In 1980, after law school, he worked for a year as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judges William J. Jameson and James F. Battin in Billings. In 1981 he joined Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams in Great Falls, Montana where he focused in personal injury and energy/oil gas litigation. Mike moved to Helena in 1993 to form the firm of Thueson & Lamb Law – a ligation focused law firm. In 2004 Mike and Jamie Carey formed Lamb and Carey Law in Helena, which continued the specialty practice of personal injury with an emphasis on FELA, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home negligence, accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, boats), wrongful death, head injuries, and insurance bad faith matters. At Lamb Law Office Mike continues to focus on litigation matters.
Mike enjoys an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbel, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a past President of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and is listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Montana. Mike served as the Montana Supreme Court’s appointee to the Commission on Practice, he is listed among the Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and he is a member of Multimillion Dollar Advocates.
Mike has made numerous contributions to professional journals. He authors a “War Stories” column in Trial Trends (a periodical publication of Montana Trial Lawyers Association) and he is a three time winner of the Justice Frank I. Haswell award for outstanding contribution to the Montana Bar Association periodical. He has also made numerous presentations on various subjects to the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Montana Bar Association, Montana Mediation Association and the Helena Education Foundation.
Mike holds a lifetime National Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Association and has coached soccer for 25 years. He is a hunter and hunting guide – Montana Outfitters and Guides Association licensed. Mike is married to Cheryl Ostrum Lamb, formerly of Absarokee, and they have two children. He enjoys coaching, guiding, fishing, hiking, rafting, skiing and spending time at Placid Lake.