Scott Berry has been practicing law in the state of Florida since October 2001. He came to Florida from Connecticut, where he attended law school at the University of Connecticut from 1998 to 2001. Prior to law school, Mr. Berry graduated cum laude from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He also completed a minor in Justice while at American. Mr. Berry attended William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, graduating in 1994.
Mr. Berry began his legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for the 15th Judicial Circuit. During his 9 1/2 years working as a public defender, Mr. Berry tried more than 50 jury trials and represented thousands of indigent people charged with a variety of offenses. As a public defender, Mr. Berry spent more than two years in the Major Crimes division, where he tried many homicide cases and represented numerous people facing the death penalty.
Mr. Berry has also represented juveniles charged in both juvenile and adult court, as well as adults charged with offenses ranging from domestic battery to DUI to possession of cocaine to arson to capital sexual battery. He also served as the Resource Director for the County Court division. There, Mr. Berry supervised the newer attorneys in the office, assisting them in trial preparation and professional representation.
In February 2011, Mr. Berry became a founding partner in the law firm of Marshall & Berry, P.A., where he represents clients in criminal and family law cases.
-Washington D.C., 2006
-United States Supreme Court, 2006
-United States Southern District of Florida, 2011
-University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2001
-American University, B.A., cum laude
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Delray Beach discussion
Cases in the News
-State of Florida v. Israel Juarez-Velasquez*
-State of Florida v. John Dorsey
-State of Florida v. Tommy Moreland*
-State of Florida v. Albert Laguerre
-State of Florida v. Ivana Linic**
-State of Florida v. Jose Martinez Santana***
* Not guilty of first degree murder with a firearm.
** Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child - guilty of a lesser offense, sentenced to probation
*** Death Penalty case - guilty of lesser, 25-year sentence