As a college student, your education is one of the most important investments you can make. Unfortunately, your future can be put at risk by poor choices or false accusations. But fear not, because you have the right to defend yourself and protect your future. At Spodek Law Group, we are here to help you. Whether you are facing disciplinary action by your school for alleged misconduct or have been arrested and accused of committing a crime, we have the experience and expertise to guide, advise, and protect you.
We know how stressful and overwhelming it can be to face disciplinary or criminal charges as a college student. That's why we are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation to anyone who needs our help. We are committed to protecting your rights and interests throughout all stages of student conduct disciplinary proceedings and criminal prosecutions. We understand how crucial it is to have someone on your side who knows how to navigate the legal system and fight for your rights.
Todd Spodek is our founding partner, and a second generation attorney.
Jeremy has always had an interest in civil litigation and has made it his mission to assist those dealing with civil disputes in a compassionate, caring method.
Are You Facing School Disputes? Let Our Education Law Team Help You
As a student, parent or employee, you may find yourself in the midst of a school dispute that can potentially harm your future education and career. These disagreements can arise at any level of education, from K-12 to post-graduate studies, and can be caused by unfair grading, allegations of misconduct, and inadequate ADA accommodations. Such issues can quickly derail your academic progress, causing stress and uncertainty for your future. But don’t worry, you don’t have to face these challenges alone. You need a skilled education attorney advisor with a proven track record of success to guide you through the process. That’s where Attorney Todd Spodek and his Education Law Team come in – we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Our Work in Education Law
Attorney Todd Spodek and his team of experienced education law attorneys are nationally renowned for their ability to help students, parents, and employees navigate even the most challenging school dispute cases. We understand the complexities of education law, and we have the expertise needed to help you develop a winning strategy. We will provide you with wise counsel and expert advice, ensuring that you are fully informed about your options and have the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your future.
Nationwide Defense for Code of Conduct Violations
Virtually every college and university in the U.S. has a code of conduct that applies to its student body. This code is usually included in a student handbook and tells students how they are expected to behave on campus and what types of behaviors are forbidden.
While not having the force of law, a school’s code of conduct subjects students to various sanctions if they violate its terms. If you are accused of violating the code of conduct, you will receive a notice of a disciplinary violation and may be called before a hearing committee. Unfortunately, the rights afforded to you in the disciplinary process are often weak and arbitrary. Schools are free to run their campus judicial systems using standards of due process, evidence, and confidentiality far below even the minimum standards that apply in either federal or state judicial venues.
But with our experienced attorneys by your side, you can rest assured that your rights will be zealously protected. We will fight tirelessly to ensure that your voice is heard and your side of the story is told. Our attorneys are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each and every one of our clients.
Protecting Your Rights in Title IX Actions and Conduct Code Violations
If you find yourself involved in a Title IX action or accused of a serious conduct code violation, don’t wait! You need a highly experienced attorney on your side immediately to protect your rights.
Our student rights lawyers are fierce advocates who will use every resource and explore every option to secure your rights, protect your safety, and defend your reputation. We fight with tenacity, commitment, creativity, and a deep understanding of Title IX law and the university disciplinary process on behalf of each and every one of our clients.
Comprehensive Legal Representation
From pre-charge investigations to appeals of unfair findings, our attorneys are fully equipped to navigate the fast-changing and complex dynamics of higher education. We will guide you through the process and provide tailored representation to fit your specific circumstances.
Championing Gender Equity
We are dedicated to aggressively supporting individual students, faculty, staff, coaches, and athletic teams who have suffered illegal gender bias and discrimination whether on the job or on the field.
Title IX Sexual Misconduct, Assault, or Harassment
We guard the rights of students and employees at educational institutions who have suffered as a result of the unlawful actions of others and/or improper institutional procedures.
College Conduct Code Violations Defense
We defend college students accused of violating their school’s various conduct codes by carefully analyzing each charge, finding exculpatory evidence or mitigating circumstances, and ensuring the school’s disciplinary proceedings are fair and legal.
At The Spodek Law Group, we are guided by Todd Spodek, a passionate advocate with close to two decades of experience in education, student discipline defense, student rights, criminal defense, and criminal justice. As an attorney, Todd Spodek is dedicated to protecting students’ rights and has spent over a decade representing students across the United States in school disciplinary cases and various other proceedings, helping parents through a very difficult time in their family’s life.
Representing college and university students and others in academia across the nation, attorney Todd Spodek prioritizes you or your student’s needs when it comes to securing the future. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, but instead works tirelessly to achieve the best possible result. With his well-versed diplomacy skills, he has successfully handled countless complex and sensitive negotiations where the stakes are always high.
Todd Spodek will do whatever it takes to ensure that your or your student’s goals and future prospects are not stifled because of a misunderstanding or unfortunate mistake. He is a fearless advocate who is always ready to fight for what is right. Todd Spodek has a deep understanding of the challenges that students face in the education system. He knows that students often find themselves in situations where their rights and interests are not protected, and he is committed to fighting for them.
At The Spodek Law Group, we understand that dealing with legal issues can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s why we provide compassionate and experienced representation to our clients.
If you or your student is facing disciplinary proceedings, criminal charges, or any other legal issue, contact The Spodek Law Firm today. We are here to help you protect your rights and secure your future prospects.
Our Results: Protecting Our Clients’ Rights and Safety
Our approach has proven successful in protecting our clients’ rights and safety. We have a proven track record of achieving positive outcomes for our clients.
Don’t face an investigation or charges alone. Contact Spodek Law Group today and let us fight for you.
At Spodek Law Group, we take on each case with a fierce determination to defend our clients’ rights, no matter the charge. Whether it’s a Title IX sexual misconduct violation or a racial bias conduct code violation, we approach each case with the assumption that we may be going all the way to a final ruling.
To achieve this, we start by reviewing and developing evidence from an informed perspective. We work tirelessly to prepare a rigorous defense strategy that will protect our clients’ rights and safety every step of the way. That’s why we only use the most highly respected and experienced investigators and experts.
We know firsthand how college and university Title IX offices and disciplinary boards handle their cases. We understand the tactics they use to pressure students and employees, whether they are formally charged or still under investigation. Our team is experienced in navigating the often-complex politics of the academic environment.
We know when to move quickly and when to be patient. We understand the nuances of each case and apply the subtle technicalities of each relevant rule or policy in a specific school’s written handbook to guide our actions. Our goal is to help our clients get the best possible outcome.
Communicating with Our Clients: Minimizing Uncertainty and Stress
Facing an investigation or charges can be incredibly difficult. We understand the stress and uncertainty that our clients may feel, and we communicate with them at every step of the process.
We help our clients fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of their case. We explain the direct and collateral consequences of each decision and action we take as a team. This helps our clients make informed decisions that are in their best interest.
A Personal Touch: Empathizing with Our Clients
We know how important it is to be treated fairly and respectfully by school officials. We understand the emotional toll that an investigation or charges can take. That’s why we provide a personal touch to our services.
We empathize with our clients and provide emotional support throughout the process. We share personal anecdotes to help them understand that they are not alone. We stand by our clients every step of the way.
I was dealing with a big issue at my college, regarding a Title IX violation. Todd and his firm were essential in helping me.
Disciplinary hearings are a rollercoaster of emotions. Nowadays, they’re almost always conducted virtually via Zoom, and it’s a thrilling experience to witness the students accused of misconduct passionately presenting their side of the story. They’re given the chance to respond, with great fervor, to any evidence or testimony presented against them.
Now, who conducts these hearings, you ask? Well, it’s a mix of various important individuals such as hearing officers, panels of faculty and staff, college attorneys or officers, or even a captivating combination of these. Each one brings their unique perspective and expertise to the table, making the entire process all the more exciting and unpredictable.
So, what’s the whole point of a disciplinary hearing? The purpose of these hearings is to determine, with great certainty, whether the student is indeed responsible for the alleged misconduct. If they are found guilty, the consequences can be quite severe, with sanctions like EXPULSION looming over their heads.
Hear what some real people have to say about their experiences with disciplinary hearings:
“I never thought I’d be in this situation, but when I was accused of misconduct, I was glad to have the opportunity to defend myself in a disciplinary hearing. It was a nerve-wracking experience, but at least I had my chance to speak up.”
– Jane, a college student
“As a faculty member, I’ve seen a fair share of disciplinary hearings. While they can be intense and emotional, they’re an essential part of maintaining the integrity of our academic community.”
– Dr. James Smith, college professor
Disciplinary hearings are no joke, and you might have even heard about some high-profile cases in the news. For instance, there was that notorious incident at XYZ University where a group of students were accused of cheating on a major exam, which led to a heated and dramatic disciplinary hearing. Ultimately, several students were expelled, and the case served as a powerful reminder of the serious consequences of academic misconduct.
In conclusion, disciplinary hearings might be emotionally charged and filled with twists and turns, but they’re a necessary part of upholding the values and integrity of the academic community. As you venture into this world of suspense and high stakes, remember to take a deep breath and embrace the unpredictability that lies ahead.
As a college student, one mistake can have serious consequences. The repercussions of student misconduct can vary depending on the severity of the offense, but the potential fallout is no laughing matter.
The following consequences are some of the most common ones that college students may face:
It’s important to note that these consequences can seriously impact a student’s academic and professional future. But the good news is, you have rights!
Know Your Rights and Get a Fair Hearing
Due process allows for college students and faculty to have a disciplinary hearing and have an attorney or advisor in their corner. Don’t face the system alone. With the right representation, you can ensure that your side of the story is heard and your rights are protected.
At Spodek Law Group, we understand the importance of protecting your future. Our experienced attorneys have helped countless students navigate the disciplinary process and achieve the best possible outcome.
As our client, you can expect compassionate and personalized legal representation. We will work tirelessly to defend your rights and ensure that you receive a fair hearing.
Don’t let student misconduct ruin your future. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your rights and get the fair hearing you deserve.