Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Mitchell Lathrop

J.D., C.Arb., FCIArb

Law Office of Mitchell L. Lathrop
600 West Broadway Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92101-3357

Phone: 619-955-5951
Fax: 619-566-4034


Mitch Lathrop is an expert on insurance and reinsurance, including issues involving claims handling, scope of coverage, primary/excess issues, standard of care for insurers and policyholders. He has testified in both state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions. Mitch is also an expert on lawyers’ professional responsibilities, including legal ethical issues, legal malpractice, and the standards of care and conduct expected of attorneys. He spent over 20 years in attorney discipline, and was a former Presiding Referee of the California State Bar Court, the disciplinary body for California lawyers.

Curriculum vitae

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  • 49 years of insurance law practice
  • Former Presiding Referee of Cal. Bar Court
  • Author of leading treatise on insurance
  • Qualified expert in state & federal courts
  • Expert testimony for both plaintiff and defense
  • Handled insurance cases in over 30 states
  • Expert on insurance coverage & bad faith
  • Licensed in CA, DC and NY
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • 20 years in attorney disciplinary cases