Barry Boss

Top rated white collar crimes attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Cozen O'Connor
Barry Boss
Cozen O'Connor

Practice Areas: White collar crimes; view more

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1986

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Cozen O'Connor

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 Visit website

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Barry Boss co-chairs Cozen O'Connor's commercial litigation department and also co-chairs its white-collar defense and investigations practice. Barry has represented his clients in complex criminal defense matters for more than 30 years. Mr. Boss represents clients in federal courts throughout the United States, 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 has been named as one of the 10 best attorneys in Washington, D.C., by SuperLawyers and 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 previously served as 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.

Practice areas

Criminal defense: white collar

Focus areas

White collar crime, Criminal law - federal

  • 100% Criminal defense: white collar

First Admitted: 1985, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/boss-barry

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland
  • Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Past Co-Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission's Practitioners Advisory Group
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section Sentencing Committee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member, ABA's Task Force on The Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes
Honors/Awards:
  • 2000 Lawyer of the Year, District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award, George Washington University Law School
  • Super Lawyer, Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Magazine
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys: "10 Best" Attorneys for the District of Columbia
  • Chambers & Partners USA, 2010-2016
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Global Investigations Review's Who's Who Legal: Investigations, 2015
  • Top 10, Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2016
  • Top Lawyer for criminal defense, Washingtonian Magazine
Educational Background:
  • Bates College, B.A., 1982

Office location for Barry Boss

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-644-8932

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