Case Studies

In our many years of student defense practice, we have helped hundreds of students and school employees successfully navigate the high-stakes investigatory and disciplinary processes at their institutions. We know what it takes to achieve the best possible outcomes, and we work hard for our clients to reach them. These brief case summaries offer a window into some of these stories.

Academic Misconduct
Failure to Academically Progress
Behavioral Misconduct
Title IX Sexual Misconduct
High School Misconduct
Graduate Student Defense
Professional School Defense
Medical Student Defense 
International Student Defense
Private College Student Defense
Community College Defense
Student Athlete Defense
Helping Students When Schools Violate State and Federal Law
Helping Students When Schools Violate Their Own Procedures
Discipline Hearings
Discipline Appeals
School Due Process Violations
Alternative Special Relief
Generating Resolution Options
Role of Remedial Plans
Managing Collateral Consequences
Unrepresented Students

These accounts fairly represent real Lento Law Firm cases, altered and combined to ensure the complete confidentiality of the Firm's many successful clients. Sufficient similarity of one or more of these accounts to identify the Firm's client is purely coincidental.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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