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John Stevens Berry Sr

John Stevens Berry Sr

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Berry Law Firm
Lincoln, NE
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Attorney Biography

John Stevens Berry, Sr. has appeared in court in twenty-four states, and two foreign countries. Following his military service, he was, in 1970 and 1971, briefly associated with the Henry B. Rothblatt Offices in New York, where he tried a number of high-profile cases. He returned to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1971, and has continued to have a regional criminal trial practice. In 1986, he was Civilian Defense Counsel in the biggest drug bust in the history of Japan. He has conducted seminars for practicing lawyers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, and has been invited to the Judge Advocate Generals School at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, to lecture on issues regarding criminal defense in the military. Mr. Berry has an AV rating through Martindale Hubbell and is also recognized by Super Lawyers for his high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Published Works Those Gallant Men: ON Trial in Vietnam, Presidio Press, 1984 Honors and Awards Recipient: Bronze Star, Vietnamese Medal of Honor First Class (Gold) Recipient: Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with Palm) Recipient: FBI Award for Service in the Public Interest

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (19%)
Personal Injury (9%)
Marijuana Law (9%)
DUI / DWI (9%)
Drug Crimes (9%)
Juvenile Defense (9%)
Domestic Violence (9%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (9%)
Probation Violations (9%)
Sex Crimes (9%)
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Bar Licenses

Nebraska State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law

Stanford University

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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
American Board of Criminal Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Recognized for Community Leadership
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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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John Stevens Berry Sr
Berry Law Firm
2650 N. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Office: 402-466-8444

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

American Board of Criminal Lawyers -

Founded in 1978, the ABCL is an invitation-only honorary society for many of the top criminal defense lawyers throughout the United States.