Judge Berry's 25 years of judicial experience has earned her an outstanding reputation in the legal profession. She has presided over hundreds of trials, and countless civil settlement conferences.
Judge Berry has experience with cases involving:
Breach of Contract
Commercial Business Transactions
Family Business Disputes
Home Owners Associations
Insurance Bad Faith
Probate and Trust
President of Nevada District Judges Association
Chief Judge Second Judicial District Court
Chairman of the National Judicial College Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Courts and the Media
Presiding Judge of the ABA/ABOTA National Trial Academy
Faculty member of the National Judicial College
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Nevada Chapter
" Judge Berry has the experience and knowledge to handle complex litigation mediations. She always puts in the time necessary to understand each case so that no time is wasted during actual mediation. Judge Berry's extensive years on the bench provide for a beneficial evaluative mediation style that aids attorneys and clients alike to understand the risks and benefits of the settlement verses trial on a case-by-case basis. Our firm has utilized Judge Berry's mediation services a number of times and have always been pleased with her professionalism, expertise and diligence."
Ardea Canepa Esq., Maddox, Segerblom and Canepa, Reno, NV.
" Judge Berry has the unique ability to connect with clients and explain the nuances of their legal circumstance with clarity and acumen. I was exceedingly impressed with her skill and expertise. My clients were very impressed with Judge Berry and equally happy with my selection of her as their mediator."
Phil Stone Esq., The Stone Law Firm, Reno, NV.
"In the fifty years I practiced law as an active trial lawyer, I observed Judge Jan Berry to be not only a superb trial judge, but an exceptional mediator. Some judges are better at trial than mediation, and vice versa. Judge Berry excels at both."
Peter Chase Neumann Esq.
" I was thrilled at how quickly Judge Berry was able to resolve a very complex real estate case that was a legal nightmare for my clients."
Kathy Parks Esq.,Laxalt Law Group
"Judge Berry was prepared, listened well, had insights about the issues and parties that encouraged resolution of a highly emotional matter."
Ann Morgan, Esq. Fennemore & Craig
Reno Business and Professional Woman of the Year
Truckee Meadows Human Services Award
Nevada Supreme Court Distinguished Jurist Education Award ( 1,000 hours of judicial education)
Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit
Tulane Law Review/ Masters Thesis:"Preservation of the Immortal Seed: Life After Death"
Does Judge Berry provide Zoom Mediations ? Yes.
The majority of mediations now rely on Zoom for insurance carriers and parties who find travel difficult.
Will Judge Berry travel to attend mediations?
Is there a minimum number of mediation hours required to hire Judge Berry?
There is a 4 hour minimum to conduct a mediation.
What are the hourly fees?
Hourly fees depend on the number of parties involved in the case. Please call for a quote.
Do you charge for travel time?
Travel fees are negotiable.
Does your Court Canine, Madeline attend mediations? She loves to spend time in the courtroom and in mediations!
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators.
“We’re delighted to recognize Hon. Janet Berry (Ret.) to the Academy’s Nevada Chapter in recognition of Excellence in her mediation practice,” commented Darren Lee, Executive Director of NADN.
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