THOMAS W. LATHAM

THOMAS W. LATHAM

Thomas Latham was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 18, 1943. He attended the California Institute of Technology (B.S. with honors 1964); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S. 1966); Princeton University (M.P.A., 1968); and Georgetown University (JD, 1973).

Mr. Latham was admitted to the California bar in 1973. His practice areas are probate and trust mediation, administration, and litigation.

He has been listed among the Northern California Super Lawyers in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

He is a co-author of “Emerging Damage Claims and the Right to Jury Trials in Fiduciary Litigation,” 27 Real Property Probate and Trust Journal 541, 1993; “Basic Probate in California,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1993; “A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in California,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1994; “Probate Litigation,” in Estates and Trusts Dispute Resolution and Litigation, (CEB, 1994 and 1996).

He is the author of the chapters on Alternative Dispute Resolution; Settlement; Accounting and Surcharge; Resignation and Removal of Fiduciary; Actions By and Against Personal Representative; and Contesting Appointment of Personal Representative; in “California Trust and Probate Litigation”, CEB, 1999, and assists in the annual update of this CEB publication.

He served as a speaker at the Northern California Trust Companies Association Fourth Annual Education Program (1995); Chase Trust Company of California Sixth Annual Trust Forum (1997); San Francisco Barristers Club Estate Planning, Probate And Trust Committee Seminar, “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (1998); American Bar Association “Mediation in Estate and Trust Litigation” (1999); San Francisco Bar Association, “Perspectives on Probate and Trust Dispute Resolution” (2003); National College of Probate Judges, “Trustee Investment Duties and Liabilities” (2004); CEB, “Estate Litigation: Tactical Issues, Case Studies, and Resolution Scenarios” (2005 and 2006); San Francisco Bar Association, “Structuring Mediation For Success” (2009).

He was appointed Judge Pro Tem of the San Francisco Superior Court in the Bar Association sponsored volunteer program.

He is a member of the San Francisco Superior Court Probate Department Mediation Panel, the First District Court of Appeal Mediation Panel, and the San Mateo Superior Court ADR Panel.