John S. Berry, Jr.

John Berry Sr - Personal Injury LawyerJohn S. Berry, Jr. 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). 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. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense trial skills and veterans disability appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Drug Crimes
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • White Collar Crime
  • Veterans Disabilities Benefits
  • Veterans Appeals

Bar Admissions

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


  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • Top 50 DUI Lawyer
  • Army Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (3)
  • Army Achievement Medal (3)
  • Ranger Tab
  • Parachutist Badge
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard
  • Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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
  • National Organization of Veterans Advocates
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Inns of Court, 2004-2010