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Legal Excellence
for 50 Years.



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.

Our Practices

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


Articles & News

An Academic Study, Investment in Human Capital and Labor Mobility: Evidence from a Shock to Property Rights

  We show that the assignment of property rights to client relationships affects employee behavior in the industry for financial advice. Our identification comes from staggered firm-level entry into The Protocol for Broker Recruiting. The Protocol effectively transfers the ownership of the client relationship from the firm to the employee.

Family Law

Facebook Leads to Increased Divorce Rates

A recent study has found a correlation between relationship health and Facebook use that may cause more people to want to switch off the computer and smartphone in favor of spending more time paying attention to their spouses. The Study The study, published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, found that people […]

Articles & News
Business Law

Potential Pitfalls in Deferred Compensation Plans

By Jordan Butler, Associate, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP   Deferred compensation is an arrangement in which a portion of an employee’s income is deferred and paid out at a later date. A “qualified” deferred compensation plan is one that must comply with the rules and regulations of ERISA (e.g., 401(k) plans). “Nonqualified” plans give employers […]


How Private Is Your Home in the Age of Alexa?

Alexa. Cortana. Siri. Odds are good that you own devices connected to at least one of these voice-activated digital assistants. A phone in your pocket. A laptop on your desk. Perhaps a smart TV or an Amazon Echo sitting somewhere in your home. Convenient to use, perhaps, but also omnipresent.Read More

Firm News & Events


Ohio Small Business Development Centers: Columbus State Community College: Capital Crash Course 2018

Date: December 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Location : Columbus State Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Avenue, 4th fl, Columbus

Jordan Butler to present at NBI Live Seminar: Buying and Selling a Business, Start to Finish (CLE 12.00 hrs.)

Date: December 11 & 12, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location : Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, 9000 Worthington Road, Westerville

Brittany Pace to present at LASC Brief Advice Clinic: Poverty Law Topics for Pro Bono Attorneys (CLE 5.00 hrs.)

Date: December 15, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Location : Nationwide Insurance, Nationwide Plaza 1, Columbus

Brittany Pace to present at NBI Live Seminar: Trusts, The Ultimate Guide (CLE 12.00 hrs.)

Date: December 18 & 19, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location : Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, 9000 Worthington Road, Westerville

Central Ohio BWPC January Meeting

Date: January 18, 2017, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location : BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin
“Employment Law Issues”, Alicia Nesline Shaw, Associate, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP;