Mayo Bartlett is a Criminal Defense Attorney who also has a Civil Rights practice. Mayo also devotes a significant amount of time representing clients as a DWI Defense Lawyer. Mayo is the Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC which is located in the Westchester Financial Center in White Plains, New York. Mayo was a partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, a litigation law firm which focused on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense and DWI Defense.
Mayo began his legal career more than 25 years ago at the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, where he served for more than ten years in a variety of capacities, including as a litigator in the Superior Court Trial Division prior to his appointment as the Chief of the Bias Crimes Unit.
Mayo has been selected as a Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. He has provided hate crime training for the law enforcement community and he works with community organizations and schools to ensure that hate crimes are properly identified, reported, and investigated.
He is a co-founder of SAFE PASSAGE, a youth law forum that brings issues of law and policy to the classroom, and he speaks regularly on the topics of human rights and non-violent conflict resolution.
Mayo served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Westchester Holocaust Education Center, where he helped to develop an alternative educational sentencing program for adolescents who are suspected of being involved in non-violent hate crimes in Westchester, New York and adjoining counties.
Mayo served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School, where he taught Moot Court and lectured on Ethics. He also serves on the Board of the Pace Criminal Justice Institute.
He has served on the Advisory Board of the Westchester Childrens Association, and he was an active member of the New York State Hate Crimes Coalition, which played a pivotal role in the passage of the Hate Crime Act of 2000, the first comprehensive hate crime legislation in New York State.
Mayo is a past Vice President and former multi-term board member of the Westchester County Bar Association, where he served as Co-chair of both the Criminal Justice Section and the Membership Committee, as a member of the Judiciary Committee, and as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association. Mayo served as a Director of the Westchester County Black Bar Association, and is a past Chair of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. Moreover, Mayo is a convener of We Are Westchester, a coalition of not-for-profit organizations that focuses on social justice.
Mayo is a Director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, he served as a Trustee of the Music Conservatory of Westchester, is a past Director of CLUSTER (Congregations Linked in Urban Strategy to Effect Renewal), a Director Emeritus of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and a Director of the Urban League of Westchester County New York. Mayo is also is a member of the African American Men of Westchester.
Mr. Bartlett is the author of A Day at the Museum, and he frequently spends time working to strengthen communities.
Mayo appears almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which airs on WRNN and Verizon Fios. The show is taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City.
J.D., Pace Law School, 1992
B.S., Political Science & Policy Studies, Syracuse University, 1989
African American Men of Westchester
Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
New York Civil Liberties Union
New York State Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
Director, 2001 - Current
New York State Bar
Member Since: 1993
Westchester Black Bar Association
Member Since: 1992