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About Berry Law

Experienced Attorneys in Lincoln & Omaha

  • Berry Law was founded in 1965 by legendary attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr
  • Our team of attorneys have collectively practiced for more than 240 years
  • Originally focused on criminal defense work, the firm has expanded to offer a full suite of services including injury law
  • Our Military Law team has clients in all 50 states
  • Our team handles Federal cases nationwide and State cases in Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, and Illinois

Beyond criminal defense, our trial attorneys also represent individual needs with personal injury claims, business formation, management and litigation, real estate litigation, elder law, and other civil litigation. Our Veterans Disability practice has represented Veterans in all 50 states and is part of our core commitment to our nation’s servicemembers.

  • John Stevens Berry receiving his Bronze Star at II Field Force in Vietnam
  • John Stevens Berry in Vietnam
  • John Stevens Berry with members of the Green Berets he successfully defended in 1969
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About founding attorney john stevens berry, sr.

John Stevens Berry, Sr., holds degrees from Stanford University (B.A. 1960) and Northwestern University (J.D. 1965). He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. He has attended both the Infantry Officers’ Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Judge Advocate General’s Course at Charlottesville, Virginia. As a Captain in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Berry authored Those Gallant Men, a book about his first-hand experiences as a lawyer fighting for his clients in the combat zones of Vietnam, and his successful defense of the Green Berets accused of the murder of a double-agent. He also published The Twelfth Victim, which chronicled and critiqued the unjust trial and conviction of Caril Fugate during the infamous Starkweather murders in Nebraska. Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr. has represented clients in complex criminal defense cases in more than 24 states in the U.S. and in two foreign countries.

About Managing Partner and CEO John S. Berry, Jr.

Attorney John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. Not only has he led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but he has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. His warrior ethos has become the foundation for the firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to local community and national organizations that protect our constitutional rights and our veterans. Prior to joining the firm, John attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia(1993-1997), and Creighton University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2003. John is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004) and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008).

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A Law Firm Built on Military Tradition

While Berry Law represents both military and civilian Americans, the firm’s strong warrior ethos and dedication to defending individual constitutional rights are borne of decades of battlefield experience, both overseas and in the courtroom. The firm’s attorneys and staff feature Veterans and Reservists from each of the four branches of the Department of Defense.

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Rory Berry. Commissioned United States Navy 2003. John S. Berry, Trial Attorney. Commissioned United States Army 1997. John Stevens Berry Sr., Trial Attorney. Commissioned United States Army 1960. Andrew Strotman, Trial Attorney. Commissioned United States Marine Corps 1980.

Berry Law Firm’s annual Veterans Day Dining Out Celebration featured:
  • John S. Berry, Jr., Trial Attorney / LTC (Ret.), USA
  • Will Harris, Trial Attorney / MAJ, USA
  • Seth Chambers, Staff Member / Maj, USMC
  • Rory Berry, COO / CDR, USN
  • Patrick Bennett, Husband of VA Attorney Stephani Bennett / TSgt USAF
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Those Gallant Men

by John Stevens Berry

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The Twelfth Victim

by John S. Berry

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The Next Battle

John S. Berry Jr.

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The Interstate Drug Stop Book

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representing clients in lincoln, omaha, and throughout nebraska

While our offices are located in Lincoln, Omaha, and Seward, we represent clients throughout the state of Nebraska to include, but not limited to:

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