Media Coverage

Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped countless clients locally and nationwide through their most difficult times in life.  He understands that when a client is faced with a challenge, there is nothing more important than an attorney who cares deeply about his client's welfare and who takes a personal interest in the outcomes of his clients' cases.  There are no "small" cases to Mr. Lento because he understands that whatever challenge a client may be facing, it is affecting that client's life in some fundamental manner.  Understanding what is at stake, Mr. Lento does everything in his power to make certain that any such challenge is resolved as favorably as possible for a client. 

Mr. Lento takes every client's case personally, but there are of course some cases that captivate the interest of the media, and Mr. Lento stands tall in the limelight; having been involved with many cases that not only have generated local and national press coverage, but also international press coverage.  The following is a small sample of Mr. Lento fighting on behalf of clients and his involvement in cases and matters in various capacities featured in the local and national media:

  • University of Illinois "The Daily Illini"63 UI students on probation, 15 dismissed for COVID-19 violations - September 30, 2020 (Preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 remains a focus of colleges and universities across the nation, and schools have taken drastic action against students found responsible for violating health protocols including suspending, dismissing, and expelling students.  At the University of Illinois, among other schools across the nation, I am representing students who regrettably have gone through the University disciplinary process without professional assistance and/or with someone not suited to the task in an effort to seek recourse and/or a more reasonable resolution.  I am also representing students accused of COVID-19 violations at many other schools from earlier in the disciplinary process which will always allow for the best prospect of a fair process and a favorable outcome.)
  • ABC NewsUniversity of Notre Dame changes 'battle plan' after rise in COVID-19 cases - August 27 2020 (Preventing outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus is obviously important, but many schools, including the University of Notre Dame, are taking severe action against students accused of non-compliance with campus COVID-19 protocols.  I represent students at Notre Dame facing "'severe disciplinary action,' including dismissal", for what would arguably be considered marginal non-compliance at best, and I am working to achieve a positive outcome.  In addition, the school itself has not always set the best example, with the "university's president apologizing...after failing to comply with the school's recommended social distancing guidelines while taking selfies with students."  Regrettably, schools cannot be relied upon to be fair or reasonable, and that is why disciplinary action, or any school-related concern, should never be taken lightly.)
  • George Mason University "The Fourth Estate" - Students lobby for changes to computer science honor policies - April 29, 2014 (I am representing a student who was falsely accused of academic misconduct at George Mason University during the 2019 - 2020 school year.  This article touches upon fundamental related concerns that have existed at GMU for years.  Such concerns are not unique to GMU.  False allegations of academic misconduct are made by colleges and universities across the nation.)
Press conference announcing the federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of plaintiffs against the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility and other named parties - April 3, 2019
Video of the prison stabbing at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility made international headlines.
One of the plaintiffs, Mr. Shamieke Pugh, speaking at the press conference - April 3, 2019
Multiple television, newspaper, and radio outlets, including the Associated Press (AP) covered the press conference. The AP story was republished by over 500 other media outlets; the lawsuit generating national and international attention.

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