Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey J. Patter has been named Managing Partner, heading the firm’s downtown Columbus office and its new office located in Dublin, Ohio.
Patter will oversee day-to day operations as well as guide long-term planning for the growing firm. In April, the firm announced the opening of its new office in Dublin, Ohio where it will more easily serve local area businesses and clients in Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, and the Columbus Northwest Corridor communities with a full range of legal services.
“It is an honor to be chosen for this leadership position and I look forward to working with our executive team to support our continuing growth and expansion efforts,” said Patter. “We have an impressive group of professionals in our firm, a very enjoyable culture, and many opportunities before us. As Managing Partner, I am excited about leading the realization of our vision of making Carlile Patchen & Murphy the best law firm and the best place to work.”
Patter joined the firm in 2015 when his former firm, Campbell Hornbeck Chilcoat & Veatch, combined practices with Carlile Patchen & Murphy to build a strengthened team of attorneys in similar practice areas. The strategic merger, combined with an increased physical presence in Central Ohio, has led to new clients in several key industries and steady growth across the firm’s business departments. Patter was the Managing Partner at Campbell Hornbeck Chilcoat & Veatch, and was formerly General Counsel of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Patter will continue to maintain his thriving business, litigation, and employment law practice. He routinely represents businesses of all sizes and has extensive experience in large-scale sales and acquisitions of corporate entities, real estate transactions, intellectual property matters, commercial and banking transactions, and corporate governance. He is also Co-Chair of Carlile Patchen & Murphy’s Litigation Department and of the firm’s employment law practice.
Patter has lived in Columbus for over 30 years. He earned his J.D. from Capital University Law School and his B.A. from the University of Mount Union. Patter is an active member in the Columbus community. He serves as counsel to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and has devoted extensive services to the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center over the past 20 years.