· Successfully represented approximately 30,000 telephone bankers throughout the country in recovering unpaid overtime wages from one of the largest banks in America.
· Lewis v. Giordano’s - First Illinois appellate court decision to rule that "private settlements" of claims under Illinois wage laws are void as a matter of law.
· Bormes v. United States - The lead plaintiff in a case before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of law firms throughout the country involving the payment of court filing fees to the U.S. government. As a result of this lawsuit the federal government changed the way it processes the tens of millions credit card payments it handles each year.
· Washington v. Cook County - Represented a class of Cook County, Illinois employees who were not paid the proper wages while they served their county on active military duty. As a result of the lawsuit class members received payments ranging from several thousand dollars to over $100,000 and Cook County corrected its improper practice.
· Pro Bono Social Security Work - In three separate federal court lawsuits obtained reversals of Social Security administrative law judge rulings denying disability benefits to persons with HIV.
· U. S. Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois appointed him Vice Chair of the Creditor's Committee in the bankruptcy proceedings of Giordano's Enterprises, Inc., a well known Chicago pizzeria chain.
· Recovered nearly 2 million dollars on behalf of a dog bite victim. The firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of dog attacks in recent years.
Mr. Bormes has been involved in lawsuits which have been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times and virtually every Chicago TV station as well as dozens of newspapers and legal periodicals throughout the country