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Law Office of Mitchell L. Lathrop

600 West Broadway, Suite 500, San Diego, California 92101-3357

Established: 1966

Qualified Member Since: 2013


About Us

Arbitrator, mediator and expert consultant/witness in insurance, reinsurance and lawyers' professional responsibility. Former Presiding Referee of the California State Bar Court.

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Services Rendered

  • Mediation
  • Arbitrations
  • Expert Testimony
  • Insurance Consulting
  • Reinsurance
  • Lawyer' Professional Responsibility
  • Insurance Practice and Standards of Care
  • Reasonable Care and Diligence
  • Special Relationships
  • Agency/Company Disputes

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Qualifications

In his over 45 years of experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Lathrop has worked as a lawyer, educator, writer, editor, legal association officer, expert witness and consultant in the areas of insurance, reinsurance & lawyers' professional responsibility. He is Martindale-Hubbell "A" rated, listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2006-present), listed in Super Lawyers for both New York & San Diego & received Best Lawyers' 2012 San Diego Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • International Bar Association
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Judge Advocates Association
  • American Board of Neutrals Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Center for International Legal Studies
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US)
  • Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC)

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Personnel Information

Firm Member


Mitchell Lee Latrhrop C.Arb., FCIArb.

Admitted
  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, District of Columbia, Second, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits
Education:
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S.Engr.
  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D.

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Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims by Mitchell L. Lathrop, Lexis-Nexis

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High Profile Cases

Shell Oil Company v. Winterthur Swiss Insurance Company, et al., 12 Cal.App.4th 715, 15 Cal.Rptr.2d 815 (1993), as modified, February 22, 1993, 1993 Cal. App. LEXIS 156. Liggett Group, Inc. v. Affiliated FM Ins. Co., C.A. No. 00C-01-207 HDR, Del. Super. Ct., New Castle County, October 1, 2001, 2001 Del. Super. LEXIS 385, aff’d sub nom. Liggett Group Inc. v. Ace Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 798 A.2d 1024 (Del. 2002). Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 283 A.D.2d 322, 724 N.Y.S.2d 853 (2001), leave to appeal granted, 97 N.Y.2d 603, 760 N.E.2d 1288, 735 N.Y.S.2d 492 (2001), aff’d, 98 N.Y.2d 208, 774 N.E.2d 687, 746 N.Y.S.2d 622 (2002).

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