Areas of expertise

Central Ohio Litigation Attorneys

At some point, every businessperson will ask this question: “Can they sue me for …?”  The answer is always, “Yes, they can.”

In our decades of practice, the litigation attorneys at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP stand ready to handle a wide range of disputes, from contractual disagreements to succession challenges and fraud allegations. With extensive experience in local, state, and federal courts, our seasoned litigation attorneys offer aggressive yet strategic representation. Whether navigating commercial litigation or resolving partnership disputes, we aim for favorable outcomes.

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Our Litigation Practice Group attorneys are
uniquely experienced in a wide range of areas:

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP trial attorneys are highly skilled courtroom attorneys with the recognized expertise and experience to provide aggressive and thoughtful advice and representation. We make a determined effort to anticipate and avoid problems rather than merely respond to them. However, when a negotiated outcome is not possible, a court case is almost inevitable, which is why you need a trusted litigation partner at your table.

Our civil and business litigation attorneys leverage their experience to further our Central Ohio clients’ interests in court and arbitration forums. We can prepare a compelling case on your behalf for actions such as claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with contract, and unfair competition. Where necessary, we pursue and defend injunctive actions, including requests for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Success Stories

Discover how we've achieved exceptional outcomes for our clients. From securing favorable settlements to winning complex litigation cases and guiding businesses through challenging transactions, these stories reflect our expertise, perseverance, and passion for delivering results.

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Business Disputes

Conflicts are inevitable in the dynamic world of business. Business disputes can be complex and damaging, but our team helps establish solid foundations to prevent disputes and provides strategic guidance for swift resolutions, minimizing disruptions to operations.

We understand the nuances and stakes of business disputes. With a proven track record and unwavering commitment to client success, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is your trusted partner in effectively resolving these challenges.

Creditors’ Rights & Corporate Bankruptcy

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP offers comprehensive representation for creditors, navigating complex legal matters with expertise and dedication. From obtaining and enforcing judgments to facilitating loan workouts and restructuring, our team ensures fair treatment and optimal outcomes for creditors. With our skilled guidance through reorganization and liquidation processes, we safeguard creditors’ rights and interests, achieving swift and effective resolutions. Trust us to be your ally in protecting your interests in creditors’ rights and corporate bankruptcy matters.

Learn how our Creditors’ Rights attorneys tailor strategies and secure the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Employment Law

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP specializes in resolving a range of employment law disputes with expertise and dedication. From addressing retaliation and wrongful termination to defending against unemployment claims, our team offers comprehensive representation to both employers and employees.

Navigating employment contract disputes and handling discrimination and sexual harassment claims demand careful attention and strategic approaches. With a commitment to achieving just outcomes, our attorneys provide assertive yet compassionate support to clients, ensuring their rights are protected.

With a focus on prompt and effective resolution, we stand ready to be your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of employment law disputes.

Learn how our employment law attorneys can help your business protect against discrimination and employment claims.

Estate, Trust, and Probate Litigation

In the business world, probate isn’t just a legal process—it’s a potential minefield. Probate is the process where the State appoints an individual to manage a deceased individual’s estate. If there is a will, Executors or Personal Representatives are usually named. But without one, the Court steps in to choose an Administrator.

Typically, probate proceeds smoothly, but sometimes, it hits snags. Questions might crop up about the deceased’s mental state when they signed documents or the circumstances surrounding those signings. These uncertainties often escalate into probate litigation.


Probate litigation isn’t a walk in the park. Emotions run high as parties argue over wills, estates, trusts, how guardianship is being managed, or even the validity of the documents themselves. It’s a legal tangle involving everything from wills and trusts to living wills, and in more extreme situations, it can even seek the removal of appointed representatives.

Managing probate disputes requires experienced legal guidance. When issues like allegations of duress, incompetence, or undue influence of loved ones, claims of rightful inheritance, and, at times, breach of fiduciary duties arise, you need reliable legal support.

Our team provides the steadfast guidance essential for traversing these legal challenges. We represent estate administrators, fiduciaries, executors, individuals, and families, offering strategic solutions to resolve these intricate disputes and safeguard your business interests.

Learn more about how our experienced probate litigation team can safeguard your business interests and navigate complex legal challenges with confidence.

Insurance Law

Disputes can present formidable challenges for policyholders and insurers in the intricate landscape of insurance law. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, we help resolve various insurance law disputes with expertise and dedication. From coverage disputes to bad faith litigation, our team provides comprehensive representation to protect the rights of policyholders.

Real Estate & Construction

In the dynamic realm of real estate and construction, conflicts can arise unexpectedly, presenting significant challenges for all parties involved. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, we specialize in navigating these complexities with expertise and unwavering dedication.

From premises liability claims to construction defects, our team provides comprehensive representation to address a wide range of disputes. We understand that issues such as title disputes, eminent domain, and landlord-tenant conflicts demand strategic guidance and assertive advocacy.

Navigating these challenges requires careful attention to detail and a deep understanding of the legal landscape. Whether addressing property damage disputes or environmental contamination issues, our attorneys leverage their experience to seek appropriate remedies and uphold industry standards.

With a commitment to effective resolution and a track record of success, CPM is your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of real estate and construction disputes. We work diligently to achieve fair resolutions while minimizing disruptions to our clients’ business operations.

Arbitration and Mediation

Efficiency and amicable solutions are paramount in dispute resolution. Drawing upon our deep understanding of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, we offer strategic counsel tailored to each client’s unique needs.

From facilitating negotiations to representing clients in arbitration proceedings, we strive to achieve swift and cost-effective resolutions while protecting our clients’ interests and preserving relationships. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, our attorneys specialize in guiding clients through these processes with expertise and dedication.

Let us be your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of arbitration and mediation law, helping you achieve favorable outcomes and confidently move forward.


Navigating the intricate landscape of appellate law demands seasoned expertise and strategic prowess. At Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, our appellate attorneys offer comprehensive representation and unwavering dedication to clients seeking to appeal or defend judgments in state and federal courts.

With a deep understanding of appellate procedures and a track record of success, our team provides thorough analysis, persuasive advocacy, and meticulous preparation at every stage of the appellate process.

From crafting persuasive briefs to delivering compelling oral arguments, we strive to secure favorable outcomes for our clients, whether they appeal adverse decisions or defend favorable rulings.

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