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Mitchell G. Lattof Jr

Mitchell G. Lattof Jr

Lattof & Lattof
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Insurance Claims, Maritime Law...
  • Alabama
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Summary

Mitchell Lattof Jr. graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. Degree in American Studies in 1976 and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law in 1979. He has been an active, practicing attorney in Mobile, Alabama since 1979 and has been associated with the law firm of Lattof & Lattof since 1983.

Mitch is a Member of the Mobile Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar and the American Bar Association and has also been a member of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association for which he served on the Board of Governors for a number of years.

Mitch is an active member of the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church for which he serves as Chairman of Staff Parish Relations, Church Council Member and on various other committees.

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees accepted for all cases that we handle. The amount of the contingent fee varies depending on the type of case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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5th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Lattof & Lattof
- Current
Mitchell G. Lattof, Jr. has been an attorney with the Lattof & Lattof law firm (including its predecessor firms) since 1979.
Education
University of Alabama School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.A. (1976) | American Studies / English / History
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Honors: graduated cum laude
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Spring Hill College
Philosophy / Western Civilization
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Awards
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers
he National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.
AV Preeminant Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell, the largest and most comprehensive source of lawyer ratings in the world, awarded Mitchell G. Lattof, Jr. the highest possible rating, which is an “AV Preeminent” rating. The “A” portion indicates the highest possible rating for legal ability, while the “V” portion indicates adherence to the highest standard of professional conduct. The ratings are based on confidential evaluations submitted by lawyers and judges throughout Alabama . AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Professional Associations
Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
Former Board of Governors Member
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Alabama State Bar # ASB-F53M-0134
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Mobile Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Lattof & Lattof, PC website
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. My son was attacked by his neighbor with a hammer. This incident left my son with a broken arm that he needs surgery for
A: The quick answer is that your son can sue the neighbor for his injuries, however there are a number of complicating issues that cannot be determined from your question. (1) If there's evidence/claims that your son contributed to the altercation, or was the initial aggressor or equally at fault in causing the altercation, this could affect the value of the case and/or the prospects of success. (2) There would also be the question of what is the likelihood of being able to collect any judgment you might get. This would depend on the neighbor's financial situation and whether he has any insurance that might cover any judgment.
Q. Would grass clippings blown in the roadway intentionally, causing injury or death in an accident be cause for a lawsuit?
A: In my opinion - it "could" be a basis for a lawsuit, but it really depends on the other circumstances. Your inquiry doesn't indicate the AMOUNT of grass clippings or HOW the grass clippings caused the accident/injury, and without this information, I don't think a definitive answer can be given. The real question comes down to "foreseeability". One of the primary elements of proving negligence is determining what is called "proximate cause". Foreseeability is the leading test that is used to determine proximate cause. The foreseeability test basically asks whether the person causing the injury should have reasonably foreseen the general consequences that would result because of his or her conduct. If the foreseeability test can be satisfied by the other circumstances, then there's a basis for a lawsuit.
Q. In July 2017 my grandson was involved in a 'at fault' accident in Mobile County Alabama in a vehicle registered to me.
A: If I understand you correctly, at the time of the accident, you had a Liberty Mutual auto policy and a Liberty Mutual umbrella policy and your grandson was covered under the auto policy. If that's the case, then Liberty Mutual should cover you in the suit, assuming that they were timely notified of the accident, etc. If the claim amount exceeds the limits of your auto policy, then the umbrella policy would probably cover you for the excess up to the limits of the umbrella policy, but depending on the provisions, limitations, etc. as to what the umbrella policy covers. You would need to provide timely notification under the umbrella policy as well.
Q. Is it possible to sue for violation of 42 U.S.C. 9501?
A: Probably not. If you read this provision (also known as the Bill of Rights for Mental Health Patients), it does not appear to contain any mandatory language. It is merely a RECOMMENDATION from Congress to the states of what the states "SHOULD" do to provide for rights and treatment of mental health patients. In the few federal district court cases in which this has come up, the courts have either refused to address the issue or have ruled that there is NO right to sue. (How can you sue for a violation of a non-mandatory violation?) I'm not aware of any federal appellate courts which have addressed this.
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Lattof & Lattof, PC
156 St Anthony St
Mobile, AL 36603
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 239-2612
Telephone: (251) 432-6691
Fax: (251) 432-6673