Mike Bomberger

Founding Partner

Mike Bomberger is a founding partner at Estey & Bomberger. His vision for our law firm is based upon a simple belief in promoting core values of respect, integrity, and honesty with his clients, partners, peers, and employees. Mike believes that successful organizations only run their best with a team that works well together.

Trusted Media Expert

Mike is the go-to expert on issues including brain injury, birth injury, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. Some of the more notable media interviews are listed below; for a full list click here.

The Estey & Bomberger trial team works diligently on just a few cases allowing Mike Bomberger to personally allocate more time and resources to his clients. That attention to detail has resulted in a near-perfect track record for the law firm along with numerous record-setting settlements and verdicts. In the last two years, Mike Bomberger has acted as co-counsel on cases resulting in jury verdicts of $30 million, $23 million, and $10.8 million. This has resulted in insurance companies choosing to pay his clients fair settlements in order to avoid the consequences of trial.

In a recent case, Mike Bomberger worked for 5 years on behalf of numerous injured victims across the US who had suffered orthopedic injuries — before finally convincing the company to pay $21 million for the harm it caused his clients. “Mike Bomberger is like a dog on a bone. He is relentless in working his cases and achieving the best result for his clients,” says Steve Estey, his partner, “he will outwork anyone to get the best result possible.”

Estey & Bomberger continues to embrace the challenges of serving and helping injured clients against large insurance companies and corporations that only value the bottom line. In more than 20 years of practicing together with his partner Steve Estey, the two of them have only served injured victims; the firm does not represent corporations or insurance companies.

Personal Life

Mike has been married for over twenty years, and he is the proud father of 4 children. Outside of the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his family. He has been a frequent coach to his children’s soccer, football and basketball teams.

Mike is also an avid bicyclist, often riding several hundred miles a week and occasionally racing. As a longtime cyclist, no one has more expertise in understanding the unique liability challenges that bicyclists face. Mike has been successful in winning cases for bicyclists that other attorneys thought were not winnable. He is an active advocate for many cyclist causes throughout California.

Mike plays an essential role in the San Diego community, supporting diverse charities, including Rady Children’s Chadwick Center, Father Joe’s Village, Voices for Children, Red Cross, the Bird Rock Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Meals on Wheels, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, and the Keenan’s Kids Foundation.

Mike Bomberger graduated from Bucknell University in 1988 with a BA in English and Economics. At Bucknell, he was a nationally ranked division 1 wrestler and captain of the wrestling team. He graduated from California Western School of Law in 1992. While in law school, he met Steve Estey and the two became fast friends. After law school, Steve Estey and Mike Bomberger went their separate ways, only to be reunited in 1994 to start Estey & Bomberger.

  • Daily Journal ‘Top Plaintiff Lawyer’
  • San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, Advisory Council Member
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates, Lifetime Charter Member
  • Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Member
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, ’10 Best’ Member
  • A winner of the American Juris Prudence Award for Legal Skills
  • National Trial Lawyers ‘Top 100’
  • Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association’sTop 25’ in California, from National Trial Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America — the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in legal profession.
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “superb” rating — its highest (Avvo.com is an unbiased national review site that assists consumers in comparing attorneys).
  • Super Lawyers, Honoree (Super Lawyer is a distinction given to less than 5% of all attorneys) for each year 2009 through 2018
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum in recognition of his multiple multi-million-dollar results through verdict and settlement. Less than one percent of attorneys qualify for this distinction.
  • The Verdict Club, Member — reserved for attorneys who have recovered verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million
  • The Attorney Search Network, a California State Bar certified lawyer referral service, AAA rating — its highest
  • Lawdragon national finalist.