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

Student athletes in New Mexico are uniquely situated at their college, university, or high school. Student athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears in through their sport and their academics and that is why this is troubling when they do not receive due process or independent support when charge with the disciplinary violation such as academic misconduct or Title XI sexual misconduct or are facing an administrative issue at their school or before our conference or sport's governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the programs for their best interest and not what's in the student athlete's 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 their New Mexico school or sport's 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-adviser will level a playing field and they should be in your corner from this early as possible in the process.

New Mexico 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:

  • Brown Mackie College Albuquerque
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Clovis Community College
  • Computer Career Center
  • Eastern New Mexico University Main Campus
  • Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus
  • Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Campus
  • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
  • ITT Technical Institute Albuquerque
  • Luna Community College
  • Mesalands Community College
  • National American University Albuquerque
  • National American University Rio Rancho
  • Navajo Technical College
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • New Mexico State University Alamogordo
  • New Mexico State University Carlsbad
  • New Mexico State University Dona Ana
  • New Mexico State University Grants
  • New Mexico State University Main Campus
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Santa Fe University of Art and Design
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts Albuquerque
  • St John's College
  • University of New Mexico Gallup Campus
  • University of New Mexico Los Alamos Campus
  • University of New Mexico Main Campus
  • University of New Mexico Taos Campus
  • University of New Mexico Valencia County Campus
  • University of Phoenix Albuquerque Campus
  • University of the Southwest
  • Western New Mexico University

New Mexico 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:


  • Alamogordo Public Schools
  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Animas Public Schools
  • Artesia Public Schools
  • Aztec Municipal Schools


  • Belen Consolidated Schools
  • Bernalillo Public Schools
  • Bloomfield Schools


  • Capitan Municipal Schools
  • Carlsbad Municipal Schools
  • Carrizozo Municipal Schools
  • Central Consolidated Schools
  • Chama Valley Schools
  • Cimarron Public Schools
  • Clayton Municipal Schools
  • Cloudcroft Municipal Schools
  • Clovis Municipal Schools
  • Cobre Consolidated Schools
  • Corona Public Schools
  • Cuba Independent Schools


  • Deming Public Schools
  • Des Moines Municipal Schools
  • Dexter Consolidated Schools
  • Dora Consolidated Schools
  • Dulce Independent Schools


  • Elida Municipal Schools
  • Espanola Public Schools
  • Estancia Municipal Schools
  • Eunice Public Schools


  • Farmington Municipal Schools
  • Floyd Municipal Schools
  • Fort Sumner Municipal Schools


  • Gadsden Independent Schools
  • Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • Grady Municipal Schools
  • Grants-Cibola County Schools


  • Hagerman Municipal Schools
  • Hatch Valley Public Schools
  • Hobbs Municipal Schools
  • Hondo Valley Public Schools
  • House Municipal Schools


  • Jal Public Schools
  • Jemez Mountain Public Schools
  • Jemez Valley Public Schools


  • Lake Arthur Municipal Schools
  • Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Las Vegas City Public Schools
  • Logan Municipal Schools
  • Lordsburg Municipal Schools
  • Los Alamos Public Schools
  • Los Lunas Public Schools
  • Loving Municipal Schools
  • Lovington Public Schools


  • Magdalena Municipal Schools
  • Maxwell Municipal Schools
  • Melrose Public Schools
  • Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools
  • Mora Independent Schools
  • Moriarty Municipal Schools
  • Mosquero Municipal Schools
  • Mountainair Public Schools


  • Pecos Independent Schools
  • Peñasco Independent Schools
  • Pojoaque Valley Public Schools
  • Portales Municipal Schools


  • Quemado Independent Schools
  • Questa Independent Schools


  • Raton Public Schools
  • Reserve Independent Schools
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools
  • Roswell Independent Schools
  • Roy Municipal Schools
  • Ruidoso Municipal Schools


  • San Jon Municipal Schools
  • Santa Fe Public Schools
  •  Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools
  • Silver Consolidated Schools
  • Socorro Consolidated Schools
  • Springer Municipal Schools


  • Taos Municipal Schools
  • Tatum Municipal Schools
  • Texico Municipal Schools
  • Truth or Consequences Municipal Schools
  • Tucumcari Public Schools
  • Tularosa Municipal Schools


  • Vaughn Municipal Schools


  • Wagon Mound Public Schools
  • West Las Vegas Public Schools


  • Zuni Public Schools

Student athletes at New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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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