Chris Latimer

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Chris Latimer

Oxford Office

P (662)232-3208 | F (662)232-3208

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Chris represents three electric power cooperatives, the Town of Taylor, MS, and a select group of corporate and individual clients.  Prior to narrowing his law practice, Chris represented the City of Starkville, Mississippi as its general counsel for fourteen years and served as litigation counsel for nineteen years to various governmental entities, corporate entities, insurance companies and their insureds.  Chris has tried numerous cases to successful jury verdicts in both Mississippi and Alabama.  He currently also serves as the Director of Finance, Operations, and General Counsel for Oxford University United Methodist Church.  Chris is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the preeminent rating for both legal ability and ethics.  

When not working, Chris enjoys riding his bicycles, going to SEC sporting events with his wife, and hanging out in the backyard listening to music with his dog. 



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

Professional Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Young Lawyers of the Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Bar Commissioner – 2016 – 2020
  • 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

Previous Employment

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

Court Admissions

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

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi (2004)
  • Alabama (2005)