The Law Office of Boyd M. Mayo, PLLC

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Our Expertise

Mack Mayo is a zealous and tireless advocate for his clients.  He has tried cases to verdict, been appointed as class counsel by numerous courts in highly complex consumer class actions, successfully briefed or argued several cases before the Washington Supreme Court, worked with the Innocence Project in seeking justice for those wrongfully convicted, and been involved in several multi-million dollar recoveries and many six-figure recoveries.

 

Over the past seven years, Spokane lawyer Mack Mayo has been a part of recovering approximately $8 million in verdicts and settlements.

 

Mack is a happily married father of one daughter, Emery.  When away from the office, Mack enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, camping, and hiking with his friends and family in the Great Pacific Northwest.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Our case was not an easy case. After being turned down by multiple attorneys who were not brave enough to take on our case we then found Mack Mayo. He studied every aspect of our difficult and taxing case to end in a victory. He made us feel that we were important and gave us the hope that we had been looking for. Now, because of Mack Mayo, we will be able to move on with our lives and put this horrible time behind us.”  – Samantha

 

“He gives lawyers a good name.” – Brendon

 

Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to get the job done. Mack has gone above and beyond my expectations. “ – Irene

 

“Amazing results with a sense of urgency!!!” – Ryan

Education

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, & Awards:

  • 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
  • “Client’s Choice,” Avvo.com
  • 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

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, Washington State Consumer Protection Litigation Deskbook, Washington State Association for Justice (Forthcoming 2017)
  • Boyd M. Mayo, 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).

Exemplar Results

The following are recent exemplars only.  No past results are indicative of future results, as all cases are case-specific.

Wrongful Conviction Results

 

  • Verdict for for three individuals following trial, appeal, and remand briefing under Washington’s Wrongly Convicted Persons Act

 

Sexual Abuse & Child Rape Results:

 

  • $500,000.00 court-approved settlement for child rape victim against school district
  • $175,000.00 settlement for sexual harassment victim against boss/owner of nursing home
  • $30,000.00 settlement for sexual harassment victim against boss/owner of retail store
  • Confidential settlement for sexual harassment victim against a large accounting firm

 

  Class Action Results:

 

  • $1.5 million judgment against three corporate officers of a defunct Texas corporation that participated in a scheme to defraud Washington consumers
  • $525,000.00 court-approved consumer protection class settlement for violation of the Washington Debt Adjusting Act
  • $500,000.00 court-approved consumer protection class settlement for violation of Washington Consumer Protect Act
  • $175,000.00 court-approved consumer protection class settlement for violation of the Washington Debt Adjusting Act
  • $150,000.00 court-approved consumer protection class settlement for violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act
  • $92,000.00 court-approved consumer protection class settlement for violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act

 

  Lemon Law and Auto Dealer Fraud Results:

  • 2016 Dodge Challenger:  Repurchase of $60,000.00 new vehicle, including payoff of financing and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2016 Dodge Dart:  Repurchase of $25,000.00 new vehicle, including payoff of financing and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2016 Ram 5500:  Lump sum cash settlement (confidential amount per agreement) from manufacturer
  • 2016 Ram 3500:  Repurchase of $60,000.00 new truck plus reimbursement of down-payment, loss of use, insurance costs, and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2016 Range Rover Evoque:  Repurchase of $65,000.00 vehicle plus reimbursement of down-payment and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2015 Fiat 500:  Repurchase of $20,000 vehicle, including refund to consumer, payoff of financing, and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2015 Winnebago Itasca Viva Motorhome:  Repurchase of brand new $95,000.00 motorhome that was experiencing significant electrical malfunctioning plus payment of attorney’s fees and costs.
  • 2015 Dutchman/Keystone Travel Trailer:  Replacement of $40,000.00 brand new, defective travel trailer with 2017 upgrade trailer plus reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2015 Subaru Forester SUV:  Repurchase of $25,000.00 vehicle plus reimbursement of all out-of-pockets, loss of use value, and payment of attorney’s fees and costs
  • 2013 Dodge Dart:  Repurchase of brand new $35,000.00 sedan suffering from ongoing irreparable transmission issues (in spite of multiple transmission replacements), reimbursement of GAP insurance and extended warranty costs, plus payment of attorney’s fees and costs.
  • 2013 Audi Sedan:  Obtained repair costs for the purchaser of a car online where substantial hail damage was not disclosed to the client before purchasing the vehicle online.  Also obtained payment of attorney’s fees and costs.
  • 2013 Dodge Ram:  Obtained rescission of contract and reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs for purchaser of a pre-owned truck that had significant undisclosed defects.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey:  Obtained substantial repair costs and attorney’s fees and costs for purchaser of a pre-owned vehicle that had undisclosed defects.
  • 2011 Toyota Sequoia:  Obtained repurchase and replacement of vehicle plus attorney’s fees and costs where used car dealer failed to disclose that the car had been in a wreck, sustaining substantial structural damage, before the sale.
  • 2007 Itasca Suncruiser Motorhome:  Replacement of $80,000.00 defective motorhome with $87,000.00 newer motorhome
  • 2007 PT Cruiser:  Rescission of contract and repurchase of a pre-owned vehicle where it was not disclosed by the dealer that the vehicle had sustained serious structural damage prior to sale.  Also obtained a refund of all out-of-pockets and downpayment and payment of attorney’s fees and costs.
  • 2007 Acura TL:  Obtained payment of substantial damages for a pre-owned car, where serious safety defects were not disclosed and there was a discrepancy between the advertised price and the actual price.  Also obtained payment of attorney’s fees and costs.
  • 2006 Ram 2500:  Obtained payment of substantial repair costs for a pre-owned truck, where serious engine defects existed and were not disclosed at the time of sale plus payment of attorney’s fees and costs.

 

Published Cases & Matters

  • 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.

 

Law School Honors and Awards:

Charleston Law Review, Student Works Editor

Legal Writing Teaching Fellow

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (Highest Grade in Law School Class):

  • Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I
  • Legal Research, Analysis & Writing II
  • Property I
  • Criminal Procedure
  • National Security Law

Eagle Scout