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

Student athletes in Arizona are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and their academics, and 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 administrative issue with their school, conference, or sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs with their best interest and not what's in the student athletes' best interest.

Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises, and the student-athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings with their Arizona school or 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 must take the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with your school or administrators. You must also 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.

Arizona 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:

  • American Indian College of the Assemblies of God, Inc.
  • Argosy University Phoenix
  • Argosy University Phoenix Online Division
  • Arizona Christian University
  • Arizona College of Allied Health
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona Western College
  • Brown Mackie College Phoenix
  • Brown Mackie College Tucson
  • Central Arizona College
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing Arizona
  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College
  • Cochise College
  • Coconino Community College
  • College America Flagstaff
  • CollegeAmerica Phoenix
  • Collins College
  • DeVry University Arizona
  • Dine College
  • Eastern Arizona College
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Everest College Phoenix
  • Everest College Phoenix
  • Fortis College Phoenix
  • GateWay Community College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Golf Academy of America Chandler
  • Grand Canyon University
  • International Baptist College
  • ITT Technical Institute Phoenix
  • ITT Technical Institute Phoenix West
  • ITT Technical Institute Tempe
  • ITT Technical Institute Tucson
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Scottsdale
  • Mesa Community College
  • Mohave Community College
  • National Paralegal College
  • Northcentral University Prescott
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Pima Community College
  • Prescott College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Sanford Brown College Phoenix
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • South Mountain Community College
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts Tucson
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
  • The Art Institute of Tucson
  • Tohono O'Odham Community College
  • University of Advancing Technology
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Phoenix Online Campus
  • University of Phoenix Phoenix Hohokam Campus
  • University of Phoenix Southern Arizona Campus
  • Western International University
  • Yavapai College

Arizona 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

  • Agua Fria Union High School District #216
  • Aguila Elementary School District #63
  • Ajo Unified School District #15
  • Alhambra Elementary School District #68
  • Alpine Elementary School District #7
  • Altar Valley Elementary School District #51
  • Amphitheater Public Schools #10
  • Antelope Union High School District #50
  • Apache Junction Unified School District #43
  • Arlington Elementary School District #47
  • Ash Creek Elementary School District #53
  • Ash Fork Joint Unified School District #31
  • Avondale Elementary School District #44

B

  • Bagdad Unified School District #20
  • Balsz Elementary School District #31
  • Beaver Creek Elementary School District #26
  • Benson Unified School District #9
  • Bicentennial Union High School District #76
  • Bisbee Unified School District #2
  • Blue Ridge Unified School District #32
  • Bonita Elementary School District #16
  • Bouse Elementary School District #26
  • Bowie Unified School District #14
  • Buckeye Elementary School District #33
  • Buckeye Union High School District #201
  • Bullhead City Elementary School District #15

C

  • Camp Verde Unified School District #28
  • Canon Elementary School District #50
  • Cartwright Elementary School District #83
  • Casa Grande Elementary School District #4
  • Casa Grande Union High School District #82
  • Catalina Foothills Unified School District #16
  • Cave Creek Unified School District #93
  • Cedar Unified School District #25
  • Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology
  • Chandler Unified School District #80
  • Chevelon Butte School District #5
  • Chinle Unified School District #24
  • Chino Valley Unified School District #51
  • Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District #3
  • Clifton Unified School District
  • Cobre Valley Institute of Technology District
  • Cochise Elementary School District #26
  • Coconino Association for Vocation Industry and Technology
  • Colorado City Unified School District #14
  • Colorado River Union High School District #2
  • Concho Elementary School District #6
  • Congress Elementary School District #17
  • Continental Elementary School District #39
  • Coolidge Unified School District #21
  • Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District #6
  • Crane Elementary School District #13
  • Creighton Elementary School District #14
  • Crown King Elementary School District #41

D

  • Deer Valley Unified School District #97
  • Double Adobe Elementary School District #45
  • Douglas Unified School District #27
  • Duncan Unified School District #2
  • Dysart Unified School District #89

E

  • Eagle Elementary School District
  • East Valley Institute of Technology
  • Elfrida Elementary School District #12
  • Eloy Elementary School District #11
  • Empire School District #37
  • Esperanza Academy Accommodation School District

F

  • Flagstaff Unified School District
  • Florence Unified School District #1
  • Flowing Wells Unified School District #8
  • Forrest Elementary School District
  • Fort Thomas Unified School District #7
  • Fountain Hills Unified School District #98
  • Fowler Elementary School District #45
  • Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District

G

  • Gadsden Elementary School District #32
  • Ganado Unified School District #20
  • Gila Bend Unified School District #24
  • Gila Institute for Technology
  • Gilbert Public Schools
  • Glendale Elementary School District #40
  • Glendale Union High School District #205
  • Globe Unified School District #1
  • Grand Canyon Unified School District #4

H

  • Hackberry School District #3
  • Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District #41
  • Heber-Overgaard Unified School District #6
  • Higley Unified School District #60
  • Hillside Elementary School District #35
  • Holbrook Unified School District #3
  • Humboldt Unified School District #22
  • Hyder Elementary School District #16

I

  • Indian Oasis-Baboquivari Unified School District #40
  • Isaac School District #5

O

  • O. Combs Elementary School District #44
  • Joseph City Unified School District #2

K

  • Kayenta Unifed School District #27
  • Kingman Unified School District #20
  • Kirkland Elementary School District #23
  • Klondyke Elementary School District
  • Kyrene Elementary School District #28

L

  • Lake Havasu Unified School District #1
  • Laveen Elementary School District #59
  • Liberty Elementary School District #25
  • Litchfield Elementary School District #79
  • Littlefield Unified School District #9
  • Littleton Elementary School District #65

M

  • Madison Elementary School District #38
  • Maine Consolidated Elementary School District #10
  • Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District #8
  • Marana Unified School District #6
  • Maricopa County Regional District #509
  • Maricopa Unified School District
  • Mary C. O'Brien Accommodation School District
  • Mayer Unified School District #43
  • McNary Elementary School District #23
  • McNeal Elementary School District #55
  • Mesa Public Schools #4
  • Miami Unified School District #40
  • Mingus Union High School District #4
  • Mobile Elementary School District #86
  • Mohave Valley Elementary School District #16
  • Mohawk Valley Elementary School District #17
  • Morenci Unified School District
  • Morristown Elementary School District #75
  • Mountain Institute Joint Technology Education District
  • Murphy Elementary School District #21

N

  • Naco Elementary School District #23
  • Nadaburg Elementary School District #81
  • Nogales Unified School District #1
  • Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education
  • Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology

O

  • Oracle Elementary School District #2
  • Osborn Elementary School District #8
  • Owens-Whitney Elementary School District #6

P

  • Page Unified School District #8
  • Palo Verde Elementary School District #49
  • Paloma Elementary School District #94
  • Palominas Elementary School District #49
  • Paradise Valley Unified School District #69
  • Parker Unified School District #27
  • Patagonia Elementary School District #6
  • Patagonia Union High School District #20
  • Payson Unified School District #10
  • Peach Springs Unified School District #8
  • Pearce Elementary School District #22
  • Pendergast Elementary School District #92
  • Peoria Unified School District #11
  • Phoenix Elementary School District #11
  • Phoenix Union High School District #210
  • Picacho Elementary School District #33
  • Pima County Joint Technological Education District
  • Pima Unified School District #6
  • Pine-Strawberry Elementary School District #12
  • Piñon Unified School District #4
  • Pomerene Elementary School District #64
  • Pendergast School District #92
  • Prescott Unified School District #1

Q

  • Quartzsite Elementary School District #4
  • Queen Creek Unified School District #95

R

  • Ray Unified School District #3
  • Red Mesa Unified School District #27
  • Red Rock Elementary School District #5
  • Redington School District #44
  • Riverside School District #2
  • Roosevelt Elementary School District #66
  • Round Valley Unified School District #10

S

  • Sacaton Elementary School District #18
  • Saddle Mountain Unified School District #90
  • Safford Unified School District #1
  • Sahuarita Unified School District #30
  • Saint David Unified School District #21
  • Salome Consolidated Elementary School District #30
  • San Carlos Unified School District #20
  • San Fernando Elementary School District #35
  • San Simon Unified School District #18
  • Sanders Unified School District #18
  • Santa Cruz Elementary School District
  • Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
  • Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District #840
  • Scottsdale Unified School District #48
  • Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District #9
  • Seligman Unified School District #40
  • Sentinel Elementary School District #71
  • Show Low Unified School District #10
  • Sierra Vista Public Schools District #68
  • Skull Valley Elementary School District #15
  • Snowflake Unified School District #5
  • Solomon Elementary School District #5
  • Somerton Elementary School District #11
  • Sonoita Elementary School District #25
  • Johns Unified School District #1
  • Stanfield Elementary School District #24
  • Sunnyside Unified School District #12
  • Superior Unified School District #15

T

  • Tanque Verde Unified School District #13
  • Tempe Elementary School District #3
  • Tempe Union High School District #213
  • Thatcher Unified School District #4
  • Tolleson Elementary School District #17
  • Tolleson Union High School District #214
  • Toltec Elementary School District #22
  • Tombstone Unified School District #1
  • Tonto Basin Elementary School District #33
  • Topock Elementary School District #12
  • Tuba City Unified School District #15
  • Tucson Unified School District #1

U

  • Union Elementary School District #62

V

  • Vail School District #20
  • Valentine Elementary School District #22
  • Valley Union High School District #22
  • Vernon Elementary School District #9

W

  • Walnut Grove Elementary District
  • Washington Elementary School District #6
  • Wellton Elementary School District #24
  • Wenden Elementary School District #19
  • West-Mec - Western Maricopa Education Center
  • Whiteriver Unified School District #20
  • Wickenburg School District #9
  • Willcox Unified School District #13
  • Williams Unified School District #2
  • Wilson Elementary School District #7
  • Window Rock Unified School District #8
  • Winslow Unified School District #1

Y

  • Yarnell Elementary School District #52
  • Young Elementary School District #5
  • Yucca Elementary School District #13
  • Yuma Elementary School District #1
  • Yuma Union High School District #70

Student athletes at Arizona 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 Arizona 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 Arizona 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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