Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
James M. Peters

James M. Peters

Position: Member
115 3rd Street SE, Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1266
(319) 896-4046 direct
(319) 366-1917 fax

Jim Peters is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman where he works primarily in labor law, including workers' compensation defense. Prior to joining Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in 1986, Mr. Peters was an Assistant Iowa Attorney General.

Workers' Compensation. Mr. Peters represents employers and insurance carriers in workers' compensation claims. He provides general advice on various aspects of Iowa workers' compensation law and actively litigates contested workers' compensation cases before the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner. He also serves as a private mediator to help parties resolve their disputes.

Labor Law. In addition, Mr. Peters advises clients on all aspects of labor law, including collective bargaining, grievances, arbitration hearings and general advice regarding labor law issues.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Cedar Rapids, 2017 & 2019
    •     Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® list, 2015 - 2019
    • Labor Law - Management, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Workers’ Compensation Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
    • Legislative Committee
    • Board of Governors, Past President
  • American Association of ADR Attorneys
    • Board of Directors, Past Member