Norman H. Burdick

Norman H. Burdick

T: 312.670.2000

F: 312.419.1336

C: 312.622.3753


Of Counsel to the Firm


1950, Chicago, IL

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Fraud


Norm joined Garofalo, Schreiber & Storm, Chtd in 2013. He concentrates his practice in the area of workers’ compensation fraud. He has represented employers, insurance companies, special investigative units and TPAs in fraud actions before the Illinois Department of Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit (WCFU). Prior to joining the firm, Norm served as a fraud investigator/attorney for the WCFU. Norm has a broad and extensive insurance background having served as president of Great Central Insurance Company. He also managed the Midwest Branch for Argonaut Insurance, AON Murfield Underwriters and Zenith Insurance Company. He has served as a trial attorney for the Home, CNA, and Argonaut Insurance and also worked as associated general counsel at Argonaut Insurance Company and Great Central Insurance Company. Norm has prior law enforcement experience as a Cook County Deputy Sheriff as well as an investigator for the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee.


  • Norm has developed and presented seminars to employers, insurance brokers and insurance companies on the following:
  • Attacking and defeating workers’ compensation fraud (2013 – 2014)
  • Twenty-Seventh Annual Claims Handling Seminar – New Tools for Combating Workers’ Compensation Fraud (2012)
  • Revised Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act of 2011 – Understanding and Applying the Changes to the Fraud Provisions
  • Understanding Your Experience – Mod Calculations
  • Employer/Independent Contractor – The Illinois Classification Act

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Special Investigative Units
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Coalition Against Fraud
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Committee Commissioner – Human Resource Commission – City of Peoria
  • CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association