"Diplomacy is key in the college and university setting, but not at the expense of advocacy - I've thrown many lefts and rights in the courtroom, the conference room, and in life, and ultimately, the combination that gets my clients results is my tenacity and the fact that I care!"
The Lento Law Firm was founded and is guided by Joseph D. Lento, who has spent his professional career passionately advocating for his clients; bringing to the table close to 20 years' experience in the criminal defense, criminal justice, and education fields. Moreover, as an attorney, Joseph Lento dedicated himself to ensuring students' rights are protected, and he has spent more than a decade representing students in school disciplinary proceedings, and also helping parents through a very difficult time in their family's life.
Representing college and university students and others in academia across the nation, Joseph Lento does not merely settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes you or your student's needs when it comes to securing the future. Well-versed in the effective use of diplomacy, he has successfully handled countless complex and sensitive negotiations where the stakes are always high. A favorable resolution, and diplomatic if possible, is of course the goal, but when schools fail to recognize a student's rights and interests or fail to ensure a fair process, Joseph Lento will also not be intimidated in the face of a school's Title IX office or investigators, office of general counsel (the school's attorneys), disciplinary committee, or anyone else who may positions contrary to his clients. Ultimately, he will do whatever is necessary in an effort to ensure that your or your students' goals and future prospects are not stifled because of a misunderstanding or unfortunate mistake.
"Only the strong survive, and when you or your family is faced with a challenge in life, ask yourself, 'Who will be fighting for you? An attorney who has fought and won hard rounds? An attorney who, no matter how hard the fight, has the heart to answer the bell?' Success is often hard-fought – I wouldn't expect it to be any other way. I drive hard, I go the distance, and the results I get for my clients speak for themselves!"