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Mary Bajo Coletta

Estey & Bomberger, LLP
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Mary Bajo Coletta
Estey & Bomberger, LLP
San Diego,

An associate with Estey & Bomberger since 2011, Mary Bajo has represented clients injured on construction sites, in auto, motorcycle and bicycle collisions, by dangerous products in mass tort litigation, and from childhood sexual abuse.

Bajo’s emotional investment in her clients’ cases stems from her knee-deep involvement, seeing first-hand how the physical and emotional injuries affect clients and their families. “That said,” says Bajo, “the most rewarding part of my job is the positive impact I can have on one person’s life — never more so than in the case of a child.”

Bajo’s primary focus is on institutional child sexual abuse cases, meaning the child was under the care of a school, daycare, after-school program, or sports program at the time he or she was sexually abused. Due to her deep knowledge of, and passion for, the topic, she was asked to be a panelist at the 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, in a conference program entitled Sexual Solicitation, Misconduct, & Abuse of Students by School Personnel: Challenges, Resources & Recommendations.

Representative Cases

Matt Doe v. Los Angeles Unified School District, $23 million jury verdict for a survivor of child molestation by his elementary school teacher

Confidential v. Confidential, $21 million settlement for consumers who were injured due to dangerous products

John Doe v. Pacific Health Systems, $6.5 million jury verdict for two survivors of child molestation by their volunteer mentor at a private after-school outpatient program for substance abuse, in a case of negligent supervision

Richeson v. Tovey/Shultz Construction, $10.7 million jury verdict for a victim of a career-ending construction site accident, a 20-foot fall through an unsecured platform

Trusted Media Resource

Mary is a sought-after expert on the subject of child sexual abuse. One of the most notable media interviews is listed below; for a full list click here.

CBS 8 News — discussing a school’s responsibility to protect children

Bajo’s work prior to joining Estey & Bomberger includes positions at Timothy M. Cary and Associates (public education law), the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office (misdemeanor and DUI division), and the office of former California Assemblyman Anthony Adams.

Bajo was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2011. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the San Diego County Bar Association. She was also named “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal.

Bajo’s education includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno with a major in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.


BS, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, major in Political Science

JD, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA

Admitted to Practice

State of California


Mary Bajo is married with one dog.


American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

San Diego County Bar Association

“Best of the Bar” (San Diego Business Journal)

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