Leonard N. Zito is a lifelong resident of Bangor, Pennsylvania located in northern Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He served in the US Navy 1960-1964 and was honorably discharged.
He is a 1968 graduate of the University of Scranton and a 1971 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.
He was admitted to the Bar in 1971. Practiced 1971 to 2004, individually and as founder and senior partner of his law firm. Admitted to: U.S.D.C. Eastern District of PA; U.S.D.C. Middle District of PA; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Areas of practice included transactions, criminal defense and civil litigation, land use and environmental law and general practice. He served as municipal and zoning solicitor and solicitor to Northampton County Council.
He was nominated to the Court of Common Pleas in 2004 and in 2008 and confirmed by the Senate and thereafter elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County 2009.
As a member of the Court he served as Northampton County Criminal Court Administrative Judge 2010 to 2019 as well as Northampton County Mediation and Settlement Judge 2016 – 2019.
He has been married 50 years to Patricia (Guida) Zito. They have 3 children (Alicia, Paul, and Anthony). Alicia Zito is a District Judge in Northampton County.
Community activities, past and present, include: member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Board; Pius X High School Board; Past President, manager, and coach of the Slate Belt Little League and Roseto American Legion; and, Judge Richard D. Grifo Lodge #30 Sons of Italy. Member of the Columbia Fire Company, Roseto, Pennsylvania; North Bangor Fire Company, Bangor, Pennsylvania; Bangor Pennsylvania Elks; U.N.I.C.O., Roseto, Pennsylvania; Martocci-Capobianco American Legion Post 750; Knights of Columbus; Father DeNisco Council No. 3862; Lehigh Valley Division of the Men’s Senior Baseball League; and serves as a Lector at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Bangor, Pennsylvania.
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