David McDevitt

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David McDevitt
Associate Attorney

5235 E. Southern Ave. D106-618
Mesa, AZ 85206
Direct: (602) 845-5969
Toll Free: (888) 332-7252, ext. 350
Facsimile: (866) 317–2674
Email: dmcdevitt@thompsonconsumerlaw.com

David joined the Thompson Consumer Law Group in October 2014, having worked in the area of consumer rights litigation since 2012. David handles the firm’s class action lawsuits and the majority of the trials and appeals.

He graduated cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in May 2013, where he was given the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award at convocation. He obtained his license to practice in the State of Arizona on November 18, 2013. He is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California, having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in economics in 2007.

Education
J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Cum Laude, 2013
B.A. Public Policy Analysis-Economics, Pomona College, 2007

Bar Admissions
Arizona

District Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Court of Appeal Admissions
United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Areas of Practice
Consumer Finance Litigation
Consumer Protection
Class Actions
RV Defect Litigation
Appeals

Notable Decisions

•  Vangorden v. Second Round, Ltd. P’ship, 897 F.3d 433 (2d Cir. 2018) (holding that a debt collector’s disclosure that the consumer has a statutory right to dispute the debt does not exempt it from liability under the FDCPA for making false representations about the amount or status of the debt in the initial collection letter)

•  Daugherty v. Convergent Outsourcing, Inc., 836 F.3d 507 (5th Cir. 2016) (holding that an attempt to collect a time-barred debt may constitute misleading collection practice under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, even in the absence of a threat of litigation)

•  Sarah Jordan v. Freedom National Insurance Services, Inc., 2:16-cv-00362, District of Arizona (class certification granted in action under Electronic Fund Transfers Act, resulting in approved class settlement)

•  Juliana Jett v. American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., 14-10771, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (reversal of district court’s grant of summary judgment on claim under Fair Credit Reporting Act)

•  Chante Dove v. Moody, Jones, Ingino & Morehead, P.A., 3:15-cv-00251, Middle District of Florida (certified as class counsel in approved settlement under Electronic Fund Transfers Act)

•  Kenneth Sherwood v. BRT Corporation, 1:12-cv-02782, District of Colorado (successful jury verdict on FDCPA claim with jury awarding full statutory damages plus actual damages)

•  Michelle Holt v. MRS BPO, LLC, 1:12-cv-02571, Northern District of Illinois (successful jury verdict on claims under TCPA and FDCPA with jury awarding $1,000 per call)

•  Nanette Sanders v. Hoorain International, Inc. 4:13-cv-00403, Southern District of Texas (successful jury verdict on TILA claim with jury deliberating for less than 15 minutes)