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Mitchell Lathrop has been practicing law for over 45 years and is a qualified domestic and international arbitrator based in San Diego. He focuses his practice on domestic and international arbitration, mediation, and expert consulting and testimony in insurance, reinsurance, and lawyers’ professional responsibility. He is a AAA-ICDR National and International arbitrator, a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and on the panels for arbitral organizations in Austria, Australia, Dubai, Japan and Switzerland. He is also a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a Distinguished Neutral (Insurance) of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).

Contact & Links


  • 600 West Broadway, Suite 500
    San Diego, CA 92101-3357


  • English


  • United States Naval Academy, graduated 1959
  • University of Southern California, graduated 1966

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association


  • American Arbitration Association - Arbitrator
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellow
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Arbitrator
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution - Arbitrator
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution - Arbitrator & Mediator
  • London Court of International Arbitration - Arbitrator

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Insurance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Insurance Law, San Diego (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law

Special Focus:

  • Commercial
  • COVID-19
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Reinsurance


  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers’ 2012 San Diego Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Martindale Hubbell "A" rated

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Reinsurance Law

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