John S. Berry Jr.

John S. Berry Jr.


John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. John has not only led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, but has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. John personifies the warrior ethos that is the foundation for Berry Law Firm’s success. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to community organizations locally and nationally.

John 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). John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association. 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 and served as a Battalion Commander in the national guard. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense trial skills and veterans disability appeals.

Practice Areas

  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Interstate Drug Stops
  • Veterans Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Injury Law
  • Title IX defense for students and faculty


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

Bar Admissions

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

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO 10 out of 10 rating
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award 2016
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense, Lawyers of Disctinction
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Top 50 DUI Lawyer
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013
  • Army Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (3)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard
  • Parachutist Badge
  • Ranger Tab

Professional Organizations

  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, President 2014 - 15
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Life Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012 - Present
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 - 2017
  • Inns of Court, 2004-2010

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