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Mayo G. Bartlett

Criminal defense Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.8   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 30 years
    Connecticut - CT 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mayo

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Mayo Bartlett has practiced Criminal Law for more than 20 years. He is a litigator who handles all types of criminal matters in New York State, Connecticut, and Federal Court. He is a former prosecutor who served in the Westchester County District Attorney's Office for more than 10 years. He served in the Superior Court Trial Bureau, the Investigations Bureau, and he was the Chief of the Bias Crime Unit for several years. He regularly tries cases, and he works closely with his clients.

    21 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    We represent people who are at risk of losing their license, and possibly their liberty because of allegations of driving while intoxicated or while ability to do so was impaired by drugs, alcohol, or a combination thereof.

    21 years

  3. Civil rights
    Mayo Bartlett is the former Chair of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. He regularly engages in Civil Rights litigation and investigation. He practices in the areas of Police Misconduct, False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution and Police Brutality, often working a case from the underlying criminal trial, through the civil rights litigation. He believes that by supporting the civil rights of an individual, we are able to preserve those same rights for the rest of society.

    21 years

  4. White collar crime
    We represent clients who are facing charges of theft and fraud in State and Federal Court. Although these matters are considered white collar crimes, they may lead to incarceration just like any other criminal matter. We take these cases seriously.

    21 years


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.



Client's Choice 2015
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Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC
50 Main Street, Suite 1000
Westchester Financial Center
White Plains, NY, 10606


4.8 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Beban Simic | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer you can trust!
Mr. Bartlett is the lawyer you can fully trust as well as a person of integrity that delivers on promises. He was always available for me throughout the entire process. Besides being an excellent defense lawyer, Mr. Bartlett is a person very well respected among peers in legal community. If there were more people like Mr. Bartlett this planet would be a much nicer place.
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Posted by Kenneth | June 25, 2015
Mayo Bartlett Care
The job of an attorney is not to guarantee success but to achieve the best result for their client within the law so when you look for an attorney you are looking for someone who can not only lead you but be empathetic, analytical, logical, persuasive, and sound just to name a few and Mayo Bartlett is that attorney.
Posted by Dawit | March 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I decided to hire Mr. Bartlett for my DWI case after he was referred to me by multiple people as I searched for an attorney. I am so happy I did. He was always reachable and got back to me within minutes. First, we had a DMV refusal hearing with the DMV court which he was remarkably able to get dismissed !!!! This was huge for me because no matter the outcome of the DWI case my license would’ve been suspended for a year. Next after months of going back and forth and the prosecution not offering me a favorable deal we decided to go to trial. During the trial, Mr. Bartlett was outstanding and got the CASE DISMISSED !!! I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome and lawyer. I highly recommend Mr. Bartlett.
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Posted by James | June 5, 2020
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Thank You Mr. Bartlett
I went to Mr. Bartlett with a case I thought not easily winnable. Mayo is extremely knowledgeable and he spoke to me in ways that made it easy for me to understand the complicated legalities of the case. He listened to what I had to say and he was always there to answer my calls and questions promptly. it was clear to me from the time I met Mayo that he is a caring, non-judgemental person who made me feel optimistic about my case and i always felt he had my best interest in mind. The courts decision was in my favor due to the efforts and expertise of Mayo and his team. Thank You Mr. Bartlett and team.
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Posted by Edgar Z. | November 6, 2019
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Mr. Bartlett is a fabulous defense attorney. He will make sure you understand your options when in need of legal representation. His friendly and professional demeanor will make you feel at ease the moment you meet him. He will go above and beyond for you and more than being your legal representative will treat you like a friend. There are a lot of choices out there but there is only one Mayo Bartlett, the best attorney you can hire. Thank you Mr. Bartlett.
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Posted by Anthony | October 24, 2019
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100% recommend Mr. Bartlett
anyone in need of a great lawyer for your corner. Mr. Bartlett is someone who can resonate with you quickly & find many remedies for resolve regarding your case. He is very intelligent & understands complexities as each case is a unique challenge. In your needs, He makes great strides to extend resources or connections to help you & your case. In regards to this crazy world of technology & as we all know the legal industry full of confusing jargon terms, formalities & practices, Mr. Bartlett is very easy to communicate with & understand his advisory. Very grateful to have him help me on my case, appreciated having him in my corner. We were able to have a better outcome than what was originally expected. Mr. Bartlett & his team are willing to put in the work & help your needs, providing the best result possible.
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Posted by Lisa Glover | February 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic violations
We were very fortunate to find such a knowledgeable and also caring lawyer. Me. Bartlett was accessible throughout the process and he is clearly a respected lawyer in the field. He has integrity and great credentials - I highly endorse Mayo.
Posted by Dave | June 19, 2015
Dave Mendelowitz
Excellent experience and outcome...extremely grateful that Mayo was my attorney...very competent legally and non-judgemental personally...a skilled, knowledgeable legal practitioner and warm compassionate individual !!
Posted by Nicholas | June 18, 2015
An Awesome Lawyer!
I Highly Recommend Mayo Bartlett! He is a person of integrity and honor. I'm so glad i retained him in my legal situation. I just wished i retained him first. I consider him a friend and a person i can trust. You can't go wrong with Mayo Bartlett.
Posted by Cisco | June 18, 2015
The best criminal defense attorney in NY State!!!!
Simply put, if you have run afoul of the law, Mayo Bartlett is the attorney you call FIRST! Do not waste precious time dealing with attorneys that have neither the wherewithal nor the professional courtesy one would expect from the attorney that has your future in their hands. Mayo Bartlett has been there every step of the way with the most insightful and relevant information that was pertinent to my case. He made no promises that he could not deliver on and did exactly what he said he would do. Mr. Bartlett has given me my life back after a serious error in judgment on my part. I dare say that I would be have been incarcerated for a very long time and missed the birth of my son had I not retained Mr. Bartlett for my case. If he were to ask me for a reference in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, I would jump in my car to give the reference he asked for. He is the industry standard in criminal defense and I give him my highest rating and full support. Got a legal problem??? Put Mayo in it!!!
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Posted by Sohan | June 17, 2015
Mayo is truely amazing
If you want to have peace of mind Mayo is the way to go. He is a really accomplished and knowledgeable individual. He will make sure you have the best chance out there. I had one of the most difficult cases to contend with (dwi) and Mayo represented me on my behalf and proved that I was wrongfully accused. His honesty and character as an individual is unparalled.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2013
Solid Attorney
Mayo Bartlett is Conscientious and understanding. He has an great grasp of the law, but it's his humanity and good nature combined with his skill that make him my choice when in need of counsel.
Posted by Michelle | March 25, 2013
Michelle's review
Mayo has been my Lawyer for many years, and has helped me with different legal matters with great success. He is a wonderful person with a beautiful spirit and makes you feel comfortable at all times.
Posted by Dave L | February 23, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Bad advice
I attempted to hire Mayo to file a notice of claim against White Plains police department he advised me he's friends with the captain. Then he advised me that I need to file charges against the officer myself at no time did he advise me what to file. I followed his directions and filed the charges and turned them in to be looked at by the judge. A day or so later he called me and asked me if I filed an official misconduct charge. I told him no I wasn't aware I was supposed to. I explained to him that this now makes me look very unprepared and amateur at best. About a week or so after this I sent Mayo an email firing him for his bad advice or jack there of. He talked a big game and was more concerned at out initial meeting with getting me on his TV Show to promote my book rather then the case I was hiring him for. I wouldn't reccomend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Young & Bartlett LLC
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Westchester District Attorney
  • 1992 - 2003


  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Westchester Children's Association
  • Advisory Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Music Conservatory of Westchester
  • Trustee
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westchester County Black Bar Association
  • Director
  • N/A
  • African American Men of Westchester
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westchester Urban League
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Legal Aid Society of Westchester
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Westchester Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center
  • Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • Theodore D. Young Community Center
  • Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Mayo
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Civil rights Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether it is a civil rights case or a complex criminal matter, always consult with Mayo before deciding on a lawyer. You will be impressed with his knowledge and compassion. But most of all, Mayo knows how to get results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mayo is New York's "go to" guy for criminal defense. There is not case too big for him to handle. He consistently secures great results for his clients. His reputation among the bench and bar is beyond reproach. I endorse Mr. Bartlett."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the good fortune to observe Mayo at work. He is an exceptionally knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, hardworking and caring attorney and litigator, not only in the area of criminal law, but in civil rights matters as well. Mayo makes himself available to his clients and colleagues as needed and to members in the community who request or require his assistance and varied expertise. If someone close to me needed a criminal lawyer, Mayo is the first person I would call. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mayo is a top knotch attorney. He is experienced, aggressive and his heart is always in the right place."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mayo Bartlett for quite some time now and have had the opportunity to observe him interacti with clients as well as press his considerable talents as a defense lawyer against tough, tough odds. Mayo is tireless and relentless in the pursuit of justice, and his tenacious attitude is tough to match. If I have a criminal matter I always reach out to Mayo with complete confidence! I recommend Mayo without reservation and with considerable enthusiasm!"
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White Plains Criminal defense Lawyer Mayo G. Bartlett
Mayo G. Bartlett
Criminal defense Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available