What should a student athlete in Alabama do when facing a disciplinary violation or administrative issue at their college or university or with the NCAA? VIDEO

Student athletes in Alabama are uniquely situated at their college, university or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and their academics. That is why it is troubling when they are treated unfairly or do not have independent support when facing a disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title IX sexual misconduct or an administrative issue with their school, conference or sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the program's or their best interests and not what's in the student athlete's best interests.

Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises, the student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings with our Alabama school or a sports governing body. Issues unique to student athletes can include sports related dismissals and suspensions, inappropriate or abusive behavior by coaches, eligibility, hardship, and scholarship issues, transfer disputes, NCAA administrative appeals, and issues related to injuries, concussions, and sports litigation.

You need to take the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with your school or administrators. You also must understand your rights and responsibilities. An experienced attorney advisor will level the playing field and they should be in your corner from as early as possible in the process.

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

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama Southern Community College
  • Alabama State University
  • Amridge University
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Bevill State Community College
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Brown Mackie College Birmingham
  • Central Alabama Community College
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Concordia College Selma
  • Enterprise State Community College
  • Faulkner University
  • Fortis College Mobile
  • Fortis College Montgomery
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
  • George C Wallace State Community College Hanceville
  • George C Wallace State Community College Selma
  • H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
  • Heritage Christian University
  • Herzing University Birmingham
  • Huntingdon College
  • Huntsville Bible College
  • ITT Technical Institute Bessemer
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • ITT Technical Institute Mobile
  • J F Drake State Technical College
  • Jacksonville State University
  • James H Faulkner State Community College
  • Jefferson Davis Community College
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • John C Calhoun State Community College
  • Judson College
  • Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus
  • Lurleen B Wallace Community College
  • Marion Military Institute
  • Miles College
  • Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
  • Oakwood University
  • Prince Institute of Professional Studies Inc
  • Reid State Technical College
  • Remington College Mobile Campus
  • Samford University
  • Selma University
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Snead State Community College
  • South University Montgomery
  • Southeastern Bible College
  • Southern Union State Community College
  • Spring Hill College
  • Stillman College
  • Talladega College
  • The University of Alabama
  • Tri State Institute
  • Troy University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Mobile
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of West Alabama
  • Virginia College Birmingham
  • Virginia College Huntsville
  • Virginia College Mobile
  • Virginia College Montgomery

Alabama high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your student athlete's advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Alabama Department of Youth Services Schools
  • Alabama School of Fine Arts
  • Albertville City Schools
  • Alexander City Schools
  • Andalusia City Schools
  • Anniston City Schools
  • Arab City Schools
  • Athens City Schools
  • Attalla City School System
  • Auburn City Schools
  • Autauga County School System

B

  • Baldwin County Public Schools
  • Barbour County School District
  • Bessemer City Schools
  • Bibb County School District
  • Birmingham City Schools
  • Blount County School District
  • Boaz City School District
  • Brewton City Schools
  • Bullock County School District
  • Butler County Schools

C

  • Calhoun County Schools
  • Chambers County School District
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Chilton County School District
  • Choctaw County School District
  • Clarke County Schools
  • Clay County School District
  • Cleburne County School District
  • Coffee County School District
  • Colbert County Schools
  • Conecuh County School District
  • Coosa County School District
  • Covington County Board Of Education
  • Crenshaw County School District
  • Cullman City Schools
  • Cullman County Schools

D

  • Dale County School District
  • Daleville City School District
  • Dallas County School System
  • Decatur City Schools
  • DeKalb County School System
  • Demopolis City School District
  • Dothan City Schools

E

  • Elba City Schools
  • Elmore County Public Schools
  • Enterprise City Schools
  • Escambia County School District
  • Etowah County School System
  • Eufaula City Schools

F

  • Fairfield City Schools
  • Fayette County Schools
  • Florence City Schools
  • Fort Payne City Schools
  • Franklin County School District

G

  • Gadsden City Schools
  • Geneva City School District
  • Geneva County School District
  • Greene County School District
  • Guntersville City School District

H

  • Hale County Schools
  • Haleyville City Schools
  • Hartselle City School District
  • Henry County School District
  • Homewood City School District
  • Hoover City Schools
  • Houston County Schools
  • Huntsville City Schools

J

  • Jackson County School District
  • Jacksonville City Schools
  • Jasper City Schools
  • Jefferson County Schools

L

  • Lamar County School District
  • Lanett City School District
  • Lauderdale County Schools
  • Lawrence County Schools
  • Lee County Schools
  • Leeds City School District
  • Limestone County School District
  • Linden City Schools
  • Lowndes County School District

M

  • Macon County School District
  • Madison City Schools
  • Madison County Schools
  • Marengo County School District
  • Marion County Schools
  • Marshall County School System
  • Midfield City School District
  • Mobile County Public Schools
  • Monroe County School District
  • Montgomery Public Schools
  • Morgan County Schools
  • Mountain Brook City Schools
  • Muscle Shoals City School District

O

  • Oneonta City School District
  • Opelika City Schools
  • Opp City School District
  • Oxford City Schools
  • Ozark City Schools

P

  • Pell City School District
  • Perry County School District
  • Phenix City Public Schools
  • Pickens County School District
  • Piedmont City School District
  • Pike County Schools

R

  • Randolph County School District
  • Roanoke City Schools
  • Russell County School District
  •  Russellville City Schools

S

  • Saint Clair County Schools
  • Sarahland Board of Education
  • Scottsboro City School District
  • Selma City School District
  • Sheffield City Schools
  • Shelby County Schools
  • Sumter County School District
  • Sylacauga City Schools

T

  • Talladega City School District
  • Talladega County Schools
  • Tallapoosa County Schools
  • Tallassee City School District
  • Tarrant City Schools
  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Troy City School District
  • Trussville City Schools
  • Tuscaloosa City Schools
  • Tuscaloosa County School System
  • Tuscumbia City Schools

V

  • Vestavia Hills City Schools

W

  • Walker County Board of Education
  • Washington County School District
  • Wilcox County School District
  • Winfield City Schools
  • Winston County School System

Student athletes at Alabama schools have more to lose when facing disciplinary or administrative proceedings at their school or with a sport governing body such as the NCAA.   Student athletes' academics, eligibility to play, scholarships, and future professional sports opportunities can all be negatively affected by a school's or the NCAA's actions.  That is why it is critical to address any school or sport-related issue or concern affecting student athletes as best as possible and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of their student athlete clients at colleges, universities, and high schools in Alabama and throughout the nation.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento does not settle for a participation trophy - He fights to win.  He also prioritizes the needs and well-being of the student athletes he represents, with an eye towards the unique circumstances of student athletes which must be carefully considered in addressing and resolving school and administrative body issues and concerns.

Joseph D. Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an advisor for student athletes facing disciplinary and administrative cases in Alabama and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student athlete's rights and interests are protected – Contact National Student Athlete Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 for help.

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