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John S. Berry, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Omaha, NE

Berry Law Firm
1414 Harney St, Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-415-0062
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Nebraska Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Military/Veterans Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. Not only has he led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but he has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. His warrior ethos has become the foundation for the firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to local community and national organizations that protect our constitutional rights and our veterans.

Prior to joining the firm, John attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (1993-1997) and Creighton University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2003. John is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004), Trial Lawyers College and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy.

John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. John maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale Hubbell. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2012-2019). John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense, trial skills, and veterans disability appeals. After receiving his commission as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, John completed Airborne School and Ranger School. In 1999, while assigned to the First Cavalry Division, he deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. John also served as a Company Commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and later as a Battalion Commander in the National Guard.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Military/Veterans Law
Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Murder, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About John S. Berry, Jr.

First Admitted: 2003, Nebraska

Professional Webpage: https://jsberrylaw.com/attorneys/john-s-berry-jr/

Educational Background

  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2008
  • College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1997
  • National Criminal Defense College, Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Inns of Court, 2004 – 2010
  • Kiwanis International, Lincoln
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 – 2017
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012 – Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, President 2014 – 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Nebraska
  • Past President, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

Honors/Awards

  • Ranger Tab
  • Top 50 DUI Lawyer
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Meritorious Service Medal
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO 10 out of 10 rating
  • Hall of Fame, Nebraska National Guard, 209th Regional Training Institute, 2019
  • Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Hall of Fame, Nebraska National Guard, 209th Regional Training Institute, 2019
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Graduate, Trial Lawyers College
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy
  •  AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2018

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Other Outstanding Achievements

  • President of Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Young Professional of the Year, Lincoln Independent Business Association, 2013
  • AVVO client's choice award, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
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Office Location for John S. Berry, Jr.

1414 Harney St
Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102

Phone: 402-415-0062

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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