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Experienced Omaha Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Berry Law Firm was founded in 1965 by Attorney John Stevens Berry, Sr. Our firm focuses on defending clients who are facing criminal charges and helping them protect their constitutional rights. Over the decades, we have represented thousands of clients, earning us a reputation as trusted advocates in the field of criminal defense.

Our aggressive Omaha criminal defense attorneys have a total of 100 years of experience. We put our collective knowledge, experience, and resources to every case under our care.

At the Berry Law Firm, we are able to represents criminal defendants in state and federal courts all across Nebraska. We have a long history representing Nebraskans, military personnel facing criminal charges, and out-of-state clients who have been arrested in Nebraska.

Our Founder: John Stevens Berry, Sr.

John Stevens Berry, Sr. completed his B.A. at Stanford University and his J.D. at Northwestern University. He is a past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has completed both the Infantry Officers' Course in Benning, GA and the Judge Advocate General's Course in Charlottesville, VA. He was awarded the Bronze Star as a captain in Vietnam.

Mr. Berry is the author of Those Gallant Men, a book that describes his first-hand experience as a lawyer in a combat zone. Some of his experiences include defending the 5th Special Forces members from murder charges. Mr. Berry's work was selected as the Book of the Month by the Military Book Club. His other book, Twelfth Victim, is about the wrongful conviction and murder trial of Caril Fugate during the Starkweather murders, one of the most high-profile cases in Nebraska.

Mr. Berry has successfully defended many clients in complex cases in more than 24 states across the country and in 2 foreign countries. He has hosted a local radio show, "The John Stevens Berry Show" that aired on KLIN and then on KZUM for more than a decade while practicing law.

Mr. Berry has been selected for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® and has earned an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the most prestigious designations in the legal field. This is a testament to his commitment to the legal profession and his high level of ethics.

Servings Clients in Omaha and Across Nebraska

Our Omaha criminal defense lawyers are active members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, and Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. We serve all of Nebraska with our experience and cutting-edge advocacy.

We are located in Omaha and welcome clients from all across the state, including:

  • Aurora, Hamilton County
  • Beatrice, Gage County
  • David City, Butler County
  • Grand Island, Hall County
  • Kearney, Buffalo County
  • Nebraska City, Otoe County
  • Papillion, Sarpy County
  • Seward, Seward County
  • Wahoo, Saunders County
  • Wilber, Saline County
  • York, York County

Call the Berry Law Firm at (402) 817-6550 to begin with your consultation.

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