The Students’ Attorney, a service offered through the Dean of Students Office, provides free legal services to students.

Students’ Attorney Ed McKibbin is a licensed attorney who offers expert advice and guidance in legal situations. McKibbin says he likes to provide students with “courteous, compassionate service in a relaxed atmosphere that’s not your typical attorney’s office.”

Eric Lempa, a junior communication studies major, has utilized the services of the Students’ Attorney in the past. When he and his roommates were deciding on living situations, he wanted to have his lease looked over because they were unsure if they were making the right decision.

“The Students’ Attorney made me feel so much better and helped me and my roommates feel comfortable in our decision,” Lempa said.

Some issues the Students’ Attorney can help students with include:

  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Lease reviews
  • Consumer protection
  • Credit concerns
  • Contracts
  • Personal injury
  • Traffic violations
  • Domestic/family issues
  • Real estate transactions
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Family law
  • Criminal law

Before signing a lease or any other legal document, or to receive guidance about a legal situation, consult the Students’ Attorney. For more information, please contact the Students’ Attorney at (309) 438-5951.