District 6 President


David Leta hales from northwest Pennsylvania, but has lived and worked in metropolitan Atlanta for over 30 years.  For over 23 years, he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office in Atlanta, trying organized crime, violent crime and white collar crime cases.  Before coming to Atlanta, he was a local prosecutor in New York City serving in both the Manhattan and Queens District Attorneys’ offices, handling narcotics and violent crime prosecutions.  He served on active duty as a judge advocate with the US Air Force for over eight years and for over 22 years in the Reserves.  He retired in 2004 from the Air Force as a colonel.  He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in history.  He graduated from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a J.D.  He also graduated from Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  He is licensed to practice law in New York and Georgia.  Between 2015 and 2021, he served as the president of the Corpus Christi conference of SVdP in Stone Mountain and remains an active case worker for the conference.