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Damion M. Clifford


Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Personal Injury
  • Labor and Employment
  • Appellate Practice
  • Professional Licensure

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2023

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member


Damion is a tireless litigator who has successfully handled a wide variety of matters from a case's inception, through trial, and an appeal. Because Damion advises both businesses and individuals, he has a unique perspective to advise clients in the strengths and weaknesses of the claims and defenses of a particular lawsuit. And, if a lawsuit actually proceeds to trial, Damion's experience in handling all phases of a jury trial ensures that his clients obtain the best result possible.

Based upon his prior work at the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Damion also routinely represents businesses and individuals in sales and use tax audits, commercial activity tax audits, income tax assessments, and in collection actions initiated by special counsel for the Ohio Department of Taxation. Damion's tax experience allows clients to successfully resolve past due tax debts and navigate the audit process.

Damion is a former specialist of the United States Army Reserve.


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Order of the Curia
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology


  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2022 – 2023
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015 – 2016
  • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine – Litigation – Commercial, 2016 – 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Columbus CEO Magazine, Best Lawyers in Columbus – Bet the Company, Commercial Litigation, 2023

Representative Cases

  • Home Depot v. Levin, 121 Ohio St.3d 482, Ohio-1431, 2009
  • Northeast Ohio Psychiatric Institute v. Levin, 121 Ohio St.3d 292, Ohio-583, 2009
  • Southside Cmty. Dev. Corp. v. Levin, 119 Ohio St.3d 521, Ohio-4839, 2008
  • Global Knowledge Training, LLC v. Levin, 127 Ohio St.3d 34, Ohio-4411, 2010
  • Zupancic v. Wilkins, Franklin App. No. 08-AP-472, Ohio-3688, 2009
  • Progressive Plastics v. Levin, Franklin App. No. 08-AP-472, Ohio-3688, 2009
  • Ridgeway v. State Med. Bd., Franklin App. No. 06-AP-1197-98, Ohio-5657, 2007
  • Coniglio v. State Med. Bd., Franklin App. No. 07-AP-298, Ohio-5018, 2007
  • State ex rel. Gelesh v. State Med. Bd., 72 Ohio App.3d 365, Ohio-3328, 2007

Pro-Bono Work

  • St. Charles Preparatory High School, Alumni Board (former member)