The kind of attorney that should be involved in an academic misconduct case is someone who has vast experience in such matters. Cases are unique, although there may be similarities among cases, having been down the path before in terms of what to expect and the potential pitfalls or missteps in an academic misconduct case, is important because you need somebody who has the requisite experience to properly guide and advise through the process. Best if that's from the start of the process so that the path forward is as most effective as possible.
It's you're dealing with allegations, you're dealing with allegations that you committed misconduct, obviously, by the nature of the allegations themselves. It's a matter of defending against those allegations. It requires experience in various aspects of law, to best respond to such allegations, but most importantly, it's experience in such matters. Experience in the college and university setting in terms of being able to engage as appropriate with the necessary parties or to respond as effectively to the considerations involved in a given case. That's the kind of attorney that you really need in your corner. As early as possible in the process will always be an accused student's best interest.