For over 55 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 serve as a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances.
Because attorneys have a special obligation to the administration of justice and stewardship of the law, we encourage our attorneys to pursue service to the bar and teaching/educational opportunities. We also urge our attorneys to develop thought leadership on relevant legal issues and to participate in the affairs of their larger communities.
Community engagement and giving are essential parts of our practice. Our attorneys are encouraged to develop lasting relationships like these across our community, helping spread their expert knowledge to those in need.
Since the program’s inception in 1987, Carlile Patchen & Murphy has generously contributed to the CBA Minority Clerkship in the employment of summer clerks. In 2020, CPM made the initial contribution to developing the Racial Justice Work Group (RJWG), a joint effort by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Ohio Legal Services Association to advance racial equity by providing vital legal services to local black and minority community members.
For over 10 years, CPM has been a member of TAG Alliances, a global community of legal, accounting, and other professional services firms committed to providing high-quality and value-driven services. As a member, we build quality relationships between independent firms with similar standards of excellence and integrity, allowing us to confidently refer our clients to like-minded firms our clients can trust no matter where their legal needs arise.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP was established in 1967 by Richard V. Patchen and Denis J. Murphy with offices located at 88 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. Our founding partners provided sophisticated legal representation to Central Ohio businesses and individuals, supporting areas related to entity formation, financing, tax planning, estate planning, and other business transactions. In 1978, Hunt Carlile joined CPM , bringing his expertise in corporate litigation and further strengthening the foundation of the steadily growing firm. Through the late 1970s and 1980s, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP developed a reputation as a leading business law firm handling complex business matters for small, mid-sized and large companies in the Columbus region.
Historically, CPM has also boasted a considerable number of committed attorneys who have served the Bar in various leadership positions while also being recognized at the highest levels of service by Martindale Hubbell and other legal referral and ranking agencies. Community engagement and giving is an important part of our practice, since the inception of the program in 1987, Carlile Patchen & Murphy has generously contributed to the CBA Minority Clerkship in the employment of summer clerks. Our attorneys are encouraged to develop lasting relationships like these across our community, helping spread their expert knowledge to those in need.
In June of 2015, Carlile Patchen & Murphy merged with the law firm of Campbell Hornbeck Chilcoat & Veatch and leveraged their expansion by opening a second office in Columbus, located at 535 Metro Place South in Dublin, Ohio. The North-Corridor office allows clients in the increasingly growing area of Central, Ohio to conveniently meet with CPM attorneys based on their needs and/or proximity.
We wanted you to know just how impressed with you and your firm for taking such quick action for our neighbor’s will. Another lawyer kept putting them off and got upset with them because it should have been done months ago. Cliff wasn’t ready then to even discuss a will back then since he was sure he wasn’t terminal. Thank you for protecting Ilona.
Unfortunately, businesses are struggling across the board, and no one is safe from the aftershock of this virus. My tenant reached out to me on March 18th, saying that they wanted to continue to pay their employees, however, their business was borderline shut down due to their clientele cancelling appointments, even before the full stay-at-home order went into effect. As a result, they requested a 60-day deferral so that they could take a couple months without having to pay their lease. I sent their request over to Geoff Kunkler and Jordan Butler at CPM and they helped me put together an offer that made sense, so that they could continue to stay in business, all while helping me recoup the cost over time.
Thank you again Mr. Kunkler. When my mom finished her life, it was without financial worry, due to her VA benefits and trust fund, which you helped me to set up.
I very much appreciate your firms help with this. My only regret is not working with you guys from the beginning, as I think this process would have gone more smoothly and probably more favorably for me, too.
From the initial contact and throughout the process, we received outstanding advice, thorough legal explanations, a sincere sense of our concerns, and completing the process in a timely manner.
Shortly after finalizing our Trust, Living Wills, and individual Wills, we encountered a dispute with a neighbor who cut down several of our trees. We contacted CPM, discussed our situation, and were guided entirely through the litigation process. We couldn’t have asked for a more seasoned attorney.
Through their efforts, we received a settlement more than we expected and in a timely manner. They were efficient, communicated with us constantly throughout the process, clearly explained our options, and reached a settlement much sooner than we ever anticipated.
We would recommend Carlile, Patchen & Murphy without reservation to anyone seeking a “top-notch” law firm for professional advice or representation.