A Tradition of
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

As Big Firms Exit Broker Pact, Investors Are Uneasy

  By Paul Sullivan Originally appeared in “The New York Times” on January 19, 2018. When a financial adviser leaves a firm, clients often get caught in the middle of what amounts to a messy divorce. A squabble now playing out in the wealth management industry suggests that many of those splits could get messier. Financial […]

Business Law

Cryps, Bits & Bots…Oh My!

By Michael A. Smith, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Flying monkeys are tame by comparison and Dorothy would probably be terrified as virtual currency schemes (also known as cryptocurrencies) have proliferated in recent years, gaining ground as a means of exchange.  Proponents of these cryptocurrencies argue that they provide benefits of anonymity, speed, convenience, […]

Articles & News
Business Law

New Tax Audit Rules on Entities Taxed as Partnerships

By Jack C. Butler, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP     As of January 1, 2018, new IRS rules regarding audits of partnerships became effective. These rules, adopted prior to and not part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, apply to any entity or arrangement that is a “partnership” for tax purposes, which […]


Engaging Your Jury Through Creative Use Of Demonstrative Exhibits

By Carl A. Aveni II, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP   It’s the seventh day of trial, and the novelty has definitely worn off.  Your expert is on the stand, methodically slogging through the minutiae of your case, but, frankly, nobody seems particularly excited about it.  The testimony has been reduced to a series […]

Firm News & Events


Alicia Nesline Shaw, to present at the Powell Chamber of Commerce

Date: February 8, 2018, 8-9:15 AM | Location: Powell Chamber of Commerce, 50 S. Liberty Street, Suite 170

CPM Partner, Matthew Brown, to present with Tim Jabbour at 2018 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Midyear Meeting

Date: February 10-15, 2018 | Location : La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA

CPM Partner, Carl A. Aveni, to present at 2018 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Midyear Meeting AS PART OF TUESDAY’S PROGRAM, “WAKING UP YOUR JURY WITH CREATIVE DEMONSTRATIVE EXHIBITS”.

Date: February 10-15, 2018 | Location : La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA

Central Ohio BWPC February Meeting

Date: February 15, 2018, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location : BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin
“Accommodating the Needs of a Diverse and Modern Workforce”,
Chris Rutter, MBA, SHRM-CP, Director, Human Resources, St. Ann’s Mount Carmel Health System
Michael Bukach,Employee Engagement Manager, CoverMyMeds;
Elayna Keating, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Recourses Business Partner, IKEA Group;
Colleen Dorr, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Recourses Manager, Socius
Kate Higgins, PHR, Founder, Kate & Co. Advisors

CPM Partner, Michael A. Smith, and Associate, Jordan Butler, to present at T.E.I Presidents’ Forum

Date: February 21, 2018 | Location : The Fawcett Center, The Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus

Dublin Chamber of Commerce presents: Multi-Chamber Business Expo & After Hours

Date: February 26, 2018, 4:30 – 7:00 PM | Location : The Exchange at Bridge Park, 6520 Riverside Dr., Dublin