steve1Stephen Estey

Stephen J. Estey is a founding partner of Estey & Bomberger, LLP. In February 2012 and 2014, he was named “Trial Attorney of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for his many record-setting, eight-figure verdicts and settlements. He has received three Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards from CASD and was lead counsel in the California Supreme Court Case of Morris v. De La Torre, 36 Cal 4th 260 (2005). Steve is an ABOTA member and has an AV-Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named Super Lawyer for the years 2008-2014. In addition, he has been included in The National Trial Lawyer’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” since 2010 and The Best Lawyers in America since 2011. Finally, Stephen was chosen as a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2010-2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

Steve is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Presidents Club of California Consumer Attorneys, the California Trial Lawyer Association, San Diego Consumer Attorneys, and the American Bar Association. Steve also teaches trial skills to other attorneys at various seminars throughout the United States, including most recently the annual CAOC Convention in San Francisco and the Melvin Belli Seminar in San Jose.

mike1Michael Bomberger

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.


  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law, 1992

Admitted to Practice:

  • State of California
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court Southern District of California

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial lawyer
  • Rated Superlawyer since 2009
  • Received highest rating from California State Bar certified lawyer referral service rating of AAA
  • AVVO Rating of 10.0
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Presidents Club of California Consumer Attorneys
  • California Trial Lawyer Association
  • San Diego Consumer Attorneys
  • San Diego County Bar Association

Donald J. BeckDonald J. Beck

Donald Joseph Beck has practiced exclusively on high value complex personal injurycases since graduating from Southwestern University in 1975. While in law school, he clerked for a Los Angeles firm of personal injury lawyers who specialized in trial of serious injury high damages cases.

Don’s recent results as co-trial counsel include a landmark case resulting in a $30,000,000 gross verdict for a single victim of sex abuse, and also another case where the jury awarded a gross verdict of just under $11,000,000 on behalf of an injured construction worker, and $26,000,000 for another single childvictim of sex abuse. He is also a pilot, and has achieved a $13,813,000 verdict in wrongful death airplane crash litigation.

He has been significantly involved in many large settlements and verdicts as well, including other seven and eight figure results in construction machinery design, factory machinery design, as well as medical malpractice particularly malpractice which results in catastrophic injuries to infants. He hashandled hundreds of important cases and is highly experienced in lawsuits involving sexual abuse, construction accident, highway design, serious injury automobile accidents, elder abuse, catastrophic injuries in oil industry explosions, as well as products liability matters in the aircraft, automobile, and consumer fields.

Don was a finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California “Consumer Attorney of the Year” in 2011.


  • Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law, 1975

Admitted to Practice:

  • United States Supreme Court
    State of California


  • Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist 2011
  • AV-Rating – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Verdicts in 2010


  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • San Diego Consumer Attorneys


  • Married with 1 child