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Benjamin Yormak

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Bonita Springs, FL

Yormak Employment & Disability Law
9990 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Phone: 239-399-8808
Fax: 239-288-2534
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed in Florida Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee (90%), Employee Benefits (10%)
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Attorney Benjamin Yormak is the president Yormak Employment & Disability Law based in Bonita Springs, Florida. Serving clients throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and surrounding areas, Mr. Yormak is certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in labor and employment law. He provides invaluable advocacy and support to those who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Employment law issues such as workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and other serious grievances;

·       FMLA matter and PERC appeals;

·       Employee benefits, including long-term disability, ERISA and unemployment benefits.

Through his employment law practice, Mr. Yormak has handled numerous whistleblower claims along with many claims involving fraud against the government in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a recovery of over $25 million in a case involving Medicare fraud as well as a settlement of almost $90 million in a national RICO class action. He also has extensive experience handling appeals, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of employment-related topics.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Yormak has earned top rankings from his peers, including recognition from the National Advocates as "Top 40 Under 40." He also holds a Lawyers of Distinction rating, and he has received "Superb, 10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo.

A 2006 honors graduate of Bowdoin College, Mr. Yormak obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law in 2009. He has worked with the U.S. Attorneys Office, and he served as student director of the Volunteer Lawyer's Project as well as chair of the school's Moot Court board. He received the Pro Bono Award his last year in law school in recognition for his selfless contributions to others.

Along with practicing before all Florida state courts, Mr. Yormak is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in the state as well as before the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st and 11th circuits, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He is also a member of several local, state and national legal organizations, including the National and Florida Employment Lawyers Associations, the Lee County Bar Association and the Southwest Florida Federal Bar Association, among others.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employee Benefits
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

About Benjamin Yormak

First Admitted: 2009, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://yormaklaw.com/about/our-team/

Honors/Awards

  • , Honored by Best Lawyers Magazine 2021-22, Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Selected by National Advocates Top 40 Under 40, 2018
  • Recognized as a national Lawyer of Distinction, 2018
  • Selected by his Southwest Florida peers as a Naples Illustrated Top Lawyer, 2018-21, Naples Illustrated
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star, 2016-2019
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award, 2012-2021, Avvo.com

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Employment Lawyers Association, Southwest Florida Federal Bar Association, Lee County Bar Association, and American Inns of Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of Florida
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle Districts of Florida
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Yormak to Present at National Business Institute’s “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now” Training Seminar on August 7th in Ft. Myers, 2017
  • The Employment Law Practice Group at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., hosted the firm’s 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. This annual seminar is designed to update and educate business owners, managers, and human resource professionals on legal issues in the workplace. Mr. Yormak spoke as part of New Year, New Administration: What Does 2017 Hold for Employers? Panel discussion was moderated by Attorney Suzanne Boy and panelists Robert E. Weisberg, Regional Attorney for U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Miami) and Attorney Benjamin Yormak., 2017

Educational Background

  • A.B., Bowdoin College (with honors), 2006

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by The Florida Bar as an Expert in Labor & Employment Law, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Co-lead counsel in $90 million nationwide class action settlement., 2019
  • Won federal reinstatement of two whistleblower employees in Florida Public Whistleblower Act/False Claims Act case., 2021
  • Won reinstatement of whistleblower employee in Florida Public Whistleblower Act case., 2020
  • Won federal reinstatement of whistleblower in Public Whistleblower Action., 2019
  • United States v. 21st Century Oncology et. al (2015)
  • $100,000.00 jury verdict in federal employment defamation action, 2016
  • $24,000,000.00 recovery for U.S. government as lead counsel on behalf of whistleblower in Medicare fraud case, 2016
  • On February 2, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit found that a case brought by a former employee of Florida's Lee County presented enough disputed evidence that a jury should consider her claims of whistleblower retaliation and overtime violations. http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca11/16-10576/16-10576-2017-02-02.html
  • Won reversal in Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals of denial of class certification in Calderone v. Scott, Case No. 15-14187 (Sept. 28, 2016), 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured SHRM as to interplay between the ADA, FMLA and Worker's Compensation., Speaker, Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Employment Law, SHRM, 2021
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Office Location for Benjamin Yormak

9990 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Phone: 239-399-8808

Fax: 239-288-2534

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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