About the Berry Law Firm
Aggressive Criminal Attorneys in Lincoln & Omaha
Founded in 1965 by Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr., the Berry Law Firm
has been defending, safeguarding, and fighting to protect the constitutional
rights of clients for decades. Thousands of clients have trusted our firm
with their cases and, more importantly, their futures.
Our knowledgeable Nebraska criminal defense lawyers have more than 100
years of collective legal experience, and we continue to uphold a heritage
of aggressive, effective, and reliable legal advocacy to individuals who
have been arrested or charged with crimes in Lincoln, Omaha, and the entire
state of Nebraska.
The Berry Law Firm represents individuals facing serious criminal charges
in state and federal courts throughout Nebraska. While we have a long
history of representing Nebraskans, we also have a long history of representing
military personnel who have been charged with crimes. In addition, we
have successfully represented out-of-state clients who have been stopped
for drug crime charges, DUIs, or other crimes.
About Founding Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr.
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 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
Those Gallant Men, a book about his first-hand experiences as a lawyer fighting in a combat
zone. His journeys included defending members of the 5th Special Forces
against murder charges. The memoir was chosen Book of the Month by the
Military Book Club. He also published
The Twelfth Victim, a book about the unjust murder 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 across international
waters in two foreign countries. For more than a decade, Berry maintained
a local radio show while practicing law. "The John Stevens Berry
Show" first aired on KLIN and then on KZUM.
As a testament to our firm's commitment to ethics, our professionalism,
and our displays of extensive legal knowledge, John Berry, Sr. has been
selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® and he has accomplished the
prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. The
Berry Law Firm is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of
Our criminal defense lawyers 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.
We are well-trained trial lawyers and are disciplined in our efforts to
sharpen, hone, and perfect our craft in order to provide the best possible
results for our clients.
Representing Clients in Lincoln and Omaha and throughout Nebraska
While our offices are located in Lincoln and Omaha, we represent clients
throughout the state of Nebraska to include, but not limited to:
- Seward, Seward County
- York, York County
- Aurora, Hamilton County
- Grand Island, Hall County
- Kearney, Buffalo County
- Wahoo, Saunders County
- Wilber, Saline County
- Beatrice, Gage County
- Nebraska City, Otoe County
- David City, Butler County
- Papillion, Sarpy County
Contact the Berry Law Firm today and request a confidential case evaluation.