Attorney Profiles

Michael J. Lampe
Michael J. Lampe was born and raised in Tulare, California. Mike began his legal career in Tulare in 1978 with the law firm of Stringham, Rogers, Kadi & Graves. In 1983, Mike opened his own office, working for several years as a sole practitioner. During his legal career, Mike has litigated cases in over 20 counties throughout the State of California, in both state and federal courts. Mike has also handled a number of commercial real estate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, oftentimes involving financing mechanisms requiring the formation of single purpose or special purpose entities on the borrower’s side. Mike’s clients range from multi-national corporations to local companies and individuals, with a special emphasis in real estate and business law.
Admissions Education 
  • All California Superior Courts
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • University of Santa Clara School of Law (J.D. 1978; cum caude)
  • Law Clerk for the Hon. Myron D. Crocker, United States District Court, Eastern District of California (Summer 1977)
  • California State University, Fresno (B.A. Political Science 1975; summa cum laude)
email mjl@lampe-law.com
phone (559) 738-5975
Michael P. Smith
email mps@lampe-law.com
phone (559) 738-5975

Michael Smith began his legal career in 2000 as a staff attorney with Central California Legal Services, where he acquired an extensive knowledge of landlord-tenant law. In 2003 Michael was promoted to a management position with Legal Services. In 2006, Michael joined the Lampe firm, where he currently practices law in the area of real estate and business litigation. Michael has also handled a number of cases in the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno, of which several have resulted in published opinions (See Shady Tree Farms v. Omni Fin. (2012) 206 Cal. App. 4th 131; Galbiso v. Orosi Pub. Util. Dist. (2010) 182 Cal. App. 4th 652; Galbiso v. Orosi Pub. Util. Dist. (2008) 167 Cal. App. 4th 1063.)

Admissions Education
  • All California Superior Courts
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • University of Santa Clara School of Law (J.D. 1999)
  • California State University, San Francisco (B.A. 1996)