DiCello Levitt Attorney Bobby DiCello Joins With the Family of Jayland Walker To Commemorate the Second Anniversary of His Death

Jun 25, 2024

Jayland Walker’s family, along with activists and community leaders, gather for a celebration of life

AKRON, OH—What: A lantern celebration of life ceremony to commemorate the second anniversary of Jayland Walker’s death, who was shot and killed by eight Akron police officers on June 27, 2022. NAACP leaders, community activists, representatives of the Freedom Block, and Bobby DiCello, attorney for the Walker family, will stand together and light candles to remember Jayland Walker.

“On this day, when we gather to remember Jayland, we must remember the price and power of peace.  In the face of terrible pain, the Walker family has always urged us to embrace a peaceful response to the violent loss of Jayland’s life.  The power of their leadership and focus on making change will help ensure that no other family has to endure the loss that they’ve suffered,” stated Bobby DiCello.


June 27 at 6 pm EST


St. Ashworth Temple Church of God and Christ

1086 Vernon Odom Boulevard

Akron, OH 44037


  • NAACP leaders (TBC)
  • Freedom Block Leaders (TBC)
  • Pastor Robert E. DeJournett, St. Ashworth Temple Church of God and Christ
  • Members of the Walker family
  • Bobby DiCello, attorney for the Walker family

About Bobby DiCello

Bobby DiCello, a nationally renowned trial lawyer who has earned multimillion-dollar verdicts, devotes himself to gaining justice for people whose lives have been destroyed by the powerful and the reckless. He is currently representing the Akron family of Jayland Walker, who was killed by police officers from the City of Akron, and the Canton families of James Williams and Zachary Fornash, who were killed by police officers from the City of Canton. A former prosecutor, Bobby champions systemic change and is a pioneer in trial science. His accomplishments in the courtroom have been recognized by outlets such as ABC News, for whom he provided ongoing, real-time analysis on the landmark civil rights trial in its series, The Death of George Floyd – Derek Chauvin on Trial. In 2021, Public Justice, a national legal advocacy organization, recognized Bobby with its prestigious Trial Lawyers of the Year award for his work on the landmark Black v. Hicks case. Mr. Arnold Black was a victim of appalling brutality and corruption in the City of East Cleveland, Ohio. Bobby tried Black’s case to a jury that awarded a record $50 million—a verdict sustained by the U.S. Supreme Court.

About DiCello Levitt  

At DiCello Levitt, we’re dedicated to achieving justice for our clients through civil and human rights, class action, business-to-business, public client, whistleblower, personal injury, and mass tort litigation. Our lawyers are highly respected for their ability to litigate and win cases—whether by trial, settlement, or otherwise—for people who have suffered harm, global corporations that have sustained significant economic losses, and public clients seeking to protect their citizens’ rights and interests. Every day, we put our reputations—and our capital—on the line for our clients.

DiCello Levitt has achieved top recognition as 2023 Plaintiffs Firm of the Year and 2023 Trial Innovation Firm of the Year by the National Law Journal, in addition to our top-tier Chambers and Benchmark ratings. For more information about our firm, including recent trial victories and case resolutions, please visit www.dicellolevitt.com.

Media Contact

Christine Schiffner: (703) 862-5202 or cschiffner@dicellolevitt.com

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