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Jerusha Hancock
Jerusha Hancock

Jerusha Hancock

Each morning, Jerusha Hancock gets up for two things: coffee and the fact that she knows she’s making a big difference in the lives of Veterans. This focus began early for her, as she’s the child of a military family and knows firsthand the struggles and tribulations Veterans face when they return from service. So, she made it her mission to fight for those who need help battling the VA for disability compensation.

Above all else, Jerusha wanted to become a lawyer to help people and make real differences in their lives. So far, she’s been living her dream, with 12 years under her belt as a practicing attorney since graduating from the UNL College of Law.

She brings the compassion she learned from her childhood to each one of her clients, which is also the single trait that they remember best about her efforts and connection. She always advises her clients to find someone both skilled for the task at hand and someone they can have a good rapport with.

Work with Jerusha


Years Practicing
Veterans Represented
Largest Backpay Award
Over 75
Books Read in 2020
Jerusha taking in the sunshine in Venice, Italy,

Changing Veterans Lives

As a VA attorney, first and foremost, Jerusha has worked tirelessly with 100s of Veterans and helped them get the correct VA disability rating, including large backpay awards. Many of these awards have been north of six figures, firmly changing the lives of her clients for the better.

But life-changing stories are commonplace for Jerusha. She tackles each of the cases that cross her desk with vigor and determination. It’s this drive to succeed that brings real results – for example, one of her more recent cases resulted in her client, despite being 100% disabled, finally escaping homelessness and receiving the care he deserved.

Jerusha in Paradise, New Zealand, while on a Lord of the Rings tour

Recognition for Her Work

Jerusha has already been recognized for her tenacity and legal expertise through legal awards, including the 2020 Midwest Trailblazer Award. Alongside her colleagues at Berry Law, Jerusha works hard every day and fights for Veterans when no one else will. With her help, Berry Law’s team has helped countless Veterans get the benefits they earned.

In her spare time, Jerusha loves to read, write, and experiment with cooking. In fact, she’s read over 75 books just this year. She’s already looking forward to another year of success.


  • Veterans’ Disability Benefits
  • VA Appeals
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska (2008)
  • M.A., Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado (2005)
  • B.A. with honors, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Nebraska (2002)
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The American Lawyers Midwest Trailblazer – 2021

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