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What is ConsumersCount.Org?

ConsumersCount.Org is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia that was founded to challenge the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in ATT v. Concepcion that effectively eliminates our 7th Amendment right to to hold corporations accountable in court . ConsumersCount.Org is dedicated to restoring our consumer rights and ending corporate immunity.

Who is ConsumersCount.Org?

ConsumersCount.Org is a resource for anyone with the desire to make their voices count in the fight against the corporate buyout of America.  If you have the will to get involved by launching a case, joining a case or just signing up for consumer rights information, you can make a difference. Our team includes:

Philip Friedman is the Executive Director and co-founder of ConsumersCount.Org and a nationally renowned advocate on behalf of consumers whose work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Consumer Reports, CBS News, and NBC News. Philip is an honors graduate from the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford Law School.

Gary Mason is the co-founder and Secretary of ConsumersCount.Org and a nationally recognized attorney known for successfully representing consumers against the producers of a wide range of defective products in both state and federal courts.  Gary graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University in 1984 and earned his law degree from Duke University Law School.

Erick Mullen is a ConsumersCount.Org board member with more than two decades of experience in strategic communications  and public affairs consulting. Erick represents a broad spectrum of issues and clients affecting consumer interests and protections.

Josh Block is a ConsumersCount.Org board member and a veteran communications and political strategist. Josh has been involved in national politics and policy for over twenty years, working on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch, the media, lobbying firms and think tanks engaged in the major political issues of the day.

Is ConsumersCount.Org a law firm?

No.  ConsumersCount.Org empowers you to launch a case and join our civic movement to restore your rights.  Should a case reach critical mass, ConsumersCount.Org will refer it to the Consumers Count Litigation Group, LLP, a separate entity run by qualified attorneys.  Some of those attorneys are also associated with ConsumersCount. To the extent your claim is referred to them, they will be required to establish a written and independent, attorney-client relationship with you detailing your rights, their responsibilities and their compensation.

In an effort to discredit your grievance, as well as the pursuit of your rights, corporate apologists attack lawyers for their fees and seek to denigrate any attorney you might hire to advocate for your cause. Lawyers are an essential element of the Judiciary, the third branch of government.  They are the doctors of the judicial system, seeking to diagnose and cure the ills that Corporate America seeks to deploy to infect the market with unfair and deceptive trade practices.  Like a doctor, they are entitled to be paid for their professional services. Corporate America not only wants to convince you that you don’t need a lawyer, but they have devised a system, arbitration, and denied a constitutional right, the right to trial by jury, to make sure you cannot even hire a lawyer.  Don’t be fooled. Look behind the curtain. You wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself. You shouldn’t be fighting corporations by yourself.  ConsumersCount.Org will make sure you are not alone and we will not shy away from empowering you and empowering lawyers to assist you.

If you have any questions or need additional information about ConsumersCount.Org, please contact us at: or call us at 202-681-9538 We may also be reached by mail at the following address:

2401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 410
Washington, DC 20037