Russell Latino focuses his practice in the fields of complex commercial litigation and insurance defense.
A recent inductee into the Order of Barristers, Russ joined Wells Marble & Hurst after graduating with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2006. While there he served on the Mississippi Law Journal, was elected Chairman of the Moot Court Board, won the Steen Reynolds & Dalehite Trial Advocacy Competition, was a finalist in the Southeast Regional of the T.Y.L.A. National Trial Competition, and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, among other honors and recognitions. Prior to attending law school, Russ was a Dean's List scholar at Tulane University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and History.
Outside of the office and courtroom, Russ spends his free time with his wife, Ann Harlan, is an avid Ole Miss athletics supporter, and is actively involved in his community.
Areas of Practice:
Complex Commercial Litigation
Life, Health & Disability
Property & Casualty
Trial and Appellate Practice
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi, 2006
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi, 2006
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana, 2007
U.S. District Court - Western District of Louisiana, 2007
U.S. District Court - Middle District of Louisiana, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2006
- University of Mississippi School of Law
Oxford, Mississippi, J.D., 2006
Honors: cum laude
American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts
- Honors and Awards:
- Mississippi Law Journal
- Moot Court Board, Chairman
- Southeastern Regional Finalist, 2005-2006 National
- Trial Competition
- Winner, 2005-2006 Steen Reynolds and Dalehite Trial
- Advocacy Competition
- Best Attorney Award, 2004-2005 Trial Advocacy
- 2004-2005 National Trial Competition Team
- American Inns of Court, William C. Keady Chapter
- Order of Barristers
New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A., 2003
Major: Political Science
Honors: Dean's List
VanNorman v. Stonebridge Life Ins. Co.,
2012 WL 399187 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 7, 2012).
Justice, et al. v. Hosemann, et al.,
2011 WL 5326057
(N.D. Miss. Nov. 3, 2011).
Mississippi State Conference of N.A.A.C.P. v. Barbour,
et al., 2011 WL 1870222
(S.D. Miss. May 16, 2011), aff’d by U.S. Supreme Court,
2011 WL 5118830 (Oct. 31, 2011).
Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland, Inc. v.
U. Coleman Co., Ltd., et al.,
2011 WL 782304 (W.D. La. Feb. 31, 2011).
Pendergrass v. Time Ins. Co.
, 2010 WL 989154
(W.D. Ky. March 12, 2010).
Wilson v. Am. Sec. Ins. Co., No. 07-5984,
2008 WL 2704522 (E.D. La.July 3, 2008)
Williams v. Jackson, 989 So. 2d 991 (Miss. Ct. App. 2008)
Fid. & Guar. Life Ins. Co. v. Williams, No. 1:06CV959 LG-RHW, 2008 WL 336605 (S.D. Miss.Feb. 1, 2008)
Cage v. Am. Sec. Ins. Co., No. 07-5983, 2007 WL 4206809 (E.D. La.Nov. 21, 2007)
Hagan v. GreenPoint Credit Corp., No. 07-17-KKC, 2007 WL 2258866 (E.D. Ky.Aug. 3, 2007)
James v. S. Pioneer Ins. Co., No. 2:05cv2161KS-MTP, 2006 WL 2943159 (S.D. Miss.Oct. 13, 2006)
Honors and Awards:
Benchmark Litigation "Future Litigation Star" 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
2011 "Leaders in Law"
Named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising
Stars List - 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
American Bar Association, 2006-Present
The Mississippi Bar, 2006-Present
Louisiana State Bar Association, 2007-Present
Alabama State Bar, 2008-Present
Defense Research Institute, 2006-Present
Hinds County Republican Executive Committee
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, 2006-Present
Christian Legal Society, 2003-Present
The Federalist Society, 2004-Present
- Phi Kappa Sigma, Mu Chapter
- Birth Information:
- 1981, New Orleans, Louisiana