Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
Roger W. Stone
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Roger W. Stone

Position: Member
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4052 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax

Roger Stone was recently elected as the first Iowan to the American College of Construction Lawyers, a prestigious group of 180 of the nation's top construction lawyers. He was recently named as one of the Top Ten Super Lawyers for the State of Iowa. Mr. Stone was also honored as Construction Litigation–Lawyer of the Year for Cedar Rapids by Best Lawyers® and is recognized by Great Plains Super Lawyers®.

Mr. Stone joined Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in 1981 and began litigating construction and environmental cases. 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 $100 million. He serves as general counsel to general, roofing, mechanical, electrical, excavation, concrete, masonry, paving, painting, drywall and other contractors and architect and engineer firms. He has served as lead counsel on a wide range of construction cases, including cases involving athletic stadiums, landfills, steel plants, waste treatment plants, water plants, golf courses, storm water, ethanol plants, environmental sites, arenas, high rise buildings, offices, schools, dormitories, hospitals, hotels, churches, museums, swimming pools, coal mines, pipes, sewers, bridges, building collapse, streets, highways, domes, windows, concrete, precast, flooring, cladding, telephone, mechanical, waste transfer, HVAC, electrical, computer controls, glazing, ceramics, tile, refrigeration, drainage, excavation, demolition, drywall, mold, dikes, embankments, dams, acoustics, odor control, coffer dams, underwater, testing, geotechnical, geothermal, roofing, painting, masonry, delay, extra work, mechanic’s liens, public bonds, bidding, design errors, indemnification and insurance.

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 also served as counsel representing clients in many construction arbitrations. Mr. Stone also serves as a mediator in construction cases throughout Iowa.

In the environmental field, Mr. Stone has managed Superfund matters, chemical spills, air quality problems, permitting issues, water and wastewater cases, contaminated land sales, remediation plans and criminal defense of corporate officers, among other matters. The State of Iowa hired Simmons Perrine to handle approximately 1000 cases involving contaminated gas station sites. The program resulted in recovery for the State of nearly $40 million, which amount exceeded original projections by about $10 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 serves as Managing Partner of the firm and Chair of its Board of Directors.

Place of birth: Dakota City, Iowa