WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DiCello Levitt announced today expanding its Washington, DC office with the addition of three attorneys. They include a lead attorney, Bernadette Armandand associates Elizabeth Paige White and Eviealle Dawkins. The three will work closely with a partner based in Birmingham Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermanna recognized mass-crime and civil rights attorney who is the first black woman ever appointed co-lead plaintiffs’ attorney in a multi-district litigation, In Re: Abbott Laboratories, et al., Preterm Infant Nutrition Products Liability Litigation.
DiCello Levitt already has one of the nation’s leading civil rights practice groups, and these additions bring significant depth to the practice, while significantly expanding the company’s presence in our nation’s capital. The firm has represented plaintiffs in numerous high-profile civil rights cases, including the June 2022 police shooting death of Jayland Walker, an unarmed black man in Akron, Ohio. DiCello Levitt is also representing a group of women in the largest international sex trafficking trial in US history, and the plaintiff in another high-profile police brutality case, among many others.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bernadette, Paige and Éviealle to our DC civil rights practice group,” said firm co-founder Mark DiCello. “This new group of attorneys represents the wealth of experience that DiCello Levitt can bring to all complex civil rights, mass tort and class action cases, and the understanding that many clients in this space seek representation by attorneys. who look like them. ”
“I am honored and incredibly excited to work so closely with this incredible and talented group of diverse lawyers who are as committed to justice and civil rights as I am,” said Debrosse Zimmermann. “DiCello Levitt has the experience, passion, and courage to take on America’s most powerful corporations and government institutions, and I am proud to be part of such a distinguished team that has been widely recognized for its leadership in the areas of civil rights and human rights litigation.
Years of representing clients accused of some of the most serious crimes in Washington have given Armand extensive experience and insight into the precariousness of civil and human rights in the United States. She challenges government officials at all levels, from police to politicians, to honor the US Constitution which guarantees certain inalienable rights for all, especially those who are wronged when leaders flout those rights. Armand joined DiCello Levitt after serving as a senior attorney for the District of Columbia’s Public Defender Service, where she was the lead attorney for homicides and other serious criminal matters.
Elizabeth Paige White
White’s practice focuses on civil rights, police brutality and wrongful death cases. She began her career in public service, working as a public defender at Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem in New York, handling hundreds of charges ranging from narcotics to violent crimes. She then joined the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, defending adults and minors in major crime cases including violent sexual assault and homicide. While working for the Public Defender, White successfully argued a series of writs of habeas corpus over conditions at DC’s Central Detention Center, which later led to the immediate release of a number of individuals.
With a background in grassroots organizing and advocacy in the public and political spheres, Dawkins has developed deep personal perspectives on justice and accountability that are fundamental to her legal practice. At DiCello Levitt, Dawkins will apply his insight to litigation work on behalf of plaintiffs injured by civil or human rights abuses, environmental hazards and other acts of corporate wrongdoing. Prior to joining DiCello Levitt, Dawkins honed his litigation research skills on claims ranging from consumer protection and toxic torts to data and privacy.
About DiCello Levitt
At DiCello Levitt, we are committed to bringing justice to our clients through class action, intercompany, public client, whistleblower, personal injury, civil rights, and mass tort litigation. Our lawyers are highly respected for their ability to litigate and win cases – whether by trial, settlement or otherwise – for individuals who have suffered harm, global corporations who have suffered significant economic loss and public clients seeking to protect the rights and rights of their citizens. interests. Every day, we put our reputation and our capital at stake for our customers.
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