Mayo Bartlett is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense. He is the Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC. From 2003 to 2013, he was a partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, a litigation law firm which focused on Criminal Defense, Civil Rights and Personal Injury 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.