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CPM Names New Managing Partner

Effective August 26, 2014, the partners of the Columbus law firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy are pleased to announce they have elected H. Ritchey Hollenbaugh as the firm’s Managing Partner, Robert B. Barnett, Jr. as a member of the Executive Committee, and Brigid E. Heid as Chair of the Employment Law Department.

“This is an exciting time to be leading a group of highly skilled and energetic business lawyers and litigators.” said H. Ritchey Hollenbaugh. “I’m very pleased to have this opportunity.” Having served as a past President of both the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association, and currently as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, Hollenbaugh’s election as Managing Partner brings enhanced local, state, and national recognition to the firm, as well as the benefit of his years of highly regarded litigation skills and prior law firm management.

Robert B. Barnett, Jr. has been elected to serve on the firm's Executive Committee.  Barnett has unmatched intelligence, vision, and knowledge of Carlile Patchen & Murphy’s history, and his commitment to the firm's long term success will go a long way in helping to insure a bright future for the firm. 

Brigid E. Heid has been a member of the firm’s Employment Law Department since joining the firm in 2008. Brigid’s acknowledged expertise in her practice area insures that the employment law needs of the firm’s clients remain exceptionally well met. “I am honored and privileged to be named the Chair of the Employment Law Department at CPM.” said Brigid. “We have an incredibly talented group of attorneys who are committed to providing outstanding service to our clients and helping them navigate employment-related business issues."     

H. Ritchey Hollenbaugh 
Ritchey’s litigation practice includes representing clients in cases involving business disputes, white collar crime, election law and professional responsibility. Ritchey was awarded The Columbus Bar Association’s Bar Service Medal and the 2013 Ohio Bar Medal by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Robert B. Barnett, Jr. 
Bob practices estate and business planning, ownership succession planning, and family wealth and estate planning. He has been chosen as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” since inception of the award, is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, and a Fellow of The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel.

Brigid E. Heid 
Brigid practices employment law focusing on business, commercial and employment litigation. In addition, she serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors, and is an active member of the American Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, and the Columbus Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She has been named as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Columbus by Super Lawyers. 

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
For nearly 50 years Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has concentrated on responsively serving Ohio businesses and the people who own and operate them. Beyond the traditional advice on choice of the appropriate business entity and structure of ownership interests; the firm lends its extensive experience in counseling on financing, tax planning, estate planning, commercial law, employment law, real estate law, banking and finance law, securities law, and litigation.