitration Association, and he regularly mediates construction disputes in Iowa.  He has been active in several community organizations and as counsel for for various construction industry and professional organizations.  He has an active trial practice, and was recently named Contruciton Litigation–Lawyer of The Year for Cedar Rapids by Best Lawyers.   He serves as general counsel to general, roofing, mechanical, electrical, excavation, concrete, masonry, paving, painting, drywall and other contractors, and architect and engineer firms.

Professional Affiliations

American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators,American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel,American Consulting Engineers Council,American Institute of Architects,Associated General Contractors

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

1. Author, Construction Damages in Iowa, 52 Drake Law Review 101 (2004)
2. Author, Mechanic’s Liens in Iowa-Revised, 49 Drake L. Rev. 1 (2000)
3. Author, Architect’s and Engineers Liability under Iowa Construction Law, 50 Drake L. Rev. 33 (2001)
4. Author, Mechanic’s Liens in Iowa, 30 Drake Law Rev. 39, 1980
5. Mr. Roger W. Stone & Jeffrey A. Stone, Indemnity in Iowa Construction Law, 54 Drake L. Rev. 125 (2005)

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS:
1. Indemnity Law for Architects and Engineers, 2010
2. Legalities of the Construction Industry, 2010
3. Arbitration 201, 2009
4. Iowa Construction Law, Termination, and Contract Provisions, 2009
5. Labor and Materials on Public Improvements Iowa Code Ch. 573, 2009
6. Current Issues in Storm Water Regulation, 2008
7. Risk Management Seminar for Architects and Engineers, 2008
8. 2008 Architects Liability under Iowa Construction Law, 2008
9. 2007 Revisions to AIA Contract Documents, 2008

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 1981
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1981
  • State of Iowa

Community Activities

Mr. Stone has served as Chairperson of the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, a director on the Priority One Board, a director and President of the Cedar Rapids Country Club, President of the Cedar Rapids Art Museum, and has served on other community and church boards. Mr. Stone serves as Managing Partner of the firm and Chair of its Board of Directors.



← Return to Previous Page