Student Defense Advisor – Stockton, California

If your school has issued a complaint or sent you a strongly-worded notice regarding your student's in-school behavior or flagging academic prowess, you need to seek legal representation.

This might seem like an overreaction. It's not. Today's schools are recommending increasingly severe sanctions for students associated with misconduct. Worse, exclusionary sanctions such as suspensions and dismissals are not reserved for students who are clearly responsible for breaking school rules. More and more, students are getting punished for unfair, unproven allegations — or are receiving suspensions because their teachers allege that they aren't keeping up with their peers in the classroom.

Why is this happening? Your Stockton-area school has a general mission to educate and protect its students, but it also has a reputation of its own to protect. If your student is associated with behavioral issues or isn't making the high grades your school expects, that could harm your school's statistics. Instead of increasing the support, your school provides your student, your student could become a problem your school needs to solve.

You need to step in to make sure that your student's rights are at the center of their disciplinary experience. Experienced education defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento has the specific expertise you need to protect your student's rights and future.

Stockton, CA Schools, and Education Defense

Stockton sits squarely in the beautiful San Joaquin County in California on the very Western side of the United States. It's the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the San Joaquin Valley, with a population of over 750,000. Whether families moving to Stockton seek diverse cultures, historic neighborhoods, or a bustling downtown area, they'll find it in Stockton! The city itself is

home to a unique blend of architecture, including Victorian-era homes, modern high-rises, and historical landmarks — making hunting for houses in the Stockton area an exciting, exploratory process. The city is known for its vibrant arts and music scene; Stockton hosts several festivals, fairs, and activities throughout the year. Stockton is also home to the University of the Pacific, a nationally-recognized private liberal arts school.

Because Stockton has so much going on, it attracts a diverse range of young families and young professionals. This creates an influx of ambitious students at Stockton-area schools — which, itself, leads to steep academic pressure.

Pressure isn't always a good thing. Pressure in an academic environment leads to allegations of misconduct, slowed progress through required coursework, stressed students, and overwhelmed professors. It's a recipe for discontent — and the type of discipline and academic issues that can wreak the reputation of young students long before they seek their first job after college.

If your student faces undue pressure, unfair allegations from their school, or other academic issues and concerns, you need to take action now. By partnering with Joseph D. Lento, premier education defense attorney-advisor, you can start to protect your student's reputation, education, and future today.

Schools in the Stockton, CA Area

Premier education defense attorney-advisor Joseph D. Lento and the experts at the Lento Law Firm can be available to help you defend your student from charges at their school. This availability is not contingent upon your school's specific location in the Stockton area — or the level or program your student is a part of.

Here, we'll provide an incomplete list of the schools, universities, and school districts at which Joseph D. Lento routinely provides assistance. If your student's Stockton, CA school is not on this list, please reach out to the Lento Law Firm anyway. We are pleased to be able to provide negotiation, defense, and representation services at a wide range of Stockton area schools.

Colleges and Universities in the Stockton, CA Metro Area

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stanislaus State Stockton Campus
  • Xavier College
  • Humphreys University
  • De Brabander California College of Nursing

School Districts in the Stockton, CA Metro Area

  • Banta Unified School District
  • Escalon Unified School District
  • Jefferson School District
  • Lammersville Unified School District
  • Lincoln Unified School District
  • Linden Unified School District
  • Lodi Unified School District
  • Manteca Unified School District
  • New Hope School District
  • New Jerusalem School District
  • Oak View School District
  • Ripon Unified School District
  • Stockton Unified School District
  • Tracy Unified School District

K-12 Schools in the Stockton, CA Metro Area

  • Middle College High School
  • Stockton Unified Early College Academy
  • St. Mary's High School
  • Aspire River Oaks Charter School
  • Aspire Vincent Shalvey Academy
  • Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy
  • John McCandless Charter School
  • Millennium Charter School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Modesto Christian School
  • Stockton Collegiate International Secondary School
  • Lodi Academy
  • Aspire Benjamin Holt Middle School
  • Merrill F. West High School
  • Tokay High School
  • Bear Creek High School
  • Stockton Collegiate International Elementary School
  • Venture Academy
  • John Muir Elementary School
  • Podesta Ranch Elementary School
  • Mable Barron
  • Rio Valley Charter School

Disciplinary Defense in the Stockton, CA Metro Area

If your student attends any of the schools listed above (or others in the Stockton, CA area), you need to get in contact with Joseph D. Lento the moment your student starts to receive worrying notices from that school.


Student disciplinary issues can get very serious very fast. And local criminal defense or general practice lawyers simply don't ha