Leonard J. Badia
Leonard Badia holds undergraduate degrees in Economics, Management, and Business Administration from the State University of New York and St. John’s University. He graduated, cum laude, from Touro Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York and before the United States Supreme Court. He has numerous police instructor certifications including certification in Police Mental Hygiene. He is a certified mediator for Custody/Visitation and Parent/Child disputes. He has written articles for various publications including Dialogue Magazine and The Suffolk Lawyer.
He presently serves as the Deputy Chief Clerk of the District Court in Suffolk County, New York. He previously served as a Major/Commanding court officer in Suffolk County. He has held the office of Director on the Board of the Suffolk County Bar Association; Managing Director of the Board of Managers of the Bar Association’s Charity Foundation; is Co-chair of the Law Students Committee and a member of the Bench/Bar, Nominating and District Court Committees. He received the Bar Association’s Directors’ Award in 2016. He is a member of the District Administrative Judge’s Committee on Efficiencies in the Courts.
Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice and Paralegal, Business and Accounting Departments of Suffolk County Community College where he serves as the faculty advisor to the Criminal Justice Club and a member of the Paralegal Advisory Board. He has been nominated for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by an Adjunct. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro Law School and Long Island University. In 2017, he received the “Adjunct of the Year” Award at Touro Law School.
His lecture areas include Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Public Security, Criminal Justice, and Business Law. He is an officer and faculty member of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Academy of Law and has developed and instructed Continuing Legal Education classes for attorneys including “Arraignment Procedures” and “Practicing in the District Court”.