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

Student athletes in Georgia 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 an administrative issue involving 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 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 a student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings at their Georgia 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 the 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.

Georgia 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:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Albany State University
  • Albany Technical College
  • Altamaha Technical College
  • American InterContinental University Atlanta
  • Andrew College
  • Argosy University Atlanta
  • Armstrong State University
  • Athens Technical College
  • Atlanta Metropolitan College
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Augusta State University
  • Augusta Technical College
  • Bainbridge College
  • Bauder College
  • Berry College
  • Beulah Heights University
  • Brenau University
  • Brewton Parker College
  • Brown College of Court Reporting
  • Brown Mackie College Atlanta
  • Carver Bible College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clayton State University
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Columbus State University
  • Columbus Technical College
  • Covenant College
  • Dalton State College
  • Darton College
  • DeVry University Georgia
  • East Georgia College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Emory University
  • Everest Institute Norcross
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Fortis College
  • Gainesville State College
  • Georgia Christian University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
  • Georgia Military College Atlanta Campus
  • Georgia Military College Augusta Campus
  • Georgia Military College Columbus Campus
  • Georgia Military College Milledgeville Campus
  • Georgia Military College Valdosta Campus
  • Georgia Military College Warner Robins Campus
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gordon College
  • Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service
  • Gwinnett College Lilburn
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Herzing University Atlanta
  • Interactive College of Technology Chamblee
  • ITT Technical Institute Atlanta
  • ITT Technical Institute Duluth
  • ITT Technical Institute Kennesaw
  • Kennesaw State University
  • LaGrange College
  • Lanier Technical College
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta
  • Life University
  • Luther Rice University
  • Macon State College
  • Mercer University
  • Middle Georgia College
  • Middle Georgia Technical College
  • Miller Motte Technical College
  • Miller Motte Technical College Columbus
  • Miller Motte Technical College Macon
  • Morehouse College
  • Moultrie Technical College
  • North Georgia College & State University
  • North Georgia Technical College
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College
  • Ogeechee Technical College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Okefenokee Technical College
  • Paine College
  • Piedmont College
  • Point University
  • Reinhardt University
  • Sanford Brown College Atlanta
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Savannah State University
  • Savannah Technical College
  • Shorter University
  • Shorter University College of Adult & Professional Programs
  • South Georgia College
  • South Georgia Technical College
  • South University Savannah
  • South University Savannah Online
  • Southeastern Technical College
  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • Southern Polytechnic State University
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College
  • Spelman College
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Thomas University
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • Truett McConnell College
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus
  • University of Phoenix Augusta Campus
  • University of Phoenix Columbus Georgia Campus
  • University of Phoenix Savannah Campus
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • Virginia College
  • Virginia College Augusta
  • Waycross College
  • Wesleyan College
  • West Georgia Technical College
  • Westwood College Atlanta Midtown
  • Westwood College Northlake
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  • Young Harris College

Georgia 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

  • Appling County Public Schools
  • Atkinson County Public Schools
  • Atlanta Public Schools

B

  • Bacon County Public Schools
  • Baker County Public Schools
  • Baldwin County Public Schools
  • Banks County Public Schools
  • Barrow County School System
  • Bartow County School System
  • Ben Hill County Public Schools
  • Berrien County Public Schools
  • Bibb County School District
  • Bleckley County Public Schools
  • Brantley County Public Schools
  • Bremen City Public Schools
  • Brooks County Public Schools
  • Bryan County Public Schools
  • Buford City Public Schools
  • Bulloch County Schools
  • Burke County Public Schools
  • Butts County Public Schools

C

  • Calhoun City Public Schools
  • Calhoun County Public Schools
  • Camden County Schools
  • Candler County Public Schools
  • Carroll County Schools
  • Carrollton City Public Schools
  • Cartersville City Public Schools
  • Catoosa County Public Schools
  • Ccat School District
  • Charlton County Public Schools
  • Chattahoochee County Public Schools
  • Chattooga County Public Schools
  • Cherokee County School District
  • Chickamauga City Public Schools
  • Clarke County School District
  • Clay County Public Schools
  • Clayton County Public Schools
  • Clinch County Public Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • Coffee County Public Schools
  • Colquitt County Schools
  • Columbia County School System
  • Commerce City Public Schools
  • Cook County Public Schools
  • Coweta County School System
  • Crawford County Public Schools
  • Crisp County Public Schools

D

  • Dade County Public Schools
  • Dalton City Public Schools
  • Dawson County Public Schools
  • Decatur City Public Schools
  • Decatur County Public Schools
  • DeKalb County School District
  • Dodge County Public Schools
  • Dooly County Public Schools
  • Dougherty County School System
  • Douglas County School System
  • Dublin City Public Schools

E

  • Early County Public Schools
  • Echols County Public Schools
  • Effingham County Schools
  • Elbert County Public Schools
  • Emanuel County Public Schools
  • Evans County Public Schools

F

  • Fannin County Public Schools
  • Fayette County Board of Education
  • Floyd County Schools
  • Forsyth County Schools
  • Franklin County Public Schools
  • Fulton County Schools

G

  • Gainesville City Public Schools
  • Georgia Cyber Academy
  • Gilmer County Public Schools
  • Glascock County Public Schools
  • Glynn County School System
  • Gordon County Public Schools
  • Grady County Public Schools
  • Greene County Public Schools
  • Griffin Resa School District
  • Griffin-Spalding County School System
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools

H

  • Habersham County Public Schools
  • Hall County Schools
  • Hancock County Public Schools
  • Haralson County Public Schools
  • Harris County Public Schools
  • Hart County Public Schools
  • Heard County Public Schools
  • Henry County Schools
  • Houston County Board of Education

I

  • Irwin County Public Schools

J

  • Jackson County Public Schools
  • Jasper County Public Schools
  • Jeff Davis County Public Schools
  • Jefferson City Public Schools
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Jenkins County Public Schools
  • Johnson County Public Schools
  • Jones County Public Schools

L

  • Lamar County Public Schools
  • Lanier County Public Schools
  • Laurens County Public Schools
  • Lee County Public Schools
  • Liberty County School System
  • Lincoln County Public Schools
  • Long County Public Schools
  • Lowndes County Schools
  • Lumpkin County Public Schools

M

  • Macon County Public Schools
  • Madison County Public Schools
  • Marietta City Public Schools
  • Marion County Public Schools
  • McDuffie County Public Schools
  • McIntosh County Public Schools
  • Meriwether County Public Schools
  • Miller County Public Schools
  • Mitchell County Public Schools
  • Monroe County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Morgan County Public Schools
  • Murray County Public Schools
  • Muscogee County School District

N

  • Newton County Schools

O

  • Oconee County Public Schools
  • Odyssey Charter School
  • Oglethorpe County Public Schools

P

  • Paulding County School District
  • Peach County Public Schools
  • Pelham City Public Schools
  • Pickens County Public Schools
  • Pierce County Public Schools
  • Pike County Public Schools
  • Polk County Public Schools
  • Pulaski County Public Schools
  • Putnam County Public Schools

Q

  • Quitman County Public Schools

R

  • Rabun County Public Schools
  • Randolph County Public Schools
  • Richmond County Public Schools
  • Rockdale County Public Schools
  • Rome City Public Schools

S

  • Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
  • Schley County Public Schools
  • Screven County Public Schools
  • Seminole County Public Schools
  • Social Circle City Public Schools
  • Stephens County Public Schools
  • Stewart County Public Schools
  • Sumter County Public Schools

T

  • Talbot County Public Schools
  • Taliaferro County Public Schools
  • Tattnall County Public Schools
  • Taylor County Public Schools
  • Telfair County Public Schools
  • Terrell County Public Schools
  • Thomas County Public Schools
  • Thomaston-Upson County Public Schools
  • Thomasville City Public Schools
  • Tift County Public Schools
  • Toombs County Public Schools
  • Towns County Public Schools
  • Treutlen County Public Schools
  • Trion City Public Schools
  • Troup County School System
  • Turner County Public Schools
  • Twiggs County Public Schools

U

  • Union County Public Schools

V

  • Valdosta City Public Schools
  • Vidalia City Public Schools

W

  • Walker County Schools
  • Walton County School District
  • Ware County Public Schools
  • Warren County Public Schools
  • Washington County Public Schools
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Webster County Public Schools
  • Wheeler County Public Schools
  • White County Public Schools
  • Whitfield County Schools
  • Wilcox County Public Schools
  • Wilkes County Public Schools
  • Wilkinson County Public Schools
  • Worth County Public Schools

Student athletes at Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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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