In the News

Publications and Media

New Regulations Dial Back Regulation of Higher Education but Increase Role of Counsel in Campus Title IX Procedures  – Guest article written by Attorney Allen published by HigherEducationLaw.org.

Your Client Is Involved in a Campus Sexual Assault Case. Now What? New Rules Could Be in Play – Attorney Allen quoted on an article published in the Connecticut Law Tribune

Successes

Attorney Michael Thad Allen Prompts the OCR to Action on Behalf of Florida Student.

The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education has just announced an open investigation of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida upon submission of a Complaint to the agency by a client represented by Attorney Michael Thad Allen.  OCR is investigating Flagler College for discrimination against the client on the basis of sex and disability and violations of Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  The college unfairly suspended the student for a period of two years, dealing a potentially fatal blow to his education and seizing tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.


Attorney Michael Thad Allen secures refund of tuition on behalf of university student.

Attorney Michael Thad Allen secured a refund of tuition to a student on the Autism Spectrum, who was forced to withdraw from a Connecticut college after another student accused him of sexual misconduct and other college conduct code violations. Attorney Allen argued that the school violated the student’s rights by engaging in selective enforcement of its Title IX policies and policies against sexual harassment, by failing to provide adequate notice of charges to the accused student in conduct code proceedings, and by discriminating against the student on the basis of his disability and condition of Autism Spectrum Disorder. years, dealing a potentially fatal blow to his education and seizing tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.

Testimonials

“We recently needed a higher education attorney and were directed to Michael Thad Allen of Allen Law LLC. He was very knowledgeable and knew his job. He took the time he needed to listen to us as a family, he understood our problem, and developed a solution that saved us thousands of dollars in reimbursed tuition. He was attentive and frankly, kind. Michael represents college and university students throughout the United States. If you are in need of an attorney for Higher Education, I strongly recommend Michael. “

-Jason and Gail Reiser

“As a student enrolled in a Yale professional school, I was facing suspension after a disciplinary proceeding. Attorney Allen guided me through the appeals process, and I was able to get the sanction reduced to probation and continue my program without interruption. He helped me protect my advanced degree. I have not hesitated to return to him for advice. “

– Student at a Yale University Professional School

“Attorney Michael Allen helped me when I discovered that my alma mater had found me responsible for a disciplinary violation that they never even informed me about. I discovered it only when I began to apply for jobs that required me to check my record. After reviewing the school’s policies, Attorney Allen found out that administrators had broken the school’s own rules. Attorney Allen got the school to expunge my record. Because my future job was at stake, I was prepared to fight the university for the long haul, but Allen Law got the result I needed quickly.”

– Adam Younger