Robert A. Mays
Rob Mays concentrates his practice on contested bankruptcy matters, commercial collections, high-value judgment enforcement, and fraud recovery. He serves on the panels of Chapter 7 and Subchapter V bankruptcy trustees for the Western District of North Carolina, and represents other bankruptcy trustees, creditors, landlords, and other interested parties in bankruptcy matters.
Before founding the predecessor to Mays Johnson Law Firm, Rob Mays was a shareholder at the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. Prior to that, he practiced for five years in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. He started his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Mays has litigated a wide range of matters in federal and state courts. He has briefed cases for the U.S. Supreme Court and both state and federal appellate courts. In 2017, he briefed and argued a case to the North Carolina Supreme Court and obtained a decision that should benefit North Carolina’s banks and credit unions for decades to come.
Rob serves on the Bankruptcy Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. His is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the North Carolina Creditors Bar Association. He has in multiple years been named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for bankruptcy and named a “Super Lawyer” for creditor-debtor rights.
Rob graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law, where he was Editor-In-Chief of Duke’s oldest law journal, and simultaneously earned a graduate degree in public policy.
Rob is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He maintains his membership in the District of Columbia Bar and has been admitted pro hac vice to federal courts in several states.