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Stephen J. Estey, founding partner of Estey & Bomberger,
LLP,  considers personal injury law
to be his true calling and is always enthusiastic when it comes to helping his
clients obtain justice. Stephen’s practice is focused on catastrophic personal
injury and wrongful death law, and he personally has had particular success in
this arena, having recovered countless multi-million dollar verdicts and
settlements.  Stephen
has extensive legal experience in the negotiation, settlements and litigation
of various types of serious injury matters, including car accident
, truck & big
rig accident claims
and bus accident claims, insurance
contract disputes
and insurance bad
faith claims
. Stephen and the Law Offices of Estey & Bomberger
are committed to providing the highest quality of legal services for clients.


Stephen enjoys the challenges of complex cases and the satisfaction of
helping victims recover the compensation they deserve.  An advocate of consumers’ rights,
Stephen has been involved in several published appellate opinions, Morris v. DeLaTorre (2005) 36 Cal 4th 260 and Cervantes v.
United States of America
(9th Cir. 2003) 330 F. 3d 1186, both of which have
changed laws in favor of consumers. Prior
to founding Estey & Bomberger with his partner Mike Bomberger, Stephen
worked in the insurance industry – an experience that differentiates him from many
other personal injury attorneys and gives him a unique understanding in
litigating serious injury claims.


Over the years, Stephen has frequently been called upon to speak to
the media on various complex litigation issues. He has been awarded numerous
professional designations including an AV-Rating by Martindale Hubbell.  Stephen is also an MCLE lecturer for
California Consumer Attorneys. 



Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Car Accident: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samuel Eugene Spital

    Stephen is a really great lawyer and you will find him personable as well. I endorse this attorney.


    Samuel Spital Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. His passion and commitment, together with his talent, make him an excellent injury lawyer.


    Ljubisa Kostic Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Estey & Bomberger, LLP

445 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Estey & Bomberger, LLP

524 Union St
San Francisco, CA, 94133

Estey & Bomberger LLP

11801 Pierce St
Riverside, CA, 92505

Estey & Bomberger, LLP

2130 N Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA, 92405




Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 1998


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys of San Diego2012
2009 Super Lawyers - San DiegoSuper Lawyers2009
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2009
2008 Super Lawyer - San DiegoSuper Lawyers2008
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Gold MemberThe Verdict Club Premier Trial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEstey & Bomberger, LLP1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Better Business BureauMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
MCLE Lecturer for California Consumer AttorneysMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Consumer AttorneysMemberN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Presidents Club of California Consumer AttorneysMemberN/A
National Association of Personal Injury LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Qualls vs. Case Corporation$17,550,000 Verdict
Zitz-Evancich vs. City of Los Angeles$5,000,000 Settlement
DeLaTorre vs. Kwan$2,190,000 Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
California State University, San DiegoCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seminar - MCLE LectureCalifornia Consumer AttorneysN/A