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Benjamin Harris Yormak

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Employee Benefits

About Me

In response to what he recognized as a growing need to protect the rights of employees and people with disabilities in Florida, Mr. Yormak founded Yormak Employment & Disability Law. Mr. Yormak has always been committed to fighting for your rights and disability benefits. He only represents employees and people that have been wrongly terminated, been discriminated against or denied benefits; he never represents employers, the insurance company or government. The firm has a background in labor & employment, disability insurance law and worker’s compensation in both the United States and Canada.


 


Mr. Yormak is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, the Florida Employment Lawyers Association, and the Lee County Bar Association. Mr. Yormak is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and Bowdoin College, and is a resident of Southwest Florida. He is also actively involved in the community and youth sports.

Pro-Bono Information- Mr. Yormak is a strong supporter of pro bono and other volunteer efforts within the legal industry that seek justice for the disadvantaged. Mr. Yormak’s own recent pro bono efforts include work for Florida Rural Legal Services and Collier Legal Aid, in addition to working to free wrongly convicted persons with AIDWYC, a volunteer group founded by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Mr. Yormak previously worked with the United States Department of Justice and the Maine Volunteer Lawyer Project, and while in law school received the Pro Bono Service Award.

Mr. Yormak may be reached at: (239) 985-9691 or byormak@yormaklaw.com

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    6 years
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    6 years
  3. Employee Benefits: 10%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (10-35%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Alexander Christian Peterson

    Benjamin's focus is on helping his clients. His practice is targeted and focused and it is a tremendous benefit to his clients who have labor and employment issues. I fully endorse Yormak Employment and Disability Law

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    Alexander Peterson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen Christopher Whalen

    Without reservation I endorse Benjamin Yormak. Benjamin is a fine attorney with a sharp mind and excellent work ethic. I have found him to be detail-oriented and thorough in his practice. I highly recommend him as a counselor and advocate.

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    Stephen Whalen Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Yormak Employment & Disability Law

9990 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL, 34135

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200905/07/2015
MAInactive201004/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardUniversity of Maine School of Law2009
Chairman- Moot Court BoardUniversity of Maine School of LawN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
President & Managing PartnerYormak Employment & Disability Law2011 - Present
AttorneyRojas & Butcher PL2009 - 2011
CLIUnited States Attorneys Office2007 - 2009
Student DirectorVolunteer Lawyer's Project2004 - 2006
ManagerYormak & Associates2002 - 2009
Case EvaluatorAssociation In Defense of the Wrongly Convicted2001 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)Sustaining Member2013 - Present
Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of CourtMember2013 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationSustaining Member2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2009 - Present
International Law SocietyBoard Member2008 - 2009
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-president- Law School Chapter2008 - 2009

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. EmbarqFavorable Settlement of Federal Lawsuit
John Doe v. Zurich Ins. Co.Favorable Settlement (Pre-suit)
Jane Doe v. NikeFavorable Settlement (Pre-suit)

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bowdoin College ArchivesWrongful Convictions in North America: A Canadian Experience2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor2009
Bowdoin CollegeGovernment & Legal Studies (with Honors)A.B.2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SHRM Monthly MeetingAvoiding the Mistakes That Make an Employee's Lawyer Smile2015
Representing the LGBT ClientEmerging Employee Protections Based on Sexuality & Supreme Court Uncertainty2014
Minorities & CrimeBack to the Future? The LGBT Community and How the Modern Application of American Employment Laws Mimic History2014
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial/Oral Advocacy2014
FGCU Mediation & ArbitrationMediation & Settlement Strategies in Employment Law2013
Constitution WeekThe Constitution2013
Constitution WeekThe Constitution2012
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial/Oral Advocacy2011
Lee County High School Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial/Oral Advocacy2010