Christopher J. Berry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Berry Law Group, PLLC
 | 1850 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 1150, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-842-6877
Fax: 602-462-1151
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Lead trial counsel and managing attorney of Berry Law Group, PLLC, Christopher J. Berry handles business and commercial litigation in the state of Arizona. He also handles wrongful death and personal injury claims, including municipal defense and government liability lawsuits and in-custody death and injury matters, as well as general wrongful death and injury cases for both defense and plaintiff.  Mr. Berry has tried lawsuits involving business and real estate disputes, hotel industry franchise disputes, employment noncompete matters, defective construction and construction standards, commercial embezzlement and fraudulent transfer, real estate agent malpractice, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade practices, and forcible entry and detainer of private utility land.

Mr. Berry attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated in 1989 phi beta kappa and summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts and majors in history and political science.  In 1992, he obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston, graduating cum laude, were he was the chief research editor of the Houston Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. 

Since 2013, Mr. Berry has been included on the list of Top Attorneys in Arizona in the legal area of business litigation by Phoenix Magazine. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell since 2001.

Mr. Berry is a member of the Arizona and Texas Bar Associations with almost 30 years of experience as a trial and dispute attorney. A knowledgeable and engaging attorney, he also speaks regularly on litigation and trial practice issues such as commercial damages, auto injury litigation, police and government liability, trial tactics, and litigation strategy in shareholder and partnership disputes.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%): Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (40%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Christopher Berry

Admitted: 1992, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.berrylawgroup.com/legal_professionals/

Honors/Awards:

  • Order of the Coif, University of Houston Law Center
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Arizona
  • AV Rated, Lexis-Nexus Martindale-Hubbell, 2001
  • Order of the Barons, University of Houston Law Center
  • Phelps Dodge Scholar, University of Arizona
  • Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Arizona
  • University Honors Program and Outstanding Honors Thesis Award recipient, University of Arizona, 1989
  • Phoenix Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Arizona in business litigation each year since 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Arizona Bar, 1994
  • Texas Bar, 1992

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro-bono counsel for Saving Paws German Shepard Rescue, Arizona.
  • Founding chairman of the Board of Directors of Justice for Children (now Defenders of Children), a non-profit oganization that provides legal and social services to victims of child abuse. 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chief Research Editor, Houston Law Review, University of Houston Law Center
  • Police Liability in Arizona, 2003-06, 2009-13
  • Government Liability in Arizona, 2003
  • Auto Injury Litigation from Start to Finish, 2008-2013
  • Obtaining the Best Settlements for Personal Injury Clients, 2007-2013
  • Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Maximizing and Minimizing Damages in Business Disputes, National Webcast 2015
  • Commercial Business Disputes and Litigation, National Webcast 2014
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes and Litigation, National Webcast 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, B.A., Major: History and Political Science, Honors: summa cum laude, 1989
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Office Location for Christopher J. Berry

1850 N. Central Avenue, Ste. 1150
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-842-6877

Fax: 602-462-1151

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Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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