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

Student athletes in Tennessee 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 with a conference or before a sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the program's or their best interests, 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 a student athlete faces an investigation or administrative proceedings at their Tennessee 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 issues, transfer disputes, NCAA administrative appeals, and issues related to injuries, concussions, and sports litigation.

You must take necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with the school or administrators, and you must 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.

Tennessee 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:

  • American Baptist College
  • Aquinas College
  • Argosy University Nashville
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University
  • Bryan College
  • Carson Newman College
  • Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Cumberland University
  • Daymar Institute Clarksville
  • Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
  • Daymar Institute Nashville
  • DeVry University Tennessee
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Fisk University
  • Fortis Institute
  • Fortis Institute Nashville
  • Fountainhead College of Technology
  • Free Will Baptist Bible College
  • Freed Hardeman University
  • Hiwassee College
  • International Academy of Design and Technology Nashville
  • ITT Technical Institute Chattanooga
  • ITT Technical Institute Cordova
  • ITT Technical Institute Johnson City
  • ITT Technical Institute Knoxville
  • ITT Technical Institute Nashville
  • Jackson State Community College
  • John A Gupton College
  • Johnson University
  • King College
  • Lane College
  • Le Moyne Owen College
  • Lee University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Lipscomb University
  • L'Ecole Culinaire
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Maryville College
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Miller Motte Technical College Chattanooga
  • Miller Motte Technical College Clarksville
  • Miller Motte Technical College Madison
  • Milligan College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • National College of Business and Technology Nashville
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Nossi College of Art
  • O'More College of Design
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Remington College Memphis Campus
  • Remington College Nashville Campus
  • Rhodes College
  • Roane State Community College
  • Sewanee The University of the South
  • South College
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Tennessee Temple University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • The Art Institute of Tennessee Nashville
  • The University of Tennessee
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • The University of Tennessee Martin
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Tusculum College
  • Union University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus
  • University of Phoenix Knoxville
  • University of Phoenix Memphis Campus
  • University of Phoenix Nashville Campus
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vatterott Career College Memphis Appling Farms
  • Vatterott Career College Memphis Dividend Drive
  • Victory University
  • Virginia College School of Business and Health
  • Visible Music College
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College
  • Watkins College of Art Design & Film
  • William Moore College of Technology
  • Williamson Christian College

Tennessee 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:


  • Alamo City Schools
  • Alcoa City Schools
  • Anderson County Schools
  • Athens City Elementary Schools


  • Bedford County Schools
  • Bells City Schools
  • Benton County Schools
  • Bledsoe County Schools
  • Blount County Schools
  • Bradford Special Schools
  • Bradley County Schools
  • Bristol City Schools


  • Campbell County Schools
  • Cannon County Schools
  • Carroll County Schools
  • Carter County Schools
  • Cheatham County Schools
  • Chester County School District
  • Claiborne County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Cleveland City Schools
  • Clinton City Schools
  • Cocke County Schools
  • Coffee County Schools
  • Crockett County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools


  • Dayton City Elementary Schools
  • Decatur County Schools
  • Dekalb County Schools
  • Dickson County Schools
  • Dyer County Schools
  • Dyersburg City Schools


  • Elizabethton City Schools
  • Etowah City Elementary Schools


  • Fayette County Schools
  • Fayetteville City Elementary Schools
  • Fentress County Schools
  • Franklin City Elementary Schools
  • Franklin County Schools


  • Gibson Special Schools
  • Giles County Schools
  • Grainger County Schools
  • Greene County Schools
  • Greeneville City Schools
  • Grundy County Schools


  • Hamblen County Schools
  • Hamilton County School District
  • Hancock County Schools
  • Hardeman County Schools
  • Hardin County Schools
  • Hawkins County Schools
  • Haywood County Schools
  • Henderson County Schools
  • Henry County Schools
  • Hickman County Schools
  • Hollow Rock-Bruceton Schools
  • Houston County Schools
  • Humboldt City Schools
  • Humphreys County Schools
  • Huntingdon Special Schools


  •  Jackson County Schools
  • Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jefferson County Schools
  • Johnson City Schools
  • Johnson County Schools


  • Kingsport City Schools
  • Knox County Schools


  • Lake County Schools
  • Lauderdale County Schools
  • Lawrence County Schools
  • Lebanon Special Schools
  • Lenoir City Schools
  • Lewis County Schools
  • Lexington City Elementary Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Loudon County Schools


  • Macon County Schools
  • Manchester City Schools
  • Marion County Schools
  • Marshall County Schools
  • Maryville City Schools
  • Maury County Schools
  • McKenzie Special School District
  • McMinn County Schools
  • McNairy County Schools
  • Meigs County Schools
  • Milan Special School District
  • Monroe County Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Moore County Schools
  • Morgan County Schools
  • Murfreesboro City Schools


  • Nashville-Davidson County School District
  • Newport City Elementary Schools


  • Oak Ridge City Schools
  • Obion County Schools
  • Oneida City Schools
  • Overton County Schools


  • Paris City Special Schools
  • Perry County Schools
  • Pickett County Schools
  • Polk County Schools


  • Rhea County Schools
  • Roane County Schools
  • Robertson County Schools
  • Rogersville City Elementary Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools


  • Scott County Schools
  • Sequatchie County Schools
  • Sevier County Schools
  • Shelby County School District
  • Smith County Schools
  • Stewart County Schools
  • Sullivan County Schools
  • Sumner County Schools
  • Sweetwater City Schools


  • Tipton County Schools
  • Trenton City Schools
  • Trousdale County Schools
  • Tullahoma City Schools


  • Unicoi School
  • Union City School
  • Union County School


  • Van Buren County Schools


  • Warren County Schools
  • Washington County Schools
  • Wayne County Schools
  • Weakley County Schools
  • White County Schools
  • Williamson County Schools
  • Williamson County School District
  • Wilson County Schools

Student athletes at Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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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