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Bobbie Corley O'Keefe

"My clients come to me during one of the most painful and confusing times of their lives, and the part of my job I love the most is helping them work through the legal maze during this very difficult time."


  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Local Government Law

Bobbie O’Keefe practices Family Law at Carlile Patchen & Murphy. She has practiced law for more than 20 years with a focus in the areas of collaborative law, mediation, divorce and custody, adoption, local government law, public records and open meetings.

Bobbie joined CPM in December 2011.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Bobbie is a highly-trained and experienced mediator. She has been a speaker for the local and state bar on collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution techniques in child custody and divorce and many other topics related to family law. She is co-author of the Home Rule Handbook for Ohio Townships. And, she is formerly an adjunct faculty member of Columbus State Community College.

Professional Association and Memberships

Bobbie is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and its Family Law Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association and its Family Law Committee, Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Inc. (past-President and serving in different capacities on the Board of Directors), Ohio Mediation Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals, and the Ohio Adoption Roundtable. 

Professional Recognitions

Bobbie was inducted into the 2009 Fellows Class of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Membership is extended only to lawyers whose careers have demonstrated their dedication to the highest ideals of the legal profession and the welfare of their community.


Bobbie received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio and her law degree from Capital University Law School.

Community Involvement

Bobbie is involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Crawford Crew (fundraising and educational entity for James Cancer Hospital, cervical cancer).

Personal Interests

Bobbie has three children who are active in sports and school. When not running around with children, her hobbies include swimming, fitness, taking in the wide array of experiences in Columbus, reading and playing with her two dogs.