An experienced litigator who has handled hundreds of civil and criminal cases, Boz Tchividjian has dedicated his career to empowering survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment to seek justice against perpetrators, as well as employers and other institutions who fail to protect people from abuse. Prior to joining the firm as a civil litigator in 2001, Boz served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he created the first Sex Crimes Division at the Office of the State Attorney and served as Division Chief. In that position, Boz personally prosecuted hundreds of sexual victimization cases and supervised the prosecution of thousands more.
Boz is the Founder of GRACE, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that equips religious organizations with the tools they need to correctly respond to allegations of sexual abuse and educates them on how to create safeguards to protect children in their communities. As a renowned expert on sexual abuse, particularly within faith communities, Boz has been widely quoted in media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and NBC Nightly News.
Boz is the co-author of The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide, a handbook for religious institutions looking to improve their child protection policies. He has also published scholarly articles such as, “Predators and Propensity: The Proper Approach for Determining the Admissibility of Prior Bad Acts Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions” (American Journal of Criminal Law) and “Catching American Sex Offenders Overseas: A Proposal for a Federal Mandated Reporting Law” (UMKC Law Review). Boz also wrote a weekly column for the Religious News Service.
Boz also served as a professor at Liberty University School of Law where he taught employment law, criminal law and procedure, and child abuse law. Boz currently serves as an adjunct professor at Stetson University where he teaches employment law and other business law related courses.
Boz is Of Counsel with the firm and represents abuse victims from around the country.
Areas of Practice:
- Sexual Abuse
- Child sexual abuse
- Adult sexual assault
- Workplace sexual harassment and discrimination
- All other forms of discrimination and harassment in the workplace
- General employment law
- Personal injury
- Samford University Cumberland School of Law, JD
- Stetson University, BA
- State of Florida, 1993