Joseph D. Lento

I Pride Myself on Having Heart and Driving Hard to Get Results! 

As a veteran of one of the nation's highest stakes court systems, I have spent close to 20 years passionately advocating for clients and others in my charge both as an attorney and in other capacities.  As an attorney, I learned the practice of law in the trenches, dedicating myself to finding solutions to clients' matters both in and out of the courtroom.  At times, a client's matter can be resolved diplomatically, and I am a skillful negotiator. At other times, resolving a client's matter requires me to drive hard, and I do not back down in the face of adversity, no matter how difficult the challenge may seem!


What it Takes to Win

I had a modest upbringing and I fought hard to make it to the top.  While attending law school at night, I remember a comment that was made to me in a social setting - "It's not easy being a young attorney."  As a young attorney, it was by no means easy, but nothing stops me from coming out swinging and going the distance.  Being the first in my family to become an attorney, fighting with all of my heart to make the difficult situations my clients were faced with better, and putting my stake in the ground as a young attorney were challenges to be met and overcome.  When my clients come to me for help, they are often facing one of their most difficult times in life.  Knowing that life is not always easy, I take clients' concerns personally, and I am only satisfied when a client is satisfied.  Success is often hard-fought, and I wouldn't expect it to be any other way.

I threw my hat in the ring the day I graduated from Temple University's Beasley School of Law; a proud occasion after four demanding years of classes, four nights a week, and while working full-time.  With that goal in life accomplished, I took the initiative to learn what it takes to win as an attorney.  Working with a legend among Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys, studying criminal defense trial advocacy at the Defender Association of Philadelphia through Temple Law, and serving as a select private attorney for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender gave me incomparable trial experience and expertise.  I went on to establish the Lento Law Firm which I started and built from the ground up, and which in more than a decade has successfully handled thousands of clients' cases across the nation, some of which have generated national and even international media coverage.

Ultimately, experience matters, not just in the courtroom, but especially in the college and university disciplinary setting, and I have helped countless students, professors, and others in academia through their most difficult times in life at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States.  I have represented countless clients at colleges and universities across all corners of the United States - in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Texas, and so forth - and I have also represented many clients who are studying or teaching abroad - for example, in Asia, Europe, the Mideast, and the Caribbean.  Having the requisite experience and resources to effectively and successfully represent students, professors, and others in academia, whether locally, nationally, and even internationally, is one of many strengths that I bring to the table and which allows my clients the best prospect of success.  In many cases, successful resolutions can be had at the school level when effective steps forward are taken, but when necessary, I have also sought justice on behalf of clients in courts throughout the United States.

When I set a goal in life, I do not stop until I succeed, and I put the same determination into resolving my clients' concerns - Countless battles both in and out of the courtroom, countless negotiations where the stakes are always high, and sometimes, everything falls into place without having to come out swinging.  Nothing gets handed to most people in life, and whether it's a position I'm arguing for a client, a negotiation with the powers that be that will allow for a more favorable resolution to a client's case, or anything that requires me to drive hard, I do not stop until I get results! 

Maintaining My Edge

I maintain my edge, and I am an active member of notable legal associations and also organizations dedicated to defending students charged with criminal and school disciplinary offenses. I stay on the frontline of the law, and I stay informed of the best practices in defending against such charges. Some of my professional activities, both past and present, include the following:

  • American Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (PACDL)
  • The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ)
  • New York State Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association – Criminal Justice Section
  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court - Founding Member

Challenges Welcome

I always welcome a challenge, and working full-time while attending Temple University Beasley School of Law at night is but one example. Prior to my graduation from Temple Law, I attended Villanova University where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Business.  I am proud to be the first in my family to graduate from college or law school, and my other accomplishments include acceptance into the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidates School and being awarded The Honorable Nicholas A. Cipriani Scholarship while at Temple Law. 

My professional experience also includes my work with the School District of Philadelphia and my work with at-risk youth for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.  I serve as Government Counsel and also Acting City Solicitor for the Borough of Penns Grove, New Jersey.  As a First Judicial District of Pennsylvania certified arbitrator and an Eleventh Judicial District of Pennsylvania certified arbitrator, I preside over civil actions filed respectively in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

Getting Results

I pursue goals with intensity, have opened every door in life on my own, and proudly fight the good fight.  I have long understood the importance of driving hard to achieve goals, and when all is said and done, I do what it takes to get my clients results!

It's easy to call oneself a "fighter." It's not easy to have the heart to back it up. In the courtroom, the conference room, and in life, I stand up when the bell rings.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Excellent Results!

    Mr. Lento performed as advertised. I had a very unique situation and Joe listened carefully to my concerns and knocked the case out of the park. I was a client of his that lived 4 hours away, but he earned every ounce of confidence that I now have in him and his firm.
  • Title IX Violation Resolved in Our Son's Favor

    Our son was accused of a Title IX violation in his freshman year of college. Though it seemed like the actual accusation was minor, we were concerned about possible repercussions and outcomes. We found Mr. Lento's number online, left a message for him in the evening and he called back that same e...
  • Son Cleared of Title IX Charges

    We hired Joe for our son and he did great. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thanks Joe
  • Thank You for All of Your Help

    Mr. Lento, We were very pleased with the University's response and approach to moving forward. We think the school's resolution was fair, measured, and gives our son the opportunity to learn from this incident, demonstrate a renewed responsibility, and also continue to participate in the stude...
  • The Experience and Expertise Mr. Lento Showed Was Beyond Reproach

    The experience and expertise Mr. Lento showed was beyond reproach. He explained everything that was going to happen and he gave me insight into my situation. He understands the law and all that pertains to his field. I was very nervous and had many questions before speaking with him, but by the e...
  • Mr. Lento Helped Me Graduate from Nursing School

    Mr. Joseph Lento represented me when I was denied my rights to graduation from nursing during this process which was very difficult for me I felt like I Joseph as an advocate, he was someone who listens to me and understood and believe in me when everyone turned against me , for this reason I wil...
  • A Straight Shooter with an Edge

    I endorse Joseph D. Lento, Esquire, and recommend him without reservation to anyone...Joe is extremely intelligent, full of compassion, and he knows the law well. I was fortunate to have Joe's assistance, and as an attorney, I observed that he has a certain "edge" to him that makes him stand out ...
  • Genuine Person

    Not sure where to be began when it comes to the services provided by Mr. Lento. He is beyond a professional and most importantly made me feel confident in his legal opinions. Mr. Lento was not judgmental by any means and treated me with the respect any potential client could ask for. I would reco...
  • Mr. Lento Resolved the Issues with My School

    I was having issues with my school and I needed a lawyer immediately. It was during a holiday weekend, and my chances of finding a lawyer were almost slim to none. My friend referred me to Joe, and he immediately picked up the case. Joe got back to me within minutes of reaching out to his office,...
  • Joe Worked Very Hard to Get Us the Best Outcome

    I can not say enough good things about Joe! He made us feel like we were his only clients. He got back to us almost immediately and constantly kept us informed. He made a very, very difficult time much easier to bare. I know he worked very hard to get us the best outcome. I can't thank you enough...
  • Fantastic Title IX Defense

    Mr Lento was fantastic in his title IX defense for us. His really did an outstanding job and I would recommend him without reservation.  The case was complicated but resolved in our favor because of Mr. Lento's expertise and outstanding defense.  In a world where many are presumed guilty before i...
  • School Dismissal Due to Title IX Finding Reversed

    I was accused of a serious offense at school and was expelled I tried to appeal on my own and was unsuccessful. Fighting on my own was my biggest mistake. Then thank God I found Mr. Lento he was able to reopen the case and fought tooth and nail for me for over seven months with success all the ch...
  • Academic Misconduct Successfully Resolved - When you need a legal partner, call Joe Lento!!!

    I contacted Mr. Lento after hours and later that night, I received a follow up phone call. Mr. Lento listened to my situation and we talked about potential options. We agreed to follow up the next day and outline a course of action. I found Mr. Lento to be only interested in the best poss...
  • Title IX College Investigations Successfully Resolved

    My Name is Rocco Fuschetto and I am a Certified Polygraph Examiner in practice for over 30 years as Argus Investigative Service Inc., Scotch Plains, NJ.  I have for a number of years worked with Mr. Joseph Lento of the Lento Law Firm in many intricate cases involving Title IX College investigatio...
  • Unbelievable Service

    Extremely impressed with the services. I was able to contact him whenever I needed and he was reachable through phone or email which made it very convenient. His response time was quick and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
  • Sexual Misconduct Case Resolved Thanks to Mr. Lento

    After a family member was accused of sexual misconduct and consequently charged with Title IX offenses by the college, we made the mistake of believing the process at the college would be fair and that the truth would come out in the end.  Having never been through such an ordeal before, it is cl...
  • Dedicated Attorney

    I called Mr. Lento around 4 p.m. a few months ago and he called me back within the hour to inform me that he had received my message and to schedule a time later that evening to speak with me, which we did. Mr. Lento was very good about responding to e-mails within 24 hours at the latest and woul...
  • Excelente

    Mr. Lento is a great lawyer.  He helped my fiancé in his case & didn't give false hope like many lawyers do. Mr. Lento was honest from the beginning to the end - I really recommend Mr. Lento.
  • Joseph Lento Helped Me Through a Tough Part in My Life

    Joseph was an amazing attorney who was committed to me as his client. He worked day and night to review evidence on my behalf. He also was always there responding to emails in a timely manner. I would definitely highly recommend Joseph as an attorney. He helped me through a tough part in my life ...
  • Academic Misconduct - Charges Dismissed

    Mr. Lento is a true gentleman and a great lawyer. He is very easy to get in touch with, organized, and timely. I was in a rather unique situation that seemed to be clear-cut in my favor. I was charged with Academic Misconduct. Specifically, I was charged with unauthorized access to exams; not nec...
  • Joseph Lento Cares Deeply About His Clients

    I have known Joseph Lento nearly ten years.  Mr. Lento cares deeply about his clients and the outcome of their cases; his success on behalf of his clients speaks volumes.
  • Incredible Service, Compassion and Dedication!

    If you're looking for the best then I ask you to you look no further. Our story is like many others who have found themselves facing a Title IX investigation for false allegations. The difference for our family is that we found the Lento Law firm! We searched for other lawyers and I found Mr. Len...
  • An Attorney Who Will Have Your Back

    If you're in need of an attorney who will have your back, and I mean truly work with your best interest in mind by going above and beyond in your favor, then Joseph Lento is who you want! Not only did Attorney Lento put in the extra effort that most attorneys would not, he's extremely professiona...
  • Mr. Lento Knocked it Out of the Park

    Great job by Mr. Lento. During the time that he addressed my case, I was kept up to date as things were happening. Could not speak highly enough about his professionalism.
  • Outstanding Services

    After a few months of my search for a lawyer, I sent Mr. Lento a brief message through his website and he contacted me within 10 minutes to schedule an appointment. He was respectful, compassionate and very understanding of my situation. However, the most important thing that made me felt at ease...
  • Title IX Charges Dismissed

    When I first learned that I was the subject of a Title IX investigation it was at the worst time in my life, especially since it was during finals week. I didn't want to take any risks because I knew what the stakes can be in these situations. If you are considering whether it is worth it to get ...
  • Excellent Customer Service from Start to Finish

    Right from the start, Mr. Lento made me feel like I was his only client. His communication was top notch, returning phone calls immediately, formulating a plan to move forward, sending daily emails concerning progress and text messages keeping me up to date. Mr. Lento was knowledgeable and extrem...
  • Serious Domestic Violence Case Dismissed

    Attorney Joseph D. Lento helped a loved one with a serious domestic violence case which involved both criminal charges and a protection from abuse order.  Despite being falsely accused, everything was on the line including the defendant's professional employment, the children, and even the family...
  • Title IX Charges Dismissed

    A close family member had worked hard to get accepted into a top school. Close to graduation and with next steps in life set, we were beyond belief when the school sent notification that a Title IX investigation would be taking place. We hoped that the school would be fair in its approach towards...
  • Awesome Lawyer

    Mr. Lento is a great lawyer. I live across the country and I had a small case and a lot of lawyers seemed as if they were too busy.  Mr lento called me everyday, kept me updated, and handled the situation super fast. THANK YOU MR. LENTO!  I'm really grateful.
  • Hard Worker

    Attorney Lento worked hard for my son. He was in constant communication with us through phone calls, emails and texts. He cares about the well being of his clients and their families. He makes sure everyone understands what is happening and what could happen. He does not give up!
  • Dedicated Client-Oriented Lawyer

    Mr. Lento is the hardest working lawyer I have come across in recent years. As a parent of a college-aged child with a complex Title IX issue hanging over her future, I was pleased to have found Mr. Lento as a resource. He took the time to understand her issues and explain the process in depth. ...
  • I Can't Thank You Enough

    I can't thank you enough once again.  Your level of preparation for the lawyers that I've dealt with is unparalleled. 
  • Mr. Lento Fought False Title IX Charges on Behalf of Our Son and Won

    As the parents of a young man at college, we of course had the expected concerns with our son being away from home for the first time, especially with him being on the other side of the country. He had worked his entire to reach this point, having excelled both academically and also as an athlete...
  • A Great Lawyer

    My son won his case thanks to a great lawyer!
  • Capable of Continuing to Pursue My Future of Being a Doctor / Medical School

    If you are reading this review I am assuming you are put in a situation where some serious actions are needed to the extent of which a lawyer is required to aid you in your troubles. I will make this short and simple, working with Joseph has been an absolute pleasure and I would not hesitate to h...
  • Hard Working and Goes Above and Beyond

    We found Mr. Lento online and needed assistance with a student [Title IX] issue at a local Philadelphia college. We had very little time to respond and had no idea how to handle things since we are not from the area. Mr. Lento responded to our message immediately, was compassionate, and willing t...
  • Mr. Lento Worked Extremely Hard for My Son

    Our son was charged with a Title IX situation. Mr. Lento worked extremely hard for my son and was extremely dedicated to his case. He was always available for consultation with us either in person, by email, by phone or by texts. His advise during the entire process was invaluable. He made a very...
  • Medical School Dismissal Reversed

    Years of hard work had allowed my good friend to be accepted into a top medical school. With a bright future ahead, and due to unfortunate circumstances, he was dismissed from his medical school due to failings on the school's part that were not taken seriously by the school until attorney Joseph...
  • Extremely Positive Experience

    I am writing this review on behalf of Mr. Joseph Lento, Esquire, an attorney who, among other things, specializes in student discipline defense. My recent experience with Mr. Lento was extremely positive. Since colleges and universities are bureaucracies unto themselves, answerable to no one, the...
  • Highly Recommended to Anyone with a Student Discipline Issue

    I have been practicing law for 36 years and would highly recommend Mr. Lento to anyone with a student discipline issue. Mr. Lento is extremely knowledgeable and conscientious. His consultation and assistance on a matter that I handled for a client was invaluable, and resulted in a very favorable ...
  • Sensitive Issue that Joseph Lento Resolved

    I was referred to Mr. Joseph Lento by a friend for a sensitive issue that needed to be addressed. I felt at the time, if I ignored the problem it would go away, but I needed help. I spoke with Joe to see what he thought about my situation. He explained my options and set a possible solution. I f...
  • Excellent Service - Dedicated and Professional

    I am very pleased with the outcome of my niece's case after Joe's participation. The thing that impressed me the most is that he paid great attention to the details, which differentiates his service from others. Very thoughtful and professional. My niece is an international student. Joe took a gr...
  • You Are Great at What You Do!

    Joe, I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard effort during my time of need. You are great at what you do.
  • Mr. Lento Works Hard and is Very Attentive to the Needs of His Clients

    Joseph Lento is an excellent and very sincere criminal attorney.  After reviewing my situation with him and explaining my concerns, he was 100% genuine and honest with me about the best courses of action to pursue in defending my case in order to achieve the most favorable outcome for me personal...
  • The Case Was Dropped - Eternally Grateful

    The best of the best. He gets the job done!!! The case was dropped. We are eternally grateful.
  • Huge Help

    Mr Lento was a huge help with my stressful situation I was involved in. I never had to do anything which involved court or even a hearing. He made me feel ready and also relaxed for the event. Also during my hearing experience he provided me with well worded questions and comments that support...
  • Customer Satisfaction is # 1

    Joe is not the typical stuffy attorney who will just go through the motions until he gets paid. He doesn't come from a privileged background, and, as a result, knows how to work extremely hard. Joe knows comfort breeds complacency. In my experiences with Joe, he has made himself available wheneve...
  • Excellent Man and Lawyer

    My family and I reached out to Mr. Lento for a conduct issue with my University. Not only did he respond promptly with consideration, he went above and beyond to ensure that we covered all grounds. Mr. Lento took the time to explain the legal process, what to expect, and how/ what he could do to ...
  • Calming Influence in a Tumultuous Time for College Professor

    Mr. Lento is a calming influence in a tumultuous career and life altering period. His extensive knowledge and patience with the process provided methodical direction and mental preparation during an extremely stressful and challenging episode. Communication with Mr. Lento was addressed with promp...
  • Cleared of False Title IX Charges - Absolutely Incredible

    When my son (who's standing here with me while I'm typing up this review just to make sure his appreciation of Mr. Lento comes through in these words) and I got thrown without warning into the confusing waters of trying to navigate a false Title IX accusation for the first time, we honestly felt ...
  • Personal Care and Commitment

    Lawyers are easy to find, but a great lawyer like Mr. Joe Lento is difficult to find. I spoke to Mr. Lento prior to my situation on the phone, and in that first phone call I knew he was the one. Mr. Lento was very understanding, listened to my case and concerns, compassionate, spent the time to m...
  • Title IX Superstar

    I contacted Mr. Lento for a specific title IX issue and hired him on the spot. He was superb in his knowledge base, and excellent in his communication and responsiveness. He made us feel hopeful in a hopeless time. The title IX issue is resolved in our favor, and now all of us can move forward in...
  • Medical School Issue Successfully Resolved by Mr. Lento

    Mr. Lento pays great attention to detail and genuinely cares about his clients. He will provide you with honest, realistic insight and works extremely diligently to have the outcome be the best possible one. For me personally, I was able to get the result that I wanted, despite this outcome being...
  • A Far Better Outcome

    Thanks for your help through all of this----definitely a far better outcome than we were anticipating.
  • No Blemishes on Our Student's Record

    If a college student has been accused of violation of a Title IX violation, the accused (and their parents) should take the most logical step in addressing the charges by seeking excellent legal counsel and considering methods towards informal resolution, when possible. It should be noted, again,...
  • Efficient, Compassionate, and Trustworthy

    Mr. Lento is efficient, compassionate, and trustworthy. His prompt, thorough responses to my questions helped to ease my anxiety throughout an extremely stressful situation. I highly recommend his services.
  • Chose Him!! Don't Give it a Second Thought!

    I am so glad I found Mr. Lento, I was very pleased with his professionalism, he was caring, very sincere, and hardworking on this case. If it wasn't for him, I don't know how things would have turned out, but I am truly thankful because he put in countless days/nights, and weekends whenever I nee...
  • Wow!

    I would not hesitate to contact Mr. Lento. I am still in awe on how he addressed our situation. I was not expecting the quick responses, correspondence and suggestions. He was definitely engaged in our situation. He was willing to take steps that were above and beyond what we even contacted him a...
  • Very Professional and Delivers on His Word

    Very professional and delivers on his word. You can trust Attorney Lento.
  • I Can't Express How Grateful I am for Your Help - Title IX Case Dismissed Before Hearing

    I can't express how grateful I am for your help. I knew in my heart of hearts that [my son] was innocent of these charges. I guess the truth just isn't enough sometimes, you need facts and know how to present them. Funny thing, [my son] said the main thing he learned from all this was that when ...
  • Joe Helped Us with a Title IX Win!

    When an innocent young guy was wrongly charged in a Title IX we luckily found Joe. It was a difficult process and Joe helped us through the steps with confidence, openness and great strategies. The case was dropped and he made all the difference. Thank you Joe.
  • Someone Who Would Passionately Fight For Us

    My family and I were faced with a very complex and serious family matter. We were in dire need for legal representation. We knew that we needed a strong, knowledgeable, aggressive lawyer to represent us. We needed the best! After visiting Mr Lento's website and reading his bio, I knew this was so...
  • Quick to Respond and Committed to Case

    Some legal trouble found my young adult son. Mr. Lento returned my initial call the same day and offered some information to get us started. He was specific and realistic with what we could expect for the outcome. He was available to my son through emails, phone calls, and in-person meetings. Alt...
  • A True Professional

    I am very happy with the service I received from Attorney Joseph Lento. We did not know what to do or where to turn. It was a great relief when we found Mr. Lento. He explained everything that was going to happen and took the time to explain our options. He was also always available for questions...
  • He Gets the Job Done!

    He got me the results I asked for and was available anytime I needed him. Thank you Mr. Lento.
  • Professional, Dependable, and Efficient

    I highly recommend the services of Joseph Lento. He was very personable when initially meeting him to discuss the situation. Attorney Lento had helped in a situation especially since English is my second language. He is dedicated, thorough, and has excellent communication skills. If there is ever...
  • Great Representation - He Went Above and Beyond Expectations

    I could not be more pleased with my representation from Mr. Lento. He went above and beyond expectations. His knowledge of the court system is apparent. Even after the finalization of my court process he continued to lend his help with related issues. I would turn to nobody else for legal represe...
  • All Around Amazing

    Mr. Lento is absolutely amazing, he had helped me overcome a sticky situation with my school and throughout the entire thing he was calm and collected. Without his helped i would not have been close to prepared. He had supported me from the very beginning of my case and was there till the end and...
  • Title IX - Consistently Accessible and Supportive - Joe Lento is Excellent!

    I am glad to write this stellar review for Joseph (Joe) Lento as his performance during my recent ordeal was exactly what we needed. The back story is not as important as the outcome-a success by most any measure. First, I was so well prepared for the Title IX investigative interview, with all of...
  • Excellent Support

    Joseph Lento was a tremendous help to our family when we had to deal with a difficult situation with our son at school.  He spent time on a weekend to consult with us to get a feel for the case and really was a great advocate.  He helped us a lot to understand and navigate the somewhat murky worl...
  • Highly Dedicated

    I have known Joseph Lento professionally and personally for approximately five years. I have had the privilege to work with Joe on cases with mutual clients. His professional integrity is without a doubt the cornerstone of his professional practice. He works tirelessly to ensure that his clien...
  • You Have a Very Special Gift

    Thank you for everything you are doing for Tracey and my family.  You have a very Special Gift.  You care!
  • Great Lawyer

    Mr. Lento responded immediately in a difficult time. He worked hard and provided advice carefully, taking the time to review thoroughly while still acting fast. He was sympathetic but focused on the facts. He's got a good, pragmatic style and a strong work ethic. I can't recommend him enough.
  • I'm Happy I Can Finish the Semester

    The situation is significantly better than it would have been due to your services and I am extremely grateful for that.  I'm happy that I can finish the semester and move forward without matters impeding my progress.
  • The Quintessential Lawyer

    Joseph Lento is the lawyer you need to represent you with your legal issues. He is thorough, diligent, patient and he will fight for your case every step of the way. You will surely be glad that you had a dedicated lawyer on your side.
  • Joseph Lento Made a Hard Time Easier

    Mr. Lento, thank you for making a hard time easier.
  • Thanks So Much!

    Was great and helpful with what I needed. Always answered my questions in a timely manner via text, call or email. Thanks so much!
  • A Straight Shooter Who Gets the Job Done!

    I endorse Joseph D. Lento, Esq., and recommend him without reservation to anyone in need of an excellent attorney.  He is passionate, honest, hard working and responsive.  He follows up when he says he will and is there for you at all times.  I recommend anyone in need of an attorney to Mr. Lento...
  • College Misconduct Charges Resolved

    After a loved one was accused of misconduct at college, and despite never having faced anything similar previously, we knew we had to take the necessary steps in light of the potential consequences. Knowing that we would get the best possible outcome with someone experienced with such matters, we...
  • Thanks a Million!

    Joseph, I appreciate all your help in getting the matter resolved for me in such a timely manner.  Thanks a million!
  • Mr. Lento Restored My Faith in Attorneys

    Mr. Lento handled my legal issue without skipping a beat. He did exactly as promised and did it without issue. He maintained personal contact with me throughout the entire process. Having worked with many attorneys and having more than the average number in my own family, I can honestly say he ha...
  • Mr. Lento Fights All the Way to the End

    Mr. Lento is knowledgeable, experienced, and strategic. Above all, Mr. Lento is extremely respectful, honest, and sincere. Given any case, Mr. Lento will not leave you standing alone, nor leave you mislead. Mr. Lento fights all the way to the end to insure what is in your best interest.  Mr. Lent...
  • Mr. Lento Won My Son's Title IX Case

    "Mr.Lento was an extremely helpful and necessary asset to have alongside my family in regards to the Title IX case we were having to fight. From the start of the case we knew that the allegations against my child were false but there was still a huge mountain to climb having to go through the who...
  • Highly Recommended

    If you need a good lawyer to help you in a tight situation, I would highly recommend the Lento Law Firm. Attorney Joseph D. Lento worked with me and he keep me updated through every step and I was very pleased with the dismissal outcome.
  • Steadfast, hardworking, and will work to get the best outcome for you

    I hired Mr Lento as an advisor for a set of Title IX allegations I faced in 2019. Over the course of 7 months that the investigation lasted, Me Lento was steadfast in his commitment to ensuring the best outcome for us. For anyone reading this that might be going through the same situation - He c...
  • Title IX Case Resolved - Thankful for Mr. Lento's Help

    My college student was accused of a Title IX offense. A Title IX meeting was scheduled for 10:00 AM and my child did not know what to expect. I left a message for Mr Lento at 9:00 that morning and was contacted within 30 minutes by email and phone to discuss situation. Mr Lento advised me my chil...
  • Beyond Dedication

    I had hired Mr. Lento recently when I had hit rock bottom and my life had become hell on Earth. Things were not looking in my favor. Without Joseph's commitment to my case and incredible work ethic I would not have been able to begin putting the pieces of my life back together. Joe did everything...
  • Excellent in Every Way!

    Without a doubt, hiring Attorney Joseph Lento to counsel my transgender son regarding a Title IX charge in a Philadelphia university was the best decision my family and I have ever made.  I contacted Attorney Lento the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving break of 2017 and I was pleasantly surpr...
  • Very Responsive, Fast, and Helpful

    I contacted Attorney Lento through his website and he was very prompt answering back when I first reached out to him explaining my case. He immediately started helping me out on the case. He is very knowledgeable and was very clear explaining the procedures. Whenever I needed clarification or had...
  • The Best in the Business

    Loyal to his clients.....aggressive in his approach to get the results you desire....there is absolutely NO OTHER ATTORNEY for me than Mr. Lento. If you want results this is the man without hesitation you should call. I vouch for him 100% thank you sir for going above & beyond.
  • The Nightmare Called Title IX

    Joseph Lento did an outstanding job in regards to the "Guilty until proven innocent" nightmare called Title IX.  Against all odds, he was able to achieve the best outcome possible.  He was diligent and thoughtful, patient and understanding.  Our family is eternally grateful to him and highly reco...
  • Wrongly Accused of Cheating - Excellent Attorney

    He was very responsive. Any time I had questions he would be right there. I wasn't left out hanging. Very professional and walked us through everything. He was awesome in explaining everything. My son and I were wrongly accused of cheating and he helped get us through this very stressful situatio...
  • An Ally in a Title IX Case Which Made All the Difference

    If you are involved in a Title IX case, I urge you to contact Mr. Lento. Having him as an ally made all the difference. First of all, he is very knowledgeable about the rules, providing feedback and insight we would never have gotten on our own. Secondly, he supported the entire family every step...
  • Excellent Job - Extremely Communicative

    Joseph helped me with an extremely difficult and stressful situation and was always available to provide help and advice. He responds quickly to any communication, and does a thorough job. I truly believe my situation would have resolved itself in a far more unfortunate matter if not for his help.
  • Outstanding Attorney with an Edge

    Joe is outstanding as a defense attorney with an edge. Joe helped me win a challenging & very exhausting case. Respectful and always answered my calls and questions. Took his time to explain everything in detail to me for court. Tediously prepared for court. Joe's professionalism, determinati...
  • Excellent Attorney

    Mr. Lento is an exceptional lawyer. He defended my brother and provided a successful outcome. I am grateful to Mr. Lento and will call upon him in the future for his expertise and help.
  • College Athletic Coach Cleared of False Title IX Allegations

    Mr. Lento was very professional and kind throughout the process. He made himself available at all times. Gave me sound council and advice. When I had meetings he was there on the conference call to make sure I stayed on track and I was no taken advantage of. The end result was exactly what we wan...
  • Academic Misconduct Charges Dismissed

    I was accused of academic misconduct in my PhD program. I had worked too hard and invested too much money to have my career put at risk. I contacted Mr. Lento's firm and Mr. Lento personally followed up with me. We discussed options, potential consequences, and how to best address the charges aga...
  • You Are the Best

    [My son] asked me to tell you that you are the best lawyer he ever had and he really appreciates all you've done for him. I feel that way too and I wish we would have retained you right from the start...Thanks, Joe.
  • Great Results

    Mr. Lento got results for me that were promised, but not delivered, by other attorneys. Mr. Lento was upfront with me during the entire legal process, and treated me with great respect and integrity. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Mr. Lento to other people without reservation.
  • Very Aggressive Lawyer

    Joe is a very talented and aggressive lawyer.  I have personally observed how much he cares about his clients and their legal matters and will do anything in his power to help them out of their jam.
  • Efficient and Communicative

    Mr. Joseph Lento efficiently handled my case, and always kept me informed of the progression of events and what to expect. I was satisfied with his handling of my case and recommend him to others.
  • Mr. Lento Treats His Clients Like Family

    Mr. Joseph Lento is an excellent attorney. He treats his clients like family and is both understanding and extremely compassionate. He is very willing to listen and he truly wants what is best for his clients. I strongly recommend Mr. Lento for any legal needs that you have as he will fight to ge...
  • Falsely Accused in a Title IX Case - "So Grateful!"

    My son was falsely accused of wrong-doing in a Title IX case at school. I contacted Joseph and he got back to me within an hour to discuss the matter and help me understand the law, how schools deal with Title IX, and our options for dealing with the issue. He even took on the burden of talking w...
  • Best Attorney for Title IX Cases

    Mr. Lento was a godsend. He was the first hit in my search for more information about Title IX and dealing with false accusations. I had no time for due diligence in researching attorneys to handle our case. He was impressively attentive to our case, communicating with us regularly, explaining th...
  • Thank You, Joe!

    It's clear that Joe has passion, drive and dedication to his client(s). Within moments after I contacted him, I had a call on my mobile, and it was Joe. During the entire process, I was kept extremely informed, with much detail. The time Joe spends with his clients surpassed our expectations. At ...
  • Committed to Being the Best at What He Does

    I recommend Mr. Lento to anyone searching for a great attorney. I know how hard and overwhelming it can be to find the right fit when your money and criminal defense is at stake. Mr. Lento helped my uncle with a case that was very sensitive and important to us. Joseph D. Lento is attentive, sharp...
  • Excellent Attorney!

    Mr. Lento is a great attorney.  When we called Mr. Lento for my brother in law's case, he immediately made himself available and he assisted us and answered all of our questions in a clear and concise manner.  Because of Mr. Lento's expertise and professionalism, everything was resolved with the ...
  • Professional, Caring, Results-driven

    I highly recommend Mr. Lento to anyone in-state or out-of-state that is in need of professional legal representation with a caring touch. He was incredibly understanding and responsive in our time of need. During the initial consultation Mr. Lento took the time to step us through the legal proces...
  • Thank You, Mr. Lento

    Mr. Lento is a great attorney. He handled my case in a timely and orderly fashion.  The result that I got was more than I expected.  Thank you, Mr. Lento, for everything and all your hard work.
  • Dedication

    The first time I spoke to Mr. Joseph Lento I knew in my gut he was the best attorney to represent my son in an horrible unfortunate, untrue legal matter. I allowed those in my family that I believed to have better knowledge then I of many attorneys associated with juvenile justice. Well, I hired ...
  • Lento Fights for the Best Possible Result

    Joe Lento represented me through an extremely difficult time in my life. His communication was second to none--he was clear about the goals of the representation and was diligent about keeping me informed at all stages throughout the representation. More importantly, he accomplished an important ...
  • Best Lawyer

    Mr. Lento did his absolute best for my case. He helped me through very difficult time of my life. Mr. Lento was responding to all my messages so fast and would always keep me updated. All I had to do is to hire him and my troubles went away. Mr. Lento's effort on every field lead no where but to ...
  • Pressed for Time

    I was in a tough spot, with no time and no one to consult with. I found Mr.Lento's name and emailed him. It was after work hours, but I was happily surprised, when less than a half hour later, Mr. Lento called me. He was very polite, listened to my situation and requested any paperwork I might ha...
  • Unbelievably Committed

    I left a message on Mr. Lento's answering service at around 6 AM. By 8 AM, he not only called me back, but was already looking into my [daughter's Title IX] case. From the moment, I spoke to Joe, his focus was on me and my family. Because of Joe Lento's tireless commitment to our family, t...
  • Joseph Lento Delivered the Desired Results

    Attorney Lento was Fantastic. Prompt, responsive and delivered the desired results. He was realistic, ambitious and stayed in constant contact making sure everything was clear and concise. His response times are phenomenal. Highly recommend!
  • An Outstanding Job

    We want to thank Mr. Lento for his representation, he did an outstanding job, he went over and beyond for us, and even as the case is over, he is still caring - he has been in constant contact with the family. which says a lot - he is not only sincere, but he actually put his self as if he was in...
  • We Are Pleased

    We are pleased with the outcome of the case and appreciate your time and service. 
  • Excellent Title IX Lawyer

    I was going through a rough time being accused of something I did not do. I was so worried my life would come crashing down and my career would be over before it started. We contacted Mr. Lento from the beginning and he was with us through everything. His help was invaluable as it allowed me to d...
  • Best lawyer in the city!

    I was going through a difficult time with a domestic violence case.  I chose Mr. Lento to represent me and he did not let me down. He is very dedicated to his clients and goes above and beyond - Thanks to him my case was thrown out and I was able to go back to my normal life. I will recommend Mr....
  • Mr. Lento Got the Job Done!

    Straightforward, honest, and strategic. This attorney got the job done!
  • I Appreciate Everything You Have Done for My Family and I

    I appreciate everything you have done for my family and I during these few months regarding the issue at my school.  Thank you.
  • Case of Title IX false allegations, handled efficiently with success

    Hired legal service of Mr. Lento, for title IX false allegations and got success.  Very capable and reliable lawyer. I will highly recommend his services.
  • I Would Recommend Mr. Lento to Anyone Ever Asking!!

    Took me a while to get to writing this, but I was referred to Mr Lento from a friend of the family AFTER I had already paid for a different lawyer, who not only could NOT help me, but he couldn't even FIND MY CASE (it was very old) lol. I was pretty hopeless regarding the situation by the time I ...
  • Amazing!

    My husband and I hired Joseph Lento and it was the best decision we could have made! He takes the time to go over everything with you and gets the results he sets out to get!
  • Thank You

    Mr. Lento, Thank you for all the hard work and being the front man to the school. It made my anxiety decrease and my life a lot easier.
  • Indebted to Attorney Lento

    Attorney Lento is to be commended for his success with my case(s) in particular. From the beginning, he was very empathetic and forthcoming. His attention to detail and relentless determination resulted in a positive outcome for me. His overall efforts impacted my quality of life in such a fashio...
  • A Real Professional

    Thanks again. You are a real professional and provide a great service in this practice area.
  • The Superman of Lawyers

    Wow, you should have seen my lawyer, Joseph Lento - He is like the Superman of the lawyers.  There are no words to describe this man...He's the best - I am so glad I met him years ago.  For all you out there who need a really awesome lawyer his name is Joseph lento and he will fly way beyond and ...
  • Grateful for Mr. Lento. HIGHLY recommend!!

    We contacted Mr. Lento about a family situation, and he practically became a part of our family. He got back to us immediately. Mr. Lento stayed in touch with us through every step of a very difficult process. Best defense attorney ever. I am still crying as I write this, because he defended a fa...
  • Academic Misconduct - Responsive & Committed

    I'm located in NC and found Mr. Lento by a simple google search. I could've used a local attorney but most of them were not responsive and/or could not prioritize my case. I was wrongly accused for academic misconduct and needed legal support to help protect my biggest asset (My education). Base...
  • My First Choice

    I have known Joe for 15 years and he is a very dedicated, hard working man. I am very impressed with his professional demeanor and his results. He is my first choice if ever in need of legal counsel.
  • 10/10 Would Recommend for Student Defense

    I would tell any of my classmates to call Mr. Lento without hesitation if they ever needed guidance or peace of mind during an unfortunate academic situation. Working with Mr. Lento before any proceedings kicked off helped me feel as prepared as possible and less naïve about the whole process. Mr...
  • A Lawyer for Life

    Mr. Joseph Lento was a very wonderful man who became a friend to my son and family. He explained every question and statement that was made or presented. I have no complaints only praises, because he did an awesome job!!!
  • Thank You Again Sincerely

    I thank you again sincerely, Joe.  You did a fantastic job.  It's so nice to not stress anymore.
  • I Could Not Have Asked for Better Representation

    Very professional, straight to the point. We are so happy to have found Mr. Lento. I did a google search out of Virginia and after reading Mr. Lento's reviews, I quickly called him (I am so glad I did). Mr Lento was there for our family day and night, he didn't mind the day or hour, he was always...
  • Case Dropped and Burden Lifted

    Mr Lento is professional and personable. He followed up and followed through. His price is reasonable. It was a great joy in working with him. The case was dropped and the burden was lifted. We are indelibly grateful.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed - Joseph Lento was an Enormous Help

    I learned recently that when accused of a crime it isn't enough to be innocent. You must also actively prove your innocence. Joseph Lento knew precisely how to do that, and I am extremely grateful towards him. He is professional, easy to communicate with, and effective. I would recommend him to a...
  • Outstanding Work Ethic

    I hired Joseph Lento based on other good reviews I've read about him. He took my case seriously and personally and did everything he told me he was going to get done. His work ethic, attitude, and performance is outstanding and I would DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone that is in need of any help.
  • Excellent Attorney

    I hired Joseph Lento to represent my son and he did a remarkable job and brought us a great result! He worked tirelessly on our case and fought hard... He is friendly, trustworthy, and he answered all our questions. I highly recommend [Mr. Lento] and would gladly hire him again. Joseph Lento ...
  • Thank You for Your Help with Our Son's Situation

    Thank you again for your help with our son's situation. We really appreciated your assistance with educating us in this subject matter. We learned a lot during the past few months. 
  • You Did a Fantastic Job

    I think you did a fantastic job, and were right there with us every step of the day, and I am grateful for that.  
  • Mr. Lento Helped Us Win Our Case with the Department of Education

    We hired Mr. Lento after going through the school process with an attorney not experienced in education law. He helped us with a Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Complaint. Mr. Lento investigated the case and rectified the issue. Thanks to Mr. Lento's efforts and written pleadings w...
  • Great, Determined Attorney

    Joseph Lento was amazing to work with. Joseph answered all my questions. Mr. Lento would call, text, and/or email with case updates and would also respond promptly with any concern that I had. Mr. Lento works quickly and efficiently. Mr. Lento is the only lawyer that I will ever hire again. I wou...
  • Great Attorney

    I hired him for my son and I live in another state and when I tell you that Joseph is a wonderful attorney that he is. I would recommend him any day to anyone. He did a awesome job with helping my son case and they could not believe that Joseph was representing my son from another state. GREAT JO...
  • Great Attorney!

    As much as I would prefer to no longer reflect on a dark chapter in my family's life that is now thankfully behind us, the dark chapter itself would not have ended in the successful manner that it did without Joseph Lento's tireless efforts on behalf of my son and family. Why did my son find h...
  • Attorney Joseph D. Lento is the Best - Don't Settle for Anything Less

    He gets the job by being thorough and consistent. He is very professional and personable. Hire Mr. Lento to get a fair judgement on your case. Our case was dropped. He is the best don't settle for anything less.
  • My Experience Couldn't Have Been Better!!

    My experience with this firm couldn't have been better!! I would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone. Thanks again Lento Law!
  • Thank You

    Thank you for your time and consideration for our son, Paul.  I appreciate your correspondence with us during these trying times. 
  • Quick Response

    Joe answers his phone. Joe replies to emails instantly. Very competent attorney and lets you know the status of your matter within minutes. Highly recommended!
  • Very Happy

    Mr. Lento, I am very happy with the result...Thank you for all of your help.
  • Over and Above

    Mr. Lento was very informative, punctual, and went over and above in the handling of my case.
  • Great News

    Mr. Lento, Great news...exactly what we were aiming for from the start. Thanks for all of the work you have done on this case, especially the work that was done after the appeal had been submitted. Your work on this case has been much appreciated, and I am sure things would not have gone the w...
  • Great Through the Entire Process

    Joseph was great through the entire process. He was always fast to respond to my calls/ emails/ texts and answer in a clear and concise manner. He basically handled the whole process for me and this took away a lot of my stress. Would hire again.
  • Phenomenal, Professional, and Concerned for His Clients

    Mr, Joseph Lento is phenomenal. Mr .Lento is professional, concerned for his clients welfare. He got the job done in a timely manner without me ever stepping into a courtroom. I truly appreciate his help during my time of need. I would definitely use Mr. Lento if ever needed. He is very knowledge...
  • Knowledgeable Attorney

    Mr. Lento was immediately available to provide me with a consultation and options regarding my matter. He explained everything in detail in a way in which I was able to make an informed decision. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism and kindness in a very trying situation.

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