Berry Law Firm is excited to welcome its newest attorney to the team! Hannah Carroll-Altman recently passed the Nebraska Bar and will be joining Berry Law Firm as its newest criminal defense attorney. Hannah brings a wide variety of legal experience to the Berry Law team. Hannah has argued in front of the Nebraska Court of Appeals and second-chaired the defense for sexual assault jury trial, which resulted in an acquittal.
Hannah is originally from Kearney, Nebraska. She received her B.S. in Criminology, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of Nebraska – Omaha in 2014. She received her J.D. from the University of Nebraska – College of Law in 2018. While at Nebraska Law, Hannah was the recipient of the prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award in both Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy. The CALI Award is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class. Hannah is also the author of a “Self-Help Guide” for inmates to pursue declaratory relief claims for miscalculations of their ‘good time’ served.
During her time in law school, Hannah worked as a Senior Certified Law Clerk at the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy, a government organization which provides legal representation to indigent defendants charged with first degree murder and serious violent and drug-related felonies. In law school, she also worked for two years as a Senior Certified Law Clerk for Anderson, Creager, Wittstruck, P.C., L.L.O., a full-practice law firm in Lincoln. In this position, Hannah worked mainly in the areas of state and federal criminal defense.
Also, during law school, Hannah participated in Nebraska Law’s Criminal Clinic, in which she prosecuted misdemeanors for the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office. Through the Clinic, she successfully prosecuted a bench trial and won a sizeable restitution award for the victim.
Hannah was the President of the Student Chapter of the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association for two years in law school. She also is currently a member of several distinguished associations, including the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
At Berry Law Firm, Hannah will focus her legal practice on criminal defense, specializing in sexual assaults and sex crimes, Title IX investigations, interstate drug stops and drug crimes, and DUI/DWI defense.
When she is not focusing on her legal career, Hannah enjoys traveling and scuba diving. She has over 60 logged dives and is a Certified Rescue Diver and a Certified Night Diver.
Berry Law Firm is happy to add Hannah to the team!