Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Skip Navigation LinksHome > Expert Service Providers Search > Company Display
Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers
Insurance Experts
Law Office of Mitchell L. Lathrop
600 West Broadway, Suite 500
San Diego, California 92101-3357Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 619-955-5951
Fax: 619-566-4034
About Us
Professional Memberships
High Profile Cases
Additional Links
Clicking here will take you to this social media’s external website.  These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by A.M. Best. A.M. Best bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content and privacy policies.

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

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
Back To Top

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.
Back To Top

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)
Back To Top

Personnel Information
Firm Member
Mitchell Lee Latrhrop C.Arb., FCIArb.
  • 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
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S.Engr.
  • University of Southern California School of Law, J.D.
Back To Top

Additional Links
Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims by Mitchell L. Lathrop
Back To Top

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).
Back To Top