Wisconsin Title IX Appeal Advisor

While Title IX is a federal civil rights law, it can be a serious factor if you have been accused of sexual misconduct on a campus in Wisconsin. This is because Title IX requires colleges and universities to bring sexual assault and harassment allegations to a swift and emphatic resolution, or risk their federal funding. Unsurprisingly, many students who have been accused of sexual misconduct feel that Title IX is pressuring their school into finding them in violation of the law.

This pressure makes having the option of appealing an adverse Title IX outcome absolutely critical.

The Importance of Appealing a Title IX Case

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct on campus in Wisconsin and were found in violation of Title IX, you have a right to challenge the outcome of your case, the penalty that is being levied against you, or both. Taking this additional chance to defend yourself against the allegations is important: the hearing processes that schools use to determine that you violated the law are poorly equipped for such serious allegations, and the penalties that you can face can be a serious blemish on your professional life after graduation.

When You Can Appeal a Title IX Case in Wisconsin

Unfortunately, not all Title IX cases can be appealed. Appeals are only allowed in a small handful of circumstances. These are:

  • When the penalty is too much for the violation. If you only want to challenge the penalty that you received, and not the violation, itself, then you can appeal on the grounds that the penalty far outpaces the severity of the Title IX violation.
  • When the school did not follow the correct procedures. Colleges and universities in Wisconsin write their own rules for how they will investigate, determine, and punish Title IX violations. However, the pressures of Title IX can push them into skipping some parts or not following important steps in the process. When this happens and it substantially impacts the outcome of your case, it can be the basis for an appeal.
  • When your due process rights are trampled. Similarly, the pressures of Title IX can push schools into infringing on your right to be heard and defend yourself against the charges you are facing. If you are not allowed to meaningfully defend yourself, it can violate your due process rights and form the basis for an appeal.
  • When new evidence has come to light. If new evidence that is relevant to your case has emerged, and that evidence could not reasonably have been found earlier in the process, it can give you the right to appeal the outcome of your Title IX case.

Title IX Appeals Advisor in Wisconsin: Joseph D. Lento 

A student discipline defense attorney, Joseph D. Lento represents students who have been accused of sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX. If your school has decided that you committed such an act, you should utilize your right to appeal and get attorney Lento's advice on how to proceed. Contact him online or by phone at 888-535-3686.

  • Alverno College
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • Bellin College
  • Beloit College
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • Bryant and Stratton College Glendale
  • Bryant and Stratton College Milwaukee
  • Bryant and Stratton College Wauwatosa
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • Carroll University
  • Carthage College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • DeVry University Wisconsin
  • Edgewood College
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Globe University Appleton
  • Globe University Eau Claire
  • Globe University Green Bay
  • Globe University La Crosse
  • Globe University Madison East
  • Globe University Madison West
  • Globe University Wausau
  • Herzing University Brookfield
  • Herzing University Kenosha
  • Herzing University Madison
  • ITT Technical Institute Green Bay
  • ITT Technical Institute Greenfield
  • ITT Technical Institute Madison
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Lawrence University
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Madison Media Institute
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College
  • Marian University
  • Marquette University
  • Mid State Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Moraine Park Technical College
  • Mount Mary College
  • Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northland College
  • Northland International University
  • Ripon College
  • Saint Norbert College
  • Sanford Brown College West Allis
  • Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • University of Phoenix Madison Campus
  • University of Phoenix Milwaukee Campus
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • University of Wisconsin Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin Stout
  • University of Wisconsin Superior
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • Viterbo University
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • Western Technical College
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College

A Title IX finding of responsibility can change an accused student's life if not properly addressed and appealed, and Joseph D. Lento has a decade of experience passionately fighting for the futures of his clients at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX advisor and educational consultant to students facing disciplinary cases in Wisconsin and throughout the nation.  Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Title IX attorney Joseph D. Lento today.

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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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