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Meet John Berry, Jr

John Berry, Jr

Husband, Father, Business Owner, CEO, Army Veteran, Attorney at Berry Law Firm

John Berry Jr. is a warrior. He has led successful teams in fights on battlefields of Bosnia and Iraq. Known as a champion in the courtroom, John fights with both tenacity and skill to orchestrate impressive victories against difficult odds. He has helped hundreds of Veterans in their battle for disability compensation. As a Veteran, John also has intimate knowledge of the Veterans Affairs system and has delivered justice for thousands of Veterans who are seeking disability compensation for injuries they sustained during their service.

John’s warrior ethos has become the foundation for the firm’s success: “I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade.” He’s gained innumerable awards for his success as a trial attorney and has spoken publicly about PTSD among Veterans. He’s been featured in The Washington Post, Thrive Global, and ESPN, and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CW channels in various markets. John is known as one of the best attorneys in America, both for his extraordinary triumphs in the courtroom and for leading Berry Law Firm to be part of the INC 5000 list four years in a row. Whatever legal challenge you’re facing, John is ready to fight—strategically, swiftly, and aggressively.

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John's Statistics

1,352+ Clients Served
18 Years as an Attorney
20 Years of Military Service
Lieutenant Colonel (Army) Military Rank
“I’ve had a lot of successes… …but I’m always hungry.” — John S. Berry, Jr.
John on deployment in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Leading by Example

After more than 20 years of service in the United States Army and the Nebraska National Guard, John retired as a Battalion Commander and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the 209th Regimental Training Institute (RTI) for his service. His remarkable leadership in the military was borne of his guiding principle: “Warriors lead by example.” John always puts himself on the front lines of defense and fights relentlessly under extreme pressure and unfavorable circumstances. By ferociously pushing himself to perform better both in his work and his personal life, he inspires his teammates and clients to do the same.

Countless clients have thanked John personally for motivating them to keep fighting for what’s right and to never give up when faced with a challenge. John knows it’s important for his clients to feel confident and empowered; a resolute defendant has the energy and tenacity to keep fighting and working to win the case. By empowering his team to be unyielding and push diligently for the victory, he’s saved thousands of lives—on the battlefield and in the courtroom.

Always a Winner

It’s no secret that John is intensely competitive. But that’s OK—it helps him and his family and friends constantly work at improving themselves. He likes to push himself in the gym and can be spotted around town working out and running long distance races with his wife and kids. John is inspired and sharpened by his wife, Mallory, who’s also a defense attorney with whom he’s worked multiple times to win cases for clients—together. John loves spending time with Mallory and his two children, Amnie and Warner, who also encourage him to be the best family man he can be. He frequently travels with them and has a blast taking them hiking, skiing, surfing, and rafting at national parks and around the world. At home, John loves playing with his family mascot and golden retriever, Piper, who’s a bit too big to cuddle but tries to anyway. Whether at play or at work, John is always improving his skills and inspiring others to be the best they can be. With John at your side, there’s no case too difficult to win.

Berry Law had two winners in the annual Run to St Lo 5k. Attorney John S. Berry, Jr., and his son, Warner Berry, each took first place in their divisions. Warner won the 12 and under division by running under 23 minutes.
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John's Credentials

Organizations

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

Education

  • 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

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Forbes Business Counsel, Member, 2020
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, President, 2014-15
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 – Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Life Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Inns of Court, 2004-2010

Client Perspective

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I am so glad I don’t have to shoulder the burden of fighting for my benefits by myself. John, having served himself and on some of the very streets we have patrolled, gets where we are coming from as Veterans.

- Chet Bennetts, Review on Google 4/18/17

Awards

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In the News

American Board of Criminal Lawyers Key Note Speaker, 2020
Key Business Principles To Embrace This Year Forbes.com, June, 2020
United States Army, Airborne and Ranger School
Nationally recognized as one of the country’s top 100 trial lawyers
Awarded Top Attorney 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Consistently rated 10.0 out of 10.0, and top 1% of his peers as a Criminal Defense Attorney

Awards

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In the News

American Board of Criminal Lawyers Key Note Speaker, 2020
Key Business Principles To Embrace This Year Forbes.com, June, 2020
United States Army, Airborne and Ranger School
Nationally recognized as one of the country’s top 100 trial lawyers
Awarded Top Attorney 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Consistently rated 10.0 out of 10.0, and top 1% of his peers as a Criminal Defense Attorney
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