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Bobbie O’Keefe

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.


Anthony Delligatti practices litigation and family law at Carlile Patchen and Murphy. He concentrates on business and complex litigation, as well as personal injury, family law, real estate, and mediation. Learn more about Tony’s family law practice at CPMfamilylaw.com. Tony joined CPM in August 1995, and he has served on the Litigation Practice Institute, Common […]


Elizabeth Zuercher (Liz) is in the Family Law practice area at Carlile Patchen & Murphy and focuses her practice on personalized family solutions for her clients in the areas dissolution, divorce, child custody, child and spousal support. She also handles other family centered matters such as pre-nuptial & post nuptial agreements, paternity, and adoption.

Ohio Senate Bill 232 Terminates Transfer-On-Death Deeds to Ex-Spouses and Limits Inheritance Rights of Pre-Conceived Children

In December (2016), Ohio Senator, John Kasich, signed into law Senate Bill 232. The bill makes changes to Ohio’s statutes on intestacy, wills, and trusts and terminates transfer-on-death deeds to ex-spouses in addition to limiting inheritance rights of children born with the use of assisted reproductive technologies. These amendments will take effect March 13, 2017. […]

Elizabeth Zuercher recognized as Board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association

For Immediate Release: Elizabeth Zuercher recognized as Board Certified Specialist in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 9, 2017– Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Zuercher has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) as a Legal Specialist in Family Relations Law […]

Facebook Leads to Increased Divorce Rates

A recent study has found a correlation between relationship health and Facebook use that may cause more people to want to switch off the computer and smartphone in favor of spending more time paying attention to their spouses. The Study The study, published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, found that people […]

Preparing For Mediation

Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to help them reach a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute. In a divorce case, reaching an agreement with your spouse via mediation , as opposed to extended litigation where a judge determines the outcome of your case, […]