Title IX Advisor for Hearings in South Carolina

College students in South Carolina are often surprised to find that being accused of sexual misconduct on campus implicates a federal law: Title IX. This federal law pressures schools into prosecuting allegations of sexual discrimination, or risk losing their federal funding. Accused students face the wrath of their schools and find that their due process rights run contrary to their college's interests and are prone to be ignored or swept away.

Title IX hearing advisor and defense lawyer Joseph D. Lento can work vigilantly to ensure that your side of the story gets heard and your rights preserved.

Extensive Preparation for a Title IX Hearing

The time between an accusation of sexual misconduct in South Carolina and the hearing date are critical because it is all the time you will have to gather evidence of your innocence. A Title IX hearing advisor can help by:

  • Creating opening and closing statements that are designed to persuade the members of your hearing panel
  • Gathering evidence of your innocence and the accuser's lack of credibility
  • Determining the best line of defense, based on the evidence and your particular interests
  • Predicting the questions you are likely to face during the hearing and deciding how best to respond to them with integrity and conviction
  • Coaching you on maintaining a proper and effective demeanor during the hearing, particularly during cross-examination
  • Providing the emotional support that accused students frequently find they need at this critical juncture in their life

In addition to preparing for the hearing, a Title IX hearing advisor like Joseph D. Lento can take active steps with your school's Title IX office and staff attorneys to persuade them to reconsider their decision to prosecute. By highlighting the strength of the defense that you will be making to their case, attorney Lento can convince them to take another course of action.

During the Title IX Hearing

At the hearing, attorney Lento's trial advocacy skills truly shine. Professionally-delivered opening and closing statements bookend an examination and cross-examination process that can elicit the testimony that is most likely to help your case.

After the Hearing: Appealing a Bad Decision

Unfortunately, Title IX cases in South Carolina are at times so stilted against the accused student that even the most perfect defense is not able to overcome the prejudice against you. When the hearing process is this unfair, though, there are often strong indicators that bias was at play. A Title IX hearing advisor can note these signs of bias and use them as grounds for an appeal that can get your case reheard by a more neutral hearing panel.

Joseph D. Lento: A Title IX Hearing Advisor for South Carolina Students

Joseph D. Lento is a Title IX hearing advisor and defense attorney who can help students in South Carolina who have been accused of sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX. Contact him online or call his law office at (888) 535-3686 for the legal help you need to beat these groundless charges and protect your future.

  • Aiken Technical College
  • Allen University
  • Anderson University
  • Benedict College
  • Bob Jones University
  • Brown Mackie College Greenville
  • Central Carolina Technical College
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina
  • Claflin University
  • Clemson University
  • Clinton Junior College
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Coker College
  • College of Charleston
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia International University
  • Converse College
  • Denmark Technical College
  • Erskine College and Seminary
  • Florence Darlington Technical College
  • Forrest College
  • Francis Marion University
  • Furman University
  • Golf Academy of America Myrtle Beach
  • Greenville Technical College
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • ITT Technical Institute Columbia
  • ITT Technical Institute Greenville
  • ITT Technical Institute Myrtle Beach
  • ITT Technical Institute North Charleston
  • Lander University
  • Limestone College
  • Medix School Fortis College
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Miller Motte Technical College
  • Miller Motte Technical College North Charleston
  • Morris College
  • Newberry College
  • North Greenville University
  • Northeastern Technical College
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Presbyterian College
  • South Carolina State University
  • South University Columbia
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • The Art Institute of Charleston
  • Tri County Technical College
  • Trident Technical College
  • University of Phoenix Columbia Campus
  • University of South Carolina Aiken
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • University of South Carolina Columbia
  • University of South Carolina Lancaster
  • University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
  • University of South Carolina Sumter
  • University of South Carolina Union
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • Virginia College
  • Virginia College in Charleston
  • Virginia College Columbia
  • Virginia College Greenville
  • Voorhees College
  • W L Bonner College
  • Williamsburg Technical College
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College
  • York Technical College

Winning a Title IX hearing can mean the difference between achieving one's academic and professional goals or having these goals upended.  When accused of sexual misconduct, it is critical to not take the matter lightly and to instead vigorously defend against the allegations.  Title IX cases can be won, and Joseph D. Lento has a decade of experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities throughout the nation and winning. 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 South Carolina and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected -