Frederick L. Berry
Fred represents plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of consumer fraud, business disputes, class actions, wrongful death, serious injury and will disputes. Fred’s experience includes serving as lead counsel in a number of consumer class actions. Fred’s approach to legal problems has resulted in significant court decisions that have changed and developed North Carolina law, particularly in the area of consumer protection.
- Suggs v. Physicians Weight Loss Center of America, Inc.
- Jones v. Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
- The Odell v. Legal Bucks litigation
J.D., Wake Forest University, 1981 B.A., Wake Forest University, 1978
Distinctions and Associations
- Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar
- Former Member of the 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee and the Professionalism Committee
- Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Member of Greensboro Bar Association (GBA)
- GBA’s Board of Directors: 2008-09
- Member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
- Chairman of NCAJ’s Commercial Litigation section
- Member of the Summit Rotary Club, served as past member of the board of directors and past Rotarian of the Year
- Past Member of the Town of Stokesdale, N.C. Town Council
- Served on Stokesdale’s Planning Board
- Served on the Bryan Family YMCA board of management
- Board Member of the Bethany Community Charter Middle School Foundation in Rockingham County
Away from the office, Fred is a father, husband and avid outdoorsman. Fred and his wife, Elaine, live on a farm in southern Rockingham County. They have three grown children – Irene, Ben and Nathan. Sharing their passion for horses and the outdoors, Fred and Elaine are mounted fox hunting enthusiasts. Fred has served as Huntsman for the Sedgefield Hunt for many years, and he and Elaine maintain horses and a pack of 40 foxhounds on their farm. During the winter months, you will find Fred, Elaine and the Sedgefield Hunt, pursuing foxes, coyotes and bobcats. In addition to fox hunting, Fred also enjoys turkey, deer and duck hunting, backpacking, fly-fishing, catfish grabbling and team roping.