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Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Legislative and regulatory mandates relating to cybersecurity for businesses are ever increasing. This reflects a growing concern over unlawful appropriation and misuse of a company’s sensitive information about its business, intellectual property, and customers, and information of third parties with whom the company does business or has contractual relationships. Many states already have statutes with […]

Lawyers Sanctioned for Unilaterally Terminating Deposition

Trial lawyers beware: Ongoing relevancy objections are no basis for terminating a deposition, according to one federal court. Even if the objecting lawyers believed that the questioning was intended to further discovery in an unrelated case, they risked sanctions by summarily ending the deposition. Instead, the lawyers should have expressly invoked Federal Rule 30, built […]

CPM Attorney, Brittany Pace, Passes Florida Bar Exam and can Support Clients with Estate Planning and Estate & Trust Administration in Both Ohio and Florida

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP and their Family Wealth & Estate Planning Group are proud to announce that Attorney, Brittany Pace, successfully passed the February 2017 Florida State Bar Examination. She is among only 57.7 percent of those who passed the most recent bi-annual exam. For the last thirty-five years, CPM has had an attorney […]

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Legal Excellence

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is proud to announce they are celebrating 50 years of providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals in Central Ohio and surrounding states. “We celebrate the legacy of those individuals who built our firm and their dedication to creating a solid foundation that has stood the test of time […]

Preparing For Mediation

Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to help them reach a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute. In a divorce case, reaching an agreement with your spouse via mediation , as opposed to extended litigation where a judge determines the outcome of your case, […]

Bobbie O’Keefe

Bobbie O’Keefe practices Family Law at Carlile Patchen & Murphy. She has practiced law for more than 20 years with a focus in the areas of collaborative law, mediation, divorce and custody, adoption, local government law, public records and open meetings. Bobbie joined CPM in December 2011.


Anthony Delligatti practices litigation and family law at Carlile Patchen and Murphy. He concentrates on business and complex litigation, as well as personal injury, family law, real estate, and mediation. Learn more about Tony’s family law practice at CPMfamilylaw.com. Tony joined CPM in August 1995, and he has served on the Litigation Practice Institute, Common […]


Elizabeth Zuercher (Liz) is in the Family Law practice area at Carlile Patchen & Murphy and focuses her practice on personalized family solutions for her clients in the areas dissolution, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support. She also handles other family centered matters such as pre-nuptial & post nuptial agreements, paternity, and adoption.

Ohio Senate Bill 232 Terminates Transfer-On-Death Deeds to Ex-Spouses and Limits Inheritance Rights of Pre-Conceived Children

In December (2016), Ohio Senator, John Kasich, signed into law Senate Bill 232. The bill makes changes to Ohio’s statutes on intestacy, wills, and trusts and terminates transfer-on-death deeds to ex-spouses in addition to limiting inheritance rights of children born with the use of assisted reproductive technologies. These amendments will take effect March 13, 2017. […]