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Member Profile: William Larry Latham

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Mediation Offices
P.O. Box 1799
Ridgeland, MS 39158
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Tel: (601) 856-5880
Fax: (601) 898-2074

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire; ADR Training/CME


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William Larry Latham has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Mr. Latham is included in the Directory of Mediators published by the Mississippi State Bar. In addition to the minimum training required for inclusion in that Directory, Mr. Latham has successfully completed the 40-hour mediation training at Duke University as required by the rules of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the advanced mediation training conducted by the Association of Attorney-Mediators and is an approved neutral for the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Divisions of Mississippi.

In 2005, Mr. Latham completed Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers' Mediation Project consisting of 40 hours of advance mediation training conducted by Professor Frank Sander, Michael K. Lewis and Linda R. Singer.

In 2009, Mr. Latham withdrew from Latham & Burwell to allow him to focus his time and direct his practice exclusively to ADR. Mr. Latham accepts engagements to serve as a neutral mediator in select cases, completing in excess of 1,500 mediations since the initiation of his mediation practice in 2003. Larry is one of the region's preeminent mediators of complex civil disputes. He is on the forefront of the development of mediation in Mississippi.


  • University of Mississippi (J.D. 1969)
  • University of Mississippi (B.A. 1965)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member in good standing, Mississippi Bar Association.
  • Past Treasurer and President, Mississippi Trial Lawyers' Association.
  • "AV" rating, Martindale-Hubbell since 1988.
  • Designated as leading commercial litigator by Chambers USA, 2004 and various years thereafter.
  • Recognized for mediation in Chambers USA.
  • Included in 2010 Best Lawyers in America in ADR and Commercial Litigation and in ADR for 2011.
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation.
  • Member of Lamar Order, University of Mississippi School of Law.


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