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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.

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


Articles & News

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Legislative and regulatory mandates relating to cybersecurity for businesses are ever increasing. This reflects a growing concern over unlawful appropriation and misuse of a company’s sensitive information about its business, intellectual property, and customers, and information of third parties with whom the company does business or has contractual relationships. Many states already have statutes with […]

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


By Joseph M. Patchen When you get on a plane, whether you are the pilot or the passenger, you make a visual check and a mental note of your exit plan in case of emergency. It doesn’t take long and hopefully never becomes important — but you always do it. Likewise, when successful business owners […]


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


Joe Patchen to present at Gun Law (CLE 6.00 hrs. – OH, 7.20. hrs. – WV)

Date: October 5, 2017, 9:00 to 4:30 | Location : Fairfield Inn & Suites, 9000 Worthington Rd.

Geoffrey Kunkler to Present @ L.I.F.T. Women’s Empowerment Symposium

Date: October 12, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 | Location : Abbey Theater Dublin Recreation Center, Dublin

Carl Aveni to Moderate at “In-House Expectations of Outside Counsel: A Peek Behind the Curtain”

Date: October 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 AM | Webinar

Central Ohio BWPC September Meeting

Date: October 19, 2017, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location : BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin
“Corporate Giving & Philanthropy Part 1”, Heather A. George, Director, Wealth Strategies Group, Bernstein

2017 Race Judicata 5k Run/Walk

Date: October 21, 2017, 8:00 – 11:00 | Location : Start and Finish is on OSU’s South Oval at the corner of W 12th Ave and College Road, Columbus