Joseph R. Latham
Originally from Northport, Alabama, Joseph graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and received his juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2019. Joseph’s practice includes primarily general civil defense litigation, with a special focus on representing state and local government entities and officials.
While in law school, Joseph was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, and he was awarded the Henderson M. Somerville Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Legal Profession Course. Joseph also served as an associate editor on Volume 10 of the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
Prior to joining Capell & Howard, Joseph spent two years representing state agencies, local governments and public officials in West Alabama. He resides in Montgomery, and when not practicing law, enjoys playing the drums and cheering on the sports teams of his two alma maters.
J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 2019
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Mississippi, 2016
Admitted To Practice
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Honors and Awards
Finalist, Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, 2019
Henderson M. Somerville Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Legal Profession Course, 2019
Phi Beta Kappa, 2016
Phi Kappa Phi, 2016
Mortar Board, 2016
Publications and Lectures
Note, The Real McCoy: MRPC 1.2 as a Window to the Future of Sixth Amendment Rights, 11 Ala. C.R.
Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities
Alabama State Bar Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association