Barry Chasen started the firm in 1986 with one employee—his secretary. In 1987, Benjamin Boscolo joined the firm and Tom Teodori followed in 1988. Ultimately, Ben and Tom became co-owners of the firm and together they have worked hard to expand the firm. After more than 25 years in business, ChasenBoscolo employs a large team of experienced lawyers and legal professionals. Barry takes pride in the fact that the attorneys at ChasenBoscolo represent the underdog. It is part of Barry’s core values, and a firm value, to provide the firm’s clients the very best legal representation regardless of their ability to pay.
“We really care about people. It's not just talk. It's not pretending. We live it every day.”
Barry has been practicing law for more than 30 years and has tried hundreds of cases before juries in state and federal courts in Maryland, resulting in several reported decisions from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals. Barry’s main practice areas are workers’ compensation and personal injury. He has tried thousands of cases before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. In addition to his work at the firm, Barry has lectured on workers’ compensation law for numerous professional associations.
Barry Chasen: I’m Barry Chasen. I started this firm in 1986, and I’m still the president and CEO. I believe that you don’t go from one lawyer and his secretary to 24 lawyers and 90 employees if you don’t take care of your clients. Every morning when I come in, I walk around to everybody’s desk and I call them by name and tell them good morning. On Fridays, when I hand out the paychecks, I look them in the eye, I shake their hand, and I thank them for the work that they did during the week. And that’s special to me and I hope it’s special to them; I think it is. Virtually not a day goes by in this practice that I don’t feel good because of something that I’ve done for somebody. We are honest, fair-minded people who sincerely want to do a good job for people. And I think we have grown because we’re Lawyers that Care.
Barry came from a family of modest means. He attended college and law school at night and worked during the day to support himself. In 1968, Barry’s education was interrupted when he was drafted into the Army. He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as second lieutenant. Barry served as a military intelligence officer in Vietnam where he was twice awarded the Bronze Star. Before and after his military service, Barry worked for the Social Security Administration, where he held a variety of jobs, his first as a file clerk with an annual salary of $3,680.
Outside of work, Barry enjoys playing tennis and loves spending time with his family. He has three boys and has been married to his wife for more than 35 years. Barry’s desire to help the underdog continues into his personal life. He and his wife have a passion for education and have endowed several scholarships enabling many students to attend college. Having obtained his undergraduate and law degrees by attending night school, Barry is committed to helping nontraditional students, like himself, reach their dreams.
1976 – B.S., University of Maryland University College, magna cum laude
1980 – J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law