John S. Berry Jr.

John S. Berry Jr.

Berry Law - Relentless defense attorneys defeating prosecutors since 1965
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Summary

Berry Law Firm has led fights against unjust prosecutions and government overreach since 1965. This team of warrior lawyers knows what it takes to win in the courtroom and beyond.

John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. John has not only led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. John personifies the warrior ethos that is the foundation for Berry Law Firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to community organizations locally and nationally.

John graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (B.A. 1997) and Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, (2003). He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004). John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers' 40 under 40.

After receiving his commission as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, John completed Airborne School and Ranger School. In 1999, while assigned to the First Cavalry Division, he deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. John also served as a Company Commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as a Battalion Commander in the national guard. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense trial skills and veterans disability appeals.

Education
Creighton University
J.D. (2003)
Honors: cum laude
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College of William and Mary
B.A. (1997)
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Berry Law Firm
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Nebraska Drug Stop Defense Book
The Next Battle
Sabrequill Press
The Technological Revival of the 4th Amendment
The Nebraska Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Panel Discussion on Using Experts to Defend Sex Assault Cases , Interstate Pipeline Presentation at Bill McGinn's CLE , Council Bluffs, IA
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Defending Drug Pipeline Cases , Interstate Pipeline Presentation at Bill McGinn's CLE , Council Bluffs, IA
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Defending Drug Pipeline Cases , Panel Palooza , Omaha, Nebraska
Office of the Public Defender for the District of Nebraska
Defending Drug Pipeline Cases , Defending Modern Drug Cases , Las Vegas
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Defending Veterans' Rights on Appeal , Veterans Disability Benefits
Protect Your Rights, Protect Your Future , Criminal Defense for Civil Lawyers
Criminal Defense Strategies , Criminal Defense Boot Camp
Sex Assault Defense , Defending Crimes of Love and Lust
Using Social Media Evidence in Sex Assault Cases , Criminal Defense Seminar
Certifications
National Criminal Defense Certification
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Awards
Platinum Client Champion
Martindale-Hubbell
2019 - 2020
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected: 2018-2020
Hall of Fame - 209th Regional Training Institute
Nebraska National Guard
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 50 DUI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
2011-2017
Top 50 DUI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 50 DUI Lawyer
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 50 DUI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 50 DUI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Client's Choice award
Avvo
Professional Associations
Nebraska State Bar  # 22627
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lifetime Member
Current
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Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
Board Member
- Current
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Nebraska State Bar Association, Military Law Section
Board Member
- Current
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Lincoln Independent Business Association
Board Member
- Current
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National Association of Veterans Advocates
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Nebraska
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8th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Military Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personal Injury
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Berry Law Firm
Website
PTSD Lawyers
Blog
PTSD Lawyers Blog
Blog
Berry Law Blog
Contact & Map
Berry Law Firm
Lincoln Office
6940 O St.
Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
Telephone: (402) 466-8444
Berry Law Firm
Omaha Office
222 S 15th St.
#405N
Omaha, NE 68179
Telephone: (402) 466-8444
Berry Law Firm
Seward Office
139 S 6th St
Seward, NE 68434
Telephone: (402) 466-8444