The Estey-Bomberger team achieved beyond the desired results, and made me feel safe during the process. I felt that they truly listened to me and are helping to affect change to create a world in which we can live in without fear by holding the guilty parties accountable to create change. Mike and Steve were passionate about the case and the cause which empowered me to have a voice and speak for those who could not come forward. I felt they genuinely cared about my well being before, during, and after the case. I highly encourage individuals to work with Estey-Bomberger because the more people who come forward, the greater an impact their work will make. I am grateful for having given myself this chance. It was a very painless process, in fact it helped in my healing. Initially, I was unsettled and overcome with anxiety by the idea of a civil lawsuit. I felt that would be profiting off of a terrible experience. I met with Mike twice, each time him coming to me, before deciding to continue. Each meeting was about what would help me to heal, he encouraged therapy, and to think about the idea of the lawsuit not as a profiting, but as holding corporations and institutions accountable for their decisions, and as a chance to have a voice and make a personal impact. My goal was that this never happen again, and while that was not a realistic goal, at least I could make it known that I would not stand for the corporation’s lack of consciousness. The firm would contact me as necessary to set up further meetings, and only requested letters. There was not a great time commitment besides the mediation, which was only one day. At mediation, I was able to face the opponent and feel that justice had been served and the defendants were held accountable for what they did. During the process, I felt that I could truly trust Mike and Steve. They were on my side. The impact was for my personal healing as well as progress the cause. Knowing they are helping more people to heal, knowing they are helping to affect change so that corporations will look at their role in helping to build and sustain a safe society, gives me hope and makes me feel that something good can come out of all off this.
Hello! I am plaintiff X,
I know, I know that’s really impersonal, but my name isn’t important. You are the important part of this interaction. I do not know what you have experienced and I cannot personally be in your shoes. What I do know if you are reading this, is you are in good hands. Estey and Bomberger made everything easy for me. I may not have had the same incident as you, but I am still healing from an incident similar to yours.
My first feeling after my incident was neediness. I needed seclusion and comfort at the same time. My immediate response was to call my partner and he was supportive. I had nothing on my mind except for being with someone who made me feel at home. Not everyone has someone who makes them feel home in an embrace, and to be honest the embrace had changed. It no longer felt the way it used to. Human touch had changed for me. Without my knowledge my partner found Estey and Bomberger.
I was confused by the whole process. I wanted answers and results. It started with paperwork I did not want to do and a healing process I was procrastinating to start. The first step was deciding a strategy and understanding this strategy may change as my process continued. In a time where the most unpredictable event happened to me, I was looking for a little bit more predictability. I did not receive this assurance until it reached the end of my process.
The most shocking part of this entire process was how easy it was. I did not have to worry about anything. Estey and Bomberger gathered all important information and made sure I felt confident and sure about my decisions along the way. Greg manages the cases and was at telephone reach at any moment. Mike was on my case and talking to him was like talking to family that understood. The more comfortable I felt, the easier it was to trust. The more I trusted Estey and Bomberger, the more the anxiety of the situation fell.
The day of the mediation, Mike met me in the lobby, and I will not forget his welcoming face. I told him I was nervous and he reassured me I would not have to talk if I did not want to. During the mediation he made this come true. There were moments of discomfort and he made sure to comfort me in those moments and reassure me he is looking for my best interest. Once my mediation ended, I cannot explain the burden that felt lifted off my shoulder.
I was surprisingly more relieved than I thought I would be at the end of my process. Estey and Bomberger have a great office and immediately followed up and walked me through next steps. In my moment of shock, they connected me with consultants who advised me well on what to do with my settlement and structure. This was helpful since I did not have many trusted individuals to discuss money with who understood my situation. It meant a lot that Estey and Bomberger not only helped me through my case, but also wanted the best situation for me afterwards.
Be understanding, be patient, be adaptable and trust the process.
Love and Support,
Someone Who Gets It
It’s rare to find an attorney with a humanitarian side, but that’s exactly what I found in Mike and his team. I highly recommend speaking with Mike and his team if you are considering hiring an attorney. If you want more than just someone that looks at you as a piggy bank, if you want someone that truly cares about making you whole again financially, emotionally, mentally and physically, then i suggest you stop looking and give this amazing team a call. They have done an excellent job with my representation and I couldn’t be happier with the amount of care and compassion in how they handled my case. Although my case has been painful and emotionally trying, they have gone above and beyond to make things as painless as humanly possible. I am truly blessed to have Mike and his team on my side.
I contacted Estey and Bomberger regarding a sexul assault claim. They immediately reached out to me, gathered my information and set up a time to meet. After meeting Steve Estey, I felt confident in working with them and my nerves were calmed greatly. The entire team at this law firm has gone above and beyond what I could have ever imagined and I’ve come to feel empowered after working with them. Throughout the entirety of both my criminal and civil cases, Mike and his team were on point with their communication, knowledge and support. Any questions I had were answered and explained immediately and they were always very professional and approachable. Tamera, my victim’s advocate was always checking in on me, flew out for my criminal trial, was extremely helpful and caring. I felt so much support from Mike, Kristen, Tamera and Greg every step of the way. I am so grateful that I found this law firm and went ahead with them. Everyone in their office is extremely knowledgable and keeps you informed of what is happening throughout the process. Thank you so much Mike Bomberger and team for all of your help along the way. I will be appreciative for many years to come.
Mike and Madison,
Thank you for the opportunity to speak yesterday. I left feeling empowered and for the first time since my assault, felt a weight leave me. On September 6th, I left the court house with relief knowing I put a rapist in jail. By September 10th I was told I had ovarian cancer and had to completely shift thought process. Having the opportunity to speak out allowed me to feel like my strength could actually come back.
I was nervous leading up to my flight to SF but yesterday morning gave me a sense of calm. Hearing Caroline and Ashley’s story gave me hope that I am not alone. I am not telling many what I did but the airing on CBS last night hit the country. My mothers best friend saw it while watching as she does each night. I understand the importance of speaking out and standing up again Lyft. They truly are the bullies and I refuse to be bullied.
Thank you for giving me the outlet to speak and stand up.
My career is in technology and I know what will work and what will not work for Lyft. I appreciate you calling them out on their app. No safety feature will work to stop a rape on a phone.
I hope you have a great weekend and thank you again for taking my case on. I expect to hit Lyft as hard as possible from all angles….financially and socially. My life is forever changed. Please let me know if there are women that may be afraid to speak up, I am more than happy to talk to them and explain how it helped me.
Thank you very much for working with me Madison. I appreciate what you and the rest of staff at Estey & Bomberger did for me, you all are awesome. Many, many thanks. Even though, in the beginning I was skeptical of your company, but that all changed when you first contacted me, you showed me Professionalism, and Strength. You were very warm and welcoming. I opened up quickly to you. Your encouragement to Therapy was enforced, some days I showed up not because of myself but because I didn’t want to let down on my behalf, as I know the team were doing their best. After getting familiar with my therapist, I enjoyed our sessions, which has really helped in lots of areas in my life. While I tried daily to keep my head above, I speak less of the incident, and am very thankful for the outcome of my case. Even though this money won’t take the violation away, at least I got the opportunity to tell my story and moving forward.
To all the Victims out there, I hope Justice will prevail for them. It was hard to digest some of the claims I read about.