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Attorney Damion M. Clifford

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


A former United States Army Reserve Specialist who earned his law degree from Capital University Law School, Damion is accustomed to achieving success through hard work and a desire to be the best. He believes the key to winning a case is a lawyer's ability to think on his or her feet and substantial preparation.

Prior to joining Arnold & Clifford, Damion was an Associate Assistant Attorney General with the Ohio Attorney General's Office and handled numerous matters before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, the State Medical Board of Ohio, and local courts of common pleas.

While in the taxation section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Damion handled cases involving sales and use tax, personal income tax, school district income tax, corporate franchise tax, personal property tax, commercial activity tax, tax increment financing and real property exemption requests by churches and health care facilities.  While practicing before the State Medical Board of Ohio, Damion handled matters involving the appropriate standard of care, chemical dependency, application fraud, actions by other states, acts constituting a felony, licensure and mental impairment cases.  Damion has also successfully argued many cases before the Ohio Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.


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


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

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

Past Employment

  • Ohio Attorney General's Office