Darrel A. Morf has been a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC since 1970.
Education & Judicial Clerkship
A native of Fredericksburg, Mr. Morf received a B.A. degree with highest distinction and a J.D. degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa, where he was Notes and Comments Editor for the Iowa Law Review. Mr. Morf came to Simmons Perrine after completing a clerkship for the Honorable Donald P. Lay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which covers Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Mr. Morf served as the Estate Planning Lecturer, teaching an upper level course in "estate planning" at the University of Iowa College of Law for 17 years. He speaks regularly to both attorneys and laypersons on a wide range of estate planning topics.
Mr. Morf served as a member of the Iowa State Bar Association Special Committee on Probate, Property and Trust Law from 1977-1987. He has served as a member of the Iowa State Bar Probate and Trust Section Council and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Iowa State Bar Association.
Mr. Morf has additionally served as a member of the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Committee on Federal Death Tax Problems of Estates and Trusts,
and was president of the Linn County Bar Association.
Mr. Morf is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Mr. Morf is a member of the Mercy Medical Center Board of Directors, the Mercy Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, the Jared and Carol Hills Foundation, the Hall-Perrine Foundation Board of Directors, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Board of Directors, the Pension Board for American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. (The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board). He has served on numerous other not for profit Boards in the past including Brucemore, Methwick, American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, the Foerstner Foundation, and the General Board of American Baptist Churches, USA. Mr. Morf received the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Philanthropy Day Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for his service to the non-profit community in Iowa and nationally.
Place of Birth
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Holtman and Stone make Iowa’s Top 10 Attorney List
22 SPMB attorneys included in 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers®
Attorneys Stephen Holtman and Roger Stone were recently named Iowa Top 10 Attorneys by Super Lawyers® 2013. Additionally, 22 SPMB attorneys were included in 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers® lists.
Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Attorneys, Christine Conover, Matt Hektoen, Jacob Koller and Carrie Thompson were selected as 2013 Great Plains Rising Stars®. Rising Stars candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Iowa are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Friday, August 16, 2013
ROBERTS AND STONE NAMED BEST LAWYERS® 2014
Two new attorneys selected and 19 make a reappearance on Best Lawyers in America®.
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC (SPMB) attorneys Mark Roberts and Roger Stone were recently named to the Best Lawyers® 2014 Cedar Rapids "Lawyer of the Year.” (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Mr. Roberts is being recognized for his work in Cedar Rapids Litigation - Construction and Mr. Stone for Cedar Rapids Construction Law.
In addition to the local recognition, Christine Conover and Mark Roberts were newly selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Ms. Conover was selected in the field of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Mr. Roberts in the fields of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.
19 additional SPMB attorneys had previously been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® and will reappear in the 2014 edition: