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

Student athletes in Hawaii 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're 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 programs for their best interest, and not what is 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 with their Hawaii 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 or 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.

Hawaii 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:

  • Argosy University Hawaii
  • Brigham Young University Hawaii
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Hawaii Community College
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Heald College Honolulu
  • Honolulu Community College
  • Kapiolani Community College
  • Kauai Community College
  • Leeward Community College
  • New Hope Christian College
  • Remington College Honolulu Campus
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Hawaii Maui College
  • University of Hawaii West Oahu
  • University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus
  • Windward Community College

Hawaii 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:



  • Farrington High School
  • Kaimukī High School        
  • Kaiser High School  
  • Kalani High School
  • McKinley High School
  • Moanalua High School
  • Radford High School
  • Roosevelt High School


  • Academy of the Pacific
  • ASSETS School
  • Christian Academy
  • Damien Memorial School
  • Hawaii Baptist Academy
  • Hawaiian Mission Academy
  • ʻIolani School
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • La Pietra (Hawaii School for Girls)
  • Le Jardin Academy
  • Maryknoll School
  • Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Myron B. Thompson Academy
  • Pacific Buddhist Academy
  • Punahou School
  • Sacred Hearts Academy
  • Andrew's Priory School
  • Saint Louis School
  • Saint Francis School
  • Varsity International School
  • Waldorf Academy

Public charter

  • Hawaii Technology Academy
  • University Laboratory School

Greater Oʻahu


  • ʻAiea High School
  • Campbell High School
  • Castle High School     
  • Kahuku High & Intermediate School        
  • Kailua High School 
  • Kalāheo High School
  • Kapolei High School             
  • Leilehua High School          
  • Mililani High School
  • Nānākuli High & Intermediate School    
  • Olomana High & Intermediate School
  • Pearl City High School          
  • Waiʻanae High School           
  • Waialua High and Intermediate School             
  • Waipahu High School        
  • Planned East Kapolei High School            
  • Planned High School


  • Friendship Christian School
  • Hanalani Schools
  • Hale O Ulu School
  • Island Pacific Academy
  • Lanakila Baptist High School
  • Le Jardin Academy


  • Niʻihau High & Elementary



  • Kapaʻa High School
  • Kauaʻi High School 
  • Waimea High School


  • Island School
  • Kahili Adventist School
  • Kula High & Kula Intermediate School


  • Molokaʻi High School   


  • Lānaʻi High and Elementary School    



  • Henry Perrine Baldwin High School           
  • Hāna High and Elementary School
  • King Kekaulike High School         
  • Lahainaluna High School        
  • Maui High School         
  • Kihei Charter School Kihei     


  • Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus
  • Maui Preparatory Academy
  • Anthony High School
  • Seabury Hall College Preparatory School

Big Island


  • Hilo High School
  • Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School
  • Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary School
  • Ke Kula o Ehunuikaimalino       
  • Keaʻau High School
  • Kealakehe High School
  • Kohala High School            
  • Konawaena High School    
  • Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School
  • Pāhoa High & Intermediate
  • Waiakea High School


  • The High School of the Pacific
  • Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy (HPA)
  • Hualalai Academy
  • Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus
  • Makua Lani Christian Academy
  • Parker School

Student athletes at Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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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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 the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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