Notice: Although many colleges are closing due to COVID-19, Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC is still available to answer your Title IX questions. Our Title IX team continues to advise clients and are able to manage all Title IX issues and communications. We remain ready to help.
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Title IX Defense Attorneys

Serving Our Clients

Have you been accused of violating Title IX? You are not alone – and you do not have to handle the allegations on your own. At Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC, we offer results-driven representation to students, faculty, and staff members facing serious and potentially life-changing accusations. Our Title IX defense attorneys are committed to making sure you get the due process to which you are entitled.

With strong insights into how Title IX Coordinators, investigators, adjudicators and people on campus tend to view Title IX cases, we have what it takes to build a strong defense on your behalf. Because we focus our efforts on this area of the law, we are well versed in the policies, guidelines, and trends that impact Title IX accusations, investigations, and decisions. Our attorneys also have additional experience handling Title VII cases and use that knowledge to inform our counsel.

Contact us to get started on your case.

Safeguard Your Future

4 Reasons to Put Us on Your Side
  • Over 30 Years of Experience

    Our attorneys' extensive knowledge will help you effectively navigate the policies and procedures associated with Title IX law.

  • Personalized Attention

    Our attorney Patrick J. Saccocio personally handles every case and doesn’t hand the matter over to other attorneys, allowing you to get straight answers about the status of your case when you need them.

  • Exceptional Representation

    Our attorneys are very selective about the cases they take on in order to provide you with the highest quality personalized guidance possible.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Our attorneys' background in criminal representation and Title IX assaultive offenses allows them to provide meaningful and complete legal advice around any Title IX allegation.

Success Stories from Students

  • “I can’t thank you enough for your service”

    - R.C.
  • “Patrick gave me my future and my dignity back”

    - J.M.
  • “I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to assist me.”

    - N. D.

Focused on Results

Your Success Is Our Priority

When choosing an attorney to represent you in a Title IX case, you want a lawyer who understands the nuances of Title IX law and has a background in criminal defense. At Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC, our lawyers have extensive experience defending Title IX sexual assault cases, domestic/dating violence, and related criminal cases. This gives us a unique edge in advising clients on Title IX matters.

Since 1999, our firm has maintained a commitment to professional service and effective representation. We have achieved numerous successes for our clients facing potentially life-altering allegations. Our Title IX defense lawyers are confident that they can help you navigate the road ahead and obtain results that protect your best interests.

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Our Title IX Attorneys

Serving Our Clients
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    Patrick J. Saccocio

    Title IX Attorney

    Patrick J. Saccocio is a founding member of Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC and has been a practicing attorney since 1989. Patrick heads the firm’s Title IX practice. Patrick practices in the areas of Title IX student misconduct defense, domestic/dating violence criminal defense, and Title VII employment discrimination defense. Prior to entering private practice, Patrick was an Assistant District Attorney with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. Contact Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC ...
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    Gerard F. Parisi

    Title IX Attorney

    Gerard F. Parisi is a founding member of Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC and has been a practicing attorney since 1999. Gerard heads the firm’s Trusts & Estates department and concentrates his practice in the areas of trust and estate administration, planning, and litigation. Prior to entering the practice of law, Gerard was employed as a Certified Public Accountant and auditor with the worldwide firm Ernst & Young, LLP at their White Plains, NY office in Westchester County. Schedule your initial ...
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    John Saccocio

    Title IX Attorney

    John R. Saccocio is an attorney with over 30 years’ experience and is Special Counsel to the law firm of Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC, working on matters that pertain to the firm’s Title IX practice area. John has focused his practice on labor and employment law issues. John has represented public sector unions and their members on a wide range of employment law issues, including disciplinary proceedings, improper employer practices, litigation, collective bargaining, and contract grievances. ...
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    Tina Meyberg

    Title IX Advisor

    Tina Meyberg completed her undergraduate degree at San Jose State University and her MBA at National University. Tina is familiar with the campus Title IX sexual misconduct investigation and disciplinary process. Tina possesses first-hand experience in advocating for students charged with Title IX violations and assisting them in navigating the Title IX process. Tina is located in San Jose, California, and serves as an accessible and experienced resource for our California and west coast ...
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Let Us Answer Your Questions

  • Q:What Is Title IX?

    A:Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity (Source: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Civil Rights (2015) Title IX and Sex Discrimination). ​ Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires every school to investigate claims of sexual misconduct including sexual assault and sexual harassment against students. The stakes are high for the student facing discipline for misconduct. They include dismissal from the institution, interruption of the students’ course of study and/or conditions placed upon the accused student, not to mention the stigma to reputations associated with a guilty finding. In addition, there is the interaction that often occurs between the student disciplinary investigation and a criminal investigation or prosecution. Students need to be advised and counseled about the consequences connected with their participation or non-participation in the university or college Title IX investigatory process.

  • Q:Should I Contact a Lawyer if I am Accused of Campus Misconduct Involving Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence?

    A:Yes. If you are accused of this conduct, both to protect your educational status and to protect yourself in any parallel criminal investigation or prosecution, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

  • Q:What Kind of Lawyer Should I Contact?

    A:Contact a lawyer admitted to practice law in the state or jurisdiction where your school is located. Contact a lawyer who understands Title IX and VAWA and the rules and procedures of your school. It would also be helpful if that attorney is experienced in the criminal representation of persons charged with assault offenses.

  • Q:What Can I Expect When I Retain the Services of Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC?

    A:Being accused of violating Title IX can be frightening and stressful, and you’ll rightly have many questions about your situation. When you hire our team, you can expect to get dedicated and individualized attention. Attorney Patrick J. Saccocio will be in charge of your case from start to finish and will rarely delegate it to another lawyer. Additionally, he is committed to being accessible to clients, which is why he provides them with an Emergency Title IX Assistance number.

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