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

Student athletes in Missouri are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport and 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 or before a conference or a sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators often do what's in the program's or their best interests and not what is in the student athletes' best interests.

Student athletes must have an experienced attorney advocate guide them when a disciplinary or compliance issue arises and the student athlete faces and investigation or administrative proceedings at their Missouri school or before a sports governing body. Issues unique to student athletes can include 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.

Missouri 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:

  • Avila University
  • Baptist Bible College and Graduate School
  • Brown Mackie College St Louis
  • Bryan University Springfield
  • Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
  • Central Bible College
  • Central Christian College of the Bible
  • Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing Missouri
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Colorado Technical University Kansas City
  • Columbia College
  • Conception Seminary College
  • Cottey College
  • Cox College
  • Crowder College
  • Culver Stockton College
  • DeVry University Missouri
  • Drury University
  • East Central College
  • Evangel University
  • Everest College Springfield
  • Fontbonne University
  • Grantham University
  • Hannibal LaGrange University
  • Harris Stowe State University
  • Hickey College
  • ITT Technical Institute Arnold
  • ITT Technical Institute Earth City
  • ITT Technical Institute Kansas City
  • ITT Technical Institute Springfield
  • Jefferson College
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kenrick Glennon Seminary
  • L'Ecole Culinaire
  • Lincoln University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Linn State Technical College
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis
  • Messenger College
  • Metro Business College Arnold
  • Metro Business College Cape Girardeau
  • Metro Business College Jefferson City
  • Metro Business College Rolla
  • Metropolitan Community College Blue River
  • Metropolitan Community College Business & Technology
  • Metropolitan Community College Longview
  • Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods
  • Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mineral Area College
  • Missouri Baptist University
  • Missouri College
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Missouri State University Springfield
  • Missouri State University West Plains
  • Missouri Tech
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Missouri Valley College
  • Missouri Western State University
  • Moberly Area Community College
  • National American University Independence
  • National American University Lee's Summit
  • National American University Zona Rosa
  • North Central Missouri College
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Ozark Christian College
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Park University
  • Pinnacle Career Institute North Kansas City
  • Pinnacle Career Institute South Kansas City
  • Ranken Technical College
  • Research College of Nursing
  • Rockhurst University
  • Saint Louis Christian College
  • Saint Louis Community College
  • Saint Louis University Main Campus
  • Sanford Brown College Fenton
  • Sanford Brown College Hazelwood
  • Sanford Brown College St Peters
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • St Charles Community College
  • St Louis College of Health Careers Fenton
  • St Louis College of Health Careers St Louis
  • St Louis College of Pharmacy
  • State Fair Community College
  • Stephens College
  • Stevens Institute of Business & Arts
  • Texas County Technical College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Truman State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • University of Missouri St Louis
  • University of Phoenix Kansas City Campus
  • University of Phoenix Springfield Campus
  • University of Phoenix St Louis Campus
  • Vatterott College Berkeley
  • Vatterott College
  • Vatterott College Kansas City
  • Vatterott College Saint Joseph
  • Vatterott College Springfield
  • Vatterott College St Charles
  • Vatterott College Sunset Hills
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Webster University
  • Wentworth Military Academy & Junior College
  • Westminster College
  • William Jewell College
  • William Woods University

Missouri 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

  • Adair County R-I School District
  • Adair County R-II School District
  • Adrian School District
  • Advance School District
  • Affton School District
  • Albany School District
  • Altenburg School District
  • Alton School District
  • Appleton City School District
  • Arcadia Valley School District
  • Archie School District
  • Ash Grove School District
  • Atlanta School District
  • Aurora School District
  • Ava School District
  • Avenue City School District
  • Avilla School District

B

  • Bakersfield School District
  • Ballard School District
  • Bayless School District
  • Bell City School District
  • Belleview School District
  • Belgrade School District
  • Belton School District
  • Bernie School District
  • Bevier School District
  • Billings School District
  • Bismarck School District
  • Blackwater School District
  • Blair Oaks School District
  • Bloomfield School District
  • Blue Eye School District
  • Blue Springs School District
  • Bolivar School District
  • Boncl School District
  • Boonville School District
  • Bosworth School District
  • Bowling Green School District
  • Bradleyville School District
  • Branson School District
  • Braymer School District
  • Breckenridge School District
  • Brentwood School District
  • Bronaugh School District
  • Brookfield School District
  • Brunswick School District
  • Buchanan County School District
  • Bucklin School District
  • Bunker School District
  • Butler R-V School District

C

  • Cabool School District
  • Cainsville School District
  • Calhoun School District
  • Callao School District
  • Callaway County R-III School District
  • Camdenton School District
  • Cameron School District
  • Campbell School District
  • Canton School District
  • Cape Girardeau School District
  • Carl Junction School District
  • Carrollton School District
  • Carthage School District
  • Caruthersville School District
  • Cassville School District
  • Center School District
  • Centerville School District
  • Central School District
  • Centralia School District
  • Chadwick School District
  • Chaffee School District
  • Charleston School District
  • Chilhowee School District
  • Chillicothe School District
  • Clark County School District
  • Clarksburg School District
  • Clarkton School District
  • Clayton School District
  • Clearwater School District
  • Clever School District
  • Climax Springs School District
  • Clinton County School District
  • Clinton School District
  • Cole Camp School District
  • Cole County R-I School District
  • Cole County R-II School District
  • Cole County R-V School District
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Community School District
  • Concordia School District
  • Cooper County R-IV School District
  • Cooter School District
  • Couch School District
  • Cowgill School District
  • Craig School District
  • Crane School District
  • Crawford County R-I School District
  • Crawford County R-II School District
  • Crest Ridge R-VII School District
  • Crocker School District
  • Crystal City School District

D

  • Dadeville School District
  • Dallas County School District
  • Davis School District
  • Delta C-7 School District
  • Delta R-5 School District
  • Dent-Phelps School District
  • Desoto School District
  • Dexter School District
  • Diamond School District
  • Dixon School District
  • Doniphan School District
  • Dora School District
  • Drexel School District
  • Dunklin School District

E

  • East Buchanan County School District
  • East Carter County School District
  • East Lynne School District
  • East Newton County School District
  • East Prairie School District
  • El Dorado Springs School District
  • Eldon R-1 School District
  • Elsberry School District
  • Eminence School District
  • Everton School District
  • Excelsior Springs School District
  • Exeter School District

F

  • Fair Grove School District
  • Fair Play School District
  • Fairfax School District
  • Fairview School District
  • Farmington School District
  • Fayette School District
  • Ferguson-Florissant School District
  • Festus School District
  • Fordland School District
  • Forsyth School District
  • Fort Zumwalt R-II School District
  • Fox C-6 School District
  • Francis Howell School District
  • Fredericktown R-1 School District
  • Fulton School District

G

  • Galena R-2 School District
  • Gasconade County R-3 School District

H

  • Hallsville School District
  • Hancock Place School District
  • Harrisburg School District
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Hollister School District

I

  • Independence School District
  • Iron County C-4

J

  • Jennings School District
  • Jefferson City Public Schools

K

  • Kansas City Public Schools
  • Kearney R-1 School District
  • Kirkwood R-7 School District
  • Kirksville R-III School District
  • Knob Noster R-8 School District

L

  • Ladue School District
  • Lawson R-XIV School District
  • Leeton R-X School District
  • Leopold R-III School District
  • Liberty Public Schools
  • Lindbergh School District
  • Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District

M

  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
  • Mehlville School District
  • Mexico Public Schools
  • Missouri City School District
  • Montgomery County School District

N

  • Nevada School District
  • Nixa R-II School District
  • Normandy School District
  • North Callaway R-1 School District
  • North Kansas City Schools
  • North St. Francois County R-1 School District
  • Northwest R-1 School District

O

  • Oak Grove School District
  • Odessa R-VII School District
  • Orchard Farm School District

P

  • Parkway Schools
  • Park Hill School District web site
  • Pattonville School District
  • Platte County R-3 School District web site
  • Poplar Bluff R-1 School District
  • Potosi R-3 School District

R

  • Raymore-Peculiar School District
  • Raytown C-2 School District
  • Richwoods Public School District
  • Ritenour School District
  • Riverview Gardens School District
  • Rock Port R-II School District
  • Rockwood School District
  • Rolla Public Schools

S

  • Savannah R-III School District
  • Sikeston R-6 School District
  • Smithville R-II School District
  • South Callaway R-II School District
  • Southwest R-V School District
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Charles School District
  • Joseph School District
  • Louis Public Schools
  • Sturgeon School District

T

  • Tarkio R-I School District

U

  • University City School District

V

  • Valley Park School District
  • Van-Far R-I School District

W

  • Warren County R-III School District
  • Washington School District
  • Webb City R-7 School District
  • Webster Groves School District
  • Wellston School District
  • Wentzville R-IV School District
  • West Plains R-7 School District
  • Westview C-6 School District
  • Wheaton R-III School District
  • Windsor C-1 School District
  • Wright City R-II School District

Z

  • Zalma School District

Student athletes at Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri 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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