Sean L. Walton

Background: Sean is a talented attorney who focuses his practice on serious personal injury, wrongful death and civil rights cases. Sean has been named a Rising Star in Ohio by Super Lawyers, a distinction only 2.5% of attorneys receive. 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. He has also spent time working throughout Ohio at law firms focusing in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, mass torts, criminal defense, employment discrimination and workers compensation.

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.

Telephone: 614.636.3476
Direct Dial: 614.591.4218


Awards: Rising Star, Super Lawyers; Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; Top 40 Under 40, National Black Lawyers; Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates; Top 40 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys; 10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; Who’s Who in Black Columbus; People to Know in the Law, Columbus Business First; 2017 Emerging Leader, University of Cincinnati African American Alumni Affiliate.

In the Community: Sean is a member of the Board of Directors of the Capital University African American Law Alumni Association, where he serves as Vice-President. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the John Mercer Langston Bar 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. He is also a member of 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. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Sean lectures frequently on issues ranging from civil rights and police misconduct 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 daughters Sabella and Skyla in Columbus, Ohio. Sean is a native of Dayton, Ohio.