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Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Duke University, A.B., 1977, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1986
  • Illinois, 1982
  • Iowa, 1983, Inactive
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Robert Allen Latham III
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Partner
rlatham@thompsoncoe.com
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Los Angeles
12100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90025
310-954-2365 direct  |  310-954-2345 fax
Assistant:
Beverly Mikell
310-954-2363 direct
bmikell@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

A trial lawyer with 35 years experience, Robert Latham has represented insurers in bad faith claim handling cases policy rescission and cancellation actions, and in drafting policy exclusions. He has also represented hundreds of reinsurers in ceding company liquidations, as well as defendants in asbestos cases, public entities in wrongful death and catastrophic bodily injury cases, and private clients in corporate dissolutions, business tort cases, securities arbitrations, trade infringement cases, and corporate raiding matters. 

Bob's practice also includes representing travel providers and insurers on health, accident, life, disability and property losses. A frequent and sought-after speaker, Bob addresses insurers on claim handling and special investigative unit certifications. 

Representative Experience

Bob has won a $14.4 million products liability, wrongful death judgment for a widow and her two children against a foreign company served under the Hauge Service Convention. 

On behalf of one of his public entity clients, short to mediation or dispositive motion, Bob convinced a non-client property insurer to abandon its $1.4 million subrogation claim, based on that insurer's coverage obligations to its insured, which did not translate, legally or factually, to any duty owed to that insured by his client.

Professional and Community Activities
  • American Bar Association, Insurance and Litigation Sections
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association
Professional Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating