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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Iowa Title IX Defense Attorneys

Protecting Students Accused of On-Campus Sex Crimes

If you have been accused of an on-campus sex crime, like sexual assault or stalking, then you are likely facing a Title IX investigation alongside a criminal investigation. Although a Title IX investigation is not conducted by government officials, you should take it as seriously as if it was. It is not uncommon for higher education institutes have a cooperation agreement with local law enforcement to share information.

Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. and our Iowa Title IX defense attorneys stand firmly against injustice, wherever it may be. If you are accused of violating your school’s policy against sexual harassment, we can help you defend your freedom, reputation, and education. We proudly provide Title IX defense representation to students and faculty members at colleges and universities in Iowa.

Give us a call at (612) 444-5020 if you are an accused student at one of these schools:

  • Iowa State
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Luther College
  • Wartburg College
  • Allen College

Make no mistake—your future is on the line when you are facing a Title IX investigation. The consequences of being found responsible for a policy violation can change the course of your future.

For more information about Title IX, visit our FAQ page. For legal representation during your Title IX case, contact our firm for a free consultation.

Title IX’s Origin, Purpose & Misinterpretation

Title IX is part of a larger federal civil rights law, the Education Amendments of 1972. It is meant to prevent any sort of sex-based discrimination in public and private schools, colleges, and universities that receive federal funding. If a school is found to be in violation of Title IX by discriminating against someone based on their sex, then it may lose some or all of its federal funding and tax benefits.

In recent years, Title IX has been used as a means to require schools to take action when a claim of sexual assault or harassment has been made. The idea is that failing to protect students from sex crimes while they are on campus is a form of sexual discrimination. As a result of this use of Title IX, college and university administrators are pressured to penalize the accused just to ensure their school does not become subject of a federal investigation and risk losing its federal funding.

What Happens During a Title IX Investigation & Hearing?

When you are accused of a sexually related policy violation, your Iowa university with begin a Title IX investigation. Administrators or third parties hired by the university will conduct the investigation, not a professional criminal investigator. The methods they use to conduct the investigation are up to them and could be erroneous from the start by putting a bias on witnesses and purported evidence. Only with a strong criminal defense attorney like our Iowa Title IX defense attorneys can you effectively challenge this one-sided process.

Each university creates their own policies and procedures with some guidance from federal Title IX mandates. That means some schools afford the accused with an opportunity to have a hearing where they can confront the complaining student, while others do not. Similarly, some schools have a panel to decide what sanctions to impose while others leave it to the discretion of the investigator.

A Title IX investigation could end with the following penalties:

  • Expulsion from your college or university
  • Semester or multi-semester suspension
  • Removal from classes with the accuser
  • Eviction from your dorm or on-campus housing
  • Hold placed on your diploma or transcript
  • Dismissal from your position at the college or university

Fighting for You When No One Else Will

Far too often, students accused of sexual misconduct are left feeling alone and hopeless as society prejudges them as guilty. Our Iowa Title IX defense lawyers from Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A are here to support and guide you through this difficult time. Your future deserves defense. Let us provide it as we have for so many others. We have a long history of successful Title IX case results to give you confidence!

Give us a call at (612) 444-5020 if you, your son, or your daughter has been accused of an on-campus sex crime and is facing Title IX investigation.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
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