Berry Law Firm

Berry Law Firm


Firm Overview

AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION BERRY LAW: TRIAL LAWYERS SAVING LIVES We represent people in trouble. Our criminal defense practice covers the spectrum from murder, to financial crimes to drunk driving. The attorneys at the Berry Law Firm uphold a client's rights at every stage, attacking the prosecution's case. We represent individuals facing serious criminal charges in Nebraska and other states. While we have a long history of representing Nebraskans, we have also effectively represented military personnel charged with crimes and out-of-state drivers stopped for drugs on I-80. Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr. has represented clients in criminal cases in 24 states and two foreign countries. If you or a loved one has been charged with a state or federal crime in Nebraska, we provide the experienced and aggressive representation you need.

Main Office

Main Office
2650 North 48th Street

Lincoln NE 68504


(402) 817-6550


Criminal Defense


If you were recently arrested for a crime, it is imperative that you retain the immediate representation of Berry Law Firm. When you secure our assistance, we can develop an effective defense strategy that is supported by a series of tactical decisions. With 80+ years of collective legal experience, you can be confident in our ability to successfully and efficiently resolve your legal matter. Due to the serious and complex nature of your case, we strongly advise you against facing the legal system alone. Without our personalized legal solutions, it is less likely that you will obtain a favorable outcome. Make the smart choice and pursue the trustworthy legal guidance you deserve. We can help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system with confidence. After being arrested, we understand that you are likely experiencing a great deal of fear and anxiety about your future. As such, the moment you walk through our doors, we will work tirelessly to help you feel a sense of ease during this trying time. In order to do so, we will address each of your concerns, answer each of your questions, and inform you of your rights and legal options. Our team of skilled legal professionals will fully educate you about the laws concerning your case so you can make sounder and informed decisions every step of the way. For some, the only way out is a "not guilty" verdict at trial; for others, the goal is to avoid a felony conviction or a lengthy prison sentence. Regardless of the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, we will do everything in our power to both meet and exceed your expectations. Our experience, teamed with our unmatched investigation and research skills, may help you obtain a dismissal, plea bargain, or acquittal. PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU! Our legal professionals are proud to represent individuals accused of a wide range of criminal offenses. From probation violations, drug crimes, DUI, and theft crimes to white collar crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, internet crimes, and conspiracies no case is too big for us to handle! With our track record of success, we are confident in our abilities to successfully protect your rights next. In order to secure the best possible results, we will utilize expert witnesses, investigators, witness statements, and dispositions. Do not forget that you have the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to a fair trial. Take advantage of your constitutional rights!

John Berry

Berry Law Firm

John S. Berry, Jr. graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (B.A. 1997) and Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, (2003). He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004). He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers' 40 under 40. 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. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense trial skills and veterans disability appeals.


State and Federal Criminal Defense
Civil Litigation
Drug Crimes
Driving While Intoxicated
White Collar Crime
Veterans Disabilities Benefits
Veterans Appeals


U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
J.D. cum laude 2003
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
B.A. 1997
National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School, Macon, GA 2004
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy 2008


The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
Top 50 DUI Lawyer
Army Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (3)
Army Achievement Medal (3)
Ranger Tab
Parachutist Badge
Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard
Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013


Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, President 2014-15
Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 Present
Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012-Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Life Member
National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Inns of Court, 2004-2010

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