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Accomplishments

Accomplishments

 

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, Consumer Protection Career Opportunities Panel Discussion, Gonzaga University School of Law, October 25, 2017.
  • Presentation, Essential Tools to Build a Successful Plaintiff Consumer Protection Law Practice, "Resist Litigating in the Dark (Part 2): Avoiding Arbitration," October 11, 2017.
  • Co-Author, Washington State Consumer Protection Litigation Desk Book, Washington State Association for Justice (October 2017)
  • Presentation, Discussing the Impact of Recent Washington Supreme Court Jurisprudence on Consumer Protection Act Claims and Deceptive Insurance Subrogation Tactics, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Annual Insurance Law Seminar at Spokane, January 28, 2016.
  • Boyd M. Mayo, SCOTUS Continues Pro-Arbitration Trend in DirecTV v. Imburgia, 577 U.S. __ (2015), WSAJ Trial News (February 2016).
  • Boyd M. Mayo, Washington Needs Private Enforcement of its Consumer Protection Laws on Payday Lending, WSAJ Trial News (April 2013).
  • Matthew J. Zuchetto and Boyd M. Mayo, Opening the Courthouse Door by Invoking Section 3 of the Federal Arbitration Act, WSAJ Trial News (April 2012).
  • Matthew J. Zuchetto and Boyd M. Mayo, Debt Adjusting in Washington State and the Washington Supreme Court’s decision in Carlsen v. Global Client Solutions, LLC, 171 Wn.2d 486 (2011), WSAJ Trial News (Feb. 2012).
  • Boyd M. Mayo, Monetary Liability for Involuntary Servitude?: South Carolina Needs to Abandon the Negative Incentive Approach and Grant Absolute Immunity to Indigent Criminal Defense Attorneys Appointed Under Rule 608, 3 Charleston L. Rev. 573, 709 (2009)

Honors, Memberships, & Awards

  • One of Spokane's Best Consumer Protection Lawyers for 2018, www.threebestrated.com 
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics, from 2014 to 2017 for Class Actions and Mass Torts
  • Spokane Top Lawyer, Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine, from 2013 to 2017 for Class Action Litigation
  • Washington’s Best Lawyers, Seattle Met Magazine, from 2014 to 2017 Mass Torts and Class Actions
  • Consumer Champion of the Month, Corporate-Vision Magazine, Feb. 2017
  • 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.com
  • “Client’s Choice,” Avvo.com
  • Vice Chair, Consumer Protection Committee, Washington State Association for Justice (2015-17)
  • Eagle Member, Washington State Association for Justice (2014-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Trial News, Washington State Association for Justice (2015-16)
  • Member, Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Trustee, Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division (2012-14)
  • Volunteer with RE-START C-P-R Mentoring Program (2012-14)
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

 
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Published Cases

  • Larson v. State of Washington, 194 Wn. App. 722, 375 P.3d 1096 (Wash. App. 2016), review denied, 2016 Wash. LEXIS 1333 (Wash., Dec. 7, 2016): Obtained reversal and remand of defense verdict on behalf of three wrongfully convicted individuals, where trial court applied an erroneously high burden of proof and misinterpreted key provisions of the newly enacted Wrongly Convicted Persons Act.  Obtained denial of State of Washington’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Washington Supreme Court.
  • Gandee v. LDL Freedom Enterprises, LLC, 176 Wn.2d 598 (2013): Successfully obtained a unanimous Supreme Court decision upholding the denial of Defendants’ motion to enforce an arbitration clause on unconscionability grounds, distinguishing the United States Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, and upholding the right to sue in court for a class of disenfranchised Washington consumers.
  • Gorden v. Lloyd Ward & Assocs., 323 P.3d 1074 (Wash. App. 2014):  Co-counsel in a matter in which Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals struck down an arbitration clause in a debt settlement contract in a consumer class action.
  • Smith v. JEM Group, Inc., 737 F.3d 636 (9th Cir. 2013):  Co-counsel in a consumer class action striking down an arbitration agreement in a Consumer Protection Act class action.
  • Carlsen v. Global Client Solutions, LLC, 171 Wn.2d 486, 499 (2011): Co-counsel in briefing certified questions to the Washington State Supreme Court on issues of first impression involving interpretation of the Washington Debt Adjusting Act and its applicability to the new evolution of the unsecured debt relief industry.