Undergraduate Academic Disciplinary Misconduct Attorneys


College students accused of academic misconduct often make the mistake of assuming that cheating allegations will simply go away, often not realizing the full consequences until years later. Our attorneys collaborate with subject matter experts that can help to prove your innocence and protect your academic record and reputation.

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Faculty Member or Graduate Student?

If you are a faculty member or graduate student who has been accused of research misconduct, learn more about how our Academic & Scientific Research Misconduct group can help.

Our Experience

Choosing the right attorney makes all the difference.

The attorneys at KJK have represented students at more than 95 colleges and universities around the country and internationally. That work has given us a great deal of experience working with different administrations to ensure that students accused of academic misconduct receive fair hearings. 

Cheating and plagiarism are terms that can refer to a variety of nuanced offenses. We work with students who are accused of: 

  • Completing work for other students 
  • Selling work to other students 
  • Purchasing work that is not their own 
  • Falsifying research 
  • Unattributed direct quotes in essays and academic research papers 
  • Unattributed paraphrasing of another’s work in academic research papers 

Don’t leave your academic reputation in the hands of your school’s administration. If you’re formally accused of cheating or plagiarism, do not hesitate to talk to one of our attorneys about your options.

Possible Consequences of a Guilty Verdict include:
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Failing a class, which may:
    – Delay graduation
    – Make it more difficult to get into the graduate school of your choice 
  • Permanent marks on your transcript 
  • Loss of scholarship or financial aid

Important to Know:

COVID-19: Cheating & Plagiarism

Allegations of cheating and plagiarism are skyrocketing due to virtual learning environments imposed by COVID-19. If you’ve been accused of academic misconduct during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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See What Our CLients are Saying


Enough cannot be said for how helpful KJK was ...

for me during my allegation process. Susan and Kristina were extremely knowledgeable and passionate toward my specific case. They consistently had steps of action to take in my defense and were extremely flexible when working with me. They helped prepare me, both mentally and emotionally, prior to my hearing. Thanks to their hard work, I now have my future back.”

– Successfully defended a pre-med undergraduate student for alleged cheating on a physics lab report and showed that the professor had made a critical error in basic mathematics

Susan and Kristina are great lawyers.

They helped me resolve an extremely difficult academic dishonesty accusation case against me at the university level. They had helpful ideas and were persistent in making sure my defense was the best it could be. They were creative in their way of utilizing outside resources that helped achieve a positive outcome. Good, prompt responses to my questions. I highly recommend them!