Campus Sexual Assault Lawyers in Okemos
Attorneys Protecting Abused Students in Lansing & the U.S.
White Law PLLC is a nationally-recognized law firm and a leader in litigation, comprised of Okemos lawyers who possess the knowledge and resources necessary to pursue cases in civil and criminal settings.
We understand that individuals who have been sexually abused or injured by the criminal acts of others may be reluctant to come forward and report it to the authorities or parties who can help them, especially when that abuse occurred on a college or university campus. We hope that you will find faith in the abilities of our trusted team of attorneys with a proven record of obtaining stellar results, and come to us when you need help more than ever.
Victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic abuse should contact an attorney from White Law PLLC for legal counsel and guidance delivered with compassion and backed by unparalleled legal experience. We are committed to our clients and work closely with them throughout the legal process, removing the guesswork and pointing their case towards a solution that protects their best interests and right to seek higher education.
Overcome Adversity Through Legal Action
We understand the unique challenges campus sexual assault victims face, such as feeling as if no one is listening or willing to help. We are more than prepared to help victims seek justice and navigate the numerous obstacles created by a culture that sometimes seems to turn a blind eye to the real, widespread problem that is campus sexual assault.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a list of the higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
When you retain the services of our Okemos lawyers, we can:
- Educate you regarding your Title IX rights
- Thoroughly investigate your claim
- Review the criminal record of the student who assaulted you
- Check the case history of harassment at your college
- Address the issue with campus administration members
- Consider relevant criminal charges
Federal Laws Regarding Campus Sexual Assault
Under federal law, sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent.
Forms of sexual violence named under federal law includes:
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Sexual coercion
- Aggravated sexual assault
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX also establishes protections afforded to each college or university student against various forms of campus sexual assault.
According to the OCR, its public list of campuses under investigation advances a key goal of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, which is to bring more transparency to the federal government’s enforcement activities around this issue. It also further spreads awareness of Title IX rights and how to react to campus sexual assault.
Put the Power Back into Your Hands
The effects of sexual abuse can last a lifetime, and our Okemos litigation attorneys at White Law PLLC can help you heal and recover through the pursuit of justice. Due to the intricate details surrounding all campus sexual abuse cases, each claim will be vastly different from the next. No matter the details and apparent roadblocks, we understand that sexual abuse claims are extremely sensitive in nature and require the attention of experienced, dedicated, and passionate attorneys.
We help connect survivors to external resources, like counselors and recovery groups, to aid in the healing process as just part of our dedication to helping victims and bringing those responsible for the abuse to justice.
White Law PLLC is currently representing numerous victims in the ongoing Nassar case. To learn more about the case, visit the links below:
- At MSU: Assault, harassment and secrecy
- Schuette: Nassar charges ‘tip of the iceberg’
- Complaints against Dr. Larry Nassar continue to grow
To start a campus sexual abuse case of your own, or if you just want to learn more about your rights, feel free to contact our team at any time.
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