Zachary C. Flowerree
Toll Free: 877-419-1008
- University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2011
- University of South Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 2007
Admitted to Practice
- State of Illinois, 2011
- State of Texas, 2018
United States Federal District Courts
- Northern District of Illinois, 2011
- Western District of New York, 2015
- Southern District of Indiana, 2015
- Eastern District of Arkansas, 2015
- Southern District of Illinois, 2016
- Central District of Illinois, 2019
- Western District of Texas, 2019
Zac Flowerree has recovered over $25 million in unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation for thousands of workers in collective and class action lawsuits across the country
For much of his career, Zac has been a forceful advocate for tipped employees in the restaurant industry. He has fought to recover unpaid wages for servers and bartenders who were paid tip-credit wages while forced to perform excessive side work and cleaning tasks, pay for walkouts, uniforms, or breakages, and give a portion of their hard-earned tips to managers or non-tipped employees.
Zac has also represented whistleblowers and victims of workplace discrimination or retaliation. For many of these clients, Zac has negotiated a successful resolution of their dispute without ever filing a lawsuit. This allows clients to recover money now – when they need it – without the delay of the legal system.
Currently, Zac is expanding his representation of Illinois workers who are required to use their biometric identifiers – like their fingerprints or facial scans – to clock in and out of their shifts. Zac and Werman Salas P.C. are currently prosecuting more than two dozen potential class action lawsuits against restaurants, healthcare facilities, warehouses, retail chains, and manufacturing plants for improper collection, retention, and disclosure of workers’ sensitive biometric identifiers and information.
Before dedicating himself to workers’ rights in 2014, Zac represented employers at Winston & Strawn LLP, one of the most preeminent law firms in Chicago. Because of this experience, Zac understands how large corporations and defense lawyers approach employment litigation. Zac uses this understanding to craft a legal strategy that maximizes workers’ chances of success.
Zac graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. While in law school, Zac won the Thomas R. Mulroy prize for appellate advocacy, published a journal article in the University of Chicago Legal Forum, and represented victims of workplace discrimination at the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.