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 had a broad based practice focused on litigation of all types (commercial, oil and gas, banking, insurance, personal injury, bad faith, medical malpractice, products liability, etc.) both from a defense and plaintiff’s perspective. Mike moved to Helena in 1993 to form the firm of Thueson & Lamb Law – a practice focused on personal injury law and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). In 2004 Mike and Jamie Carey formed Lamb and Carey Law in Helena, which continues 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.
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 20 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.