A. Stevenson Bogue

The goal of Steve’s practice is twofold: First, to provide preventative advice to clients to help them avoid situations in the workplace which might lead to claims of employment-related discrimination or union organizational activity; second, when claims of discrimination have been made, to help clients either avoid liability or minimize any damages associated with such claims. Those goals necessarily involve regularly working with clients to identify issues and helping resolve those issues. Finally, if there has been an action by a governmental agency, Steve’s efforts are directed at resolving the matter on terms favorable to the client or providing a vigorous defense.

When dealing with employment or immigration issues, Steve listens closely to his client’s needs and learns their organizational culture. This background helps him recommend an appropriate course of action when it comes to administering discipline, making and revising policy, responding to employment issues including, but not limited to, discrimination claims, union-related issues, or responding to inquiries by governmental agencies. Knowledge of the client’s business can also help Steve deal with governmental agencies when it comes to employment, workplace safety and immigration issues. Steve’s clients are comfortable with his knowledge, practical judgment and experience.

The Employment Law Practice:

Whether you’re a business startup, or a Fortune 100 company, eventually your company will be confronted with a workplace issue such as employment discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes or wrongful discharge threats or suits, to name a few. When these issues arise, you need experienced legal counsel who can address your immediate concerns, as well as assist you in reducing the risk of future workplace claims. You want a team that you can trust, will listen to your needs, will get to know your business, and respond immediately to your questions. At McGrath North, our Labor and Employment specialists understand that every client is unique, so we tailor our services to meet their specific needs with minimal disruption to their business.

Practice Area Experience: Discrimination, Wage and Hour, OSHA, Non-competition Agreements & Trade Secrets, HR Compliance and Risk Management, Discipline, Discharge & Restructuring, Leave and Disability Management.

Industry Experience: Manufacturing, Insurance, Health Care, Service Industries, Retail, Logistics, Education, Construction, Food Processing, Agribusiness, and the public sector.

McGrath North Mullin & Kratz:

At McGrath North, we pride ourselves on offering clients a sophisticated, nationwide legal practice that reflects the integrity, personal attention and work ethic of a Midwestern firm. McGrath North was founded in Omaha in 1959, and has grown into one of the Midwest’s largest and most reputable firms. Our success is a direct result of the expertise we have developed while representing a broad client base, and where our focus is providing clients with practical advice and exceptional results. Our experience and proficiency have made McGrath North the firm of choice for clients in Nebraska, the Midwest and beyond.

In an effort to provide our clients with the best possible service, we have grown our firm to include a wide range of practice areas and industries. In addition, our attorneys coordinate efforts across practice areas to ensure that our clients receive the most practical and effective legal services. Our dedication to our clients has earned McGrath North firm-wide recognition from third party sources such as Best Lawyers® and Chambers USA. We are also proud to have thirty eight (38) of our attorneys individually recognized by Best Lawyers® and twenty five (25) of our attorneys individually recognized by Super Lawyers.

We innovate, expand and adapt our services to meet our clients’ ever changing needs. We are proud of the firm that we have built, the clients that we serve and the results that we provide.

John S Berry, Jr

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, but he has also led soldiers in deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. His warrior ethos has become the foundation for firm’s success. 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) and the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008).

John is past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and maintains an AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale Hubbell. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers’ 40 under 40. 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.

Practice Areas

– Sex crimes

– Drug crimes

– State and federal criminal defense

– White collar crime

– Interstate drug stops

– Veterans appeals

– Civil litigation

– Injury law

– Title IX defense for students and faculty

Education

– J.D. cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (2003)

– B.A., College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1997)

– National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School, Macon, GA (2004)

– Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2008)

Bar Admissions

– Nebraska

– U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

– U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Honors and Awards

– AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

– The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

– AVVO 10 out of 10 rating

– AVVO Client’s Choice Award 2016

– Excellence in Criminal Defense, Lawyers of Disctinction

– National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40

– Top 50 DUI Lawyer

– Lincoln Independent Business Association: Outstanding Young Professional Award 2013

– Army Meritorious Service Medal

– Army Commendation Medal (3)

– Lieutenant Colonel, Nebraska Army National Guard

– Parachutist Badge

– Ranger Tab

Professional Associations and Memberships

– Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, President 2014 – 2015

– National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Life Member

– Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Section, Board Member 2012 – Present

– Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

– National Organization of Veterans Advocates

– Lincoln Independent Business Association, Board Member, 2008 – Present

– Inns of Court, 2004 – 2010