Berry Law Firm

Berry Law Firm
  • Established in 1965
  • Firm Size 13
  • Aggressive experienced trial attorneys for complex criminal law matters and injury cases in federal and state courts (since 1965).
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    4.5/5.0 (17)
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About this firm

If you have been charged with a state or federal offense, the outcome of your case could affect your future, your family, and your employment. Unfortunately, many persons who are arrested do not understand the importance of retaining counsel immediately to protect their rights. They may believe they can clear up the matter themselves or they may be too embarrassed to contact a lawyer.

Regardless of the alleged crime, an attorney with focused experience in criminal defense can be the difference between maintaining your freedom and suffering harsh penalties and lifelong repercussions.

Founded by attorney John S. Berry Sr., the Berry Law Firm has been defending the constitutional rights of clients since 1965. Thousands of clients have trusted us with their cases and their futures. Our knowledgeable attorneys have more than 80 years of combined legal experience and continue to provide aggressive representation to individuals charged with crimes in Nebraska and throughout the U.S.

John Stevens Berry Sr. attended Stanford University (B.A. 1960) and Northwestern University (J.D. 1965). He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and is a 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 received the Bronze Star, the Vietnamese Medal of Honor First Class (Gold), the Cross of Gallantry with Palm and numerous other awards and decorations. He authored Those Gallant Men , a book about his experiences as a lawyer in a combat zone, which included defending members of the 5th Special Forces against murder charges. The memoir was chosen Book of the Month by the Military Book Club.

For over a decade, Berry maintained a local radio show while practicing law. "The John Stevens Berry Show" first aired on KLIN and then on KZUM. Throughout his career Mr. Berry has defended clients in hundreds of jury trials. He currently practices extensively in the areas of criminal defense and veterans law.

John S. Berry Sr. has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and he is rated AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell. The Berry Law Firm is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. The attorneys of the Berry Law Firm are active in professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates

In addition to criminal law, we also provide experienced representation for veterans' disability claims, personal injury claims, divorce and family law, and probate disputes.

Our offices are located in Lincoln and Omaha. Call (402) 466-8444 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with our Nebraska criminal defense lawyers.

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  • Nebraska Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Homicide and Assault
  • DUI Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Will Contests/Probate Disputes
  • Veterans Disability
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Defense
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Sex Crimes
  • Capital Offenses
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Death Penalty
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Extortion
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Money Laundering
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Victims Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Civil Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Veterans Disability Law
  • Veterans Appeals
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Business Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Planning
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Transactions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Family Mediation
  • Family Arbitration
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Adjudications
  • Administrative Agency Practice
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Professional Licensing
  • Professional Licensing Regulation
  • Public Law
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disabled Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Personal Rights
  • Prisoners Rights
  • Public Interest Law
  • Class Actions
  • Class Actions Defense
  • Bribery
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Extradition
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Education Law
  • Academic Employment
  • College and University Law
  • Fraternity Liability
  • Independent School Law
  • Public School Law
  • School Board Defense
  • School Board Liability
  • School District Liability
  • School Equal Protection
  • School Law
  • Student Discipline
  • Teachers Credentials
  • Title IX Discrimination
  • University Finance
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Care
  • Elder Rights
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Facility Licensing
  • Health Care Facility Regulation
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care Licensing
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Nursing Home Regulation
  • Physicians Licensing
  • Internet Law
  • Internet Crimes
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Attorney Discipline
  • Attorney Errors and Omissions
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Attorney Grievances
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Judicial Discipline
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Legal Negligence
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Medicaid Hearings
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Medicare Set Aside Arrangements
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Military Law
  • Military Administrative Law
  • Military Courts Martial
  • Military Criminal Law
  • Military Justice
  • Military Medical Malpractice
  • National Security
  • Veterans Rights
  • Negligence
  • Negligence Defense
  • AIDS Litigation
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Electromagnetic Field Litigation
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neurolaw
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Transfusion Associated AIDS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Airbag Injury
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Automotive Restraints
  • Automotive Warranty Law
  • Bicycle Products Liability
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Chemical Explosions
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Dalkon Shield Litigation
  • Diet Drug Litigation
  • Drug Contamination
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Elevator Liability
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Explosions
  • Firearms Litigation
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Borne Disease
  • Food Products Liability
  • Gas Explosions
  • Heart Device Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Lemon Law
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Office Equipment Products Liability
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Recall
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Products Liability Arbitration
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Products Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability Mediation
  • Products Liability Subrogation
  • Propane Products Liability
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tire/Rim Mismatch
  • Tobacco Litigation
  • Vaccine Injury
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Warranty Law
  • Welding Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Clergy Malpractice
  • Clergy Sexual Misconduct
  • Design Professionals Errors and Omissions
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Funeral Directors Liability
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Sexual Misconduct
  • Surveyors Malpractice
  • RICO
  • Civil RICO
  • Regulatory Law
  • Animal Drug Regulation
  • Drug and Medical Device Regulation
  • Economic Regulatory Law
  • Federal Regulatory Law
  • Food and Drug Regulation
  • Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law
  • International Regulatory Law
  • Postal Law
  • Regulated Industries
  • Regulatory Agency Practice
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Self Regulatory Agency Investigations
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud

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