Mallory Hughes

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Omaha, Nebraska

Berry Law
Mallory Hughes
Berry Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Nebraska since: 2011

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

Berry Law

1414 Harney St
Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102 Visit website


A passionate criminal defense attorney at the law firm of Berry Law in Omaha, Nebraska, Mallory Hughes defends the rights of those accused of serious felonies, with a particular focus on representing individuals charged with sex crimes. As an advocate for the people of Omaha metro and elsewhere in Nebraska, she has handled cases that involve:

·       Arrest and arraignment

·       Assault and battery

·       Drug and alcohol violations

·       Domestic violence

·       Felony sex offenses

·       Homicides

·       Misdemeanors

·       Title IX cases

With a strong belief that striving for excellence is vital to achieving success, Ms. Hughes has a proven track record of obtaining numerous not guilty verdicts and case dismissals for her clients, helping them regain control of their lives. Furthermore, she has established a reputation for her timely communication and efficient handling of criminal cases, as well as her ability to skillfully guide her clients through the nightmare of legal proceedings. 

In 2007, Ms. Hughes received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and law and society from the University of California, Riverside. She went to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to earn her Juris Doctor in 2010, where she was a member of the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court. She has been regarded as an essential and productive member in all law firms where she has worked so far. 

Ms. Hughes holds a license to practice in all state courts in Colorado and all state and federal courts across Nebraska. She served on the executive board of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and as the education chair of Omaha Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She has spoken about varied topics related to criminal law at many seminars and events.

Ms. Hughes has received the AV Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell and Superb rating on Avvo. She has also been part of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys’ 10 Best Attorneys in Nebraska. She also stays active in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

*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

Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Sex Offenses

  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2010, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

  • Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 Peer Rating, 2021
  • “Top 40 Under 40” Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • “Top 40 Under 40” Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • “10 Best Attorneys- Nebraska” -American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
  • “Top 40 Under 40” Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • “10 Best Attorneys- Nebraska” -American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Great Plains Rising Start List, 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense Top 40 Under 40, 2020
  • Great Plains Rising Start List, 2020 – 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado State Court since 2010
  • 2019 Great Plains Rising Stars List
  • Omaha Bar Association- Education Chair for Young Lawyers Division
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association- Executive Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Nebraska Federal Court since 2011
  • Nebraska State Court since 2011
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • April 26, 2018: Not Guilty Verdict following 4-day jury trial on one count of Felony Third Degree Sexual Assault of a Child December 19, 2018: Not Guilty Verdict on all counts following 4-day jury trial on one count of Felony First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, one count of Pandering and one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a MinorSeptember 22, 2017: Dismissal of First Degree Sex Assault Charge against Creighton Basketball star Maurice Watson, Jr. August 9, 2017: Dismissal of Accessory to Homicide. December 19, 2016: Dismissal of Protection Order filed against client following 1-day evidentiary hearing May 12, 2014: Not Guilty Verdict following bench trial on one count of Misdemeanor Child Abuse, one count of Misdemeanor Assault, and one count of Failure to Appear March 12, 2014: Not Guilty Verdict on all counts following 3-day jury trial on drive-by shooting charge (one county Discharge Firearm Near Vehicle, one count Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony, one county Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person, and Habitual Criminal) October 24, 2013: Dismissal of Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute 10+ pounds of Marijuana, following Court’s Order sustaining Motion to Suppress Evidence after hearing on the same. August 2, 2013: Not Guilty Verdict following 3-day jury trial on one count of Felony Assault by Strangulation 

Office location for Mallory Hughes

1414 Harney St
Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102

Phone: 877-415-2953


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

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