Damion Robinson

Los Angeles
(310) 979-8700 ext. 217
Damion is a tenacious litigator and trial lawyer who represents individuals and businesses in complex and high-stakes disputes around the country, including business, employment, and insurance cases.

He has recovered millions of dollars for investors, employees, and business owners in disputes in state and federal courts, often facing off against large companies and wealthy individuals.  Damion’s cases have involved commercial real estate and insurance disputes, complex investment schemes, accounting and fiduciary fraud, and cutting-edge technology.  Damion frequently steps in to turn cases around when a successful outcome seems out of reach.


Damion started his career at preeminent international firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he represented publicly-traded companies and large financial institutions in high-stakes litigation, involving multiple billions of dollars in exposure.  Before joining Affeld Grivakes, he founded and managed the business and corporate practice of boutique litigation firm Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP, representing technology startups, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Damion continues to represent individuals and businesses in a broad range of disputes from entertainment, to corporate governance, to wrongful termination.

Damion clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter in the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 2007 to 2008.  

He has devoted a significant part of his work to the public interest on pro bono matters, including representing Central American refugees who fled gang violence and domestic abuse, and helping to establish the right of mentally disabled immigrants to counsel in immigration proceedings.  Damion’s pro bono work has earned him the Equal Justice Advocacy Award from the ACLU of Southern California, among other recognition.

  • Handled a significant breach of fiduciary duty case that was resolved on a confidential basis for eight figures.
  • $1,975,000 settlement on behalf of investor and company executive in case involving corporate embezzlement and accounting fraud.
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement on behalf of a real estate investor in complex real-estate investment scheme.
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement for real-estate investor in bad faith case against insurance company after prior counsel withdrew from the case shortly before pre-trial deadlines.
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement on behalf of a property owner against its tenant after finding of liability and bad faith against tenant.
  • Sued a major government contractor on behalf of five Los Angeles residents challenging illegal practices, resulting in a settlement in excess of damages and significant municipal policy reforms.
  • Pursued claims for a defrauded investor through civil litigation and three bankruptcy cases, securing a non-dischargeable judgment in excess of the investment.
  • Parachuted into a civil case as lead trial counsel on the second day of jury selection and won a unanimous verdict in his client’s favor.

Business Litigation


Intellectual Property

Unfair Competition

Professional Liability


UCLA (2007) J.D.

University of Washington (2003) B.A.

Affeld Grivakes LLP
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2460
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 979-8700
Northern California Office
1261 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 208
San Jose, CA 95125