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Eric W. Lam


Current Position

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
115 Third Street S.E.
Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Tel: 319-366-7641
Fax: 319-366-1917

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Eighth


Macalster College, B.A. cum laude (1979)
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. with Distinction (1982)

Professional Career

Partner, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC (2009-)
Partner (1988-08); Associate (1984-88), Moyer & Bergman P.L.C.
Law Clerk, Hon. William W. Thinnes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Iowa (1983-84)
Law Clerk, Hon. W. Ward Reynoldson, Chief Justice, Iowa Supreme Court (1982-83)
Chapter 7 Trustee, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa (1990-04)
Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy, University of Iowa College of Law (1993)


Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board, Member (2009-15), Vice Chair (2014-15), Member, Grievance Commission (2019-)
American College of Bankruptcy, Member, Fellow (2001-), Board of Regents (2022-), Board of Directors (2015-18), Eighth Circuit Admissions Council (2003-07), (2011-14)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Federal Bar Association, Chair, Bankruptcy Section (1993-94)
Iowa State Bar Association, Ethics and Standards Committee (2005-09), Legal Profession Division (2004), Board of Governors (1996-00), Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section, Chair (1995-96)
American Board of Certification, Member, Board of Directors (2001-03), Faculty Committee (2001-03), Standards Committee (2001-03)
Fellow, Iowa State Bar Foundation
CLE Committee, Northern & Southern Districts (1991-11)


Bankruptcy in Iowa (2nd Edition), © The University of Iowa, (2012)
Bankruptcy in Iowa, © The University of Iowa, KFI4420.L36, (1992)
The Limit and Inconsistency of Application of the Plain Meaning Rule to Selected Provisions of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, 20 Hamline L. Rev. 111, (Fall, 1996)
On the River of Artificial and Arbitrary Impairment: An Erroneous Analysis, 70 North Dakota L. Rev. 993, (December, 1994)
Municipal Bankruptcy: The Problem with Chapter 9 Eligibility – A Proposal to Amend 11 U.S.C. §109(c)(2), 22 Arizona State Law Journal 625, (March, 1991)
Bankruptcy Code Section 304(b)(3): “Other Appropriate Relief” for Multinational Bankruptcy, 16 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 479, (Fall, 1990)
Of Exclusivity and For Cause: 11 U.S.C. §1121(d) Re-examined, 36 Drake L. Rev. 533, (1986-87)
Cancellation of Insurance: Bankruptcy Automatic Stay Implications, 59 Am. Bankr. L.J. 267, (1985)
Comment, Toward a Valid Defense Contingent Fee Contract: A Comparative Analysis, 67 Iowa L. Rev. 373, (1982)


Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers®,
Included in The Best Lawyers in America®,
Included in The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012, 2016 and 2018)
Included in Great Plains Super Lawyers®, State of Iowa, Top Ten Super Lawyers® (2016, 2017, 2023 and 2024)
Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Rated