David Tarrell - Berry Law Firm
David Tarrell
David Tarrell

David Tarrell

Berry Law Firm Attorney since 2018

Father & Attorney at Berry Law Firm

David (Dave) Tarrell doesn’t back down. In 2007, Dave was named the criminal defense attorney of the year by the Simple Justice blog for standing up for his client in the courtroom. Dave has a reputation for putting his clients’ interests ahead of his own, and is committed to helping his clients get the best results possible.

For Dave, defending people against criminal charges is a lifelong passion. He started his legal career as a public defender and succeeded at every level of the practice, up to President of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association. 

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Dave touring a movie studio in Burbank, California, where the 3 Stooges were once filmed.

Decades of Experience

Dave has been setting the standard for legal professionals in Nebraska for over 20 years. Dave practices criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts. While he has focused on DUI defense, he has protected clients accused of crimes ranging from simple misdemeanors to complex federal drug conspiracies. He has appeared numerous times before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Dave earned his J.D. from the University of Nebraska and has never stopped working to perfect the craft. He stays at the top of his field by participating in premier legal seminars, including the invitation only Trial Lawyers College, an exclusive criminal defense seminar at Harvard, and the National Criminal Defense College. 

Dave kayaking at Standing Bear Lake in Omaha with his daughters

Writing for Effect

Dave is an accomplished writer, both in legal briefs and academia. He has published articles in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers magazine and in the Trial Lawyers College’s magazine, The Warrior. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Warwick in England. 

In addition to writing, Dave is an avid outdoorsman. Whether hunting, kayaking, fishing, or riding on bike trails, he finds every opportunity to get himself and his two daughters outside.


  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Assault
  • DUI Defense
  • Sex Crimes
  • Interstate Drug Stops
  • Conspiracy
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • J.D. University of Nebraska Lincoln (2000)
  • Trial Lawyers College (2015)
  • M.A. Philosophy and Literature, University of Warwick, Coventry, England (1993)
  • B.A. English, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska (1991)
  • National DUI Defense College, Current Member
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, President, 2018
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Board Member, 2012-2017
  • F Warrior Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers College, 2008-2010
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, Simple Justice Blog, 2007

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