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Kari Murphy

Kari E. Murphy


Kari E. Murphy joined CaJacob Law Group in August 2021 where she practices with our personal injury team.

Kari’s practice is client-focused and communication heavy. She believes in transparency, responsiveness, and aggressively advocating for her clients. Kari is passionate about helping others, simplifying the legal process, and bringing a quick and just resolution to her clients’ cases.

Kari received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude from Capital University Law School.

Before joining CaJacob Law Group, Kari previously served as Assistant Executive Director and Director of Diversity for the Columbus Bar Association. That role developed her skill in communication, negotiation, time management, and her ability to juggle multiple competing priorities - skills she now brings to CaJacob Law Group’s personal injury practice.

Kari also brings her experience as the Statewide Program Director for the Law and Leadership Institute (LLI), where she worked in all six of Ohio’s major cities to captivate, inspire, and equip underserved minority youth with the skills needed for a college-bound future and professional success.

Kari began her role with LLI after leaving a career in law school administration where she promoted access to legal education and the importance of diversity in both the classroom and the legal profession.

Kari also brings her experience as a former judicial extern to Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and as a former extern for the Ohio State Troopers Association. Kari lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio with her spouse and their two children. She is an active community member and can be found in the stands, cheering on the Reynoldsburg Raiders on any given Friday night, or on the Pine Quarry Park trails with her family on Saturday mornings.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude – Capital University Law School

  • Bachelor of Arts – The Ohio State University 

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member – Columbus Bar Association (CBA)

  • Member – American Bar Association (ABA)

  • Member – John Mercer Langston Bar Association (JMLBA)

Community Involvement 

  • Board Member – Capital University Law School Alumni Board

  • Board Member, Events Marketing Chair – JMLBA

  • Member – Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

  • Member – Vineyard Columbus, East Campus

  • Grant Reader – The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio (2019)

  • Mentor – United Way, Women’s Leadership Council E3 (2018)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Article – Columbus Business First, Legal Connections, June 2020: A Lesson from 2008: Diversity & Inclusion in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

  • Feature – Lawyers Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2019: Introductions: Kari Murphy, Assistant Executive Director & Director of Diversity

  • Feature – Ohio Minority Business Enterprise Newspaper, January 2019: Kari E. Murphy, Esq. of Columbus (Franklin Co.) was made Assistant Executive Director and Director of Diversity at the Columbus Bar Association

  • Speaker – Paralegal Association of Central Ohio 2020 & 2021: Ohio Notary Modernization Act, Overview & Updates

  • Speaker – Diversity in Leadership Fellowship Orientation: The State of D&I in the Legal Profession, 2020 & 2021

  • Speaker – Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, 2020: Imposter Syndrome

  • Speaker – Women Lawyers of Franklin County, 2019: Imposter Syndrome

  • Speaker – OSU LeaderShape, Inc., 2018

  • Speaker – IMPACT Community Action: Workforce Development, 2015: Resume Writing