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Erik Fern

Berry Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Family Law...
  • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska
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Summary

When I meet with a prospective client, my first priority is making sure he or she has found the right attorney. Not all lawyers are well-suited for all cases. Getting that client in the right room with the right attorney is imperative. When I am hired by a client, it is my number one objective to represent that person to the best of my abilities. Equally important in my advocacy conducting myself respectfully. Whether you are my client, opposing counsel, the court, or the other side, I will treat you with courtesy and respect. Advocacy does not mean impertinence. If you meet with me, you might find that I am not your "typical attorney". I like to take time to get to know my clients and who they are. I have always found it more effective to represent someone who you know, whose identity you have discerned, and whose interests your truly understand.

Aside from work, I love spending time with my wife and my dog. My family is my most important thing. I grew up in Hammond, Wisconsin, lived in Iowa for about 16 years, and recently moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. I come from a family of outdoors-people. I love fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and just being outside. As a sports enthusiast, I enjoy college and men's club rugby, and all things Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and the UW Badgers!

Education
Hamline University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: Dean's Scholarship
Luther College
B.A. (2004) | Political Science and Communications
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Honors: Presidential Scholarship
Activities: Luther College Rugby
Professional Experience
Attorney
Berry Law Firm
- Current
Civil litigation attorney with an emphasis on personal injury, general civil litigation, probate, and family law matters.
Member-Manager
Putnam, Fern & Thompson Law Office, PLLC
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Member and owner of a law firm in Decorah, Iowa practicing primarily family law and general civil litigation.
Attorney
Putnam Law Office
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Associate attorney with a solo practitioner in Decorah, Iowa. The firm eventually became Putnam, Fern & Thompson Law Office, PLLC.
Store Counsel
Menard, Inc.
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Store counsel position for Menard, Inc., the corporate owner of "Menards" brand retail stores.
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Nebraska State Bar Association # 23733
Member
- Current
Iowa State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
Supreme Court of Iowa
ID Number: AT0009068
Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
ID Number: 0388710
Nebraska
Nebraska State Bar Association
ID Number: 23733
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Our office provides free consultations for personal injury cases. For other cases, the charge is $300 for an office consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Appeals & Appellate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Berry Law Firm - Firm Website
Contact & Map
Berry Law Firm
6940 O St, Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
USA
Telephone: (402) 466-8444