Mayo Bartlett is the Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC and he was a partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, a litigation law firm which focused on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, and Civil Rights matters. He worked for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for more than ten years, and 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 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 former Vice President and Director of the Westchester County Bar Association, where he served as Co-chair of both the Criminal Justice Section and the Membership Committee, is a member of the Judiciary Committee, and a former delegate to the New York State Bar Association. He served as a Director of the Westchester County Black Bar Association, and is the former 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 former Director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, a past Trustee of the Music Conservatory of Westchester, a past Director of (Congregations Linked in Urban Strategy to Effect Renewal), a Director of the New York State Civil Liberties Union, and he is a member of the African American Men of Westchester, and Co-Chair of the Organization’s Domestic Violence Committee.
Mr. Bartlett is a member of the White Plains - Greenburgh NAACP, and a Director of the Urban League of Westchester and he has served on the Advisory Board of the Westchester Children’s Association. Mayo serves as Co-Chair of the Westchester County Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force, and he works with the Westchester County Human Rights Commission addressing acts of hate and discrimination. Mayo is Chair of the Defense Counsel Committee for Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah’s Transition Team, and he serves as a policy consultant for police departments.
Mr. Bartlett is a Board member of Hudson Link, and he is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Mayo was selected as a Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. He was also recognized as a member of the Westchester Power 50 by City and State.
For nearly a decade, Mr. Bartlett regularly appeared on the television news forum “Richard French Live” on WRNN as a member of the legal panel, discussing current issues concerning the law and society. Mr. Bartlett is the author of A Day at the Museum, and he frequently spends time working to strengthen communities.