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Hon. Leonard N. Zito (Ret.)

  • Nominated to the Court of Common Pleas in Northampton County starting in 2004 and 2008. Served as a Senior Judge starting in 2014.
  • Assigned complex criminal and civil matters including medical malpractice and commercial litigation.
  • Northampton County Mediation and Settlement Judge since 2015.
  • Criminal Administrative Judge for nine years in addition to being designated by the President Judge to Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
  • Regularly assigned to conduct settlement conferences both at the pre-trial and trial stages.
  • Rated highly qualified by the Northampton County Bar Association and frequently presented educational programs for members of the Bar.
  • Litigated complex criminal, civil, land use, regulatory, and environmental cases. Handled complex commercial transactions.  Represented multiple municipalities as a solicitor to the governing bodies as well as to the Zoning Hearing Boards.
  • Served as Solicitor to Northampton County Council.
  • Chief Public Defender for Northampton County from 1997 to 2004.
  • Villanova University School of Law 1971.
  • Graduate of the University of Scranton 1968.
  • Veteran of the U.S. Navy.