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L. Barrett Boss

L. Barrett Boss

also known as Barry Boss

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, White Collar Crime

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    29 years, 700 cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
    29 years
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($575-695/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Jonathan L Katz

    For years, I have known Barry as a highly skilled, highly knowledgable devoted criminal defense lawyer. I have appreciated his ego-less demeanor in talking with me about criminal defense. Barry is among those lawyers I would not hesitate to recommend to other criminal defendants when I have a conflict due to co-defendants in a case.

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    Jonathan Katz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jon W Norris

    Barry wrote the book on Federal Criminal Practice. He is one of the best.

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    Jon Norris Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cozen & O'Connor

The Army and Navy Building
1627 I Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, 20006

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199506/08/2015
DCActive 198605/24/2015
PAInactive198505/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching AwardThe George Washington University Law School2006
R. Kenneth Mundy Lawyer of the YearDistrict of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberCozen O'Connor2004 - Present
PartnerAsbill Moffitt & Boss2000 - 2004
Adjunct ProfessorThe George Washington University Law School2000 - Present
Public DefenderFederal Public Defender's Office1995 - 2000
PartnerAsbill Junkin & Myers1992 - 1995
AssociateAsbill Junkin Myers & Buffone1986 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Criminal LawyersFellow2006 - Present
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Sentencing CommitteeCo-Chair2006 - Present
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Corrections and Sentencing CommitteeCo-Chair2004 - 2006
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember, Money Laundering Task Force2000 - 2002
N/ACo-chair2000 - 2004
Programs Committee, DC Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysChairman1994 - 1995

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Champion magazineMoney Laundering Defense After Santos and Regalado Cuellar2008
Federal Criminal Practice(Book)2008
Washington PostWhere Victims' Rights Go Wrong2007
Criminal Justice MagazineNegotiating Federal Plea Agreements in the Post-Booker World: "Same As It Ever Was"2006
Inside the Minds: Best Practices for White Collar LItigationWhite Collar Criminal Defense in the Post-Enron Era: An Overview2006
Federal Sentencing ReporterTime Does Not Heal All Wounds2000
the Champion magazineDownward Departures in Money Laundering Cases: The Punishment Should Fit the Real Crime1998
Federal Sentencing ReporterDo We Need to Increase The Sentences in White Collar Cases? A view from the trenches1997
Champion magazineSentencing Manipulation and Entrapment as Defenses1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor with High Honors1985
Bates CollegeRhetoricBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Aviation and Space Law LitigationCriminalization of Aviation Accidents2007
16th Annual National Federal Sentencing Guidelines SeminarPlea Bargaining In the Post-Booker Era2007
Government Investigations SeminarWhat Every In-House Counsel Should Know Once a Government Investigation Commences2006
Complex Litigation SeminarPlea Negotiations in Complex Cases2005
14th Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing GuidelinesPlea Bargaining in the Post Booker Era2005
Continuing Legal Education ProgramHow to Avoid Criminal and Civil Pitfalls for Charitable and Non-profit Entities2004