The Darlington-based company is one of just nine legal firms across the country to have made it onto the shortlist in the Excellence in Private Client Practice category of The Law Society Excellence Awards 2015.
Latimer Hinks impressed judges including Court of Protection senior judge Denzil Lush and Julia Abrey, partner in international commercial law firm Withers Worldwide and Gill Steel, owner and director of the LawSkills consultancy.
It is the first time the firm has entered The Law Society awards, which are designed to "celebrate brilliance in the legal profession.
Latimer Hinks CEO Anne Elliott said: "We're excited even to make the shortlist, particularly as its the first time we have entered The Law Society awards.
"Our private client work is incredibly important to us here at Latimer Hinks. We help our clients with some of the most pressing and emotive issues in their lives from buying a home to planning for retirement, drawing up a will to deciding who will take over the family business.
"Many of our clients are families which Latimer Hinks have helped for generations, so we really get to know them and build up relationships. Thats the way we have always liked to work and being shortlisted is testament to that philosophy as well as providing recognition of the strength of our team.
The Private Client Practice category, which is new this year, was launched to celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in private client work. Judges were looking for exceptional teams or firms who excel within the wide range of areas that make up private client practice.
Those shortlisted had to demonstrate evidence of the capacity and technical expertise needed to undertake complex and demanding private client issues as well as showing their dedication to achieving complete client satisfaction.
A Law Society spokesperson said: "We have had a great calibre of applications this year and judging them was no mean feat. Congratulations to all our finalists.
Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony on October 22 at Londons Hilton Park Lane Hotel.