Roberta King Latham

Roberta King Latham

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Biography

I am the founder of King Latham Law, PLLC, practicing in civil litigation, business law, employment law, and workers compensation.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Member, Wake Forest Moot Court Board (Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Team)
    • Honors: Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing
  • Wake Forest University
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Golden Key

Classes & Seminars

  • "Ethical Considerations Regarding Expert Witnesses," part of Mastering the Expert Witness Deposition CLE for the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, August 1, 2013.
  • 2-hour continuing education program for nurses, "Legal Aspects to the Faith Community Preparation Course" for the Congregational Nurse and Health Ministry Program approved by the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, October 21, 2010, October 20, 2011, October 18, 2012, October 16, 2013, and October 22, 2014., Present
  • “Ethical Dilemma – Keeping Your Head above Water,” panel participant, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals of the Carolinas Educational Conference, Greensboro, March 15, 2019
  • “Legal Landmines Facing Small Business Owners,” Fearless Winston-Salem, September 18, 2018
  • “The Nitty Gritty of Depositions, Part 1,” The Nitty Gritty of Discovery, Annual Trial Skills CLE presented by the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Young Lawyers Committee, August 26, 2016
  • “Documenting Discipline and Performance Issues: Legal Perspective,” Addiction Recovery Care Association, Inc., March 8, 2016
  • Moderator at the North Carolina Bar Association’s New Admittee Professionalism Program, a mandatory Continuing Legal Education program for newly admitted North Carolina attorneys, on September 22, 2011, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem
  • Instructor at “Medicine and Law 101 – A Medical Legal Liability Seminar for Health Care Providers”: May 30, 2009, March 25, 2011, April 12, 2013, and May 15, 2015, Wake Forest University Baptist School of Medicine
  • A Survey of Rule 11 in North Carolina, Judge W. Erwin Spainhour (Cabarrus County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge) and Roberta King Latham (Bennett & Guthrie, PLLC), 28th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (June 2005)
  • Keynote speaker at Wake Forest University Panhellenic Council Fashion Show, October 28, 2013 and October 28, 2014, regarding breast cancer

Pro-Bono Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-2011; 2019-2020
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, CLE Committee, Chair, 2016–2018
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, CLE Committee, Vice-Chair, 2014-2016
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, CLE Committee, Strategic Planning Subcommittee Chair, 2014-2016
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, CLE Committee, Marketing Subcommittee Chair, 2012-2014
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, Endowment Committee, 2009-2010
  • Forsyth Country Day School Parents’ Association Representative for Pre–K (“Scholars”), 2017 to 2018
  • Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro – Legal Hotline Volunteer, 2016 to 2019
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Litigation Clinic Supervising Attorney, 2008 to Present
  • Elon University School of Law Extern Site Supervisor, 2016
  • Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, part of the Winston-Salem Foundation, 2014 to Present
  • Young Leaders United, United Way of Forsyth County, 2011 to 2015
  • Community Impact Council, United Way of Forsyth County, 2006 to 2008

Published Works

  • Forsyth Woman Magazine, “The Last Word”, September, 2014
  • Forsyth Woman Magazine, Women on the Move, May, 2012

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Gamma
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Professional Associations

  • Northwest North Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Board of Directors
  • Northwest North Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, President, 2016 to 2017
  • Northwest North Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Vice-President, 2014 to 2016
  • Northwest North Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Board Development Chair, 2014 to 2016
  • Northwest North Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Public Policy/Advocacy Chair, 2013-2015 & 2017-2018
  • Northwest North Carolina Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Volunteer of the Month, May 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2018–2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Co-chair of Young Lawyers’ Leadership Academy, 2014 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar Liaison Committee Co-Chair, 2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Chair of Young Lawyers Division, 2010 to 2011
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Fellows, President, 2018 to 2019
  • North Carolina State Bar, Courthouse Access – Committee Advisory Member, 2019
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2011 to 2014
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Young Lawyers Committee Chair, 2009 to 2010
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Chair of Women Litigator’s Committee, 2013 to 2014
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Touch 10,000 State Coordinator, 2010 to 2011
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, District 9, North Carolina Representative, 2008 to 2009
  • Forsyth County Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee, 2005 to 2008
  • Forsyth County Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division, Treasurer, 2006 to 2007
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Young Lawyer Initiatives Task Force, 2010 to 2012
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Board of Governors Nominating Committee, 2012
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Immediate Past Chair and Chair of Nominating Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Chair-Elect, 2009 to 2010
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Chair of Disaster Legal Services Committee, 2008 to 2009
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Division Director, 2007 to 2008
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Chair of Poverty Issues Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Poverty Issues Committee, 2005 to 2006
  • North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Nominating Committee, 2012
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair, 2008 to 2009
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Executive Committee, 2004 to 2007
  • Joseph Branch Inn of Court, 2008 to 2010
  • North Carolina Consumers Council

Practice Areas

  • Litigation/Trial Practice
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Issues
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating “AV”
  • Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Everyday Award Recipient, Winston-Salem Ambassadors
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Young Guns
  • 2016 Outstanding Women in Business honoree, Triad Business Journal
  • Women Extraordinaire Recipient, Business Leader Media
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2011 & 2015
  • Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, NCBA YLD