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John Berry, Jr.

Berry Law Firm - Lincoln
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John Berry, Jr.
Berry Law Firm - Lincoln

Aggressively defending the rights of clients in the courtroom and beyond. John represents people fighting the most important battles of their lives. John practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and veterans' law. 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 many states in the areas of trial and litigation skills and veterans' disability appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime
  • Veterans Disabilities Benefits
  • Veterans Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • 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
  • Trial Lawyers College. 2018

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (ten years in a row)
  • Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Superlawyers
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo 10.0 Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Army Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (3)
  • Ranger Tab
  • Parachutist Badge
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, President 2014-15
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008- 2016
  • 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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