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Joseph M. Patchen

"I pride myself on finding practical solutions for our clients when issues arise. Even better, I enjoy helping our clients anticipate problems or seize opportunities before they arise."

Joseph M. Patchen is a partner at Carlile Patchen & Murphy, where he practices Business and Real Estate law. He represents businesses, owners, lenders and professionals in real estate and business matters. His business law practice emphasizes corporation and limited liability company formation, planning, succession, and asset protection. His commercial real estate representation emphasizes construction, leasing, bank loan documentation, and development.

Joe joined CPM in June 1987. He has served as Chair of CPM’s Commercial Law Practice Group, the Banking Law and Oil and Gas Groups.

Community Involvement

Joe is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio History Connection (formerly known as The Ohio Historical Society) and serves on the Sites and Outreach committees. He also served as a member of the Governor’s Advisor Committee for the Civil War 150th. He is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Joe has served in various board and volunteer capacities with Huckleberry House, FirstLink, Pilot Dogs, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters, and many other not-for-profit organizations. He serves as a mentor in the Ohio Supreme Court mentorship program and he is on the Character and Fitness Committee of the Columbus Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Joe is a member of the Columbus, Ohio State and American Bar Associations, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute. He is a frequent seminar lecturer on leasing, construction, commercial real estate, and corporate law matters.


Joe received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in 1984 (degree in history, with Scholar of the College honors, Phi Beta Kappa) and his law degree from The Ohio State University in 1987.

Professional Recognitions

Joe has received the Martindale-Hubbell rating of BV® Distinguished™.*

Personal Interests

Joe resides in Worthington with his wife, Sara, and their two children. He enjoys biking, shooting sporting clays, coaching his children’s sports teams, and volunteering in the Statehouse “Battery A” which fires the Ohio Statehouse Civil War cannons on special occasions.

*The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. A rating of AV® Preeminent™ denotes that an attorney has achieved the status of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability based on recommendations from the attorney’s peers. AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.