Samir Dahman

Samir Dahman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL
 | One Columbus, Suite 1900, 10 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-636-1250
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Employment & Labor (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

As Partner in Charge of KJK’s Columbus office, Samir provides leadership to the office’s talented team of partners, associates and legal analysts, while counseling clients on commercial litigation, business law, estate planning and employment law in Ohio, Michigan and federal courts.

What makes Samir unique though is his fixed-fee, value-based approach to billing, which allows clients to know in advance how much they will pay for legal services. He is known for taking a sincere and serious approach to every one of his clients’ matters.

As a testament to his client-focused approach, Samir was selected as one of the Top 5 Lawyers in Columbus and Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio and received Columbus Business First’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” award in 2015. He is also adjunct professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he teaches concepts in drafting and negotiating corporate purchase agreements.

Samir’s litigation practice encompasses multi-jurisdictional, complex commercial disputes, such as his role as lead counsel in the successful resolution of a $6.3 million combined breach of sales representative agreement and construction dispute pending in U.S., Canadian, and Mexican federal courts. Samir is well versed in trade secret, partnership and closely held company shareholder disputes, and competition litigation.

Samir assists families and professionals in Ohio and Michigan establish estate plans, including revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, foreign beneficiaries, guardians and asset protection trusts. For privately held businesses, Samir provides services related to entity formation, customer and vendor contracts, executive and employment agreements, and employment and discrimination lawsuits.

During law school, Samir served as an extern for Magistrate Mark R. Abel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Active in his community, Samir and his wife founded The Berkshire Triathlon, a 501(c)(3) charity, which has raised more than $45,000 for sick children in Central Ohio benefiting Flying Horse FarmsNationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House.

About Samir Dahman

Admitted: 2007, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • As Executive Editor of the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, I was awarded the The Founders Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for Significant and Lasting Contribution., The Founders Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for Significant and Lasting Contribution , Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, 2007
  • An AV rating is given only to those with "very high legal ability and very high ethical standards."  Such a rating "is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.", AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Pro bono/Community Service:

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presented at the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism's CLE “Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow's Changing the Legal Profession" , Presenter, Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow's Changing the Legal Profession, Supreme Court of Ohio Commission, 2014
  • Presented ethical considerations of construction litigation, including joint defense agreements., Presenter, National Business Institute, Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, 2013
  • Presented "Avoiding the 'Friday-Monday Law': FMLA Best Practices", Presenter, 2010
  • Wrote published, and cited, law review article on an overview of protecting IP rights in China., Author, "Protecting Your IP Rights in China: An Overview of the Process," 1 Entrepren. Bus. L.J. 63, 2006

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of construction company client on plaintiff's claims of breach of contract, slander of title, civil theft, and CSPA violations related to a $500,000 construction project., 2014
  • Prevailed in bench trial in $3.8 million breach of settlement agreement action against national bank, and was awarded $120,000 in attorney's fees., 2014
  • Prevailed at week long jury trial on behalf of business by obtaining $42,000 in breach of contract action, while obtaining directed verdict on adversary's fraud and conversion claims and a jury verdict throwing out adversary's $652,000 breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims., 2013


Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2002

Industry Groups

  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Office Location for Samir Dahman

    One Columbus, Suite 1900
    10 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215


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