Attorneys Protecting Abused Students in Lansing & the U.S.
White Law PLLC is a leading litigation firm comprised of nationally-recognized lawyers. We have the resources, insights, and knowledge to pursue both criminal and civil cases for the benefit of our clients.
Our Okemos attorneys understand that victims of sexual abuse or injury may be reluctant to report crimes that occurred on a college or university campus. We aim to be the trusted legal team that you can turn to and hope you will have faith in our ability and proven track record. We are ready to guide you with compassion and empathy when you need it most.
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 challenges campus sexual abuse victims may face, including the feeling that no one is willing to listen to your side of the story. Our criminal defense attorneys are fully prepared to assist victims in seeking justice, helping them navigate obstacles born from a culture that often turns a blind eye to the widespread issue of Michigan campus sexual assault.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, released a list of institutions of higher education currently under investigation for potential federal law violations in their handling of complaints of sexual harassment and violence.
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 in Michigan
According to federal law, the term “sexual violence” includes physical sexual acts carried out against a victim’s will or when an individual cannot give their consent.
Forms of sexual violence named under federal law include:
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual battery or assault
- Sexual coercion
- Aggravated sexual assault
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, discrimination based on sex is prohibited discrimination in every education program or activity that receives federal financial aid. Title IX also establishes protections afforded to each college or university student against various forms of campus sexual assault in Michigan.
According to the OCR, its public list of campuses under investigation advances one of the White House Task Force’s goals to protect students from sexual abuse and assault, which brings transparency to the government’s enforcement regarding the 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
Effects of sexual assault and abuse can have far-reaching effects, and our Okemos litigation lawyers at White Law PLLC can assist you in healing and recovering by seeking justice. Due to the unique and specific details in campus sexual assault cases, every claim is completely different. Whatever the specific details or roadblocks of your case, we understand that Michigan sexual assault claims are sensitive matters that require the attention of dedicated, experienced, and passionate lawyers.
Our firm can help survivors receive the resources they need, such as counseling and connection to recovery groups. We want to help you throughout the healing process and we are truly dedicated to assisting victims and bringing their attackers 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: