Parents launch StudentDefend to pair college students with attorneys

Stefanie Botelho's picture

It all started with personal experience.

Jim and Bonnie Garaventi of Marblehead were frustrated that when one of their four children got into trouble a few years ago while away at college, they had nowhere to turn. More specifically, there was no attorney for them to turn.

"We came to realize a lot of other students and parents find themselves in [that situation]," said Jim Garaventi, a founding partner and creative director of Boston-based ad firm Mechanica.

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