Title IX Attorney
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. This includes most schools, including private institutions and grades K-12. Title IX addresses sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any gender-based discrimination that may deny a person access to educational benefits and opportunities.
Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students have equal access to education, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of gender discrimination that are prohibited by Title IX, including when the incident(s) occur off-campus or involve people who are not students.
I have a Title IX complaint, what should I do first?
First and foremost, you should make sure you have people who can advocate for you as you work through this Title IX process.
Second, it’s important to know your Title IX law rights as you begin the complaint process.
Finally, the next step is to look for an attorney. But what makes a good Title IX attorney?
- Ask for Title IX attorney recommendations.
- Look for Specialized Law Firms With Expertise In Title IX Law
Our attorneys’ knowledge and experience in Title IX is unmatched. Our team of lawyers have spent their careers fighting for people just like you.
If you’re looking for the best Title IX attorney with national Title IX movement expertise, along with the sexual and gender violence training, our Title IX attorneys, Cari Simon, Monica Beck, Lisa Cloutier, and Carly Mee are powerful advocates working for your justice.
- Cari Simon, Harvard Law School alum and Inaugural Fellow at the Harvard Gender Violence Clinic, has achieved millions in settlements on behalf of anonymous survivors. Recently, Ms. Simon has taken action in the “End The Backlog” Movement and successfully prevented the destruction of a rape kit in Washington D.C., and preserved and maintained another in Chicago, IL.
- Monica Beck, University of Michigan Law School alum, recently obtained a $1.8 Million verdict in federal court against former MLB player Chad Curtis who was convicted of sexually assaulting four high school students. Ms. Beck immediately followed that verdict with a settlement in excess of $1 Million against a school district whose employee sexually assaulted an elementary school student.
- Lisa Cloutier, Harvard Law School alum and previous Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, has a professional background that includes “big law firm” litigation training, employment as a Supervisory Attorney at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and consulting work on behalf of numerous women’s rights organizations, including Futures Without Violence.
- Carly Mee, George Mason University School of Law alum, was a Senior Staff Attorney at the legal nonprofit, SurvJustice, and was a recipient of the 2019 Unsung Hero Award from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office for her dedicated service to victims of crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Our Title IX experts and attorneys are uniquely effective counsel for survivors of sexual and gender violence in schools, universities, fraternities, sororities, and the workplace and have the experience to handle Title IX complaints anywhere in the country.