Matthew Knipe
Matthew Knipe

Matthew Knipe

Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers Attorney since 2020

Husband, Father, Marine, (Amateur) Chef, Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers Attorney

Matthew Knipe fights for the people. In a system where the government often gets the upper hand when prosecuting defendants, Matt bridges the power gap and compels law enforcement to interact fairly and justly with those it accuses. As a dedicated Marine, Matt brings the belief of being “always faithful” to his clients, fighting vigorously for them to be heard and get the justice they deserve. He is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has won case dismissals for clients wrongly accused of everything from DUIs and drug trafficking to assault and murder. Matt is a resolute defender who firmly upholds the Constitutional foundation that each of his clients should be presumed innocent. He forces the government to prove their case without exception, without loopholes, and ensures each client is treated with fairness and justice under the law.  

Matt sees his role as an attorney to protect others from all unlawful uses and abuses of power. He knows that if you are charged with a serious crime, your life quite literally rests in his hands, and he takes that very seriously. Matt believes it’s his duty as a Marine and an attorney to protect all citizens and give them a fair chance at a new life and a renewed reputation.

Work with Matthew


Years Practicing
Jurisdictions Practiced in
Gunnery Sergeant (Marines)
Military Rank
Clients on The First 48
Matt in Ayers, Massachusetts, at his annual rifle qualification

Dedicated to Service

Matt is not only a dedicated attorney, but also a resolute defender of our great country. As a Marine, he has been nominated to serve on the Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board and has received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal three times. He received a Meritorious Mast in 2010, the same year he earned a combat meritorious promotion to Corporal, followed by a combat meritorious promotion to Sergeant in 2011. He attributes his success as a Marine to the way he encourages his unit to work together as a team; they are always striving for more, to be better, and to defend others with a unifying vision of integrity and commitment. 

He takes this same vision into his work at Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers, digging in to achieve great things with his clients. Matt knows there’s more going on in his clients’ lives than what’s written on paper and encourages each of them to speak openly about their concerns and wishes so he can serve them better. He refuses to let any of his clients down for any reason, knowing they’re literally relying on him to save their lives. Matt encourages his clients to say “today’s the day,” stand up for what’s right, and refuse to yield to a false conviction. 

Matt showing off his golf swing at the annual Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers Topgolf tournament

Heating Up the Kitchen

In his spare time, Matt is quite the amateur chef, whipping up a variety of new dishes at home for his wife, Mikayla, and two kids, Benton and Kalina. He loves spending evenings with them watching movies or playing board games as a family. Matt always makes time for his friends, too, and often hosts get-togethers or meets his friends on the course for a friendly round of golf. From the smallest moment with his kids to the greatest victory in the courtroom, Matt is happiest when he gets to share it with others. He believes every victory, no matter how big or small, is best accomplished together.


  • Drug Crimes
  • Violent Offenses
  • Assault
  • Criminal Defense
  • Sex Crime
  • DUI Defense
  • Gun Crimes
  • Nebraska – State & Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court for Nebraska
  • Iowa – State & Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Iowa and Southern District of Iowa
  • J.D., Drake University Law School
  • M.A., Drake University

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