Josef Loukota fights to help fellow Veterans receive the disability benefits they have earned. Joe served for six years in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft safety equipment mechanic and shop supervisor. He has deployed on CVN-74 for a Western Pacific deployment, as well as to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. He has earned the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia, two Navy Achievement Medals, and the Navy Good Conduct Medal.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, before earning his J.D. with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Prior to joining Berry Law as a law clerk, Joe worked with Legal Aid of Nebraska as part of a Veteran-to-farmer outreach program. Joe also worked at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Military and Veteran Services Office as part of a team helping Veterans access their G.I. Bill education benefits.
When he is not assisting his fellow Veterans, Joe enjoys reading about history, learning to cook new foods, and following several sports teams.Work with Josef
In addition to being a formidable attorney, Joe’s also been recognized as an outstanding serviceman. He’s been awarded an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia, two Navy Achievement Medals, and the Navy Good Conduct Medal. He’s also proven himself a dedicated learner and student, having received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, which is given only to the highest-performing student in each law school class. Joe is dedicated to excellence in everything he does; today, he serves each of his clients with that same respect and honor.
Joe’s love of law was borne in high school, where he became fascinated with how law worked and how few issues directly line up with how the law is written. He learned that there’s always an argument to make for any individual situation. Joe still uses this knowledge to help his Veteran clients, many of whom are on their last thread of hope after years battling the VA system. No matter how difficult the battle has been, Joe knows there’s always a way to victory.
Maybe it’s thanks to his Navy background—or maybe it’s just in his blood—but Joe has a bit of an adventurous side. He and his wife enjoy traveling to new places and seeking out hidden troves that are off the beaten path. He’s energized by new experiences and often experiments cooking new dishes and trying different cuisines. Some say he’s got a bit of a magic touch in the kitchen—mysteriously, he avows that he can cook Minute Rice in less than a minute. When he’s not traveling or performing such impossible feats in the kitchen, Joe can be found at home with his nose in a book, reading more about medieval history or Veterans law. In whatever he does, Joe loves to be creative and learn new ways to make something better—just like he does for his clients at Berry Law.