About Mayo Bartlett, Esq


Mayo Bartlett is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense. 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 which focused on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, DWI and Civil Rights matters. He 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.

Mr. Bartlett 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 speaks regularly on the topics of human rights and non-violent conflict resolution.

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 City 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 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.

Mr. Bartlett 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. He is a convener of We Are Westchester, a coalition of not-for-profit organizations that focuses on social justice.

Mr. Bartlett is a 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 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 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City.