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

Student athletes in Maine 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're 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 or before a conference or sports governing body.

Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs or 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 the student-athlete is facing an investigation or administrative proceedings before their Maine 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 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.

Maine 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:

  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Central Maine Community College
  • Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Colby College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Husson University
  • Kaplan University Maine Campus
  • Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Landing School of Boat Building and Design
  • Maine College of Art
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • New England School of Communications
  • Northern Maine Community College
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Thomas College
  • Unity College
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine at Augusta
  • University of Maine at Farmington
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • University of Maine at Machias
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Washington County Community College
  • York County Community College

Maine 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

  • Acton School Department
  • Airline Community School District
  • Alna School Department
  • Arundel School Department
  • Auburn School Department
  • Augusta School Department

B

  • Bangor School Department
  • Bath School Department
  • Beddington School Department
  • Berwick School Department
  • Biddeford School Department
  • Bowerbank School Department
  • Brewer School Department
  • Bridgewater School Department
  • Brunswick School Department
  • Bucksport School Department
  • Buxton School Department

C

  • Cape Elizabeth School Department
  • Caratunk School Department
  • Caribou School Department
  • Carrabassett Valley School Department
  • Caswell School Department
  • Chebeague Island School Department
  • Coplin Plantation School Department

D

  • Deblois School Department
  • Dedham School Department
  • Deer Isle-Stonington Community School District
  • Dennistown Plantation School Department
  • Dresden School Department

E

  • East Machias School Department
  • East Range Community School District
  • Easton School Department
  • Ellsworth School Department

F

  • Falmouth School Department
  • Fayette School Department
  • Five Town Community School District
  • Flanders Bay Community School District
  • Franklin School Department
  • Freeport School Department

G

  • Gilead School Department
  • Glenburn School Department
  • Glenwood Plantation School Department
  • Gorham School Department
  • Grand Isle School Department
  • Great Salt Bay Community School District

H

  • Hanover School Department
  • Harmony School Department
  • Hermon School Department
  • Hersey School Department
  • Highland Plantation School Department

I

  • Isle au Haut School Department
  • Islesboro School Department

J

  • Jay School Department

K

  • Kittery School Department

L

  • Lake View Plantation School Department
  • Lewiston School Department
  • Limestone School Department
  • Long Island School Department
  • Lowell School Department

M

  • Madawaska School Department
  • Maine School Administrative District 1 – 77
  • Maranacook Community School District
  • Medford School Department
  • Millinocket School Department
  • Monhegan Plantation School Department
  • Monmouth School Department
  • Moosabec Community School District
  • Moro Plantation School Department
  • Mount Desert Community School District

N

  • Nashville Plantation School Department
  • Norway School Department

O

  • Oak Hill Community School District
  • Old Orchard Beach School Department
  • Old Town School Department
  • Orland School Department

P

  • Peninsula Community School District
  • Pleasant Ridge Plantation School Department
  • Portland School Department

R

  • Raymond School Department
  • Richmond School Department

S

  • Sanford School Department
  • Scarborough School Department
  • Schoodic Community School District
  • Seboeis Plantation School Department
  • South Portland School Department
  • Southern Aroostook Community School District

T

  • The Forks Plantation School Department
  • Topsham School Department

U

  • Upton School Department

W

  • Waterboro School Department
  • Waterville School Department
  • Wells-Ogunquit Community School District
  • West Forks Plantation School Department
  • Westbrook School Department
  • Westport Island School Department
  • Windham School Department
  • Winthrop School Department
  • Wiscasset School Department

Y

  • York School Department

Student athletes at Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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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