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About me

I am an experienced estate planning, probate and small business attorney.  I assist individuals, business owners and fiduciaries with their legal needs.  Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, gardening and the outdoors. 


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Probate: 25%



Hourly ($185-345/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP

366 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH, 43215


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Forty Under 40Columbus Business First2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarlile Patchen & Murphy LLP2010 - Present
AssociateCarlile Patchen & Murphy LLP2000 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
The American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2014 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Probate Law Journal of OhioSaving For Disabled Beneficiaries Is Easier With ABLE2015
Probate Law Journal of OhioWhen is a Will a Cocktail Napkin?2013
Probate Law Journal of OhioAmended Substitute House Bill 404: Ohio’s Definition of ‘Insurable Interest’ Unfortunately Remains Largely Uncodified2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Denison UniversityEconomics; English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio's New Adult Guardianship RulesFranklin County Guardianship Service Board2015
The Marvin A. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning SeminarCase Studies in the Exercise of Trustee Discretion2014
quick webcastTax Implications of Probate Settlement2014
Probate Law InstituteEthics and the Probate Practice2014
Fall Symposium, Columbus ChapterTax Implications of Changing Residency2014
Probate Law InstituteWhen Is A Will A Cocktail Napkin?2013
Central Ohio Financial Planning Association, Chapter meetingBasic Asset Protection Planning2009
Worthington Estate Planning CouncilThe Qualified Personal Residence Trust2005
Estate Planning For The Small to Medium Sized Estate and Introduction to The Probate EstateThe Revocable Living Trust2002