Attorney Nora Leto is a civil trial attorney with approximately 31 years of legal experience, including approximately 17 years of experience with Social Security disability and workers’ compensation claims. Ms. Leto has prior professional legal experience working for Florida State Hospital Office of Patient Legal Services as a Staff Attorney and with Florida Rural Legal Services as a Farm Worker Advocate. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Leto received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Florida State University in 1978. She also received her Juris Doctor, or law degree, from Florida State University in 1981 and was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 1982. Ms. Leto has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1982. She is a former Chair of the Florida Bar’s Agricultural Law Committee. She has practiced in the United States Tax Court to which she was admitted. Ms. Leto is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. She is admitted to practice before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).
Ms. Leto is involved in various professional and community organizations within the State of Florida, including the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, Lakeland Bar Association, and the Catholic Charities of Central Florida.
Ms. Leto lives in Polk County with her husband. They have three adult children. Ms. Leto graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, and she continues to remain active in the Tampa community.