Damion M. Clifford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

Arnold & Clifford LLP
 | 115 West Main Street, Suite 400
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
    • 80%Business Litigation
    • 20%Tax
    Focus Areas

    Tax Law

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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    About Damion Clifford

    Admitted: 2004, Ohio

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2019
    • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine 2018
    • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2017
    • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2016
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2016
    • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • 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
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Columbus Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2004
    • Ohio, 2004

    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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • State v. Guzman, 3rd Dist. Allen No. 1-18-21, 2018-Ohio-4470 (successfully vacated nunc pro tunc entry of judgment).
    • Sims v. Coley, 5th Dist. Licking No. 18 CA 00007, 2018-Ohio-3703 (successfully overturned trial court's grant of summary judgment).
    • Pappas v. FM2, LLC, 99 N.E.3d 1107, 2017-Ohio-8548 (10th Dist.)(successfully pierced the corporate veil in order to impose personal liability).
    • Anderson v. Bueher, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 15AP-633, 2016-Ohio-665 (successful defense of claimed substantial aggravation of pre-existing conditions).
    • Global Knowledge Training, LLC v. Levin, 127 Ohio St.3d 34, 2010-Ohio-4411 (constitutional challenge to imposition of sales tax on computer training).
    • Zupancic v. Wilkins, 10th Dist. Franklin 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).
    • Progressive Plastics v. Levin, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 91614, 2009-Ohio-2033 (determination as to what standard is appropriate for valuing inventory).
    • Home Depot v. Levin, 121 Ohio St.3d 482, 2009-Ohio-1431 (million dollar plus claim seeking a bad debt deduction).
    • Northeast Ohio Psychiatric Institute v. Levin, 121 Ohio St.3d 292, 2009-Ohio-583 (real property exemption for a mental health facility).
    • 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).
    • Coniglio v. State Med. Bd., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 07-AP-298, 2007-Ohio-5018 (determination as to whether a decision by another state can be challenged by a physician in Ohio).
    • State ex rel. Gelesh v. State Med. Bd., 72 Ohio App.3d 365, 2007-Ohio-3328 (10th Dist.)(determination as to whether a physician can bypass their administrative remedies by seeking relief with a court of common pleas).
    • Ridgeway v. State Med. Bd., 10th Dist. Franklin No. 06-AP-1197-98, 2007-Ohio-5657 (determination as to whether a summary suspension is immediately appealable to the court of common pleas).

    Educational Background:

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

    115 West Main Street
    Suite 400
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Phone: 614-460-1635

    Fax: 614-469-1093

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