About the Team

Professional and Personal

Hertha L. Lund

Professional: Attorney/Founder

In 1992, Hertha was working as a journalist covering Congress and the Supreme Court and she was assigned to report on one of the most important cases regarding the Fifth Amendment, Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Commission. Her experience that day catapulted her into a career of fighting for private property rights.

Hertha has been fighting for landowner rights for more than 30 years at the national, state and local levels. She has trial experience and has prevailed in numerous high value cases involving property rights. Hertha has appeared before the Montana Supreme Court, the Federal District Court of Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. In 1995, she clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

Education

  • Temple University BA, Journalism 1989
  • University of Montana JD, 1995
  • (also studied Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science and Range Management at Montana State, 1980-1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Montana State Bar Association
  • Federal District Court in Montana
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Personal: Cowgirl, Coach, Artist

Hertha has many irons in the fire. She rides her horses, helps out with ranch work, she loves to write and is currently writing a memoir. Also, she coaches clients at her Equine Gestalt Coaching endeavor – Four Horses for Wholeness. She recently bought a good camera and has been busy snapping photos capturing the beauty on the ranch where she lives with her husband. Hertha believes that life is a sacred endeavor that should be lived to the fullest each moment.

Christopher Scoones

Professional: Associate Attorney

Christopher is a National Merit Scholar and during law school was a member of the Vermont Law Review, authoring an article on dam removal and takings law that was published in the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law.

After law school, Christopher clerked with the Twelfth Judicial District Court before becoming a Water Master with the Montana Water Court. Now with Lund Law, Christopher’s practice emphasizes property rights, including water rights. In 2019, Christopher, Hertha Lund and James Huffman co-authored “Constitutional Protections of Property Interests in Western Water,” which was published in the University of Montana’s Public Land & Resources Law Review.

Education

  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Economics, French Minor, 2006
  • Vermont Law School, J.D.2011

Bar Admissions

  • Montana Bar Association
  • Vermont Bar Association

Personal

Christopher shows reining horses and serves on the board of the Yellowstone Reining Horse Association.

Ben Stormes

Professional: Associate Attorney

During law school, Ben’s area of focus and research was on property rights and other constitutional liberties. While still in law school, Ben clerked for The Institute for Justice and Pacific Legal Foundation defending property rights and other civil liberties, including eminent domain, regulatory takings, civil asset forfeiture, and free speech. After law school and before joining Lund Law PLLC he clerked for the Honorable Ashley Harada of Montana’s 13th Judicial District. Ben’s practice emphasizes property rights and other general litigation.

Education

  • Montana State University B.A., History and Political Science 2013
  • University of Oregon, J.D. 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Montana State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Personal: Skier, Reader, Outdoorsman

In his free time Ben enjoys skiing and exploring the great outdoors Montana has to offer.

Sarah R. Eggen

Professional: Business Manager and Executive Legal Assistant

After working for an environmental non-profit on Vancouver Island, Sarah traveled and worked abroad for a few years before returning to her hometown Bozeman in 2012. She’s been honing her business skills & bossing people around at Lund Law ever since.

Education

  • University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada –
    Bachelor of Commerce: International Business, Spanish Minor 2009

Personal: Wanderluster

You will find Sarah on her yoga mat or climbing big mountain peaks with her Rez dog Gertie. She has dreams of seeing the whole world. So far, she’s checked 26 countries off the list!

Mike Oldenkamp

Professional: Paralegal

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Mike left the big city for Montana in 1992 to work at Glacier National Park and has lived here on and off ever since. Mike graduated from Cal State L.A. with Bachelor’s degree in Sociology: Law & Society and received his Paralegal Certification from CSULA shortly thereafter. During Paralegal school, Mike interned at the Children’s Law Center of L.A. where he helped advocate for the rights of abused children. Mike worked in education for several years before moving back to Bozeman in 2018 and worked in Family Law for two years before joining the Lund Law team in March 2021.

Education

  • California State University, Los Angeles, B.A. in Sociology: Law & Society 2010
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Paralegal Certification 2012

Personal

In his free time Mike can be found in the gym, skiing, on the river or hiking in the Montana backcountry.