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
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

Non-Profit Organizations, Ohio Law and the Internal Revenue Code

Alan K. Veatch, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP     The relationship and interaction between Ohio law governing not-for-profit organizations, and provisions of the Internal Revenue Code governing tax-exempt and charitable organizations can be confusing, and is often misunderstood.  Many people assume that one necessarily means the other, which is not the case.  The […]


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


Geoff Kunkler with panel to announce BBB® Spark Award

Date: May 8, 2018
The Spark Awards, a Torch Award for Entrepreneurship, recognizes millennial entrepreneurial organizations whose leaders demonstrate a higher level of character, generating a culture that is authentic about its mission, and connect with community. To learn more click below.

Light Central Ohio Blue

Date: May 9-16 | Location: Columbus, OH

Brittany Pace to present at NBI Seminar: “Probate Boot Camp”

Date: May 10-11, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, 9000 Worthington Road, Westerville

Central Ohio BWPC May Meeting

Date: May 17, 2018, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location: BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin

Jordan Butler to present at NBI Seminar: “Eliminating/Minimizing Liens in Personal Injury Settlements”

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