Academic Review Hearings/ Title IX Hearings


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False allegations are real.  False allegations of sexual assault are real.  Whether the media or popular culture wants to admit it, thousands of young men are falsely accused of sexual offenses every year at campuses all over this country.  

How Our Title IX Lawyers Can Assist You

At ByrdLaw PA, we understand the implications of a Title IX investigation. Both the disciplinary and criminal investigations can wreak havoc on your daily life and lead to serious, life-changing consequences if you are found guilty.

Our Florida Title IX defense lawyers can help you by:

  • Explaining your school’s misconduct policies

  • Reviewing the allegations you are facing

  • Explaining the possible consequences if you are found guilty

  • Informing you of your rights

  • Preparing a comprehensive defense

  • Coordinating private investigations into the allegations against you

  • Participating in hearings or investigations by the school

  • Explaining possible civil claims that you could face

  • Advocating for you before your school’s Title IX investigator or disciplinary panel

  • Making sure you receive the full due process rights that you are entitled to

  • Preparing an appeal if need be

We are deeply familiar with today’s social and political climate and the impact they can have on university disciplinary systems and misconduct claims. We will not allow you or your son to become victims to false allegations and will fight to ensure that your son has due process. 

What is Title IX and the Academic Review Process?  ​

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: 

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX applies to all educational institutions, both public and private, that receive federal funds. Almost all private colleges and universities must abide by Title IX regulations because they receive federal funding through federal financial aid programs used by their students.

Who does Title IX apply to? 

When choosing a TITLE IX attorney there is no substitute for experience. Brian Byrd has represented numerous Title IX clients and knows how to prepare you for Title IX and academic hearings. A Title IX violation can ruin your academic career and affect your life forever. Don't even think of going to a Title IX hearing without someone fighting for your rights.  We have handled numerous sex cases allegations including date rape, lewd and lascivious molestation, solicitation of minors, and child abuse.

Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Byrd represents clients in Title IX and academic hearings at UCF, USF, UF, Valencia Community College, Seminole State College  Rollins College, Weber State University, Full Sail University, Stetson University and many more.