Nicholas A. Leto

Attorney

Biographical Info

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 since 1995