Mitchell Lattof Sr.

Mitchell Lattof Sr. (1929-2020) graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. Degree in Commerce and Business Administration in 1950 and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law in 1952. He was an active, practicing attorney in Mobile, Alabama from 1952 until he passed in 2020 at the age of 91. In 1952, he was a founding member of the personal injury law firm that would eventually become Lattof & Lattof, P.C.

During the 68 years that he practiced law, Mitchell was a Member of the Mobile Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, and the American Bar Association. He served as President of the Mobile Bar Association in 1986, as a Member of Mobile County Judicial Commission from 1989 to 1995, and served on numerous Bar Committees. He was particularly proud of his work as chairman of the Mobile Bar Association Archives Committee, during which period he conducted numerous video interviews of long time Mobile attorneys dating back to the 1940’s and earlier in order to preserve their memories and insights into the practice of law in Mobile from years past.

In 1999, Mitchell was selected as an Outstanding Alumnus in Communication Studies by the College of Communications of the University of Alabama on the 50th Anniversary of having won (along with his debate partner) the U.S. National Intercollegiate Debating Championship representing the University of Alabama.

In his private life, Mitchell served as Senior Warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, was active in Mobile Mardi Gras events, and over the years participated in various Civic events for the betterment of the community. At the time of his passing, he was the longest serving active attorney in the Mobile Bar Association.