A proud member of Oklahoma’s premier full-service law firm, Riggs Abney, Damario is one of the most powerful champions of justice, equality, and opportunity in the nation. Since, 2004 the Damario has serviced the legal needs of clients in a variety of areas, but with special emphasis on Civil Rights, Wrongful Death, Public Policy, Sports and and Civil General Litigation.
Oftentimes the advocate for the underdog, Damario has taken on several battles on behalf of the poor, powerless, or disenfranchised against some of the largest entities in our nation. Damario has tried more than 10 cases and handled almost fifty mediations. He has a nationwide practice and has represented dozens of high profile clients and causes including advocating for reparations for the survivors of the 1921 Greenwood Massacre, citizenship rights of Black Descendants of Muskogee Creek Nation Freedmen, and representing the family of Monroe Bird, III. Solomon-Simmons’ work on the 1921 case earned him an invite to testify before the congressional Black Caucus and he helped present the case to the International Court of the Americas.
Currently Damario serves as lead counsel for the family of unarmed Terence Crutcher, Sr. and co-counsel for the 7 Rape victims of convicted Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw.
In his capacity as a lobbyist, Damario has spent several years drafting official position papers, attending hearings and meetings with elected officials, and organizing and hosting community meetings all in an effort to pass legislation that improved the lives of everyday people. Most significantly, in 2006, he was instrumental in the passage of Oklahoma HB 1245 which required Oklahoma schools vending machines replace beverages and snacks with no or low nutritional value with snacks that meet the standards as established by the USDA.
Damario has provided services that benefited professional, collegiate, high school and Olympic athletes. Damario has overseen the negotiation of millions of dollars of player and endorsement contracts, organized and managed athletes’ businesses and business legal structures, and represented players regarding NFLPA, NCAA, and local high school rules and regulations, including five NFL & NBA 1st round draft picks. He has also developed successful relationships with national corporations and organizations, like the National Football Players Association, Williams Cos., NIKE, and The Salvation Army.
If you have a legal matter that you would like to speak with Damario about, please contact him at email@example.com or call 918-587-3161.