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R. Michael Bomberger

Personal injury Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Mike Bomberger


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About R. Michael

Learn R. Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Serious and catastrophic personal injuries. Record-setting verdicts and settlements. * highest settlement against City of San Diego ($18.5 million) * highest medical malpractice settlement in California history ($20 million)

    30 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Brain injury
    20%
    Extremely experienced with TBI's. Head injuries, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injury lasting effects. Record-setting verdicts and settlements. * highest medical malpractice settlement in California history, a brain injury case, $20 million. * $14 million settlement for traumatic brain injury and stroke resulting from improper supervision

    30 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Child abuse
    11%
    Institution-based child sex abuse. Record-setting verdicts and settlements. *highest verdict for a sex abuse victim in California history ($30 million) *highest verdict against a California school district for a sex abuse victim ($23 million)

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Car accident
    10%
    All vehicle-based accidents: Car, truck, and boat accidents, SUV rollovers. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 2,000 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    Wrongful death claims. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  6. Birth injury
    2%
    Serious birth injuries. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 50 cases

  7. Motorcycle accident
    2%
    Motorcycle accidents with serious injuries. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  8. Slip and fall accident
    2%
    Slip and falls that cause catastrophic injuries or long term disability. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 1,500 cases

  9. Trucking accident
    2%
    Serious injuries caused by a trucking accident. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  10. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    1%
    Neglect, abuse or personal injury while under the supervision of a Nursing Home. Our firm has obtained record-setting verdicts and settlements.

    30 years, 25 cases

An advisor and advocate for the injured, Mike Bomberger is dedicated to helping his clients recover the compensation they need for their serious injuries. As a founding partner of Estey & Bomberger, LLP, Bomberger has built his firm into one of California's premier personal injury law firms.  Bomberger’s vision for the firm is based a simple belief or promoting core values of respect, integrity and honesty with his partners, peers and employees, and he believes that successful organizations run best with a team that works well together. Estey & Bomberger has achieved impressive case results in the form of high dollar verdicts and settlements for personal injury cases and has countless satisfied clients.

Bomberger limits the quantity of cases on which he works, so that he can immerse himself completely in every aspect of the case from research through depositions through trial.  

Over the years he has developed particular specialties in the area of cycling injuries and brain injuries.

Cycling Injuries:  As an avid cyclist himself, Bomberger is all too familiar with bicycle component failures as well as the many dangers faced by San Diego cyclists and cyclists throughout California. Bomberger supports many local and international bike advocacy groups including Bikes4Kids Charity  and Bikes Againt Poverty.

Brain Injuries:  Bomberger is well-regarded in the local brain injury community as one of the foremost experts on the legal issues brain injury survivors face.  He is a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, and earned a Top 25 slot from Brain Injury Trial Lawyers in California, an award given by the National Trial Lawyers' Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association.  Some representative brain injury cases saw Bomberger achieve recent settlements of $20 million, $14 million, $5 million, $3.5 million, $3.2 million, $2.3 million, $2 million and $1.5 million, to name a few, for his clients with brain injuries.

The law firm of Estey & Bomberger, LLP has been exceptionally successful representing personal injury, accident, and wrongful death victims and their families all across the state of California. Contact our team of experienced and successful San Diego, CA injury and accident lawyers for a free legal consultation. 

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Licensed for 29 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/01/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Estey & Bomberger, LLP
2869 India Street
San Diego, CA, 92103
Estey & Bomberger, LLP
445 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA, CA, 90071
Estey & Bomberger LLP
11801 Pierce St
Riverside, CA, 92505‎
Estey & Bomberger, LLP
2130 N Arrowhead Ave
#204
San Bernardino, CA, 92405
Estey & Bomberger, LLP
524 UNION ST #411
San Francisco, CA, 94133
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Reviews

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Posted by Rhonda | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I would highly recommend the law office of Estey & Bomberger in San Diego. They always treated me respectfully and caringly. They listened to my concerns. They were professional and supported me. They kept me informed about my case. They were always there to answer my telephone calls or quickly returned them. I was highly satisfied with their service and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2016
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Sketcher Rocket Shoes -not for OLD FOLKS
R. Michael Bomberger and associates handle my suit against Sketcher Shoes from start to finish. He and his associates were very professional and thorough. They kept me informed in all aspects of the suit. After several years they got me a nice settlement with no out of pocket fees from me. Great Company to represent you. George
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Posted by melissa | April 16, 2016
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Back injury lawsuit
I had a bad fall while wearing a pair of sneakers made by a well known company. I found out there was a class action lawsuit against this company. So I called Mr. Bombergers office . They were very nice Called me back right away. .they were very professional . They kept me informed on everything. called
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2016
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Skechers lawsuit
Everyone at the Estey Bomberger law firm has my sincere thanks. At every junction of the suit, they kept me informed.. Lisa Drayton was especially kind and responsive. It is my opinion that the firm employs very professional, knowledgeable individuals and I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Debra | April 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Sketchers injury lawsuit
Attorney Bomberger representated me in the Sketchers injury lawsuit. I am very satisfied with the way he handled the case. When I called to get updates on the case, his office always responded in a pleasant spirit, or they would call me back in a timely manner. His staff were knoweldgeable about what was going on. Kept me informed about how the case was going, court dates, etc, I will definitely use Bomberger again. Attorney Bomberger treats his clients with respect.
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Posted by Mary | April 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
honest dependable
These lawyers kept in touch with every phase of the case. Explained everything in laymen terms, and the entire staff was always helpful if we called with questions. We highly recommend this team.
Posted by Mary | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney Ever
I am not one to leave reviews but how can I not tell you what a wonderful job, Mark and his associates, including his office staff did for me. I was kept well informed, about every step and detail of the law suit. Mark, always answered my calls immediately, the office staff was always very helpful and friendly. Everything that Mark, said to me was correct. You will not find such a honest and trustworthy company like Bomberger. Thank you again. Mary
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Posted by Linda | April 8, 2016
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Wonderful personalized service even in a mass torte!
I was part of a huge mass torte involving Skechers shoes. It was a very long and stressful lawsuit, but the personal service provided by Mr. Bomberger and his staff for me, made the experience more bearable. I had to be disposed and Mr. Bomberger was by my side for 8 hours protecting my rights and supporting me. I am very thankful to have had their firm representing me. I would highly recommend Mr. Bomberger and his firm.
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Posted by Cathy | April 7, 2016
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Great Experience
It was a very positive experience working with Estey Bomberger. Everyone always got back to me right away if I had questions and my case was handled very efficiently. Customer service was excellent and I was treated very well. We were please to have such a good experience.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2010
Highly recommend Mike Bomberger
Mr.Bomberger was a great help to me during a difficult time for my family and I. He really made sure that I understood what was happening with my case and made me feel like I was his only client. I will recommend Mr. Bomberger to any friends or family that are in need of a personal injury lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2010
Great experience with Mike Bomberger
Mr. Bomberger helped me with my auto accident last year. He always took the time to update me on my case and he was a genuinely caring person. He and his staff are very knowledgable and I always got very personal service from them. I would definitely recommend Mike Bomberger to others.
Posted by JoeMD1976 | July 7, 2010
Excellent attorney
Mike handled my case when I was rear-ended by a semitruck in 2009. He did a great job, and I was very happy with the settlement he got me.
Posted by Lauren | October 22, 2009
Trustworthy, Responsive & Very Knowledgeable. Great Results!
I am glad to have been referred to Mike Bomberger from another attorney. I didn’t think I needed a lawyer but it turns out I did and Mike was great. He explained everything with my case and I felt like I knew what to expect before it happened. Very happy with the settlement too – the insurance company did not want to budge, but Mike was a fighter.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2009
My personal story
I was fortunate to come into contact with Michael Bomberger during the summer of 2006. It was about two weeks after I was struck by a car while riding my bike on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach and my spirits were very low. The BMW hit my Bianchi sport bike from behind, hurling me about 40 feet through the air. I landed headfirst on the pavement, severely shattering both of my wrists and fracturing two vertebraes in my neck. As an independent plumbing contractor, the ability to support my family was suddenly in serious jeopardy. A member of my bicycle club referred me to Estey & Bomberger and, from my first conversation with Michael, I felt like everything was going to be OK. As a cyclist himself, Michael is well versed in the dangers we face on every ride. Throughout the litigation process, Michael and his staff kept me very well informed and didn’t pressure me to make any quick decisions. In the end, the settlement offer was above and beyond what I expected, allowing me to support my family while returning to school. Six months after the settlement, Michael still calls to check on my physical therapy, encouraging me to get back on two wheels. Thanks to him, I probably will some day.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2008
Very Satisfied Client!
Mike Bomberger is a very nice, very knowledgeable attorney. I enjoyed working with him and was very happy with the settlment he was able to get for my car accident case last year. His staff was pleasant and always willing to update me on the latest developments in my case. I would definitely recommend the law firm of Estey & Bomberger to any of my friends or family needing a lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding and Managing Partner
  • Estey & Bomberger, LLP
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Bucknell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Confidential v. Confidential
  • $21 million settlement
  • Doe v. Roe Hospital
  • $20 million settlement
  • Matt Doe vs. Los Angeles Unified School District
  • $23 Million Verdict
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Associations

  • San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
  • Member, Professional Advisory Council
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Presidents Club of California Consumer Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Plaintiff Lawyer
  • Daily Journal
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Our City San Diego
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Lifetime Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2009
  • Lifetime Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • National Finalist
  • Lawdragon
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego Brain Injury Foundation Monthly Meeting
  • Brain Injury Lawsuits: What to Expect
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Endorse R. Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike Bomberger for more than 15 years. He is a committed, dynamic, civil litigator who had earned the respect of colleagues, opposing counsel and the judiciary as well. The clients I have sent to Mike over the years have always contacted me after their case was over to thank me for referring them to Mike. Mike has integrity and class. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He has both the skill, compassion and work ethic it takes to be a top injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike Bomberger is an exceptional advocate — head and shoulders above the rest. As an attorney, he is someone that can be depended upon. He is prepared for every situation he encounters, and he never quits. Mike’s expertise in personal injury matters has earned him a terrific reputation among his peers. He brings knowledge, experience, creativity and a great attitude to every case, and is always enthusiastic about helping his clients. I have known and worked with Mike for many years and endorse him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. It is also noteworthy that Mike and the rest of the law firm respond to communications diligently."
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