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For over 50 years, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals. We value building long-lasting relationships with our clients and we are dedicated to protecting and preserving what is important to them.
At CPM, we foster collaborative, innovative problem solving and are structured to leverage the expertise of all our staff in order to provide the individual attention our clients have come to expect. Although each of our practice areas addresses its own unique matters, our clients understand that CPM can support multiple legal issues and will serve as a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances.

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We help our clients weigh risks and make decisions that protect what they’ve
worked hard to build.


Articles & News
Family Wealth & Estate Planning

The Taxman Goeth

By Mark Williams The new federal law provides a gift to wealthy individuals—a doubling of the estate and gift-tax exemption. Even before tax reform, the odds were remote that individuals would have to pay federal estate taxes. Now, they are downright minuscule. The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 […]

Insurance Law

Supreme Court Curtails Claims Against Insurance Agents

Matthew S. Brown, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP   The Ohio Supreme Court recently made a significant adjustment to the time limit in which an insured can bring a lawsuit against an insurance agent for failure to procure the proper insurance coverage for a claim. In LGR Reality, Inc. v. Frank & London Ins. […]

Articles & News
Business Law

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program “Goes Live” Part I

By Jordan C. Butler In September of 2016, the Ohio General Assembly legalized medical marijuana in the State of Ohio. The new law requires Ohio’s medical marijuana program to be fully operational by September 8, 2018. This narrow window to develop a functional infrastructure has put tremendous pressure on several state regulatory agencies to meet […]


New Federal Evidence Rule Changes Reflect Modern World

By Carl A. Aveni II, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP It has become cliché to observe that electronic evidence has changed every aspect of modern trial practice. From smartphones, to email, to Facebook, we each leave an electronic trail of our daily lives scattered across servers, hard drives, and the cloud. […]

Firm News & Events


Carl Aveni for Judge Fundraiser

Date: June 12, 2018 5:00 – 7:00 PM| Location: Carlile Patchen & Murphy, 366 East Broad St., Columbus, OH

Brittany Pace to Present at OSBA Live Seminar: Basics of Estate Administration

Date: June 14 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Location: Ohio State Bar Association, 1700 Lake Shore Dr, Columbus OH

NAWBO 2018 Visionary Leadership Conference

Date: June 22, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Location: Marriott Columbus University Area, 3100 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus OH

Dublin Corporate Challenge 2018

Date: June 22, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Location: Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin OH

Jordan Butler to present at Powell Chamber of Commerce, Business & Breakfast: How the New Tax Laws Affect Small Businesses

Date: June 28, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM | Location: Powell Chamber of Commerce, 50 S. Liberty Street, Suite 170, Powell OH