View Full Version : Forrest Latta tapped for Troy BOT

09-13-2005, 11:00 AM
Forrest Latta is married (Kathy) with two teenage sons (Forrest Jr. and William). A native Alabamian, he received his law degree with honors from Samford University, where he served as Associate Editor of the law review and a member of the school's nationally ranked trial team. His law practice now consists primarily of defending civil lawsuits involving business torts, product liability, and complex insurance claims.

Forrest also has an active appellate practice, having been involved in over one hundred appeals in the federal and state appeals courts, including several punitive damages cases such as B.M.W. v. Gore, Browning-Ferris Indus. v. Kelco Disposal, Inc., and Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Haslip. He is a member of the Alabama Supreme Court Standing Committee on Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Forrest has testified in federal and state courts, as well as in the Alabama Legislature, on the subject of punitive damages. He has been an expert witness in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. And he is a frequent writer and speaker on these subjects, having published articles for the Defense Research Institute, Alabama Law Review, Cumberland Law Review, Washington Legal Foundation, Alabama State Bar, and Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Before law school Forrest worked in broadcast journalism in four states, winning two Associated Press Awards for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism. He also is a former business owner whose experiences help his ability to advise and represent business owners in both business management and litigation.

Forrest is an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Product Liability Advisory Council, Defense Research Institute, and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Latta is an outstanding Troy alumnus and is a co-founder and current member of the Southwest Alabama Alumni Chapter. We're proud to have him represent our chapter and our region.

09-13-2005, 12:36 PM
He was a Delta Chi at Troy from 76 to 80 and was in my pledge class. A fine person with integrity. It will be interesting to see how he fits in with the other board members. Forrest will call a spade a spade and not be influenced by those that may have blurred vision or unrealistic objectives.

If he operates like the same guy I have known for twenty-five years, the student body and academics have a new voice.

Run Forrest run!

09-13-2005, 01:58 PM
I was there for some of those later years.

The BOT meetings could be interesting.