Tennessee Title IX Advisor

Title IX is a law that derives from the federal Education Amendments that prohibits a wide range of conduct on federally funded institutions. It provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

This law has been particularly applicable in versatile matters that occur on college and university campuses. However, it's most commonly referenced in the context of sexual misconduct. Under this law, sexual misconduct is considered a form of gender-based discrimination. Schools must comply to Title IX by fulfilling obligations of investigating, admonishing and aiding in convicting students who are found guilty of offenses of this nature.

The Advantages of Choosing an Attorney as your Title IX Advisor

Federal law permits both the accused and an accuser to choose someone to accompany them through their school's processes; this individual is known as an advisor. No restrictions have been placed on who can be selected, giving students a range of potential options, from a close acquaintance to a school advisor. Most students involved in these allegations - especially the accused - want to choose a person that will prove to be useful during Title IX processes. For the majority of respondents, selecting an advisor typically boils down to the person who has the maximal likelihood of getting them out of this debacle unscathed. But for some other respondents, characteristics such as comfortability, for example, are prioritized during this emotionally driven and stressful time. Students who have yet to choose an advisor should be aware that it is possible to find everything that they want in an advisor by hiring an attorney.

If you have been accused of sexual assault and still haven't chosen your advisor, here are a few reasons why you should pick a lawyer to fulfill this role:


The majority of federally funded schools will offer accused students the option of selecting a Title IX advisor that is recommended by the school. This individual typically is employed by your school and is said to have undergone training regarding your school's processes. It sounds like a sweet deal at face value, but there are a few important details that a school may leave out. Since this person is technically an employee of the institution, they aren't necessarily required to keep the information that you confide in them undisclosed. At any point during these processes, a school appointed advisor could reveal any information you provided them to use against you in a hearing, or more importantly, during a criminal trial. A legal professional, however, has no incentive to do such a thing. They are dedicated to ensuring that your rights are preserved and that you have a fair shot at defending yourself.


Unfortunately, some schools don't always play by the rules. Many students may not be aware that their rights are being violated, and if they are aware, they may not know how to go about reporting this mistreatment. With the help of an attorney who has the authority to write a “litigation hold” letter, threatening that legal action could ensue if it is discovered that a school is destroying evidence, keeping information from the accused, or doing any other questionable acts that violate its own code of conduct.

Experienced Tennessee Title IX Advisor

If you attend a Tennessee university or college and have been accused sexual misconduct, you should immediately consult with a professional dedicated to protecting your academic and professional goals. Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience advising students who have been in this situation and has expertise and skills that will be useful to you during this processes. Contact him today.

Tennessee colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

  • American Baptist College
  • Aquinas College
  • Argosy University Nashville
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University
  • Bryan College
  • Carson Newman College
  • Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Cumberland University
  • Daymar Institute Clarksville
  • Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
  • Daymar Institute Nashville
  • DeVry University Tennessee
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Fisk University
  • Fortis Institute
  • Fortis Institute Nashville
  • Fountainhead College of Technology
  • Free Will Baptist Bible College
  • Freed Hardeman University
  • Hiwassee College
  • International Academy of Design and Technology Nashville
  • ITT Technical Institute Chattanooga
  • ITT Technical Institute Cordova
  • ITT Technical Institute Johnson City
  • ITT Technical Institute Knoxville
  • ITT Technical Institute Nashville
  • Jackson State Community College
  • John A Gupton College
  • Johnson University
  • King College
  • Lane College
  • Le Moyne Owen College
  • Lee University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Lipscomb University
  • L'Ecole Culinaire
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Maryville College
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Miller Motte Technical College Chattanooga
  • Miller Motte Technical College Clarksville
  • Miller Motte Technical College Madison
  • Milligan College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • National College of Business and Technology Nashville
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Nossi College of Art
  • O'More College of Design
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Remington College Memphis Campus
  • Remington College Nashville Campus
  • Rhodes College
  • Roane State Community College
  • Sewanee The University of the South
  • South College
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Tennessee Temple University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • The Art Institute of Tennessee Nashville
  • The University of Tennessee
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • The University of Tennessee Martin
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Tusculum College
  • Union University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus
  • University of Phoenix Knoxville
  • University of Phoenix Memphis Campus
  • University of Phoenix Nashville Campus
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vatterott Career College Memphis Appling Farms
  • Vatterott Career College Memphis Dividend Drive
  • Victory University
  • Virginia College School of Business and Health
  • Visible Music College
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College
  • Watkins College of Art Design & Film
  • William Moore College of Technology
  • Williamson Christian College

Title IX violations and Title IX charges can change an accused student's life if not defended against properly and as early as possible during the disciplinary process, and Joseph D. Lento has nearly a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Tennessee and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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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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