Nicholas A. Leto

Attorney at Law
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Nicholas A. Leto, Attorney at Law

7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 227
La Mesa, CA 91942

Tel.:  (619) 232-7427
Fax:  (619) 232-2236

Email: leto@leto-law.com

Website: leto-law.com

 

Education

  • University of California at San Diego - 1974 Magna Cum Laude   
  • University of San Diego School of Law - 1977

Judicial Training and Experience

  • Member, San Diego County Presiding Judge Family Law Advisory Committee 2004- 2007
  • San Diego County Superior Court Pro Tem Judge -Family Law 1985 to 2000
  • Mandatory Settlement Conference Judge - Family Law since 1985
  • San Diego County Bar Association Attorney Fee Arbitrator, 1984- 2005
  • San Diego County Bar Association Client Relations Board Committee Member, 1992- 2005
  • Program Chair, Moderator and Lecturer for seminar panels for San Diego County Bar Association,
    Certified Family Law Specialists, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, University of California at San Diego,
    Child Psychiatry Fellows and California Western School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Judge Norbert Ehrenfreund Award presented by the Judiciary of the San Diego County
    Family Law Court 2006
  • Recipient of the Family Law Person of the Year Award presented by the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2008
  • Best Lawyers of America since 2000
  • San Diego Magazine, Best Lawyers in San Diego since 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV rating since 1992
  • Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who
  • San Diego County Bar Association Member of the Month (April, 2000)

Professional Organizations and Offices

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978
  • California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1985
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialists Committee,
    1989-91 and 1993-95
  • Treasurer of the San Diego County Certified Family Law Specialists 1991-1994
  • Chairperson of the Certified Family Law Specialists Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association 1995
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1993
  • President of the So. Calif. Chapter of the AAML, 2002-2003
  • Vice-President of Marketing of the So. Calif. Chapter of the AAML, 1996-1997
  • Treasurer of the So. Calif. Chapter of the AAML, 1997-2000;
  • Counsel for the So. Calif. Chapter of the AAML, 2004-2010
  • Member of National Board of Governors of the AAML, 2009-2012
  • Member Board of Directors of the AAML, 1995-1996, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since1995