Mayo Bartlett

Mayo Bartlett

Mayo Bartlett is the Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC. He worked for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for more than ten years, serving as a litigator in the Superior Court Trial Division and Chief of the Bias Crimes Unit. He is a co-founder of SAFE PASSAGE, a youth law forum that brings issues of law and policy to the classroom. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Westchester Holocaust Education Center, assisting the Center in the development of a Juvenile Hate Crime Offender Program.

Mayo has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School, and he was an active member of the New York State Hate Crimes Coalition in support of passage of the Hate Crime Act of 2000, the first comprehensive hate crime legislation in New York State. He is a former Vice President and Director of the Westchester County Bar Association, where he served as Co-chair of the Criminal Justice Section, as a member of the Judiciary Committee, and as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association. Mayo is a former Director of the Westchester County Black Bar Association, and former Chair of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. Mayo is also a convener of We Are Westchester, and New Bridges, both of which are coalitions of not-for-profit organizations focusing on social justice.

He is a past 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). He presently serves as a Director of the New York State Civil Liberties Union, and and Hudson Link. He 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, as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and as a member of the Westchester Power 50 by City and State. For nearly a decade, Mayo regularly appeared on the television news forum “Richard French Live” on WRNN as a member of the legal panel, discussing current issues concerning law and policy.

Mayo is also the author of the Children’s book A Day at the Museum.