Damon is a solo practitioner who opened The Shadid Law Firm in 2009 where he practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Immigration Law. The Shadid Law Firm is Damon’s second solo practice. Before moving to Seattle, he owned and operated a successful solo firm in Oklahoma. An experienced trial attorney, Damon has taken over 20 jury trials to verdict in his career. Before opening The Shadid Law Firm, Damon worked for the Schlotzhauer law group as a public defender handling over 650 cases a year.
In addition to his legal practice, Damon serves on the board of both the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington in which he serves as the Vice President for Community Outreach, as well as the Arab American Community Coalition in which he serves as a community organizer. In 2010, Damon was appointed to the Mayor’s Council for Race and Social Justice in which he works on education reform in the City of Seattle.
Throughout his career, Damon has remained extremely active in the community, including participating in the first annual AILA Naturalization Day, the King County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program, pro bono work with OneAmerica, the Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Medicine for Peace Project, the Progressive Alliance Foundation, the Red River Democracy Project, the Women’s Shelter and Y.M.C.A. International helping East African refugees gain asylum status in the United States.
Damon was born in Oklahoma City to parents of Lebanese descent. He obtained his law degree from the University of Houston in May 1998 in which he won a scholarship for pro bono civil rights work. He received his B.A., cum laude, in English Literature from the University of Oklahoma.