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I typically litigate business disputes, serving as lead or sole counsel in all phases of trial, discovery, motions practice, briefings and appellate review.


I have prevailed in matters before the Supreme Court of Ohio, The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate Circuit, and numerous Ohio District Courts of Appeal, as well as trial courts throughout Ohio.


I serve on the Judicial Screening Committee for the Franklin County Democratic Party, and have been inducted into the International Association of Defense Counsel.



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    18 years
  2. Mediation: 10%
    18 years
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    18 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    18 years


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  • Mark DeSelm Lewis

    Carl Aveni is a superb lawyer. He is always professional, prepared, and conscientious. Few lawyers can match his intellect. His integrity sets him apart too. Carl's clients receive the best representation.


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Contact info

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP

366 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH, 43215


NJResigned Without Prejudice199609/10/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star-OhioSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising Star-OhioSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Paul J. Liacos ScholarBoston University School of Law1995
G. Joseph Tauro ScholarBoston University School of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner-LitigationCarlile Patchen & Murphy, LLP2006 - Present
Senior AssociatePorter Wright Morris & Arthur1998 - 2006
AssociateReed Smith Shaw & McClay1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Defense CounselPeer-Reviewed Member2010 - Present
Judicial Screening Committee-Franklin County Democratic PartyN/A2009 - Present
Franklin American Inn of CourtMember2006 - 2011
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselMember2001 - 2006
Columbus Speech & Hearing CenterBoard of Directors2001 - 2004
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Reading v. Public Utilities Commission of OhioAffirmed by Ohio Supreme Court
McDonnell v. Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical AssociatesAffirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
MS Consultants, Inc. v. American Structurepoint, Inc.Settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Probate Law Journal of OhioGathering And Preserving Information At The Outset in Probate Litigation2011
Columbus Bar Lawyers QuarterlyWhat It's Like To Be In Jeopardy!2011
Probate Law Journal of OhioCounseling Your Client: Distinctions Between Probate Litigation And Commercial Litigation2010
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys UpdateDuty To Warn In A Strict Liability Case-Striking A Balance2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
American UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dirty Litigation Tactics: How To Deal With The Rambo LitigatorUsing Effective Techniques To Combat Rambo Litigation2012
Probate Litigation SeminarCounseling Your Client: A Commercial Litigator's Take On Probate2011
Probate Litigation SeminarTales From The Trenches2010
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionRainmaking For The Young Lawyer2010
Defending Water Intrusion and Mold ClaimsDefending Water Intrusion and Mold Claims2003