Jaye Mendros

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

Mendros & Stout
1305 N. Shartel Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405-605-8639
Fax: 405-605-8640
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Greek
Attorney Profile

Jaye Mendros is the principal attorney at Mendros & Stout 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 assault, battery, DUI and other alcohol-related charges, expungements, homicide, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, racketeering, revocations, sentence modifications and theft. She also has experience with juvenile crimes and appeals.

Earlier in her legal career, Ms. Mendros interned at Oklahoma Indigent Defense System and practiced at 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 is also active in Amnesty International.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

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


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2021

About Jaye Mendros

Admitted: 1994, Oklahoma

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

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.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2013
  • Author: Morgan v. Illinois Takes a Step Out of Eliminating Hanging Juries in Capital Cases: Oklahoma Law Review (1994).


  • , 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).


  • October 1996: First Degree Murder ACQUITTAL (State v. Wauqua; CF-95-7096). February 1996: ACQUITTAL in Second Degree Burglary case (State v. Tecumseh; CF-94-8699). September 2001: Life After Death Verdict in Retrial of Death Penalty Murder Case (State v. Childress). May 2006: Dismissal of all criminal cases pending against Oklahoma County Tattoo Artists. May 2007: Awarded Permanent Injunction against State enforcement of unconstitutional tattoo regulations (CJ-07-988). May 2007 secured REVERSAL FOR NEW TRIAL in Manslaughter case (White v. State; F-05-110). June 2008 ACQUITTAL in First Degree Murder case (Oklahoma County CF-07-1542). October 2008 secured REVERSAL FOR NEW TRIAL on appeal in Second Degree Murder case (Morphew v. State; F-2007-201). October 2008 successfully defended the Honorable Jerry D. Bass on appeal against State's challenge to Court's ruling (State v. Bass; PR-2008-575); June 2010 successfully defended the vacation of a fraudulent adoption on constitutional grounds (In the Matter of the Adoption of T.C.P., A Minor Child, Case No. 107,360). May 2011: helped draft SB250, The Chanda Turner Reform Act, giving Oklahoma families a means to appeal incorrect death certificates issued by the Medical Examiner's Office; 2013: secured release from custody at a sentence modification hearing for client on an Assault with a Deadly Weapon case (Oklahoma County CF-2010-5104) & another client on drug charges (Oklahoma County CF-2010-3499); 2014: Murder charges DISMISSED against client (Oklahoma County CF-2013-6872); 2015: Straight probationary sentence won for soldier with PTSD after lengthy blind plea sentencing (Garvin County CF-2012-111 & CF-13-43); 2017: Murder charges DISMISSED against client (Oklahoma County CF-2017-6385), secured probation for Manslaughter client (Oklahoma County CF-16-5610), & at retrial after granting of post-conviction relief, client's original sentence reduced by several years (Bryan County CF-2001-459).

Representative Clients

  • 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.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Youth Girls Basketball Coach (various Okc Metro leagues)

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • State v. Lunceford CF-2007-1542 (Acquittal of first degree murder); White v. State F-2005-110 (DUI Manslaughter conviction overturned on appeal); Garcia et al v. Oklahoma State Health Department CJ-2007-998 (successful in striking as unconstitutional unreasonable regulations imposed upon tattoo artists after legalization); Garcia et al v. Hon. Russell D. Hall, PR-2006-199 (2006) (instrumental in overturning Oklahoma's criminal ban against the art of tattooing); Twin Hills Golf and Country Club v. Town of Forrest Park, SD-102265 (2005) (client's constitutional challenge to ordinance upheld); U.S. v. Rice, 358 F.3d 1268 (10th Cir. 2004) (reversed in part on federal sentencing guidelines issue); Childress v. State, MA-2001-188; F-2001-1167 (after death sentence reversed, life-after-death sentence received at new trial); Romano v. State, 1995 OK CR 74, 909 P.2d 92.; State v. Wauqua CF-1995-7096 (Acquittal of first degree murder); State v. Tecumseh CF-1994-8699 (Acquittal of Burglary II).
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Office Location for Jaye Mendros

1305 N. Shartel Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Phone: 405-605-8639

Fax: 405-605-8640

Last Updated: 7/26/2021

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