Summary

John S. Berry, Jr., leads clients, teams, and soldiers to victory in critical battles. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and now leads Berry Law full time as CEO and managing attorney. His warrior ethos has become the foundation for the firm’s success.

 

 

 

Background

 

From Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia to Operation Iraqi Freedom, John has always walked into tough battles prepared and ready to win. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program at the College of William & Mary and served for 20 years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He brings decades of battlefield and trial experience to the defense of his clients’ rights and the preservation of their future.
John graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Law, and is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia, Trial Lawyers College and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy. John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. John maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale Hubbell. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012-2019). John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense, trial skills, and veterans disability appeals.

 

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Bar Admissions
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Education
  • J.D. cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (2003)
  • B.A., College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1997)
  • National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School, Macon, GA (2004)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008)
  • Trial Lawyers College

Professional Associations and Memberships

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  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion, 2020
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, 2020
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Life Member
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Forbes Business Counsel, Member, 2020
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, President 2014 – 2015
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012 – Present
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 – 2017
  • Inns of Court, 2004 – 2010
  • Kiwanis International, Lincoln
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion, 2020
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Hall of Fame, Nebraska National Guard, 209th Regional Training Institute, 2019
  • Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Lawyer Legion, Recognized for Community Leadership
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO 10 out of 10 rating
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award (2016)
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense, Lawyers of Distinction
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (2012)
  • Top 50 DUI Lawyer
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013
  • Army Meritorious Service Medal (2)
  • Army Commendation Medal (3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard
  • Parachutist Badge
  • Ranger Tab
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Berry Law Firm
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Nebraska
Omaha Office
222 S 15th St #405N,
Omaha, NE 68102
Lincoln Office
6940 O St Suite 400,
Lincoln, NE 68510
Seward Office
139 S 6th Street
Seward, NE 68434
402-466-8444 N/A
Berry Law Firm Berry Law Firm N/A 402-215-0979
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