About Berry Law Firm
Experienced Attorneys in Lincoln & Omaha
The Berry Law Firm was founded in 1965 by Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr. Since the beginning, the legal team has fought to protect the constitutional rights of clients. Due to our team’s diligent work, thousands of clients have trusted us with their cases and, more importantly, their futures.
Backed by more than 100 years of collective legal experience, 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.
We represent individuals facing serious criminal charges in state and federal courts, and while we have a long history of representing Nebraskans, we also have a long history of representing military personnel who have been charged with criminal offense. In addition, we have successfully represented out-of-state clients who have been stopped for drug crime charges, DUI's, or other crimes while in our state.
Our firm’s trial practice goes beyond criminal defense. We also represent victims of car accidents, slip-and-falls, and nursing home injuries. We also have a long history of representing veterans.
When founder John Stevens Berry Sr. returned from his final tour in Vietnam, he offered representation to veterans with PTSD accused of crimes in Nebraska. Today, our veterans’ disability benefits practice represents veterans in all 50 states, including at
- VA regional offices
- The Board of Veterans’ Appeals
- The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
John Stevens Berry receiving his Bronze Star at II Field Force in Vietnam.
John Stevens Berry in Vietnam.
John Stevens Berry with members of the Green Berets he successfully defended in 1969.
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 Bronze Star.
Berry authored Those Gallant Men, a book about his first-hand experiences as a lawyer fighting in a combat zone. His journeys included fighting in a combat zone, including his successful defense of members of the 5th Special Forces against murder charges. The memoir was highly praised and was chosen as Book of the Month by the Military Book Club. He also published The Twelfth Victim, which chronicled and critiqued the unjust 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 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 later 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 achieved the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Berry Law Firm is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.
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.
Those Gallant Men by John Stevens Berry
Rory Berry, Chief Operating Officer. Commissioned United States Navy 2003. John S. Berry, Trial Attorney. Commissioned United States Army 1997. John Stevens Berry Sr., Trial Attorney. Commissioned United States Army 1960. Andrew Strotman, Trial Attorney. Commissioned United States Marine Corps 1980.
The Twelfth Victim by John S. Berry
REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN LINCOLN, OMAHA, AND THROUGHOUT NEBRASKA
While our offices are located in Lincoln, Omaha, and Seward 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
- Plattsmouth, Cass County
- David City, Butler County
- Papillion and Bellevue, Sarpy County
Contact Berry Law Firm today and request a confidential case evaluation.