I am a partner with the Columbus firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with excellent service and value. I head up the firm’s Labor & Employment Law group, which counsels and defends management clients in various labor and employment issues and workers’ compensation.I also serve as the City Attorney for Grandview Heights. My experiences working in a corporate law department, on Capitol Hill, and in private practice have helped me gain unique insights into the needs of the employer community and to better serve them. As a result, I enjoy not only helping clients solve their legal problems with practical solutions, but also providing customized education on a wide range of subjects that can limit needless and costly lawsuits. This includes in-house training on subjects like workplace harassment, proper personnel documentation, wage-and-hour compliance, OSHA and safety. In addition to onsite training, I am often asked to speak or write on various developments in employment law.
Areas of Concentration: Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Labor Law, Workers Compensation, Restrictive Covenants/Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition, Municipal Law.