John S. Berry, Jr., Accepted to the American Board of Criminal Lawyers


Berry Law is pleased to announce that managing partner John S. Berry, Jr., recently became a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL). The American Board of Criminal Lawyers is an exclusive national legal honorary society for exceptional criminal trial lawyers. Berry joins the ranks of some of the most widely known and well-respected attorneys from across the country and becomes only the third member in the state of Nebraska.

The ABCL was founded in 1978 by the prominent San Francisco attorney Nathan Cohn and is now committed to preserving and protecting the fundamental freedoms of those facing criminal charges. To be admitted as a Fellow to the ABCL, individuals must possess a plethora of trial experience. Candidates must have at least 10 years of criminal trial experience, having tried at least 35 felony jury trials and 50 trials overall. Admittance to the ABCL is on an invitation only basis, with a heavy emphasis on recommendations from distinguished jurists and current Fellows attesting to the candidate’s ethics as well as their litigation skills in the practice of criminal defense. The ABCL consists of Fellows throughout not only the United States, but Canada and Europe as well.

John S. Berry, Jr., has practiced criminal defense for over 15 years in both state and federal courts.  He is a past president of the of Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and a life-member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Berry has been recognized at the local, state, and national level for his successes in the legal field, including awards such as:

  • Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO 10 out of 10 rating
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 (2012)
  • NAFDD Top 50 Trial Lawyers

John S. Berry, Jr., joins William J. Gallup and Berry Law founder John Stevens Berry, Sr., as the only ABCL Fellows residing in Nebraska. To learn more information about the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, click here.

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