Stephen D. Enz Recognized for 50 Years of Service to the Bar

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is proud to announce that Stephen D. Enz will be honored at the Annual Columbus Bar Foundation’s Luncheon honoring Columbus Bar Members with Fifty Years of Service to the Bar. The prestigious event will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 at the Athletic Club of Columbus (136 E. Broad St.) where sixteen Columbus attorneys will be honored for their commitment to the practice of law by leaders in the community, colleagues, partners and clients.


“Stephen Enz has been an exemplary member of the legal community here in Columbus along with being a valuable and trusted member of our firm for over seventeen years,” said former Managing Partner of Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, Ritchey Hollenbaugh. Mr. Enz joined the well-established Columbus based law firm in December of 1999 and has concentrated his practice on corporate, business, tax and estate planning as a transactional lawyer. Prior to his tenure at Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Mr. Enz founded, owned and managed his own law firm in Northeast Columbus.


Mr. Enz has been licensed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio since 1967.  He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in 1964 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1967. He is both a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association where he served on the Lawyer Referral Panel, and recently on the Eagle Committee. Mr. Enz has also been distinguished with the Martindale-Hubbell® rating of AV Preeminent® for 2017, representing the highest rating for ethical standards and the highest rating for legal ability in a specific area of practice.  Mr. Enz has been a Martindale-Hubbell® ranked attorney for over 25 years.


Stephen is a lifelong resident of Ohio and involved with many civic and church groups in Central Ohio, including the formation of the Central College Church Foundation, where he serves as an officer and a trustee. He and his wife, Karen, have been married 52 years and their daughter and two grandchildren live in New York and his son lives in Columbus.


Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals for over 50 years. 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. CPM is a respected regional law firm with unrivaled expertise in Business Law, Litigation, Employment, Family Wealth & Estate Planning, Real Estate, Banking, Taxation, Securities, Insurance and Family Law.

We welcome colleagues (past & present) business partners, clients (past & present), and friends to leave a message for Stephen congratulating him on his 50 years of service to the Bar. His “official” 50th anniversary is October 27, 2017.

10 replies
  1. John Wilkerson
    John Wilkerson says:

    Steve – you are gentleman and an exemplary lawyer. Congratulations on this important milestone on what must have been an amazing ride over 50 years.

  2. Bill McGraw
    Bill McGraw says:

    Steve, your bio omits your partnership in the firm providing me with my first law firm employment… law clerk with Federico Myers and Enz 1971-72. Fond memories for me.

  3. Candida
    Candida says:

    Congratulations, Steve! What a wonderful accomplishment. It’s been such a pleasure working with you. Not only are you a talented attorney, you are a kind spirit as well.


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