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Mike Bomberger

Estey Bomberger

Attorney Mike Bomberger is a Founding Partner of Estey Bomberger, a law firm in San Diego, CA, CA. As a lawyer in San Diego, CA, California, attorney Bomberger serves San Diego County, as well as clients throughout California.

Contact Information
: 8006721036
Fax : Not Available
Areas of Practice
  • Auto Accident
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Construction Accident
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death
Admitted to Practice Law
  • Admitted to Practice
    • State of California
    • State of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court Southern District of California
: Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts English and Economics
Law School : California Western School of Law
Graduated : 1992
Professional Memberships
    • 10/10 Avvo Rating
    • Lawdragon National Finalist
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Presidents Club of California Consumer Attorneys
    • California Trial Lawyer Association
    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
    • San Diego Consumer Attorneys
    • San Diego County Bar Association
    • San Diego Better Business Bureau
    • American Bar Association
    • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • The Verdict Club
Biographical Information

Mike Bomberger is a seasoned litigation and trial attorney with a relentless passion for ensuring justice is served for the injured and bereaved. Mike has been involved in numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients, including seven and eight figure settlements for brain injury and wrongful death cases. A founding partner of Estey & Bomberger, Mike has built his practice to be one of the premier personal injury law firms in California. From years of experience, he knows that success is about preparation, knowledge, and hard work. Mike has orchestrated numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients, including more than $25 million recovered in the past year. Widely regarded by his peers and the media, Mike's cases have received both statewide and national media attention. Mike has frequently been asked to appear on local news programs both as an expert in wrongful death cases and to discuss high profile cases that he has handled. Focusing exclusively on high value complex and catastrophic personal injury cases, Mike's genuine concern for the well being of those that have suffered a serious injury is a reflection of the impressive results he is able to achieve for his clients. See Mike's case results. Areas of Practice: Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Roadway Defect Claims, DUI Injury Accidents, Catastrophic Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Sexual Assaults, Truck Accidents, Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Wrongful Death

Born: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Estey Bomberger
Contact Information
: 800-672-1036
Fax : Not Available
Office Location

2869 India Street
San Diego, CA, California 92103

Firm Overview

Estey Bomberger was founded in 1998. Estey Bomberger is located in San Diego County California.

Practice Areas:
Auto Accidents, Animal Bites, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Bad Faith Insurance, Bicycle Accident, Birth Injury, Boating Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries, Bus Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Construction Accidents, Construction Injuries, Defective Products, Elder Law, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Nursing Home Abuse, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Railroad Accidents, Rollover Accident, Sexual Abuse, Slip & Fall, Spinal Cord Injury, Transportation, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death.

$30,000,000 Verdict - Negligent Supervision


The plaintiff, who for privacy reasons is only identified as John Doe, was just 11 years old when he was placed in the foster home of John Jackson in Mountain View, California. Over the course of four years from December 1995 to March 1999 when Doe was removed from the home, Jackson forced Doe into more than 600 acts of sexual abuse. The defendant in the case, Giarretto Institute, was licensed by the State of California to supervise and monitor the Jackson foster home. At trial, the jury was presented extensive evidence showing that Giarretto Institute did not properly train its employees, many of whom had other full time jobs and worked for the company on a part-time, off-hours basis. When allegations of sexual abuse were raised by the foster children, Giarretto Institute did not have any supervisors with sexual abuse experience, so the allegations were not properly investigated and were found by Giarretto Institute's staff to be unsubstantiated. Doe is now 25 years old and suffers from residual mental distress as a result of the years of abuse.

Verdict Information

A $30 million verdict was handed down August 4, 2010, following a two-and-half week trial and slightly more than one day of deliberation. The Santa Clara County jury was comprised of seven woman and five men. The jury found Giarretto 75 percent responsible for the injuries to Doe and Jackson 25 percent responsible. Giarretto is responsible for $22.5 million of the $30 million verdict.

$14,000,000 Settlement - Brain Injury


The plaintiff, a 13-year-old boy, was injured while playing dodgeball in a school gym class. He was struck on the head by a volleyball which another student threw at him from approximately 40 feet away.

The plaintiff sued the school district, alleging that the school district should have provided lighter, foam-centered balls. In addition, he contended that the school district provided inadequate supervision because the gym teacher was supervising the dodgeball game and other activities at the time of the incident.

The school district argued that it is customary for school districts throughout the nation to use volleyballs for dodgeball games. The school district contended that additional supervision would not have prevented the accident.


The plaintiff claimed that the force of the volleyball blow to the head caused an ischemic stroke. He claimed that as a result of the stroke, he sustained brain damage, aphasia and behavioral problems related to impulsiveness. He was hospitalized after the accident and underwent rehabilitation for his speech problems. He claimed that he requires medications for his behavioral problems and round-the-clock attention from a licensed vocational nurse for the rest of his life.

The plaintiff sought $720,000 for past medical expenses and $22 million for a future life care plan.

The school district argued that the force of the volleyball blow did not cause the ischemic stroke, and that the plaintiff might have been injured when he fell and struck his head on the floor.

The school district also disputed the level of care that the plaintiff claimed, contending that his behavioral problems could be controlled by medication.

Verdict Information

The parties settled for $14 million. The settlement is a structured settlement, which will result in the plaintiff recovering an estimated $96 million throughout his life.

$3,300,000 Settlement - Bus Accident

On November 29, 2007, after being let off an LACMTA bus at the intersection of Adams and Grand in Los Angeles, and while walking in a marked crosswalk at the same intersection, the plaintiff, a 21-year-old man, was struck by the buss from which he had just exited.

The police reported found the bus driver to have been the primary cause of the accident by violating CVC Section 21451(a) which requires he yield to pedestrians lawfully in the intersection.

The bus driver was later fired by MTA following their finding that the accident was "avoidable."


The plaintiff suffered severe orthopedic, neurologic, psychiactric and plastic/reconstructive injuries as a result of the bus accident. He was taken from the scene by ambulance and noted to have a severe crush /degloving injury to his left leg, a complete avulsion from his mid left thigh to mid left shin.

Over the next 8 months following the accident, the plaintiff had a total of five surgeries involving three hospital admissions. He returned to the hospital in January 2008 for multiple skin grafting surgeries, where he developed a serious staph infection.

The plaintiff lost a significant amount of calf tissue from his left leg in the accident. He has constant pain in his knee and left leg, exacerbated when he tries to stand for more than a few minutes or walk more than a short distance. He has impaired balance on the left knee and walks with a limp because of decreased weight bearing ability in his left leg.

Verdict Information

The case settled for $3.3 million.

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