Over 40 years ago, Edward M. Waud began his journey of fighting for those most in need. After graduating from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree and receiving his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law, he returned to northern Michigan to pursue his goal of dedicating his career to helping those who found themselves disabled and no longer able to work. Over the past four decades, he deepened his knowledge of the law through membership in the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representative (NOSSCR), serving on the Board and as Chair of the Social Security Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid (now knows as Michigan Legal Services) and as President of the Char-Emmet County Bar Association. Notably, he was selected as one of 21 Delegates to the Third International Conference on Labor Law and Social Security in Havana, Cuba, in 1999. His dedication has helped thousands of disabled individuals receive the benefits they deserved.

Kimberly A. Lamb has continued Mr. Waud’s passion for helping the disabled for more than a decade. She has followed in Mr. Waud’s footsteps while expanding on his experience and providing additional services not yet seen in the State of Michigan. She introduced video technology into the Waud & Lamb, PLLC conference room allowing hearings before Administrative Law Judges to be conducted without the need to travel far distances. She speaks at State Bar of Michigan conferences offering expertise on various topics important to the practice of disability law and has been fortunate to participate in NOSSCR in a greater role of Board of Director’s 6th Circuit Representative. She continues Mr. Waud’s vision of providing the best legal services available in northern Michigan.

Kimberly A. Lamb, Attorney

Legal Field:
Social Security Disability / SSI

Professional Development:
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, B.A., cum laude

Admitted to Practice:
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

NOSSCR Board of Directors: 6th Circuit Representative, 2012-2014
Michigan State Bar Association Member, 1998-Present
Char-Emmet County Bar Association Member, 2008-Present
Chair; State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section Council, 2013-2014
Chair-Elect; State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section Council, 2012-2013
Secretary; State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section Council, 2011-2012
Treasurer; State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section Council, 2010-2011
Member; State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section Council, 2009-Present
NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives) Sustaining Member, 2008-Present
YMCA of Northern Michigan Board Member, 2018-Present

Chair; Lake Side Elite, LLC, 2020-Present


Edward M. Waud, Emeritus

We are disability attorneys that represent clients in need of social security disability insurance benefits, supplemental security income benefits and children’s supplemental security income benefits.