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

Student athletes in North Carolina 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 do not receive due process or 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 faces investigation or administrative proceedings before their North Carolina School or before a sports governing body.

Issues unique to student athletes can include sports-related dismissals, or suspensions, inappropriate or abusive behavior by coaches, eligibility, hardship or scholarship concerns, 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 involved in your corner from as early as possible in the process.

North Carolina 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:

  • Alamance Community College
  • Apex School of Theology
  • Appalachian State University
  • Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Barton College
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Bennett College for Women
  • Bladen Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Brevard College
  • Brunswick Community College
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
  • Campbell University
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Carolina Bible College
  • Carolina Christian College
  • Carteret Community College
  • Catawba College
  • Catawba Valley Community College
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Chowan University
  • Cleveland Community College
  • Coastal Carolina Community College
  • College of the Albemarle
  • Craven Community College
  • Davidson College
  • Davidson County Community College
  • DeVry University North Carolina
  • Duke University
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • East Carolina University
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Elon University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gardner Webb University
  • Gaston College
  • Grace College of Divinity
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Halifax Community College
  • Harrison College
  • Haywood Community College
  • Heritage Bible College
  • Isothermal Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute Cary
  • ITT Technical Institute Charlotte North
  • ITT Technical Institute Charlotte South
  • ITT Technical Institute Durham
  • ITT Technical Institute High Point
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • Johnson & Wales University Charlotte
  • Johnson C Smith University
  • Johnston Community College
  • King's College
  • Laurel University
  • Lees McRae College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Lenoir Rhyne University
  • Living Arts College
  • Livingstone College
  • Louisburg College
  • Mars Hill University
  • Martin Community College
  • Mayland Community College
  • McDowell Technical Community College
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist University
  • Mid Atlantic Christian University
  • Miller Motte College
  • Miller Motte College Cary
  • Miller Motte College Fayetteville
  • Miller Motte College Greenville
  • Miller Motte College Raleigh
  • Miller Motte College Wilmington
  • Mitchell Community College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Montreat College
  • Mount Olive College
  • Nash Community College
  • New Life Theological Seminary
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Piedmont International University
  • Pitt Community College
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Randolph Community College
  • Richmond Community College
  • Roanoke Chowan Community College
  • Robeson Community College
  • Rockingham Community College
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College
  • Saint Augustines College
  • Salem College
  • Sampson Community College
  • Sandhills Community College
  • Shaw University
  • Shepherds Theological Seminary
  • South College Asheville
  • South Piedmont Community College
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • St. Andrews University
  • Stanly Community College
  • Surry Community College
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte
  • The Art Institute of Raleigh Durham
  • Tri County Community College
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of Phoenix Charlotte Campus
  • University of Phoenix Raleigh Campus
  • Vance Granville Community College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Wayne Community College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Piedmont Community College
  • Wilkes Community College
  • William Peace University
  • Wilson Community College
  • Wingate University
  • Winston Salem State University

North Carolina 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

  • Alamance-Burlington Schools
  • Alexander County Schools
  • Alleghany County Schools
  • Anson County Schools
  • Ashe County Schools
  • Asheboro City Schools
  • Asheville City Schools
  • Avery County Schools

B

  • Beaufort County Schools
  • Bertie County Schools
  • Bladen County Schools
  • Brunswick County Schools
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Burke County Schools

C

  • Cabarrus County Schools
  • Caldwell County Schools
  • Camden County Schools
  • Carteret County Public Schools
  • Caswell County Schools
  • Catawba County Schools
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Chatham County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Cleveland County Schools
  • Clinton City Schools
  • Columbus County Schools
  • Craven County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • Currituck County Schools

D

  • Dare County Schools
  • Davie County Schools
  • Duplin County Schools
  • Durham Public Schools

E

  • Edenton-Chowan Schools
  • Edgecombe County Schools
  • Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools
  • Elkin City Schools

F

  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Franklin County Schools

G

  • Gaston County Schools
  • Gates County Schools
  • Graham County Schools
  • Granville County Schools
  • Greene County Schools
  • Guilford County Schools

H

  • Halifax County Schools
  • Harnett County Schools
  • Haywood County Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Hertford County Schools
  • Hickory City Schools
  • Hoke County Schools
  • Hyde County Schools

I

  • Iredell-Statesville Schools

J

  • Jackson County Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Jones County Schools

K

  • Kannapolis City Schools

L

  • Lee County Schools
  • Lenoir County Public Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools

M

  • Macon County Schools
  • Madison County Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • McDowell County Schools
  • Mitchell County Schools
  • Montgomery County Schools
  • Moore County Schools
  • Mooresville Graded Public School District
  • Mount Airy City Schools

N

  • Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Northampton County Schools

O

  • Onslow County Schools
  • Orange County Schools

P

  • Pamlico County Schools
  • Pender County Schools
  • Perquimans County Schools
  • Person County Schools
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Polk County Schools

R

  • Randolph County Schools
  • Richmond County Schools
  • Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
  • Robeson County Schools
  • Rockingham County Schools
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools

S

  • Sampson County Schools
  • Scotland County Schools
  • Stanly County Schools
  • Stokes County Schools
  • Surry County Schools
  • Swain County Schools

T

  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Transylvania County Schools
  • Tyrrell County Schools

U

  • Union County Public Schools

V

  • Vance County Schools

W

  • Wake County Public School System
  • Warren County Schools
  • Washington County Schools
  • Watauga County Schools
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Weldon City Schools
  • Whiteville City Schools
  • Wilkes County Schools
  • Wilson County Schools

Y

  • Yadkin County Schools
  • Yancey County 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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