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

Student athletes in Kentucky 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 receive independent support when charged with a disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title IX sexual misconduct or are facing an administrative issue at their school with a conference or sport's governing body.

Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs or their best interests 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 before a Kentucky school or before a sport's governing body.

Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals or 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.

Kentucky 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:

  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury University
  • Ashland Community and Technical College
  • ATA College
  • Beckfield College Florence
  • Bellarmine University
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Brescia University
  • Brown Mackie College Hopkinsville
  • Brown Mackie College Louisville
  • Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky
  • Campbellsville University
  • Centre College
  • Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
  • Daymar College Bellevue
  • Daymar College Bowling Green
  • Daymar College Louisville
  • Daymar College Louisville
  • Daymar College Madisonville
  • Daymar College Online
  • Daymar College Owensboro
  • Daymar College Paducah Main
  • Daymar College Scottsville
  • DeVry University Kentucky
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Georgetown College Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Hazard Community and Technical College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Lexington
  • ITT Technical Institute Louisville
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lincoln College of Technology Florence
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Maysville Community and Technical College
  • MedTech College Lexington Campus
  • Mid Continent University
  • Midway College
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • National College Lexington
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College
  • Saint Catharine College
  • Simmons College of Kentucky
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Spalding University
  • Spencerian College
  • Spencerian College Lexington
  • Sullivan College of Technology and Design
  • Sullivan University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Phoenix Louisville Campus
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Western Kentucky University

Kentucky 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:


  • Adair County Schools
  • Allen County Schools
  • Anchorage Independent Schools
  • Anderson County Schools
  • Ashland Independent School District
  • Augusta Independent Schools


  • Ballard County Schools
  • Barbourville Independent Schools
  • Bardstown City Schools
  • Barren County Schools
  • Bath County Schools
  • Beechwood Independent School District (Fort Mitchell)
  • Bell County Schools
  • Bellevue Independent Schools
  • Berea Independent Schools
  • Boone County Schools
  • Bourbon County Schools
  • Bowling Green Independent Schools
  • Boyd County Public Schools
  • Boyle County School District
  • Bracken County Schools
  • Breathitt County Schools
  • Breckinridge County Schools
  • Bullitt County Public Schools
  • Burgin Independent Schools
  • Butler County Schools


  • Caldwell County Schools
  • Calloway County Schools
  • Campbell County Schools
  • Campbellsville Independent Schools
  • Carlisle County Schools
  • Carroll County Schools
  • Carter County Schools
  • Casey County Schools
  • Caverna Independent Schools (Cave City/Horse Cave)
  • Christian County Public Schools
  • Clark County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Clinton County Schools
  • Cloverport Independent Schools
  • Corbin Independent School District
  • Covington Independent Public Schools
  • Crittenden County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools


  • Danville Independent Schools
  • Daviess County Public Schools
  • Dawson Springs Independent Schools
  • Dayton Independent Schools


  • East Bernstadt Independent School
  • Edmonson County Schools
  • Elizabethtown Independent Schools
  • Elliott County Schools
  • Eminence Independent Schools
  • Erlanger-Elsmere Schools
  • Estill County Schools


  • Fairview Independent Schools (Westwood, Boyd County)
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Fleming County Schools
  • Floyd County Schools
  • Fort Thomas Independent Schools
  • Frankfort Independent Schools
  • Franklin County Public Schools
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Fulton Independent Schools


  • Gallatin County Schools
  • Garrard County Schools
  • Glasgow Independent Schools
  • Grant County Schools
  • Graves County Schools
  • Grayson County Schools
  • Green County Schools
  • Greenup County Schools


  • Hancock County Schools
  • Hardin County Schools
  • Harlan County Public Schools
  • Harlan Independent Schools
  • Harrison County Schools
  • Hart County Schools
  • Hazard Independent Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Henry County Schools
  • Hickman County Schools
  • Hopkins County Schools


  • Jackson County Public Schools
  • Jackson Independent School District
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Jenkins Independent Schools
  • Jessamine County Schools
  • Johnson County Schools


  • Kenton County School District
  • Kentucky District
  • Knott County Schools
  • Knox County Public Schools


  • LaRue County Schools
  • Laurel County Schools
  • Lawrence County Schools
  • Lee County School District
  • Leslie County Schools
  • Letcher County Public Schools
  • Lewis County Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Livingston County Schools
  • Logan County Schools
  • Ludlow Independent Schools
  • Lyon County Schools


  • Madison County Schools
  • Magoffin County Schools
  • Marion County Schools
  • Marshall County Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • Mason County Schools
  • Mayfield Independent Schools
  • McCracken County Public Schools
  • McCreary County Schools
  • McLean County Schools
  • Meade County Schools
  • Menifee County Schools
  • Mercer County Schools
  • Metcalfe County Schools
  • Middlesboro Independent Schools
  • Monroe County School District
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • Monticello Independent School
  • Morgan County Schools
  • Muhlenberg County Schools
  • Murray Independent Schools


  • Nelson County School District
  • Newport Independent Schools
  • Nicholas County Schools


  • Ohio County Schools
  • Oldham County Schools
  • Owen County Schools
  • Owensboro Public Schools
  • Owsley County Schools


  • Paducah Public Schools
  • Paintsville Independent Schools
  • Paris Independent Schools
  • Pendleton County Schools
  • Perry County Schools
  • Pike County Schools
  • Pikeville Independent Schools
  • Pineville Independent Schools
  • Powell County Schools
  • Pulaski County Schools


  • Raceland-Worthington Independent Schools
  • Robertson County Schools
  • Rockcastle County Schools
  • Rowan County Schools
  • Russell County Schools
  • Russell Independent Schools (Russell, Flatwoods, and Bellefonte)
  • Russellville Independent Schools


  • Science Hill Independent Schools
  • Scott County Schools
  • Shelby County Public Schools
  • Silver Grove Independent Schools
  • Simpson County Schools
  • Somerset Independent Schools
  • Southgate Independent Schools
  • Spencer County Schools


  • Taylor County Schools
  • Todd County Schools
  • Trigg County Schools
  • Trimble County Schools


  • Union County Schools


  • Walton-Verona Independent Schools
  • Warren County Public Schools
  • Washington County Schools
  • Wayne County Schools
  • Webster County Schools
  • West Point School
  • Whitley County School District
  • Williamsburg Independent Schools
  • Williamstown Independent Schools
  • Wolfe County Schools
  • Woodford County Schools

Student athletes at Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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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