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, 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.
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).
While Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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.
Rory Berry, Chief Operating Officer. 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.
While our offices are located in Lincoln, Omaha, and Seward, we represent clients throughout the state of Nebraska to include, but not limited to: