If your child is a college student and has been accused of sexual misconduct—assault or harassment—you need to take that allegation seriously and move quickly to protect your child’s rights and future.
“No one will protect the rights of your child better than we will.”
Andrew Miltenberg and his team of experienced Title IX attorneys will ensure that your child receives due process and is afforded the rights they are entitled to. If there’s any evidence of a gender bias or a denial of due process or fundamental fairness, a Title IX lawsuit can be filed on your behalf.
When Should I Hire a Lawyer?
The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner you can be assured that your child’s rights will be protected. Because Title IX cases are handled on campus, through university investigations, the burden of proof is much lower than in a court, and a school can use “a preponderance of evidence,” or “clear and convincing evidence” to determine responsibility.
Legal representation will ensure:
- The college or university follows its published standards
- The accused has access to accuser and witness statements and materials
- The accused can submit witnesses and materials and questions for the accuser
- The accused has a full and fair opportunity to be heard
- The accused has a right to an appeal
We’re here to protect your child’s rights and future.
Call us at 212-736-4500 or email us for a consultation. You can expect to hear back from Andrew Miltenberg within two hours.
The Mattress Case
When a Columbia University student felt the university mishandled her allegations of rape against a fellow student, she turned her feelings into an art project—a very public one, in which she carried a mattress around campus wherever she went, including into her graduation ceremony. As a result, though the accused student had been cleared by the university disciplinary panel, he was harassed and ostracized on campus.
The accused hired Andrew Miltenberg to bring suit against the university for supporting the harassment by giving the student academic credit for her project. Miltenberg was able to obtain a settlement and the university publicly acknowledged the student’s difficulties.
– As covered in The New York Times
What We Do for You
We are committed to advocating for accused faculty and students’ rights: due process under the law is a right, not a privilege. We believe that the serious nature of the accusations and the life-altering adverse consequences of being found responsible make this a critically important fight. We carefully make a record of every possible misstep or bias by the school during the process, so we can pursue justice in a court of law, regardless of the on-campus finding.
We have represented college students across the country, and we will help you. Call us at 212-736-4500 or contact us today.
Your next steps:
- DO call for a free consultation.
- DO NOT speak with anyone about your child’s case.
- DO take time to learn the school’s process and code of conduct.
- DO NOT go on social media to discuss your child’s case.
- DO consider the psychological impact on your child and take appropriate steps to ensure they remain calm.
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