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Curtis Alan Runger

Curtis Alan Runger

also known as Curt Runger

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Probate, Divorce & Separation

About Me

Since 2003, Mr. Runger has provided aggressive and ethical representation for his clients, no matter how big or small their cases may be, in many different areas of law. Mr. Runger routinely represents individuals who are injured in car or trucking accidents and assists them in recovering money for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.  Mr. Runger has tried numerous cases, both non-jury and jury, and prides himself on fighting for his clients' rights and not backing down to insurance companies who refuse to deal in good faith with his clients


Mr. Runger has also successfully handled numerous divorce and child custody matters from start to finish.  He understands every client is different and that divorce can be one of the most emotionally difficult times of his clients' lives.  He fights hard to protect the things most important to his clients; their children and their assets.  Mr. Runger navigates his Memphis divorce clients through the child custody, child support and visitation process and also has prosecuted and defended many contempt proceedings for his clients.  He also prepares prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for his clients.


Setting up corporations and limited liability companies is one of the most gratifying practice areas for Mr. Runger.  He is knowledgeable and experienced in advising his clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various business entities and assists clients in preparation of corporate bylaws, corporate resolutions, operating agreements and non-compete agreements.  Additionally, Mr. Runger represents cilents in the purchase and sale of their businesses.  Mr. Runger is well aware that business and partnership disputes may arise and has extensive litigation experience handling partnership disputes and corporate dissolutions.


Mr. Runger prepares Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Living Wills for his Memphis and Bartlett clients as well.  He also handles estates in Probate Court when an individual passes away.  Understanding that people are overwhelmed with grief after the death of a loved one, Mr. Runger helps his clients manage the affairs, including the transfer of assets, that must be tended to when loved ones pass away.  Additionally, Mr. Runger also assists his clients in establishing conservatorships and guardianships for their incompetent or impaired family members when needed.


Languages Spoken: English, German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Litigation: 35%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    12 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    12 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($300-375/hour), Contingent (31-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Kendra Hazlett Armstrong

    Curt is a top-notch litigator and a skilled and accomplished lawyer. He's extremely insightful, knowledgeable and trustworthy, and he represents his clients zealously. I endorse and highly-recommend this lawyer.


    Kendra Armstrong Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael Jeffery Bradford

    I've known Curt for many years and we have worked as co-counsel in litigation. Curt is very skilled in his litigation practice, while also efficient. I highly endorse this attorney.


    Michael Bradford Trademark Infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Douglass & Runger

2820 Summer Oaks Dr.
Bartlett, TN, 38134





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2014
Client Choice AwardAvvo2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
TortEvidenceEthicsTennessee Justice Programs Seminar2013
Probate Process from Start to FinishNational Business Institute2012
Waltzing Through the Tennessee Child Support WorksheetTenn Bar U2011
Torts Evidence EthicsTennessee Justice Programs Seminar2011
Law Firm ManagementTenn Bar U2010
Law Practice SuccessionTenn Bar U2009
TN's Retainage and the Prompt Payment ActTenn Bar U2009
Real Property LiensTenn Bar U2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Gallaway2013 - Present
Attorney at LawDouglass & Runger2004 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Attorney Mentors, LLCFounder2014 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Youth Leadership MemphisVolunteer2005 - Present
Memphis Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Plaintiff v. 2009 Entertainment and Enterprises, Inc.Judgment for Plaintiff, $42,500.00
Plaintiff v. Walmart Stores East, Inc.Settlement after Institution of Lawsuit
State v. DefendantCase Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
AttorneyMentors.com7 Mistakes that Newly Licensed Attorneys Make2015
www.bartlettdivorce.com5 Myths About Your Divorce Case2013
www.bartlettprobate.comProbate Cases We Handle2013
www.bartlettdivorce.comDivorce Cases We Handle2013
www.bartlettpersonalinjury.comCases We Handle2013
www.bartlettpersonalinjury.com7 Crucial Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim Before You Even File A Lawsuit2013
The Daily NewsLoeb Suits Headed For Settlement2008
WREG.COMCouple Accused of House Stealing Will Be Evicted2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UNIV MEMPHISLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Clemson UniversityLanguage and International Trade--GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Why Hope WorksPersonal Injury2014
Legal EaseDiscovery in Tennessee2014
July 2014 MeetingBankruptcy2014
Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawStarting A Solo Practice2014
Branded Live 2013Branding: Solo Practitioners2013
Tennessee Moot Court CompetitionOral Advocacy2010
Tennessee Moot Court CompetitionOral Advocacy2009
Legal Lines Charity Call In ShowLegal Advice2008