General Information

Year founded: 1967
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For over 50 years, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has provided legal excellence to businesses, families, and individuals. We value building long-lasting relationships with our clients and 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 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. Because attorneys have a special obligation to the administration of justice and stewardship of the law, we encourage our attorneys to pursue service to the bar and teaching/educational opportunities. We also urge our attorneys to develop thought leadership on relevant legal issues and participate in their larger communities' affairs.

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP offers unrivaled expertise in the areas of Business Law, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Family Wealth & Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate, Banking, Taxation, Securities, and Insurance.


Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is metro ranked in 10 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Columbus-OH, OH
Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 1 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 1 for Securities Regulation
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Corporate Law

About Our Clients

Huntington Investment Company
Peoples Bank
Edward Jones
AdCare Health Systems, Inc.
Byers Auto Group
Ohio State University


Metro Rankings

Columbus-OH, OH
Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 1 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 1 for Securities Regulation
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Securities
Tier 3 for Nonprofit / Charities Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Franchise Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mediation
  • Municipal Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Male: 9
Female: 3
White / Caucasian: 12
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 13
Black / African American: 1
White / Caucasian: 11
Multi-Racial: 1
Male: 6
Female: 2
Asian: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 3
Multi-Racial: 1
Other Lawyers
Female: 1
Asian: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 6
Female: 7
White / Caucasian: 13
Female: 5
White / Caucasian: 5
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 5
Female: 23
Black / African American: 2
White / Caucasian: 26


Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms (Tier 1 and Tier 2 rankings)
  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms (Tier 1 and Tier 2 rankings)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lexis-Nexis/Fortune Magazine Top-Ranked Law Firm
  • Named Best Family Law Firm in Columbus , Ohio in "Columbus CEO " magazine's "Best of Business" 2015 readers' poll.
  • Named Best Family Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio in "Columbus CEO " magazine's "Best of Business" 2016 readers' poll.
  • Named Best Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio (Under 50 Attorneys) by "Columbus CEO" magazine's  "Best of Business" 2015 Reader's poll.

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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Jane Higgins Marx


Firm Adminstrator
Sally W. McCarley
Media Contact
Vanessa Botts
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