• Settlement in Motorcycle versus Cow Accident

    Mediation with settlement of $124,500

    Client struck a cow with his motorcycle on the highway in 2016. Subsequently, the injuries resulted in the amputation of the client’s right leg. Four years later the client reached out to Berry Law. The Firm’s persistence with discovery and dedication culminated with a nine-hour mediation. By the end of the day, the client was signing paperwork to settle their case for $124,500.

  • Domestic Case

    Court of Appeals reversed and remanded district court trial findings

    In this contested custody case, both parties were suing for full custody. Trial Court awarded the father legal and physical custody of the 10 year old child and we appealed. The Court of Appeals reversed trial court on every issue in our favor granting the client sole legal and physical custody and found that she was not in contempt for violating the parenting plan. The Court of Appeals reversed on facts which is extremely rare.

  • Nebraska State Tort Claims Act Appeal

    Successful Appeal / Case Remanded

    Client initially filed a tort claim against the State that was dismissed by the court. The trial court found that our client, by writing “to be determined” rather than a dollar amount in the “damages” field of the tort claim forms produced by the State, failed to strictly comply with the pre-lawsuit filing requirements. Berry Law attorney Michael Wilson appealed to the Nebraska Supreme Court, arguing that the trial court erred because Nebraska law requires only “substantial compliance”, not the “strict compliance” urged by the State. The Supreme Court agreed, reversed the trial court’s dismissal of our client’s case, and remanded the case for further proceedings.

  • Client Expelled from Graduate Program at University

    Termination Reversed and Penalty Reduced to Probation

    Client expelled from University graduate school for alleged violation of academic code of conduct. Berry Law attorney Susan Napolitano showed that the University’s investigation and penalty procedures were not followed. The University reversed the termination and the penalty was reduced to probation. Client allowed to graduate with a clean academic record.

  • Title IX Investigation

    Client Reinstated to Graduate Program

    Berry Law provided counsel to a student who had been temporarily suspended from University graduate program due to Title IX allegations. After two appeals, the efforts allowed the student to be reinstated to the graduate program and face no further consequences.

  • Intentional Tort Claim

    Client offered $0 Settlement, Awarded $47,000 at Trial

    Client was offered $0 to settle in an intentional tort case and came to Berry Law for assistance.  Berry Law took the case to trial and our client was awarded $47,000 by a jury.

  • State Pays $250k to a Wrongly Convicted Man

    State Pays $250k to a Wrongly Convicted Man

    A Grand Island man will receive $250,000 from the state of Nebraska due to being wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. Evidence was withheld and prosecutorial misconduct occurred, causing the man’s conviction to be overturned in 1970 by the Nebraska Supreme Court. His attorney, John Stevens Berry, said the state will also include costs in the total amount.

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