Damion M. Clifford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA
 | 115 West Main Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-460-1635
Fax: 614-469-1093
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (80%),
  • Tax: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

A former U.S. Army Reserve specialist, Damion M. Clifford is a partner at James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, located in Columbus, Ohio. Representing clients throughout the central portion of the state, he focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation, including matters involving state and local taxation. Mr. Clifford has extensive first chair trial experience and has argued several cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has also represented health care professionals in licensure proceedings before the State Medical Board of Ohio and individual and business taxpayers in administrative hearings before the Ohio Department of Taxation and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General.

Mr. Clifford also advises businesses regarding their day-to-day operations. Some of the matters that he has handled in this regard include the preparation of employment contracts and noncompete agreements, cease and desist letters, and workers' compensation disputes.

A 2000 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he majored in sociology and received a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Clifford attended Capital University Law School in Columbus and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004. After graduation, he joined the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, where he handled litigation involving state agencies such as the Ohio Department of Taxation and the State Medical Board of Ohio. He joined his current firm in 2010. Mr. Clifford is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Clifford has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. He is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (80%)

Tax (20%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

Tax Law


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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About Damion Clifford

Admitted: 2004, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.arnlaw.com/damion-m-clifford/


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Top Lawyer, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2016
  • Order of the Curia, Capital University Law School, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004
  • Ohio, 2004
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • St. Charles Preparatory High School, Alumni Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Sales and Use Tax Conference, Lorman Education Services, 2011-2012


  • State ex rel. Gelesh v. State Med. Bd., 72 Ohio App.3d 365, 2007-Ohio-3328 (determination as to whether a physician can bypass their administrative remedies by seeking relief with a court of common pleas)
  • Coniglio v. State Med. Bd., Franklin App. No. 07-AP-298, 2007-Ohio-5018 (determination as to whether a decision by another state can be challenged by a physician in Ohio)
  • Ridgeway v. State Med. Bd., Franklin App. No. 06-AP-1197-98, 2007-Ohio-5657 (determination as to whether a summary suspension is immediately appealable to the court of common pleas)
  • Progressive Plastics v. Levin, Franklin App. No. 08-AP-472, 2009-Ohio-3688 (determination as to what standard is appropriate for valuing inventory)
  • Zupancic v. Wilkins, Franklin App. No. 08-AP-472, 2009-Ohio-3688 (determination as to what is the proper form of relief for a party seeking to appeal a decision that lacks administrative review)
  • Global Knowledge Training, LLC v. Levin, 127 Ohio St.3d 34, 2010-Ohio-4411 (constitutional challenge to imposition of sales tax on computer training)
  • Southside Cmty. Dev. Corp. v. Levin, 119 Ohio St.3d 521, 2008-Ohio-4839 (real property question as to whether a subsequent owner could intervene in a prior owner’s application for exemption)
  • Northeast Ohio Psychiatric Institute v. Levin, 121 Ohio St.3d 292, 2009-Ohio-583 (real property exemption for a mental health facility)
  • Home Depot v. Levin, 121 Ohio St.3d 482, 2009-Ohio-1431 (million dollar plus claim seeking a bad debt deduction)

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University, B.A., Major: Sociology
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Office Location for Damion M. Clifford

115 West Main Street
4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-460-1635

Fax: 614-469-1093

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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