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

Student athletes in Washington D.C. 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 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 sports governing body. Coaches, athletic directors, and NCAA administrators, for example, often do what's in the program's 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 an investigation or administrative proceedings at their Washington DC 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 the necessary precautions before discussing any issues or concerns with the school or administrators. 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.

Washington, D.C., 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 University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Corcoran College of Art and Design
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Potomac College Washington
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Phoenix - Washington DC Campus

Washington, D.C., 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:

  • Anacostia High School
  • Ballou High School
  • Bell Multicultural High School
  • Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
  • Booker T. Washington Public Charter School
  • Cardozo Education Campus
  • Coolidge Senior High School
  • District of Columbia International School
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts
  • Dunbar High School
  • Eastern High School
  • Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School
  • D. Woodson High School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School
  • School Without Walls
  • Theodore Roosevelt High School
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Washington Latin Public Charter School
  • Woodrow Wilson High School

Student athletes at Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C., 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.