U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Mt. Lebanon, said Sunday he plans to join a personal injury law firm after leaving office next year — though the move could be temporary.
Lamb, 38, has served in Washington for more than four years but opted not to seek reelection. He said on Twitter that he will be joining the law firm Kline & Specter after his term expires in January.
The firm is based in Philadelphia, but has offices in Pittsburgh. One of the firm’s founders, Thomas Kline, recently had the Duquesne University law school named after him.
Before his time in Congress, Lamb worked as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s office of Western Pennsylvania.
“Each day in Congress I drew on my time as a prosecutor and tried to be a strong and civil advocate for everyday Pennsylvanians,” Lamb wrote on Twitter. “Going forward, I intend to do the same by returning to the courtroom.”
In January, I will join Kline and Specter, a law firm that fights for people who have been catastrophically injured. They are national leaders in the pursuit of civil justice and I am honored to be part of their team.
— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) November 20, 2022
Lamb ran for U.S. Senate this year, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by U.S. Sen-elect John Fetterman. Lamb did not seek reelection in the 17th Congressional District, which includes Beaver County and many Allegheny County suburbs. Aspinwall Democrat Chris Deluzio won a race for the open seat in the Nov. 8 election.
Lamb’s political rise garnered national attention in 2018. After former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy resigned amid scandal, Lamb captured his district in a special election in which Republicans were heavily favored. Lamb’s prominence was used as an argument that Democrats could win back voters