Christopher J. Berry

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

Berry Law Group, PLLC
Christopher J. Berry
Berry Law Group, PLLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, General Litigation, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 1992

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020, 2022 - 2024

Berry Law Group, PLLC

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1025
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Visit website


Attorney Christopher J. Berry is the manager and lead trial counsel at Berry Law Group, PLLC, in Phoenix, Arizona. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Maricopa County and all across the state, Mr. Berry provides invaluable, effective representation to those who are dealing with complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

· Commercial litigation, including trade secret issues and unfair competition, financial fraud, business torts, employment litigation, noncompete, and nonsolicitation agreements, real estate litigation, environmental litigation, and other serious matters

· Civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, civil rights violations, tortious matters involving law enforcement, emergency personnel and other municipal employees, and more

Over the course of his more than 27 years in practice, Mr. Berry has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of his clients' rights and interests in state, municipal and federal courts across his region. He has also established himself as a leader in his field through his extensive writing on various legal topics, and he routinely conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of subjects. He also maintains a national webcast on topics including auto injury litigation and effective trial advocacy, among others.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Berry has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Phoenix Magazine has voted him into its list of Arizona's Top Attorneys each year since 2013 for business litigation. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Mr. Berry graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. A member of the University Honors Program, he received the Outstanding Honors Thesis Award, and he served as constituent services representative for Governor Rose Mofford as well as member of the Men's Intercollegiate Rodeo Team.

He then attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he served as editor of the Houston Law Review. He received the A.P. Jones Scholarship and graduated cum laude in 1992 as a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barons. He holds his license to practice in California and Arizona.

*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

Business Litigation, General Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Civil Rights

Focus areas


  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 20% General Litigation
  • 20% Professional Liability: Defense
  • 10% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 1992, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

  • The University of Arizona, Men’s Intercollegiate Rodeo Team
  • 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
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 organization that provides legal and social services to victims of child abuse.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona Bar, 1994
  • Texas Bar, 1992
Educational Background:
  • University of Arizona, B.A., Major: History and Political Science, Honors: summa cum laude, 1989
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

Office location for Christopher J. Berry

1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1025
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-462-1141


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020, 2022 - 2024

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