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Mitchell L. Lathrop

Law Office of Mitchell L. Lathrop

600 West Broadway, Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92101-3357
P: (619) 955-5951
F: (619) 566-4034


Mitchell Lee (“Mitch”) Lathrop graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy.  Following service in the Vietnam War, he graduated from the University of Southern California Law School.  Following his graduation he practiced law for 45 years with large national and international law firms before leaving to become a sole practitioner specializing in mediation, arbitration, insurance, and lawyers’ professional responsibility. He has been qualified as an expert on insurance and legal malpractice in both state and federal courts. He is the author of a well-known legal treatise which has been published annually since 1992 by Lexis-Nexis Matthew Bender. Mitch is a former Presiding Referee of the California State Bar Court.

Education / Licenses

He is licensed in California, the District of Columbia and New York, as well as before numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Years in Practice

50 years

Primary Areas of Expertise

Insurance and reinsurance, including bad faith, claim handling, and insurers’ standards of care. Lawyers’ professional responsibility, including legal malpractice and the standard of care and standard of conduct for lawyers.

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