va lawyer Jerusha

Jerusha Hancock fights for the rights of Veterans across the country, focusing her practice on VA disability benefits. With a legal history in the healthcare industry, Jerusha has a background that includes working alongside some of the finest attorneys throughout Nebraska. She is the lead attorney for Berry Law’s VA practice, and her focus is on appealing poor rating decisions from the VA.

Jerusha comes from a military family and is dedicated to protecting prior servicemembers through relentlessly representing Veterans in their fight for VA disability benefits. Her great grandfather served in WWI and was a recipient of the Distinguished service cross, her grandfather served in WWII in the Navy, and her father is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Army.

Jerusha graduated  from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in 2002. She received a Master’s degree in counseling from Denver Seminary in 2005 and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2008. She then clerked for Chief Justice Michael Heavican of the Nebraska Supreme Court for over three years. Jerusha worked for Nebraska Appleseed for two years in the Health Care Access Program before coming to work for the Berry Law.

When Jerusha is not assisting Veterans in their claims with the VA, she enjoys creative writing and reading. She is also an avid cook and is passionate about anything that relates to food.

Areas of Practice

  • Appeals
  • Veterans’ Disability Benefits

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. – 2008
  • Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado
    • M.A. – 2005
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • B.A. (with honors) – 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Nebraska Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Employment Positions

  • Lancaster County Attorney’s Office