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Erik Fern

Erik Fern

Berry Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Family Law ...
  • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska
Claimed Lawyer Profile

When I meet with a prospective client, my first priority is making sure he or she has found the right attorney. Not all lawyers are well-suited for all cases. Getting that client in the right room with the right attorney is imperative. When I am hired by a client, it is my number one objective to represent that person to the best of my abilities. Equally important in my advocacy conducting myself respectfully. Whether you are my client, opposing counsel, the court, or the other side, I will treat you with courtesy and respect. Advocacy does not mean impertinence. If you meet with me, you might find that I am not your "typical attorney". I like to take time to get to know my clients and who they are. I have always found it more effective to represent someone who you know, whose identity you have discerned, and whose interests your truly understand.

Aside from work, I love spending time with my wife and my dog. My family is my most important thing. I grew up in Hammond, Wisconsin, lived in Iowa for about 16 years, and recently moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. I come from a family of outdoors-people. I love fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and just being outside. As a sports enthusiast, I enjoy college and men's club rugby, and all things Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and the UW Badgers!

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • Free Consultation
    Our office provides free consultations for personal injury cases. For other cases, the charge is $300 for an office consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Iowa
ID Number: AT0009068
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Minnesota Supreme Court
ID Number: 0388710
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Nebraska State Bar Association
ID Number: 23733
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Berry Law Firm
- Current
Civil litigation attorney with an emphasis on personal injury, general civil litigation, probate, and family law matters.
Putnam, Fern & Thompson Law Office, PLLC
Member and owner of a law firm in Decorah, Iowa practicing primarily family law and general civil litigation.
Putnam Law Office
Associate attorney with a solo practitioner in Decorah, Iowa. The firm eventually became Putnam, Fern & Thompson Law Office, PLLC.
Store Counsel
Menard, Inc.
Store counsel position for Menard, Inc., the corporate owner of "Menards" brand retail stores.
Hamline University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
Honors: Dean's Scholarship
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Luther College
B.A. (2004) | Political Science and Communications
Honors: Presidential Scholarship
Activities: Luther College Rugby
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Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association
- Current
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Nebraska State Bar Association  # 23733
- Current
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Iowa State Bar Association
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Berry Law Firm - Firm Website
Berry Law Blog
Contact & Map
Berry Law Firm
6940 O St, Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510
Telephone: (402) 466-8444