Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
Jacob W. Nelson

Jacob W. Nelson

Position: Member
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4032 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax

Jacob Nelson is a member with Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman where he is engaged in the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation Group. Mr. Nelson’s practice is centered on general commercial litigation, distribution and franchise-related litigation, and construction law. Prior to joining Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in 2015, Mr. Nelson worked as a litigation attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee. 

Mr. Nelson served as a law clerk to Judge James E. Gritzner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.  During law school, he was a judicial extern to Judge Aleta A. Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Prior to law school, Mr. Nelson was a member of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.

Place of Birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate of the Leadership for Five Seasons, Class of 2017
  • Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star list, 2016-2017


  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Linn County Bar Association