Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
Christine L. Conover

Christine L. Conover

Position: Member
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4019 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax
E-Mail: cconover@spmblaw.com
 
 

Christine L. Conover is a member at Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman where she primarily defends claims of medical malpractice against physicians, clinics and hospitals throughout the state. In addition, she represents licensed medical professionals on licensing and disciplinary issues.

Ms. Conover graduated from Iowa State University with distinction in 1995 and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction in 1998. She clerked for the Honorable Justice Jerry L. Larson on the Iowa Supreme Court from 1998 – 1999. She then practiced in Iowa City with Honohan, Epley, Braddock & Brenneman before joining Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in 2000. Ms. Conover is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Ms. Conover has been active on the board of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association (IDCA) and served as President of IDCA from Sept. 2014 - Sept. 2015. She is also past-president of the Iowa Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys and past-president of the board of directors for Waypoint Services for Women and Children in Cedar Rapids.

Born in North Platte, Nebraska, Ms. Conover was raised on a farm in Mapleton, Iowa before relocating to Cedar Rapids.  

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Included in the Best Lawyers in America® list, 2014 - 2019
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year Listing" in Cedar Rapids, 2015, 2018 & 2019
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers list, 2014 - 2018
    • Great Plains Rising Stars® list, 2013 
  • Corridor Business Journal's Forty Under 40, 2006

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
    • Past-President, Sept. 2015-2016
    • President, Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015
    • President-Elect, 2013-2014
    • Secretary, 2012-2013
    • Trial Academy Committee Chair, 2007; 2009
    • Board Member, 2003-Present
  • Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
    • President, 2002-2003
    • President-Elect ,2001-2002
    • Sixth District Representative, 1999-2002
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Presentations

  • The Dangers of the Disappearing Jury Trial, ACC Corporate Counsel Forum, 2018
  • Professional Liability – Defense Perspective, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Documentation for Nurses, Mercy Hospital, 2011
  • Ethics, Linn County Paralegal Society, 2011
  • Peer Review, Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Informed Consent for Minors, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, 2006
  • Medical Malpractice Trends, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, 2005
  • Collateral Source Issues, Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys Fall Meeting, 2004
  • Ethical Implications of Serving on Board of Directors, ISBA Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Case Law Update, Negligence, Torts & Indemnity, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, 2003
  • Case Law Update, Negligence, Torts & Indemnity, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting, 2002

Publication

  • Author: "The Violence Against Women Act: Stabilizing Commerce Through a Civil Rights Remedy," 1 Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice 269 (1997)