Questions and Misconceptions

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Common Questions and Misconceptions

Over the years I’ve heard pretty much everything and what follows may echo some of your thoughts. I offer them not to frighten or alarm you, but to arm you with a greater understanding, to help make the right decision that will enhance the chances for the best possible outcome.

They won’t expel my child – I pay them too much money.

It sounds reasonable, but don’t believe it. That’s simply not how schools decide disciplinary cases.

I did way worse when I was in college – she’ll be fine.

Perhaps you did, but these are different times, with different standards and different systems and yesterday’s tolerance and understanding barely exists today in a zero-tolerance society and educational environment.

My child is an adult and needs to take responsibility and handle it on his own and learn from it.

While I am a big believer in letting college age students deal with the ramifications of their own actions, this isn’t the time to let them go at it on their own. Potential punishments can be harsh and have life-changing and life-defining consequences. Your child needs the best possible chance for success. 

How bad could it be – my child wasn’t arrested?

There are many offenses that students are not arrested for that may lead to expulsion. An arrest has no bearing on how a school treats a violation of their code of conduct. 

My child told us not worry, no big deal. Friends and relatives’ kids went through the same thing and it was fine.

That may be true, but every case and every offense is different.  Different schools handle discipline in different ways.  You need experienced advice – not anecdotal, colloquial wisdom.

The school only allows an attorney to advise my child, so how can you help at the hearing?

Even if participation is limited, I’ll play a vital role: preparing your child’s defense and teaching him or her to advocate for themselves. I’ll identify and interview potential witnesses, get statements, gather evidence, and plan a litigation strategy with arguments to support it.  Most important of all, I’ll accompany them to the hearing to support them and protect their rights.

Can we sue the school if we get a negative result?

You can but it’s unlikely you find justice.  Most lawsuits against schools are dismissed.  Those that aren’t – those that detail the school’s violations – result in the case being sent back to the school for a new hearing with protections against violations of the first hearing.

How I Get Started

Understand that you’re in a fluid and fast-moving situation. School disciplinary cases often move at remarkable speed. Because of that, as soon as I’m hired I take immediate action:

  • I meet with or have an audio or video call with your child.
  • I’ll instruct her not to communicate in any way with school
 personnel or anyone involved in the incident until we have
 constructed a strategy to deal with the school.
  • We discuss the incident to fully understand what happened
, and with that knowledge, we begin to craft a defense.
  • I determine if there is evidence to gather, witness statements 
to take, or if a private investigator experienced in working in
 the college environment is required.

As a final note, I keep you informed. I’m a father and I know first-hand how the stressful nature and the fear of a situation like this makes living a normal life more than challenging. So I won’t add to it by keeping you in the dark; you’ll be fully informed of all steps taken

Past Client Testimonials

Past Client Testimonials

I am a student who was falsely accused of a Title IX offense. At first, I thought I could handle the school’s procedures by myself without an attorney, but things started getting complicated. At that point, I knew I needed professional help. Even though I was falsely accused, the procedure needs an expert to navigate through the school’s rules. Scott has confidence due to his experience in Title IX cases in other universities who all have different rules and procedures regarding Title IX.  Scott was always available to answer my calls and text messages. He gave 110% into my preparation and defense hearing, and met with me several times to go over any questions and concerns my family and I had. He would listen to everyone’s thoughts and told us the right way to go about my case. As a student, I would highly recommend Scott for representation in any kind of defense and/or Title IX cases.


Mr. Limmer was very professional, knowledgeable and reassuring during a very unsettling time for my son (and family). Scott has experience in dealing with college based disciplinary claims and was very available to both my son and myself to offer practical, wise advice. He was easy and very 'real' to talk to, helping my son get the best outcome from a difficult situation. We appreciated his help and would recommend him without hesitation.


Our son was falsely accused of Title IX violations at college. His future was at stake. We knew we needed to hire the right lawyer to defend him. We hired Scott and not only did he defend and advise him, but we won the case and all charges were dropped! The cost of hiring him was an excellent investment. Scott was honest, professional, extremely knowledgeable and the right man for the job. He made my son comfortable throughout the terrifying experience. Highly recommend him.


I worked with Mr. Limmer on a school title ix hearing case. The chances of winning these cases is very slim because of preponderance of evidence, which makes it impossible for the defendant to prove themselves. Mr. Limmer stood by me throughout the process and guided me at each step on how to go through the process and prepare a solid defense. We worked on it together and result was ruled in our favor. He's really experienced in this area and knows long island schools well


It is with great pleasure that I am writing this review of attorney Scott Limmer.  The college academic disciplinary process was confusing and seemed to be a process that is unfair and finds students guilty. I strongly suggest that if one finds themselves in this type of situation they would seek out Scott Limmer, a qualified professional who protects the rights of students and is well versed in academic college procedure.  I am grateful for the legal advice Scott Limmer provided to me and my daughter every step of the way as it lead to a favorable outcome and prevented my daughter from having a tarnished academic record. Scott was supportive and responsive to me as a parent as well as my daughter. I highly recommend Scott Limmer as he was honest, knowledgeable, and informative throughout this whole process. We are forever grateful to Scott Limmer.

AnonymousAccused of Academic Dishonesty. Was found not responsible 

Scott was super helpful in helping me defend myself against accusations my school made against me. I wasn’t allowed to have an lawyer represent me for me school hearing as is common. But we spent days going over the evidence and preparing my statements and making sure I had valid arguments to make as well as answers to any questions I may be asked. The statements he wrote for me and the trial prep we did was crucial in my case and lead to a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend.

AnonymousCharged with Academic Misconduct. Was found not responsible. 

I am a Long Island college student who was wrongly accused amongst others for academic dishonesty based on a professor’s assumptions. I researched lawyers and was fortunate to find Scott Limmer who is an excellent academic disciplinary attorney. Scott was an amazing attorney who made me feel comfortable throughout this difficult process. He was always available to answer any questions I had and offered expert legal advice every step of the way.  He prepared me extensively for the hearing, going over the evidence and arguments for weeks prior to the hearing date.  I am so grateful that I had Scott Limmer as my attorney and I would highly recommend him. With his legal guidance, I was fortunate to receive a favorable outcome as I was found not responsible for academic dishonesty and I received my final grade for the class with no penalty.