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, 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, is one of the Nation’s Top Title IX Attorneys representing survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sexual harassment in University and K–12 settings nationwide. Ms. Simon has been credited with the inclusion of stalking and dating violence in the definition of sexual harassment under Title IX, and her impact litigation ensured universities are responsible under Title IX for sexual violence at fraternity houses.
- Monica Beck, University of Michigan Law School alum, 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. Most recently, Ms. Beck obtained a $1 Million verdict in federal court against a school district who mishandled credible reports of sexual misconduct and assaults on two girls by a male student who was a “known repeat sexual predator,” and who happened to be the child of a teacher in the school district.
- 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.