Latham Oates


Of Counsel
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100 
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: 901-682-1455
Email: loates [at] harrisshelton [dot] com

Latham Oates has been practicing real estate law in the Memphis area since 1984. He works with clients on residential, commercial and construction matters.  A former business owner for nearly ten years, Latham understands the risks that his clients face when deciding to invest their time and money in real estate transactions. His experience as an attorney and entrepreneur position him to understand the complex issues and unforeseeable challenges that are consistently present in today’s real estate market.  

At the beginning of his career, Latham worked at several local firms as a real estate attorney, becoming a partner in 1990. In August 2007, he retired from legal practice. Latham resumed his legal career in November 2016 when he joined the Harris Shelton team as of counsel.

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent

Practice Areas


  • The University of Memphis, J.D., 1979
  • The University of Memphis, B.B.A., 1976

Bar Admission

  • Tennessee, 1979