Before entering the practice of law, I was a teacher and coach for several years. The organizational skills and attention to detail in teaching and coaching transferred well to the practice of law. I am committed to working hard for each of my clients and to obtaining the best possible outcome for their case or legal matter. I have an office conveniently located between the three main courthouses in Lawrenceville and have been practicing in Gwinnett County since 2007.
I am involved in my community in various ways and, in 2009, I coached a nine year old football team in Suwanee and in 2010 I coached a fourteen year old basketball team in Lawrenceville. I was also the head coach of an eleven year old football team in Suwanee in 2011. Since then, I have also volunteered with an at-risk teen organization called STRAP, worked with the mock trial program in Gwinnett, and taken several pro bono cases each year.
I hold a black belt teaching certificate in the art of Chinese Boxing and practice Tai-Chi, Wing-Chun and other arts of self-defense and self-actualization. I also play in a weekly basketball league, play beach volleyball in the summertime, and enjoy a variety of other activities, including swing dancing, hiking, mountain biking, waterskiing, and snowskiing. I attend a community Christian church and believe that most of the problems of mankind ultimately have a spiritual root cause and need a spiritual solution.
My first two years out of law school were spent working for a small firm that handled personal injury, family law, business law, and general practice and trial. For the next eight years I worked for larger firms as a real estate closing attorney and a foreclosure attorney.
In 2007, I opened my own law firm, with a goal of helping people with their everyday problems. Since that time, I have handled hundreds of cases in the Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, and North Georgia courts encompassing several areas in the practice of law, with a focus on criminal defense and personal injury.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1996||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Outstanding Legal Advocacy||Gwinnett Pro Bono Project||2012|
|Recognition and Support||STRAP Youth Mentoring Program||2012|
|Graduate of the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program||Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2008|
|Owner||Berry Law, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC||2003 - 2006|
|Managing REO Attorney||McCalla Raymer, LLC||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association of Personal Injury Lawyers||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Gwinnett County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Bar||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1996 - Present|
|T.B. v. E.M.||$75,000.00 Settlement|
|State of Georgia v. L.Q.||Client received 7 years’ probation, where she could have received 5-20 years in prison.|
|S.K. v. M.B.||$3,250 plus costs and attorney's fees.|
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|John Marshall (Atlanta)||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|