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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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worked hard to build.


Articles & News

Morgan Stanley’s Exit from Broker Protocol is Stern Warning to Broker-Dealers, Competition

Experts fear Morgan Stanley’s exit from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting is a stern warning to broker-dealers planning to leave the wirehouse and to the firms planning to hire or absorb these individuals. The clear message, say lawyers, is that doing so would lead to more payback in courts or in arbitration. Other broker-dealer firms are […]

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 […]

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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


CPM Proud to Sponsor – 2017 Celebration of Learning

Date: November 3, 2017, 6:00 – 11:00 PM | Location : Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus

Carl Aveni to present at NBI Live Seminar: Negotiation Strategies for Litigators (CLE 6.00 hrs.)

Date: November 9, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location : Holiday Inn Hotel Worthington, 7007 N High Street, Worthington

Alan Acker to present at OSBA: How to Build Your Law Practice from Start to Success (CLE 6.00 hrs.)

Date: November 14, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM | Location : Ohio State Bar Association, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus

Central Ohio BWPC November Meeting

Date: November 16, 2017, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location : BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin
“Corporate Giving & Philanthropy Part 2”,
Lisa Jolley, J.D., CAP, Director of Donor Services and
Development for The Columbus Foundation;
Virginia Nunes Gutierrez,
COO, Co-Founder of Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op & AVANZA Business
Jen Bowden, Director, Community Investment with IGS;
Robert J. “Skip” Weiler, President of The Robert Weiler Company

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