Our firm has a particular concern over the growing number of young men wrongly found to have violated Title IX on University, junior college, and other educational campuses. Without question, Title IX is an important protection to ensure all students have equal access to an education. From our point of view, the problem is not the law, it is its application.
More often than not, Title IX investigations and processes are result oriented and geared to find a violation. We reject that. The rights of the accused are every bit as important as the individual making the complaint.
There are a variety of laws to protect individuals accused of violating Title IX. Not only does Title IX prohibit unfair proceedings, Washington State has laws that provide additional protection.
Because of our deep knowledge of discrimination law, we are adept at finding creative ways of achieving justice for our clients. And because this is an area of interest for our partner Dan'L Bridges, we bring a particular vigor to litigating such claims. A person wrongly accused and found to have committed a Title IX violation could be entitled to a significant damage award. We are here to listen and help – not only if you are wrongly found to have committed a violation, but as importantly, before you are. If you stand accused, seek help from an attorney experienced in this area of the law immediately.