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 […]

Employment 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 […]

Articles & News
Business Law

Coverage Issues for Non-Coverage Counsel: A Simple Primer for Issue-Spotting Some Complex Stuff (As Presented at the IADC 2018 Annual Conference)

By: Matthew S. Brown, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP and Timothy M. Jabbour, Esq., Tressler LLP     Insurance is pervasive. It exists in all that we do and everywhere we go. Without insurance, risk would often be untenable and all commerce would almost assuredly cease. Any property owner knows that they had to […]


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


BBB® Spark Award Nomination Deadline

Date: April 6, 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 nominate or learn more click below.

Central Ohio BWPC April Meeting

Date: April 19, 2018, 8:00-9:00 AM | Location: BMI Federal Credit Union, Dublin

CPM Women’s Networking Event

Date: April 19, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Location: Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Dublin, 535 Metro Place South, Dublin

Jordan Butler to present at NBI Seminar: “Advanced Business Contracts Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know…”

Date: April 26, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location: Hilton Garden Inn Dayton Beavercreek, 3520 Pentagon Park Blvd, Dayton

Brittany Pace to present at NBI Seminar: The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals

Date: April 27, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location: Holiday Inn Hotel Worthington, 7007 N High Street, Worthington