Gerald (Jerry) Berry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Naples, FL

Law Office of Jerry Berry P.A.
 | 2670 Airport Rd S, Naples, FL 34112
Phone: 239-256-1434
Fax: 239-775-3159
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Gerald (Jerry) Berry is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Jerry Berry, P.A., which has offices in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. Serving clients throughout the southwestern portion of the state, Mr. Berry devotes his practice exclusively to criminal law and helping the accused protect their rights and liberties while increasing their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve for their serious criminal charges.

    Certified as a criminal trial specialist by The Florida Bar and possessing more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Berry has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of the accused in both federal and state courts across his region. A former prosecutor in Lakeland and Naples, Mr. Berry has invaluable insight and experience with the criminal justice system from both sides, enabling him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for those he serves.

    Recognized for his professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Berry holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Florida Trend magazine named him as a Legal Leader for three consecutive years. He has also won numerous other awards and honors from his peers, including the "Lion of the Law" award, and he has received many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1976 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Berry attended Florida State University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1979. A consummate professional, Mr. Berry has held a number of leadership roles in various professional legal organizations throughout his career.

    He is the past president of the Collier County Bar Association, and the founder and past president of the Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served as president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is chair-elect to the board for The Innocence Project of Florida. Finally, Mr. Berry has served as chairman for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers' Criminal Section.

    *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
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015, 2019 - 2020

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    About Gerald Berry

    Admitted: 1979, Florida

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    • Recipient of Donald VanKoughnet "Lion of the Law"
    • Client Distinction Award
    • Legal Elite
    • Super Lawyers
    • "Legal Leader" by Florida Trend Magazine
    • The annual award is given to a memeber of the Collier County legal community in recognition of excellence in legals skills, professionalism and public service. The judges of Collier County make the selection., Donald E. Van Koughnet Award , Collier County Judiciary

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Borad Certified in Criminal Law since 1987 AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubble since 1992

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Past President and Founder, Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Past Chairman, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal Section
    • Past President, Collier County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Chair-Elect, The Innocence Project of Florida

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida, B.A., Major: Political Science, Honors: magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
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    Office Location for Gerald (Jerry) Berry

    2670 Airport Rd S
    Naples, FL 34112

    Phone: 239-256-1434

    Fax: 239-775-3159

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    Last Updated: 1/27/2020

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