Jerry Berry has served the legal community of Southwest Florida and the greater state for over 30 years.BACKGROUND
Jerry Berry started Berry, Day & McFee as a sole practitioner in 1989. Mr. Berry's work in the field of criminal law dates back to 1979, when he completed law school.
He first received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1976 (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa). He then attended law school at Florida State University, where he received his juris doctorate in 1979.
Following law school, Mr. Berry worked as a prosecutor in Lakeland, Florida, and in Naples, Florida. In 1984, he went into private practice and has been defending the Constitution and the wrongfully accused ever since.
Mr. Berry has been certified as a specialist by the Florida Bar as Board Certified in Criminal Trial.
Mr. Berry is AV-Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell® peer-review ratings, the highest recognition an attorney can receive for excellence in practice and ethics.
He is a past president of the Collier County Bar Association, past president and founder of the Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, past chairman of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers — Criminal Section, and past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Mr. Berry has been listed for three consecutive years as a "Legal Leader" by Florida Trend Magazine, which recognizes the top 2% of attorneys in their fields as named by their peers and is presently one of Florida's "Super Lawyers."
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1979||05/16/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|American College of Trial Lawyers invited member||American College of Trial Lawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Who's Who||Gulfshore Business||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Legal Eagles||Gulfshore Business||2010|
|Hot 100||Gulfshore Life||2010|
|The Go-To Lawyers When Winning's a Must||Gulfshore Life||2010|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Lion of the Law Award||Collier County Bar Association||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2005|
|certificate/trial advocacy||National Board of Trial Advocacy||1987|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar||1987|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Principal||Law Offices of Jerry Berry PA||2016 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Executive Council||2018 - Present|
|Innocence Project of Florida||Chair Elect||2015 - Present|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal Section||Chair||N/A|
|Collier County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2001 - 2002|
|Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||1994 - 1999|
|Collier County Bar Association||President||1988 - 1989|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1979|
|joint presentation/Collier County NAACP||Collier County Drug Court||2016|
|law school course/adjunct professor/Ave Maria School of Law||DUI law||2016|
|joint presentation/paralegal association||Three-Sided Criminal Perspective||2012|
|CLE presentation/Office of the Public Defender||DUI & the DMV||2010|
|joint presentation||"What Every Lawyer Should Know After a Client is Arrested"||2007|
|Florida Law Update/CLE||Criminal Law Update||2005|
|CLE seminar||Ethics: Criminal Law||2004|
|Florida Law Update/CLE||Criminal Law Update||2004|
|Florida Law Update/CLE||Criminal Law Update||2003|
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