Lincoln, Nebraska– Berry Law—renowned for its representation of military veterans—has been named to the Inc 5000 list for the seventh time in a row.
That’s as many times as Tom Brady has won a Superbowl.
Compiled by Inc. magazine, the annual list ranks the fastest-growing companies in America.
The firm has its very roots in the American armed forces. The practice was founded in 1965 by John Berry Sr., a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who’s practiced law in twenty-four states. Today, the face of the firm is his son John Berry Jr., an army vet who deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge as a platoon leader and served as a Company Commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Says Berry Jr., “Our Mission is serving veterans and protecting the constitution. We fight to get veterans all the disability benefits they earned and hold the VA accountable with our appeals. We also protect the liberties of the injured and the falsely accused by asserting and defending constitutional rights.
Our oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States did not expire at the end of our military service. Today we support and defend the constitutional rights of Americans one client at a time.”
In addition to their recognition on the Inc. 5000, the firm has been lauded by veterans’ organizations for their work with the community. This year, Berry Jr. has been named the Honorary Mission Commander for the 50 Mile March, an annual charity event in which participants walk from Lincoln to Omaha to raise funds and awareness for homeless veterans and veterans with mental health challenges. He’ll also serve as the Grand Marshal of the Lincoln Veterans Parade this year, the theme of which is Veterans in Business. Berry Law has additionally received praise from Camp Cowboy, an organization that aids veterans with PTSD by training them to become cowboys and helping them build bonds with both animals and other veterans:
“At Camp Cowboy, our mission revolves around ensuring the well-being and dignified treatment of our valued veteran community. It is with immense pride that we join forces with Berry Law, a true exemplar of honor, integrity, and accountability. Their dedication places them in a league of their own, mirroring our commitment to serving and advocating for those who have served us all. Together, we march forward, united by shared values and a common purpose.” – Scott Robison, Founder, Camp Cowboy
Uniquely, Berry Law not only helps veterans receive the benefits to which they’re entitled, but also actively seeks out and hires veterans to work at the firm. This not only provides vets jobs and resources, but also gives clients the assurance they’re working with individuals familiar with their backgrounds and experiences. Says Dave Ossian, a Berry Law Case Manager and active member of the Marine Corps League: “As a Marine Veteran, I make every effort to hold to the Corps’ Motto of Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful. Working with the VA team at Berry Law allows me to prove my fidelity to my fellow Veterans by fighting to make sure they receive the benefits they deserve. I am proud to be part of this team and look forward to continuing to fight for the rights of Veterans across the United States. “
The firm’s efforts have paid off not only in the form of multiple success stories but also a series of awards and accolades recognizing their success. Among others, Berry Law has received the ESGR Pro Patria award for hiring, retaining, and supporting veterans; the Department of Labor Platinum Medallion for hiring and supporting veteran employees; and is a VETS Indexes Recognized employer for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and supporting veterans.
Aiming for an eighth consecutive year on the list, Berry Law has major plans ahead for the remainder of 2023 and beyond. Berry Jr. will soon be launching his own podcast, Veteran Led, which will focus on veteran leadership and how vets can transfer skills learned in the military into the business world. Berry Law also plans on launching a courtroom training program that will provide resources for students and newly minted lawyers to practice their trial skills, with the mission statement of “train here, fight here, win here.”
If you or a loved one needs assistance appealing a VA disability claim, please contact Berry Law at 402-466-8444.
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