About Mayo Bartlett, Esq.
Mayo Bartlett is a lawyer who represents clients who are defendants in Criminal cases, as well as plaintiffs in Personal Injury and Civil Rights matters. He is the Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC, a trial attorney and a former partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, a litigation law firm that focused on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, DWI and Civil Rights matters.
Mayo worked for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for more than ten years, where he served as a litigator in the Superior Court Trial Division prior to his appointment as the Chief of the Bias Crimes Unit.
He regularly lectures at high schools and universities including Pace University, West Point, and NYU.
Mr. Bartlett was selected as a Super Lawyer, where he was featured on the cover of the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyer publication. He was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mayo is also recognized as a member of the Westchester Power 50 by City and State, and the 2022 recipient of the Elisabeth Haub Law School at Pace University Leadership Award.
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.
Mr. Bartlett is a co-founder of SAFE PASSAGE, a youth law forum that brings issues of law and policy to the classroom, and he regularly speaks on the topics of human rights and non-violent conflict resolution. He is also a convener of the New Bridges Coalition which addresses hate crimes and bias incidents in an effort to build community.
Mr. Bartlett served on the Advisory Board of the Westchester Holocaust Education Center, assisting the Center in the development of an alternative educational sentencing program for young people who are believed to have been involved in non-violent hate crimes in Westchester, New York, and adjoining counties.
Mr. Bartlett has 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. Mayo has also served on the Advisory Board of the Westchester Children's Association.
Mayo was an active member of the New York State Hate Crimes Coalition, an organization that played a pivotal role in the passage of the Hate Crime Act of 2000, the first comprehensive hate crime legislation in New York State.
He 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. He served as a Director of the Westchester County Black Bar Association and is a past Chair of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.
Mayo is also a convener of We Are Westchester, and New Bridges, which are coalitions of not-for-profit organizations that focuses on social justice.
Mayo is a former Director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, has 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 of the New York Civil Liberties Union, a Director of Hudson Link, a member of the Elizabeth Haub Law School Board of visitors, 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.
Mayo serves as co-chair of the Westchester County Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force. He also facilitated the Police Reform effort in Irvington New York, and assisted the City of Peekskill in their Police Reform Effort. He is a consultant for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission addressing active hate and discrimination, and he served as Chair of the Defense Counsel Committee for Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah's Transition team.
Mayo was appointed to the New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct, and he was appointed to the Franklin H. Williams Commission, a permanent body responsible for developing programs to improve fairness within the court system and to ensure equal justice in New York State.
In 2022 and 2023 Mayo presented as a panelist in the Westchester Gather Against Hate at the Westchester County Courthouse. Other panelist included New York State Attorney General Latisha James, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah, and several other distinguished supporters of Human Rights.
Mr. Bartlett is the author of A Day at the Museum, and he frequently spends time working to strengthen communities.
Mayo has frequently appeared on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live, which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and aired throughout New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.