Dr. Leon Koziol is a human rights advocate who practiced law in federal and state courts. After earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1985, he dedicated the next thirty-five years to securing justice for diverse victims. His successes included jury verdicts, substantial recoveries, and precedent opinions. In 2004, he obtained a judgment invalidating the largest casino compact in New York. He also earned appearances on 60 Minutes, front page of the New York Times and other media.
In 2010, Leon took a conscientious stand against his profession for its abuse of parents in divorce and family courts. A victim himself, he soon exposed misconduct among jurists, lawyers and service providers who were promoting needless conflict for profit. Severe harm to children was treated as collateral damage. Incredible retributions followed, but the seizures of professional licenses, income capacities and father-daughter relations only increased his resolve for justice.
Nationwide efforts then expanded to include lobby initiatives, speaking events, a march down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort, and a vigil at the Capitol for the lives lost to a corrupt system. All were ignored, adding support for George Floyd activists who declared that peaceful protest was ineffective. It also lent substance to a tactic of killing the messenger in the form of a “shoot on sight” warrant for child support and a survival mission that nearly cost Leon his life.
The shocking story which follows is a testament for whistleblower protection everywhere.