Christopher J. Latimer


Chris represents clients in state and federal court in Mississippi and Alabama in various litigation involving personal injury, premises liability, civil rights/governmental liability, general negligence, employment and commercial claims.  He also specializes in governmental law, and serves as general counsel for Starkville, Mississippi.  Before becoming a lawyer, Chris was a sportscaster for WCBI-TV (CBS) in Columbus, Mississippi.



  • University of Mississippi, B.A. cum laude, 1995
  • University of Georgia School of Law – Juris Doctor, 2004


  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Young Lawyers of the Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Young Lawyers Division 2007-2010
  • Golden Triangle Affiliate President 2007-2009
  • State Chair of Local Affiliates 2009-2010
  • State Co-Chair Disaster Legal Services Committee 2008-2009
  • Selection Committee – Board of Bar Commissioners 16th Judicial District 2009-2010
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association


  • “Law of Executive Session”  MS Municipal Lawyers Annual Newsletter, 2010
  • “Are Mississippi’s Caps on Non-Economic Damages Constitutional?” Mississippi Defense Lawyers/Claims Adjusters Joint Statewide Meeting, October 2008
  • Employment Law – Current Trends and Hot Topics, Columbus/Lowndes County LINK Breakfast,August 2008
  • Trust Between Employees and Employers in the Development of Workplace Law Community Relations Association Supervisory Leadership Series, Tupelo, MS, June 2006
  • “Tort Reform – Don’t Forget Venue,” Golden Triangle Business Breakfast, Starkville, MS, July 2005
  • “Advocacy in an Atmosphere of Violence” – Mississippi Litigation Summer 2014 Newsletter

Previous Employment

  • Sports Director, Anchor, Reporter– WCBI-TV (CBS Affliliate), Columbus, Mississippi (August 1995-July 2001)

Court Admissions

  • All state and federal courts in Mississippi and Alabama
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Annunciation Catholic School Board Member – Term 2015-2018
  • Starkville/Oktibbeha County Forum Leadership Class 2007-2008
  • Columbus Rotary Club  2005-Present, President 2011-2012, “Paul Harris Fellow”
  • Lowndes County United Way 2005-2007
  • Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity 2004-2005
  • Columbus First Methodist Church

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • Alabama


  • 2004 (Mississippi); 2005 (Alabama)



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Contact Numbers

Phone: 662-234-4845
Fax: 662-234-9071
Direct: 662-232-3208
Mobile: 662-617-5361


P. O. Box 947
Oxford, MS 38655