The managing partner of Cozen O'Connor's District of Columbia office and the co-chair of the firm's criminal defense and internal investigations practice group, Barry Boss has represented his clients in complex criminal defense matters for the past 30 years. Mr. Boss represents clients in federal courts throughout the United Sates, focusing on cases involving government investigations, trials and appeals in industries such as health care, food and beverage, sports and gaming.
Mr. Boss was awarded his Juris Doctor with high honors by the George Washington University Law School in 1985 after first receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Bates College in 1982. Before he joined Cozen O'Connor, Mr. Boss worked as an assistant federal public defender. He has substantial appellate and trial experience, and has tried numerous criminal matters in United States District Courts throughout the country. In addition, Mr. Boss has a deep background in federal sentencing and he is often retained by clients to handle that portion of the case.
Over the years, Mr. Boss has developed a reputation as a highly skilled lawyer, as attested to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Boss has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America directory each year since 2010. He is also listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and has been named as one of the 10 best attorneys in Washington, D.C., by SuperLawyers and by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. Mr. Boss additionally holds a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.
Mr. Boss is a co-author of Federal Criminal Practice, a treatise written for criminal defense attorneys. He is an active participant in the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association where he is currently the co-chair of the Sentencing Committee.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Last Updated: 12/1/2016