Jaye Mendros

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mendros Law Office, PLLC
Jaye Mendros
Mendros Law Office, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law; view more

Licensed in Oklahoma since: 1994

Education: The University of Oklahoma College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2021 - 2023
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Mendros Law Office, PLLC

512 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103 Visit website


Jaye Mendros has moved her practice to the Midtown Law Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A skilled and committed criminal defense attorney with 30 years of legal experience, she serves clients in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas.

Ms. Mendros handles all types of felonies and misdemeanors at the state level, including homicide, assault, battery, DUI and other alcohol-related charges, expungements, firearms cases, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, domestic abuse, racketeering, revocations, sentence modifications and theft crmes. She also has experience with youthful offender cases, juvenile crimes and appeals. She has also represented Native American clients across the State after the SCOTUS handed down the historic McGirt opinion in 2020. Constitutional law often overlaps with criminal law, and Ms. Mendros has also successfully defended cases and changed laws in Oklahoma on Constitutional grounds, most notably with her push to legalize tattoos in 2006.

Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Mendros worked at Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. These experiences provided her with the knowledge and skills necessary for practicing criminal defense. She is a dedicated and aggressive advocate on behalf of her clients, always fighting for justice.

After earning her bachelor’s degree, Ms. Mendros received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. While attending law school, she served as note editor for the Oklahoma Law Review and belonged to the Order of the Barristers and the Order of the Coif. A believer in the value of education, she is an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the University of Oklahoma College of Law. 

An active member of the legal community, Ms. Mendros belongs to several professional organizations. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and past member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court. She has also been active with Amnesty International.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Constitutional Law

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Constitutional Law

First Admitted: 1994, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage: http://www.jayemendros.com/about.html

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2013-Present.
  • Author: Morgan v. Illinois Takes a Step Out of Eliminating Hanging Juries in Capital Cases: Oklahoma Law Review (1994).
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inns of Court.
  • , American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Procedure II and Conflicts of Laws
  • Michael Salem Civil Rights Award, William Grimes Civil Libertarian Award, Note Editor of Oklahoma Law Review (1993-94), Madison's Who's Who of Business and Professional Executives (2006-07).
Representative Clients:
  • Designated Representative for the Honorable Amy Palumbo in PR-22-334., 2022
  • Joe and Donna Turner, re: the wrongful death of their daughter, Chanda Turner
  • A Different Image Tattoo Studio; Oklahoma Association of Body Art.
  • The Honorable Jerry D. Bass.

Office location for Jaye Mendros

512 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Phone: 405-605-8639


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2021 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 25: Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers: 2006

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