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 past Vice President 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 past 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, a Trustee of the Music Conservatory of Westchester, a past Director of (Congregations Linked in Urban Strategy to Effect Renewal), a Director Emeritus of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and he 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.
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Mr. Bartlett is possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the law. He is a razor-sharp litigator, a genuine leader, who is gifted at bringing out the very best in others. He has an awesome ability to illuminate the most complex of legal concepts to a colleague, a courtroom or to the man in the street.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Proclamation||Westchester County Board of Legislators||2012|
|Certificate of Distinguished Service||Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino||2012|
|Herbert G. Cave Award||WESTCHESTER Community Opportunity Program, Inc.||2009|
|Achievement Award-District Attorney's Bias Crime Unit||National Association of Counties||2001|
|Principal Attorney||Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Young & Bartlett LLC||2003 - 2013|
|Assistant District Attorney||Westchester District Attorney||1992 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Westchester Children's Association||Advisory Board||2015 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Music Conservatory of Westchester||Trustee||2011 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Co-chair||2008 - 2009|
|Westchester County Black Bar Association||Director||N/A|
|Theodore D. Young Community Center||Advisory Board||N/A|
|Westchester Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center||Advisory Board||N/A|
|Legal Aid Society of Westchester||Board of Directors||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Westchester Urban League||Board of Directors||N/A|
|African American Men of Westchester||Member||N/A|
|Pace University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Syracuse University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Is Racial Equality a Reality?||Stop & Frisk and the cost of incarceration||2013|
|Dreams Deferred...Reconnecting Youth to School, Work and Community||Children in the Criminal Justice System||2013|
|Bill of Rights Day Commemoration||Hate Speech||2007|