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John S. Berry Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Lincoln, NE

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Berry Law Firm, John S. Berry

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    We represent clients in injury claims all over Nebraska, including those involving Car and Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injury, and more

    21 years

  2. Federal crime
    20%
    Relentless Defense in Federal White Collar and Drug Crimes

    21 years, 100 cases

  3. Sex crime
    20%
    Relentless defense in in false allegation cases and government overreach in Rape, Sex Assault, and Pornography Crimes

    21 years, 120 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Omaha attorney John S Berry aggressively defends clients in complex and high stakes criminal cases.

    21 years, 700 cases

PROVIDING FIREPOWER IN COURT FOR THOSE FIGHTING THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLES OF THEIR LIVES.

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, he has led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. 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 in Dubois, Wyoming (2018), and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008).

John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association and a fellow of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers. John maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100. 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.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

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What it's like to be charged with a serious crime in Nebraska -- AND WIN
Why Choose Berry Law Firm

Location

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1414 Harney Street
Suite 400
Omaha, NE, 68102
Berry Law
215 S Main ST
STE 206
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | February 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my sanity in times of turmoil
I was accused of a horrific crime I did not commit. John and his staff honestly did everything I could have hoped for and more. I ended up trusting him with my future and will never look back at this time wishing I had changed anything from a representation point of view. So glad I john was the one we went with.
Posted by Aaron | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
If in trouble John should be your first call!!
I had a situation of a vehicle accident on private property. I hired John and his vigorous and aggressive representation was stellar! The insurance company took care of everything and no citations were issued. Great job!! I would never consider consulting with any another attorney.
Response from John Berry April 16, 2018
Thanks for your confidence in our team. By working together we achieved the optimum result.
Posted by Wrandi | February 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best choice I ever made for a situation no one should have to deal with
After my husband was arrested and charged for a crime he did not commit, I recommend to John Berry. He and his firm went above and beyond any expectations I could have had. I felt like they truly cared about us and our situation and did all they could to make it right. I would, hands down, recommend him and his firm to any one needing any legal services. Thank you for giving my husband and I our lives back!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
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Warrior Professional
The Army’s Warrior Ethos states “I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit and I will never leave a fallen comrade.” John Berry did just that with my case. After starting a battle with the government on my own in 2007 I finally reached out and asked for help in 2013. I was ready to accept defeat and quit. John encouraged me to keep fighting and took my case on. He and his team figured out a different route to accomplish my original goal and also helped me figure out some other avenues I was not aware of. After 11 LONG years of fighting we just got our decision back this month (March 2018). I am so grateful for John and his team. Their level of tenacity and professionalism is second to none when it comes to representing their clients. A lot of them being Veterans themselves, the Warrior Ethos and “service above self” mindset still is obvious in their work. If you are looking for someone to stand next to you in a (legal) fight, you will find no better team than Berry Law Firm. Thank you team! Semper Fi!
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Response from John Berry April 16, 2018
Thank you. Its always great to work with fellow warriors. Thanks for your military service and your willingness to fight beyond military service.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
John Berry did amazing work for me. Whenever I called he was available and if not he got back to me very quickly. His assistant was wonderful also. They were very pleasant to me all time. I am very pleased with everything he did for me and I would strongly recommend him to anyone. He will get the job done!
Posted by Jason N. | October 31, 2016
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Great Attorney
John was grading handling my case, kept it simple, got me a minimum sentence and worked with me after to get the details of house arrest worked out. Great at supporting veterans.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2016
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very difficult legal situation
After finding myself in a very difficult legal situation, I contacted John Berry. He immediately met with me and set me down the right path, providing me with expert counsel and guidance through the most difficult two years of my life. If you want someone who will fight for you and make sure your rights are protected, then John S. Berry is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by Eddy | June 28, 2016
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Interstate Case
I was traveling through Lincoln NE and was caught up in some serious legal ramifications! I hired a crappy lawyer that took my money and ran. Then I caught another charge because of this! Then I contacted and hired John Berry and he saved the day! He was able to plea me down to probation no jail time! I would honestly say that John Berry is one of the best lawyers in NE! If you ever need legal help he's the man to call! Call Berry Law Firm
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Posted by Katrina | June 8, 2016
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Best Representation
John S Berry was retained by me in my case and he came to battle! He truly cares about who he represents and will fight to get what you want. Thanks John!
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Very professional, smart, analytical, dependable, compassionate, aggressive, communicates with client clearly and in a timely manner, a listener and non-judgemental. His associate and team are very helpful and reliable as well. Fired our previous lawyer and hired him without second thoughts. He handled our case meticulously and strategically. As a result, our case was dismissed!!!
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Posted by Dan | June 3, 2016
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Nebraska drug stop
My lawyer got my case knocked down from a felony possession charge to a misdemeanor, well versed in law and well composed in court. Highly recommended for drug court cases.
Posted by Nick | June 2, 2016
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Drug Case
I cannot thank John enough for all the help he has given me. He has been there for various instances and given me all the perfect legal advice I have needed. He kept me out of jail and said all the right things. I would recommend john to any of my friends or anyone that needs an attorney. If I ever need a lawyer again, he is the first one I will call.
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Posted by Jeff | April 20, 2016
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Client Relationship
I Was Very impressed with John Berry's handling of my situation. I had interviewed 4 Attorneys, and all were capable. John went the Extra Step, to See this Case thru. Was very Conscientious, Reachable, and Very professional in his knowledge and demeanor in my Case. I would give him my highest recommendation.
Posted by Dee | March 24, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
My son was in deep trouble with the military. He was facing 6 months to 1-year imprisonment and a bad conduct discharge for doing stupid stuff young men do without guidance. Mr. Berry worked hard on his case with the Jag attorney. Mr. Berry always returned my calls or emails regarding my son's case, he never broke attorney-client privilege without the consent of my son. Mr. Berry and the Jag attorneys hard work paid off. My son did not get kicked out the military and he is not facing a bad conduct discharge. My son did get a punishment, but the punishment was not as severe as the military wanted to give him. Mr. Berry will do his due diligence and work hard for you.
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Posted by Cyndi | December 18, 2015
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Thanks for your help!
John is a great lawyer to turn to when you need help. He was very honest and dependable to work with. He went to great effort to help our family with a defense case even though we were from out of town. Our family has called on him more than once for legal help and advice and he has always gotten back to us in a timely manner and given us great representation and/or advice. We would definitely ask for his help again if needed and have recommended him to others and will continue to recommend him to others in need.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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Excellent Job
Thought I was going to get jail time for sure. I walked away with probation. I am so happy about the outcome. Thanks for all your hard work. Him and his team were there to answer all me questions. This was my first time being in trouble with the law. He walked me through everything. I received emails and calls to check in and explain the next process.
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Posted by christine | August 26, 2015
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Peace of Mind
John Berry's Law firm is hands down one of the best in the business. I hired them for a Federal Conspiracy to distribute charge I was indicted for. Amazing customer service from the front desk to John Sr. and everyone in between. I was able to have peace of mind knowing that John was putting in the time and knowledge to take care of matters and deliver the best possible outcome. I only use John Berry Law firm for any legal needs and always recommend them to my friends or family needing legal advice.
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Posted by SW | August 13, 2015
Feels a Second Chance in Life even though It is Deserved
I was falsely accused of sexual assault in Lincoln, Nebraska by a woman. I gave a statement to a police officer in which I said things which made me look guilty. Not only that, the police also dug their record to find out that another woman had also made allegation of sexual assault about me in the same jurisdiction, which was also a false allegation, but it made my case look indefensible. I knew I was innocent but I was hopeless. But in a "die trying" mood I started contacting the best possible criminal defense lawyers in Lincoln. I ended up hiring attorney John Berry, because he seemed straight forward, honest with the risks involved but inspired, aggressive and positive. Well, It ended up being the best choice I ever made in my life. I won't lie to you, during the process at times I had felt like " what is he doing?" but he knew exactly what he was doing, it was just the judicial process sometimes was too tricky for me to understand. Mr Berry won my case at trail by showing the witnesses were lying. I was found Not Guilty by the jury and I am feeling very happy to put this nightmare behind me. I highly recommend John Berry and Berry Law Firm for any legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
Simply the Best
I was driving through Nebraska for the first time when I became the victim of injustice. After hiring an attorney who treated me as if I were guilty the entire time, I was told that taking a plea deal was my only option and I would have to go to jail. I couldn't accept that I was presumed guilty knowing that I behaved in good faith and did not commit a crime. After much prayer and consultation, I began searching for a new attorney. The reviews for Mr. John S. Berry speak for themselves, and I can only further praise his professionalism and skill set. Mr. Berry is willing to listen to your side of the story unbiased and without judgement. As an attorney, he is strong and confident in the courtroom not buying into any false appeals of presumed guilt. As a counselor, he can explain the situation at hand in lay terms and provide best/worst case senarios yet fully backing your choice. Mr. Berry is well known for being an outstanding trial lawyer. He takes a sincere interest in his clients and their well being. His superior work ethic and intelligence is what anyone in my circumstance would pray to find in an attorney. Mr. Berry's staff in his office is also very professional and courteous, with a special shout out to Cassidy, who works after business hours to ensure a positive experience. In conclusion, if you are looking for legal defense in Nebraska, your best chance for justice lies with Berry Law firm. Thank you, again!
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Posted by Jeff | August 2, 2015
Top Lincoln DUI Attorney
John is one of the top DUI attorney's in Lincoln. He handled my case with the professionalism, aggressiveness and determination I would expect from an attorney with John's credentials. From my initial consultation, discovery, and ultimately my day in court, John explained what the process was, how things would be handled, what kind of time frame these cases usually involved and what to expect from everyone involved. Having never been in this position before, the explanations I received helped put me at ease mentally and brought a level of comfort to an uncomfortable situation. I couldn't recommend John highly enough!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berry Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2019

Education

  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2018
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy
  • 2009
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 2004
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • First Degree Sexual Assault
  • NOT GUILTY
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Military Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Nebraska Army National Guard and Active Army
  • Battalion Commander
  • 1997 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Hall of Fame
  • Nebraska National Guard, 209th Regional Training Institute
  • 2019
  • Criminal Defense Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Interstate Pipeline Presentation at Bill McGinn's CLE
  • Defending Drug Pipeline Cases
  • 2020
  • Interstate Pipeline Presentation at Bill McGinn's CLE
  • Panel Discussion on Using Experts to Defend Sex Assault Cases
  • 2020
  • Case Analysis
  • Defending and Winning Sex Assault Cases
  • 2020
  • Just the Basics CLE
  • Veterans Disability Claims
  • 2019
  • Defending Drug Cases Seminar
  • Defending Modern Drug Cases
  • 2019
  • Annual Meeting
  • Criminal Issues in Civil Cases
  • 2018
  • Veterans Disaiblity Benefits
  • Defending Veterans' Rights on Appeal
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense For Civil Lawyers
  • Protect Your Rights Protect Your Future
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense Boot Camp
  • Criminal Defense Strategies
  • 2015
  • Defending Crimes of Love and Lust
  • Sex Assult Defense
  • 2012
  • Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Using Social Media Evidence in Sex Assault Cases
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was co-counsel with John, defending an Airman in a general court-martial. John was invested, thoroughly prepared, and brilliant in the courtroom. Our client was acquitted of the most serious charges he faced, and avoided a punitive discharge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced trial attorney that is dedicated to protecting his client's interests. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lincoln Personal injury Lawyer John S. Berry Jr
John S. Berry Jr
Personal injury Attorney
Lincoln, NE
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available