Continuing its rapid growth, Berry Law Firm added significant legal firepower at the end of 2017 with the addition of Christopher Ferdico. A 23-year Veteran of the Army, and a seasoned trial attorney with experience at the most prestigious levels of practice in Nebraska, Mr. Ferdico joined in December 2017 as Lead Trial Attorney. Beyond providing guidance on each of the Firm’s existing practice areas, he also immediately added substantial experience to the Firm’s firearms law practice, military law, employment law, and administrative law.
Berry Law Firm is proud to have another seasoned courtroom veteran who is also a Veteran of the Armed Services. During his time in the Army and National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Ferdico was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal, along with many other individual, unit, and campaign awards. He deployed to conflict in both Kosovo and Iraq, serving with the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq. In 2010, he returned to Iraq as the Brigade Judge Advocate, focusing on Operational Law, Intelligence Law, Administrative Law, and Military Justice as he advised senior combat commanders.
Mr. Ferdico was the 4th new attorney addition to Berry Law Firm in 2017, adding to the vigorous growth that earned Berry Law Firm a place in the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing businesses in 2017. As the Firm has expanded its levels of service in Omaha, it has also increased representation throughout Southeast Nebraska, including Gretna, Bellevue, Ashland, Aurora, York, and Geneva. The firm now has 6 locations in the U.S. and serves Veterans nationwide in addition to its regional Trial Law Practice.
Mr. Ferdico adds even more areas of practice to Berry Law Firm’s already extensive arsenal. He has a breadth of litigation and appellate experience in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and administrative law, while also having litigated a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal defenses. His past clients have included individuals, businesses, and political subdivisions. Mr. Ferdico has tried cases in courts throughout Nebraska and has been admitted pro hac vice as lead trial counsel in courts in Iowa and Arkansas. He has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General to lead a special investigative task force for the State of Nebraska, and in 2011 was awarded the President’s Professionalism Award from the Nebraska State Bar Association.
An avid defender of the 2nd Amendment, Mr. Ferdico is also well regarded in the firearms community, working with both individuals and businesses. As a Veteran, he maintains memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and The American Legion.
Mr. Ferdico received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Creighton University, and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude.