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Legal Excellence
for 50 Years.



For over 50 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 will serve as a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances.

Our Practices

We help our clients weigh risks and make decisions that protect what they’ve
worked hard to build.


Articles &News

As Big Firms Exit Broker Pact, Investors Are Uneasy

By Paul Sullivan

Originally appeared in “The New York Times” on January 19, 2018. When a financial adviser leaves a firm, clients often get caught in the middle of what amounts to a messy divorce. A squabble now playing out in the wealth management industry suggests that many of those splits could get messier. Financial advisers act as shepherds […]

Family Law

Facebook Leads to Increased Divorce Rates

A recent study has found a correlation between relationship health and Facebook use that may cause more people to want to switch off the computer and smartphone in favor of spending more time paying attention to their spouses. The Study The study, published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, found that people […]

Articles & News
Business Law

Fiduciary Duties: An Important Consideration in Owning and Running a Business

By Drew Pinta, Associate

If you own or control a business, you likely have responsibilities known as “fiduciary duties.” Fiduciary duties exist with respect to most entity forms (other than sole proprietorships), but to varying degrees. Corporations Directors and officers are required to act (1) in good faith, (2) in a manner the director or officer reasonably believes to […]


Go Green: Senate Bill 57 and Redefining Hemp

By Bryan Pritikin

Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly is focusing on attorney mental health and well-being. We’ve compiled some great articles on self-care, yoga and meditation, mental illnesses and more. Plus, peek inside for pieces on medical marijuana laws in Ohio, how young lawyers are the future of the profession, bankruptcy law and more.

Firm News & Events


CPM’s Bicycle Club to participate at Pelotonia 17

Date: August 4-6, 2017
We will be cheering on members of our CPM Bicycle Club who will be participating in Pelotonia 17. All for ONE GOAL….to END CANCER!

Central Ohio BWPC 2017-2018 Kick-off Meeting

Date: August 17, 2017 , 8:00 to 9:30
“Corporate Branding Strategies” Featuring Brad Circone, Circone & Associates , BMI Federal Credit Union Dublin, Ohio

Carl Aveni to Present @ NBI’s Continuing Education Seminar, “Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media in the Trenches!

Date: September 28, 2017, 8:30 to 4:30 | Location : Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus, Polaris

Alan Acker to Present at the Tax Advisory Group of the Columbus Jewish Foundation

Date: September 7, 2017 | Location : Bailey Cavalieri

Alan Acker will be presenting at the Ohio State Bar Association on Fiduciary Income (CLE)

Date: September 20, 2017 | Location : Ohio State Bar Association