Skip to main content

Carl D. Berry

Litigation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

Carl D. Berry, a former New York State Trooper and U.S. Marine Corp Reservist who served during the Gulf War, received his bachelors in political science from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz and his juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law.  Mr. Berry represents a number of companies in general business matters including, commercial transactions, corporate compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing, as well as litigation in state and federal court.  He also practices sport and entertainment law providing representation to world class professional athletes, musicians and producers, and television and event production companies.

While at North CarolinaCentralUniversity, a historically BlackUniversity, Mr. Berry served as Class Vice President and Class President. He was a founding member of the law school’s Entertainment & Sports Law Association and served on the school’s Coalition for Battered Women.  He was selected by the University’s Chancellor, the Honorable Julius Chambers, to serve on the Select Search Committee for the LawSchool’s Dean.

Early in his career, Mr. Berry had the opportunity to work in private practice under the tutelage of former Florida Secretary of State the late Jessie J. McCrary, who was the first African American to hold to the post for the State of Florida since reconstruction.  During that time Mr. Berry became a Jim K. Batten Fellow and was on the Board of Directors for the Miami Black Archives. Mr. Berry continued his private law practice which included commercial litigation, real property litigation, labor and employment, contract, copyright and sports and entertainment law.

Mr. Berry also worked in sports television, and event promotion, initially, with Don King Productions, Inc. and later Warriors Boxing Promotions, Inc.  He has worked on and promoted television programs seen on HBO, Showtime, ESPN, domestic cable and Pay Per View, seen by millions of viewers in 107 countries. Mr. Berry has worked with and represented world class athletes such as Former World Champions, Michael Moorer, Hector Camacho, Richard Hall, Juan Urango, David Santos and O’Neil Bell.


He has published articles and text in the area of Federal labor and employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as EEOC law. Mr. Berry is also Associate Graduate Faculty at Florida Atlantic University, teaching sports law for the MBA Sports Administration program and business law for the Barry Kaye College of Business. 

Photos and videos

Contact Carl

Similar lawyers nearby

The Strategic Legal Group
300 S.E. 2nd Street
Sixth Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
The Strategic Legal Group, PLLC
150 E. Palmetto Park Road
Suite 800
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
Hide locations


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr.Berry is such an amazing lawyer . Very attentive and on point . Mr. Berry is very understanding and patient. He fought tooth and nail to win each one of our cases. I suggest anyone who is in need of any type of legal assistance Mr. Berry Is the one to call . Great office staff and outstanding results.
Posted by Amin | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Attorney- Definitely hire him
I retained Mr. Berry for a very complex civil litigation after two lawyers failed me. Mr. Berry was one of the most honest lawyers I have ever dealt with and he was extremely competent, knowledgeable and effective. The case was resolved with a great outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Berry.
Posted by Jeff | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Berry was very responsive and explained the process and thoroughly prepared me for my case. He made difficult life event a little easier to overcome.
Posted by ROBERT | March 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Carl Berry is my attorney for over 15 years. His ability to communicate the law so you can understand it is just amazing. He is tenacious,honest and a person who will motivate you by his actions. A master mediator and great trial lawyer. He works in several arenas of law and is very successful in doing so. He is a Attorney's, Attorney.
Read less


  • Hourly Rates $ 275-425 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Graduate Faculty
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Strategic Legal Group
  • 2005 - Present
  • Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs
  • Warriors Boxing Promotions, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Media Transaction Counsel
  • Don King Productions, Inc,
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Carl D. Berry, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • McCrary & Mosley, P.A.
  • 1996 - 1998
View all work experience


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • State University of New York, College at New Paltz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • McKinley v. Peter and Duva Boxing
  • The firm prevailed on all claims.
  • Southern Equities v. BR Associates
  • We prevailed on the jurisdictional issue after which the case settled.


  • Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity
  • 1981 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Troop Commander's Commendation
  • New York State Police
  • 1992
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Department of Defense
  • 1991
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Department of Defense
  • 1991
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • United States Marine Corp
  • 1991
  • Organized Marine Corps Reserve Medal
  • United States Marine Corp
  • 1989
View all awards


  • Federal EEO Advisor
  • Did supervisor’s “you people” comment constitute discrimination?
  • 2003
  • Federal EEO Advisor
  • How does EEO law approach sexual orientation?
  • 2003
  • Federal Merit Systems Reporter
  • MSPB redefines constructive removal
  • 2003
  • Federal Merit Systems Reporter
  • OPM is no longer conclusively bound by 3rd-party agreements
  • 2003
  • Federal Merit Systems Reporter
  • DOJ is no longer a party to action involving INS investigator
  • 2003
  • Federal Pay and Benefits Reporter
  • Stars and Stripes NAF personnel are employees under FTR.
  • 2003
  • Federal Pay and Benefits Reporter
  • Stars and Stripes NAF personnel are employees under FTR
  • 2003
  • Federal Merit Systems Reporter
  • MSPB holds case in abeyance for incompetent appellant
  • 2003
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Southeastern Regional Entertainment & Sports Law Seminar
  • Lawyers and the Business of Boxing.
  • 2010
  • 1st Annual Sports Law Symposium
  • Ethics Panel: Ultimate Fighting Championship – Mixed Martial Arts, a comparative analysis.
  • 2008
  • 11th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium
  • Conflicts of Legal and Agency Representation in Sports
  • 2008
  • Native American Finance & Economic Development Conference
  • Opportunities in Sports Media and Entertainment
  • 2007
  • ABA National Conference for the Minority
  • "Everything You Always Wanted to Know (But Couldn't Find Out!): Sports, Sports Media and Sponsorship Law"
  • 2006
  • 9th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium
  • Boxing - The Wild West of Sports
  • 2006
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Carl
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have collaborated with Mr. Berry on a few legal matters and have found him a great legal resource. He is a highly intelligent attorney who excels in representing his clients. If I have a question in bankruptcy, debt or business law, I call him. I recommend him as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mr. Berry on a hotly contested business dispute. He is highly competent and professional in his work and in his dealings with opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Fort Lauderdale Litigation Lawyer Carl D. Berry
Carl D. Berry
Litigation Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 27 years