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Benjamin Harris Yormak

Employment and labor Attorney at Bonita Springs, FL

4.8   80 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    Massachusetts - MA 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    60%
    Family Medical Leave Act, Wage & Hours, PERC Appeals, Wrongful Termination

    15 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%

  3. Sexual harassment
    15%

  4. Employee benefits
    5%
    Long-Term Disability and ERISA Claims, Unemployment Benefits

    15 years

OUT OF WORK? FIRED? RECOVERING YOUR PAST, LOOKING AHEAD TO YOUR FUTURE!

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: or

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

Location

Yormak Employment & Disability Law
27200 Riverview Center Blvd.
Suite 109
Bonita Springs, FL, 34134

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  80 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yormak is highly experienced and compentent
Ben did a great job and my opinion to my experience is that he is obviously highly experienced well educated and knows what he’s doing in the end I got 100% about what you’re looking for
Posted by Alex | July 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, got the job done right
Mr Yormak was top notch in sorting out my legal concerns. He's prompt, knowledgeable, and lays out all the details so a non-lawyer can understand exactly what's going on. Highly recommended!
Posted by Steven | September 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Hardworking Lawyer
Benjamin Yormak breaks the stereotypical idea that society has created for lawyers in a positive manner. Him and his staff are extremely friendly, easy to talk to, and great communicators. He set realistic expectations from our first conversation and his knowledge regarding legality of the subject was outstanding. His staff was extremely supportive in getting the proper documentation filled out and explained what was necessary as well as why things were done in a certain way. He went above and beyond to ensure success and genuinely cared about my case and the success of it. I would recommend his services to anyone that had legal issues that he practiced law in, and if he practiced law in all fields he would be the only attorney I would hire for my services. I cannot properly express how grateful I am for having the opportunity to work with him and his firm as it not only changed my opinion towards lawyers for the better, I learned a lot regarding laws concerning my case thanks to his ability to explain it in a manner that I would better understand, and I never left a conversation with him or any member of his staff that made me feel like I wasn't properly being taken care of. I view him now as the gold standard for what I should expect from an attorney should the need arise in the future to hire another one again, and I know he will continue to bring success to his clients and leave more positive impressions on all the people him and his firm represent in the future. Thank you again Ben, your hard work and dedication to my case will always be remembered and I know you will continue to do well in the future and good things will follow you in life because of how good of a person you are.
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Posted by Steve | July 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ben is an excellent attorney!
Ben is very knowledgeable in his practice areas and he also has an excellent disposition. The advice he provided was perfect for our situation and was also very cost-effective. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yormak is an excellent attorney that I would recommend to anyone
Yormak provided me with incredible expertise and recommendations on how how to proceed with my case. He was always available if I had questions and responded to me in a extremely timely manner. Not only did he get a positive outcome for me but he was very personable and I enjoyed every conversation with him. Ben made everything very easy for me and I would recommend him to anyone that needed an highly competent and experienced attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't go anywhere else!
Patient and thorough! This process is never easy, however Attorney Yormak and staff made it manageable. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Tara-Simone | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
I hired Ben Yormak to represent me in early 2019. He is everything you need in legal representation: smart, empathetic, and determined. The case was resolved with a positive outcome. His team at Yormak Law are also wonderful!
Posted by Brad | July 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
As a business owner, I've utilized various attorney services over the years. I hired Ben because he is, without a doubt, top notch. He is unbelievably talented, responsive, and his attention to detail made my experience working with him seamless. Ben is the guy you want on your side. You'll feel secure in knowing that you've hired the best of the best to handle your case.
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Posted by Tye | June 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Yormak (and team!) is always in my corner!
Mr. Yormak was able to fit me in his full schedule for an additional consultation to simply put my mind at ease. He and his entire team make me feel supported and protected. Mr. Yormak is knowledgeable, professional and personable—an uncommon, yet extremely necessary combination for this industry. Thank you, Ben Yormak and team!
Posted by Jesse | January 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Ben helped us with several things but mostly an issue with an employee we had to let go. He made sure we were all buttoned up and protected from anything frivolous that could be thrown our way.
Posted by Isabelle | August 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service and outcome
Ben Yormak and his staff provided exceptional service and outcome from start to finish. Every step was explained in detail and unreasonable expectations were not provided. He listened and understood my situation and explained what my options and possible outcomes were. I would recommend him without reservation!
Posted by George | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overtime
I contacted Mr. Yormak. Obtained a visit for consultation. We discussed the pro’s n con’s of the case. After our consult I decided to proceed. Shortly thereafter we had a meeting with the opposition and their attorney. We were able to reach a settlement. Without having a trial hearing. Sometimes these things can really drag on. The outcome was Fair and reasonable. Unfortunately the opposition had fell short of their obligation. Mr. Yormak has been very professional and assertive throughout the entire case. And has made certain the terms of agreement were met. All the while keeping me up to date in any developments. Mr. Yormak has been very professional and is very knowledgeable in Employment law. I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future. Sincerely George.
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Posted by Diane | July 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property Manager
Ben Yormak is an incredible employment /labor/ discrimination lawyer. His expertise will wow you and ensure a great outcome to those looking for justice in this difficult field. I would recommend his team for any and all cases in wrongful dismissal and or discrimination. We won a case that was difficult at best and his team of professionals stuck it out until the final offer was presented and accepted by our side. I highly recommend this Lawyer and his team of professionals.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Yormak was an excellent discrimination attorney. My case was handled swiftly and professionally. He is well versed in discrimination law. I have already recommended him to friends.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bravo and Thanks!
Great job with my case Ben. Very knowledgeable in labor and employment law. Generally likable, good communication, and timely follow up. I wanted someone local that was up and coming in the field. We did find some sense of justice in a difficult case through mediation (which is what I wanted) at the precise time that I wanted it settled and to get on with my life. I appreciate your efforts. Dawn, thanks too! Hopefully, we set a precedent as well.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Ben was honest and direct throughout my dealings with him. Ben's staff was helpful and courteous.
Posted by Bonnie | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compentent, Professional and Caring
I filed a EEOC complaint for gender discrimination. My employer attempted to retailiate and Mr. Yormak and his assistant Dawn were instramentai in guiding me through the process. Very explensive, but worth every penny. This sort of law involves many twists and turns, but Ben and Dawn will provide support and guideance. Very thankful!
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Posted by Rob | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible
He did exactly what he was supposed to do and got me a settlement in a case no one else wanted to touch.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenominal
I have been a client of Mr. Yormak for the last year and I can not be more pleased. He is a outstanding attorney. He has been exceptional both in and out of the court room. I could not recommend him any higher.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer who excels at his trade
Mr Yormak is an exceptional attorney. He gave thoughtful advice in consultation that helped shape my understanding of my case and legal position. I chose to hire him over other attorneys in the area because his insight into his area of expertise, experience with previous cases and impressive track record all speak volumes to his abilities and outcomes. I highly recommend Mr. Yormak to anyone with labor and employment issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 10%-39%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President & Managing Partner
  • Yormak Employment & Disability Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Case Evaluator
  • Association In Defense of the Wrongly Convicted
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rojas & Butcher PL
  • 2009 - 2011
  • CLI
  • United States Attorneys Office
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Student Director
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Project
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Manager
  • Yormak & Associates
  • 2002 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Bowdoin College
  • A.B.
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Favorable Verdict vs. Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Win
  • Favorable Settlement vs. Local Hardware Retailer
  • Settlement
  • Favorable Settlement vs. Regional Oil Company
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Law Society
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-president- Law School Chapter
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Advocates
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Board Certified - Labor & Employment Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • 2009
  • Chairman- Moot Court Board
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Bowdoin College Archives
  • Wrongful Convictions in North America: A Canadian Experience
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • FCCMH Forum
  • Special Topics in Discrimination & Harassment
  • 2018
  • NBI's Human Resources Law Conference
  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • 2017
  • Advanced Labor Topics
  • The Bermuda Triangle: FMLA, ADA and Worker's Compensation
  • 2017
  • Minorities & Crime
  • Back to the Future? The LGBT Community and How the Modern Application of American Employment Laws Mimic History
  • 2014
  • Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy
  • 2014
  • FGCU Mediation & Arbitration
  • Mediation & Settlement Strategies in Employment Law
  • 2013
  • Constitution Week
  • The Constitution
  • 2013
  • Constitution Week
  • The Constitution
  • 2012
  • Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
Endorse Benjamin
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ben is one of, if not the hardest working attorney in Southwest Florida. He takes every case head on with an aggressive approach that directly benefits his clients. Ben is a pleasure to work with because he knows the law and has a passion for using it to help those in need."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is very aggressive, yet analytical in his approach with complex employment legal issues. He also has compassion for his clients and does everything possible to advocate for their rights in the workplace."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is a knowledgable and competent attorney in the employment area and a formidable opponent. It is a pleasure going up against him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, savvy, is knowledgeable about both the law and has a rare ability to provide excellent strategic counsel on case issues as they arise. Mr. Yormak also truly cares about his clients and is motivated and driven to providing them the best possible representation. You are in great hands with Mr. Yormak handling your case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's character, ethics and skill level."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Yormak is a diligent and zealous advocate for his clients. I have had the opportunity to witness Mr. Yormak argue on behalf of his clients in court and would not hesitate to refer my own clients to him for any matters relating to employment/labor law or social security law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Yormak is a strong, skilled advocate for his clients, yet he is always very professional and pleasant to work with. Ben is always at the top of my list of referrals for employee matters, and I am happy to endorse him."
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Bonita Springs Employment and labor Lawyer Benjamin Harris Yormak
Benjamin Harris Yormak
Employment and labor Attorney
Bonita Springs, FL
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available