Background: Sean is an experienced attorney in the fields of serious personal injury and civil rights litigation. Prior to opening Walton + Brown, LLP, he was an attorney with The Cochran Firm, the prestigious firm founded by legendary attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Sean is also a Certified Contract Advisor with the National Football League. He represents athletes as co-founder of ELITE Sports and Entertainment Agency, LLC.
Education: Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a focus in African American Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.
Awards: National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40; National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40; Who’s Who in Black Columbus; 2017 Emerging Leader, University of Cincinnati African American Alumni Affiliate
Memberships: Sean is active in a number of community and professional organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; 100 Black Men of Central Ohio; John Mercer Langston Bar Association; National Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Ohio Association of Justice; National Crime Victim Bar Association; National Police Accountability Project; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; and the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association.
In the Community: Sean is a member of the Board of Directors for the John Mercer Langston Bar Association, where he serves as Chairman of the Solo/Small Firm Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Capital University African American Law Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Africentric Personal Development Shop, Inc., an innovative behavioral healthcare center specializing in the prevention, treatment and recovery of addictions.
Sean was recently invited to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Black Lawyers, an invitation-only organization comprised of America’s top young attorneys who take pride in advocating for individuals, families and business in the American legal system
Sean lectures frequently on issues ranging from knowing your rights and how to properly document instances of excessive police force to trends and best practices in personal injury and civil rights litigation.
In the Media: For his work in advocating for victims, Sean has been interviewed or featured in media outlets such as The Washington Post, New York Times, NBC Nightly News, CBS Nightly News, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, The Guardian and more.
Family Life: Sean is married and lives with his wife Jennifer and daughter Sabella Nile in Columbus, Ohio. Sean is a native of Dayton, Ohio.