Steven C. Berry joined Henn Lesperance PLC as of counsel in October 2015. Before that he was a named partner at Berry & Berry PLC in Holland, Michigan, and a named partner at Bigler Berry Johnston Sztykiel and Hunt PC based in Troy, Michigan. For the last two decades, he has focused his practice on the defense of healthcare providers and institutions in claims of medical malpractice. In his 40 years of civil litigation experience, he has handled all types of civil litigation matters including general negligence claims, products liability claims, labor and employment disputes, environmental claims, ecclesiastical law claims, business and commercial disputes, high-stakes divorce cases, and class actions.
Mr. Berry has tried approximately 200 jury trials in most circuit courts throughout the state of Michigan, and in the federal courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, and Northern District of Illinois. He has handled appeals before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Berry primarily assists the firm's healthcare clients with high-level tasks such as expert depositions, de bene esse trial depositions, and other aspects of trial preparation.
When not practicing law, Mr. Berry enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family, including four children, their spouses, and grandchildren.