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John Stevens Berry Jr.

John Stevens Berry Jr.

Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes Lawyer
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Berry Law Firm
Lincoln, NE

About John Stevens Berry Jr.

Attorney Biography

Attorney John S. Berry Jr. helps his clients fight some of the most important battles of their lives. Not only has he led successful teams in the courtroom, resulting in several jury trial victories, he has led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. Beyond the battlefield and the courtroom, John’s leadership experience extends to local community and national organizations that protect our constitutional rights and our veterans.

Prior to joining the firm, John attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia(1993-1997), and Creighton University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 2003. John is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004), Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming (2018), and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008).

John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association and a fellow of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers. John maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense, trial skills, and veterans disability appeals.

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 later as a Battalion Commander in the National Guard.

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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (25%)
Marijuana Defense (25%)
Federal Crimes (25%)
Sex Crimes (25%)

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Bar Licenses

Nebraska State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Berry Law Firm
Managing Partner


Creighton University School of Law
Creighton University School of Law

College of William & Mary

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

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John Stevens Berry Jr.
Berry Law Firm
6940 O St Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
Office: 402-466-8444
Fax: 402-466-1793

Secondary Address:
222 S 15th St Suite 405N
Omaha, NE 68102

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.

The NORML website also maintains its own