Staff Investigator

The Lento Law Firm has represented countless college and university students, and although there may be similarities among cases, every student's situation is unique.  That is why we prioritize your needs and personalize our approach to your school disciplinary case.  Not all cases require such an approach, but at times, extra resources are required in order to ensure that justice is served. 

Our staff investigator, Wayne Schmidt, is one such resource; bringing to the table fifty one years' experience in the law enforcement and investigatory fields.  Our investigator served thirty years in the Philadelphia Police Department; serving his last ten years in the elite Special Investigations Unit before retiring.  As a private investigator, he has conducted over three thousand investigations involving general student disciplinary violations, allegations of Title IX sexual misconduct and sexual assault against college students, as well as criminal, civil, and United States Federal Court matters.  When on the case, our investigator leaves no stone unturned to protect you or your student's interests.

The Lento Law Firm also has dedicated resources for students and families located outside of the Northeast United States.  These resources include experienced investigators and other professionals, are located throughout the country, and can help in addressing and resolving clients' matters.

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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 our offices today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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