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Jeffrey A. Runge

Divorce and separation Attorney at Concord, NH

5.0   33 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%
    Handle contested child custody cases, parenting time disputes, and legal custody matters.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Handle complex and highly contested Divorce cases. Director of the Firm's Divorce & Family Law Practice Group.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Family
    10%

  4. Alimony
    5%

  5. Child abuse
    5%

  6. Child support
    5%

  7. Domestic violence
    5%

DIVORCE OR FAMILY LAW ISSUE? I CAN HELP! CALL ME TODAY 603-565-0408. FREE CONSULTATION. LET'S TALK!

Attorney Jeffrey A. Runge is the Founder and Managing Partner of FAMILY LEGAL SERVICES, P.C., a premier New Hampshire Divorce & Family Law firm.  With his comprehensive experience in Family Law litigation, Attorney Runge serves as the Director of the Firm's Family Law Practice Group.  Having been raised by a single parent, Attorney Runge brings to the Firm an untiring work ethic, one that is reminiscent of a bygone era. Attorney Runge offers a free initial consultation (in-person or over-the-phone) to anyone facing a Divorce or Family Law issue.  This allows him to discuss your situation, answer your questions, and help to develop an over-all case strategy to get you the results that you desire.  Please don't be shy, call our office today at and speak with Attorney Runge.   

 

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Modification & Contempt
  • Divorce & Family Law Litigation
  • High net worth Asset Division
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Child Support Enforcement & Modification
  • Pre & Post Nuptual Agreements

 Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire Federal Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Federal Bar Association

 Education

Attorney Runge earned his B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire in the area of International Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts, where he was a member of their Law Review.

He is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New Hampshire and the State and Federal Bars in Massachusetts. 

 

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2020,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2014
Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

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Child Custody Video  FAMILYLEGAL can help you sort out your custody issues.  Don't try to obtain custody without an experienced Attorney - it may be the biggest mistake you will ever make.
Divorce Video  FAMILYLEGAL wants to put an end to the fighting and help you work out your divorce issues. However, if needed, we will also fight to protect our client's rights and advance their interests.
Best Customer Services.  We care about our clients and it shows in the level of service that we provide.

Location

FAMILY LEGAL
660 Central Avenue
Ground Floor - Rear Right
Dover, NH, 03820
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Phil S. | October 15, 2013
Very Caring Attorney
Contacted Jeff because I knew of his work on behalf of Father's rights and shared parenting in New Hampshire. I knew my divorce would be very combative, especially over custody and parenting time of our children. And, I was not wrong. My wife hired a complete dirt bag attorney who made all kinds of false allegations about me. However, Jeff was extremely pro-active in how he handled these outrageous attacks. In the end, Jeff work very hard to expose the lies and get the truth before the court. The court believed Jeff and the representations that he made. You could see that the court even had confidence in how he practiced his profession. Jeff was able to secure a very favorable outcome in my divorce, and I have equal parenting time and pay no child support or alimony. Very happy with the results.
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Posted by Nate, B | March 4, 2014
JEFF AND HIS TEAM ARE THE BEST!
Jeff and his team are simply the best! I contacted FAMILYLEGAL about two years ago for a Divorce. I was immediately scheduled to meet with Jeff. As soon as I met him I knew I had picked the right attorney. He knew exactly what to do and explained our plan of action. His rates were reasonable and well worth the amount of effort he put into my case. Unlike the horror stories I hear about clients not being able to reach their attorney - there was never an issue getting direct access to Jeff. I had his cell phone, office phone, and email. And, he answered his own phone when I called. I feel like there are capable attorney in life that simply exceed your expectations - and there are idiots. Jeff is capable, caring, and absolutely exceeded my expectations. Even my ex-wife said that she wished she had hired Jeff to represent her in our divorce.
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Posted by Larry | November 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!
I contacted FamilyLegal upon receiving a petition for divorce. I did not know what to expect. I never hired an attorney before this happened. My experience with Attorney Jeffrey Runge was great, right from the first meeting. He listened and explained all of my options. He was a strong advocate for me. He expedited the process even though I was the respondent in this case. Attorney Runge kept me notified of every action in this matter. He quickly responded to all of my questions and effectively countered a ridiculous claim made against me that was ultimately dropped. He was a huge asset during the mediation process. Hiring Jeff to represent me was a great decision. It took my divorce from something that was, at first, a scary unknown, to a manageable endeavor. I am pleased with the outcome in this matter. I highly recommend Attorney Jeffrey Runge. Thank you, Jeff for your professional and thorough representation!
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Posted by Mariah | October 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars, definitely recommend!
Jeffrey Runge has been a lifesaver! He navigated me through a divorce and I couldn’t have been happier with his assistance. He was thorough and timely with every document. Thank you Jeffrey!
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I made a very hard decision to file for divorce. Attorney Runge was very complete answering my concerns and how the divorce process works for my particular case. He was always accessible and patient and I appreciated that during such a stressful time. My husband and I ultimately ended up working things out, and Attorney Runge was genuinely happy for us and took care of all the court paperwork to withdraw my petition for divorce. I highly recommend Attorney Runge.
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Posted by Mike | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I can highly recommend Jeff to anyone in need of family legal advice/representation. He’s very professional, knowledgeable and honest. I really appreciated his straightforwardness with myself. He’s not afraid to be aggressive when the situation calls for it. Very responsive to emails and was always on top of what was happening with my case. I always felt like I had the right guy on my side!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely grateful for Jeff!!!
I went through a very difficult, complicated and highly contested divorce. Jeff was the second lawyer I hired and he really helped bring my divorce to a close in a short amount of time. When the other party was being extremely unreasonable he sent the emails and filed motions with the facts that invalidated what they were saying. The other party was a narcissist and were just trying to lengthen the case so I would run out of money. If it wasn't for Jeff I would still be struggling and have lost a lot more money than I did. He is the best for dealing with unconventional situations. I have tremendous respect for Jeff, all his advice and for bringing my divorce to a conclusion.
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Posted by Rebecca | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
*Amazing representation for relocation case*
Attorney Runge represented me in a relocation case. I couldnt have asked for a better lawyer. The case was on going for some time, and he still took it on. I had called multiple different law offices before Family Legal and no one would give my case a chance. Thankfully not, because I hired the best when Attorney Runge took my case. I was granted a temporary order allowing me to relocate to GA from NH due to housing issues. Even though I was 1,200 miles away, he still made everything happen and answered all my questions/concerns. My daughter's father didn't agree with the move and attempted to get custody of our daughter, he lied under oath and tried to make me out to be the bad inconsistent parent. Attorney Runge exposed him at the trial and the Honorable Court saw right through it as well. Attorney Jeffrey Runge took all the evidence and thought about things to bring up I wouldn't have thought of on my own! He was aggressive and straight to the point at the trial. He was very personable and professional during our email exchanges & even met with me on a Sunday before the trial when I traveled back to NH. I highly recommend hiring him, he will get you the results you want and need! He will expose any lie or story and bring light to the truth. Not to mention, he's been doing it for a long time so his experience level and stability is amazing! You will be making a great choice by hiring Attorney Runge :)
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Was helpful and handled everything professionally and quickly. Would highly recommend
Posted by Chris | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Working with Jeffery was a pleasure! Went through a very conflicted custody battle for my son. My ex tried several times to make me out to be some horrific person, and on every turn Jeff kept it very fact based and straight to the point. Anytime I had a concern or question I was in contact with him directly, because he deals with everything himself. Although it was a long battle, in the end we got basically everything I wanted! Also, he has a great sense of humor which really was a huge benefit to help with the stressful situations. He makes sure you are prepared for everything. All around great experience, and I highly reccomend his services to anyone going through a tough situation. If ever I need future help he will definitely be the first person I call!
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Posted by Matthew | August 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true class act.
Jeffery was one of the best things to happen to me in my divorce. Every single step of the way he was there for me. Any question or complex problem I had, he had a solution. When it got hard and emotional he was there to fight hard for me. He reassured me that I would be ok and we would win. Jeffery took me to the finish line and got me out of a bad situation. I started out not having a lawer. Do yourself a favor and don’t even consider going it alone. Don’t look any further. Jeffery Runge is your man he will get the job done. I can not thank him enough.
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Posted by Edgar | August 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true and trusted advocate
If you need an aggressive, competent attorney who is a sharp negotiator then I would strongly recommend Jeff Runge. I am very happy with the outcome of my divorce case and I would like to thank him again for his professional and thorough representation.
Posted by Justin | October 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
I thought I was beyond screwed and Jeff helped to assure that did NOT happen. He tells it like it is and doesn't sugar coat anything. Very quick in returning calls and/or emails. Very professional. EXTREMELY knowledgeable. Should I even need a lawyer with his specialty again, I will be calling him.
Response from Jeffrey Runge October 26, 2021
Thank you Justin for the kind words, and for the opportunity to be able to work with you in obtaining a very positive outcome. We make a great team together. It's always a good thing when I make a planned objection 15 minutes into Trial, and the Court stops everything and tells the other side they are going to lose.
Posted by Ric | September 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-notch family attorney
I am very thankful for Attorney Jeff Runge and his staff at Family Legal Services for their expertise and professional manner in handling my divorce. Jeff was always available to take my phone calls and reply back to my emails at all hours of the day / night without delay. The divorce concluded in an amicable settlement being reached, much of which was skillfully negotiated by Jeff. I strongly suggest that if you need expert family legal representation, look no further and contact Attorney Jeff Runge.
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Posted by Silvia | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than excellent
I called his office and he himself picked up the phone, meet with him for consultation and from that day on I started to see the light regarding the custody of my child. Jeffrey’s work is professional, ethical, clean and everything I was looking for someone who really have the extensive knowledge about custody. I can’t say enough about this man and his firm. I am a happy customer! If you are looking to get your custody matters straighten out give him a call ….he definitely is the BEST
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Posted by Elizabeth | November 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Jeff represented me in my divorce case. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He was attentive and filed all motions and petitions immediately. He was the second lawyer I hired for my divorce as my first lawyer was not reliable and slow to enter the petition to the court. After consulting with Jeff he promptly filed my divorce for me and got the process going immediately. He also advised me to get my retainer fee back from my previous lawyer, which I wouldn’t have otherwise done if not for Jeff’s advice in the matter. Overall it was an excellent experience working with such an incredible lawyer. We ended up winning our case and accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish. I was very impressed and glad to have him on my side for my divorce!
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Posted by Andrey Rutkowsky | May 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Separation case, Andrey. Jeff Runge
He handled my separation case during the covid pandemic. The end result was what I wanted, a 50/50 custody of my daughter. I had no idea what I was doing, and he did guide me thru to the end. Some questions were left unanswered and I attribute that to having to communicate almost solely thru email because of the pandemic. It proved challenging, but the end result was satisfactory.
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Posted by Shana | February 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straightforward
From start to finish Jeff was helpful and supportive. Listening and giving advice. You should closely listen and heed the words from this man. Wonderful and thoughtful at his job. Thank you Jeff
Posted by Mike | February 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely great attorney
I recently had attorney Runge as my counsel in a court case that I was going through. He was always there and got right to the point of the facts and was always on top of the game. He will be recommended by me to anyone who needs his help in a case.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business
If your back is against the wall Jeff Runge will find a way out for you. His long term track record speaks for itself and years and years of legal knowledge shine through in every situation. I would consider Jeff Runge to be the best Lawyer in his field. He will truly go down as one of the great's. Hire him ( pray he takes your case) then sit back and watch him go to work.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • FAMILYLEGAL
  • 2000 - Present
  • President
  • Runge Law Office, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • McGrath Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Clerk
  • McGrath Law Firm
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • KAREN GUTOWSKI and THEODORE, Strafford County NH, 03-M-0730
  • Secured favorable financial outcome for client.

Associations

  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The New Child Support Guidelines
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DWI Litigation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • RSA 91-A Right-to-Know Law Update
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Special Education 2012
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • RSA 91-A Right-to-Know Law Update
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in New Hampshire
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in New Hampshire
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in New Hampshire
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Hampshire Reduced Fee Referral
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Hampshire Pro Bono
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • NHTLA Family Law Forum
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2010
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2009
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2008
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 CEO Today USA Award
  • CEO Today Magazine USA Awards 2021
  • 2021
  • Divorce & Family Law - Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • The Best Attorney in Concord
  • The Best of Concord directory
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Top Family Law Attorney
  • New Hampshire Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Of The Best
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 2018 Excellence Award
  • US Institute of Trade & Commerce
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney Award For NH
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Chairman HB 310
  • NH Governor Benson
  • 2004
  • Law Review Editor
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Law Review
  • Editor
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Daily Talk Radio Program
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Grappone Center
  • Family Law Review CLE
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (74)
Given (91)
Endorse Jeffrey
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Runge. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. New Hampshire’s legal community is fortunate to have an attorney like him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Runge is well known in the legal community as a skilled and highly effective advocate for his clients' interests."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jeffrey Runge. Top-rated lawyer who is dedicated to his clients success. Respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jeffrey Runge. He is an asset to the legal profession and respected by his clients and peers in the legal industry."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent lawyer who is respected by his clients and peers in the legal industry."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jeffrey Runge. He is respected by his clients and peers in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Jeffrey Runge. Dedicated to his clients, hard working, and a respected member in the legal industry."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Runge, is an asset to the legal profession and is well respected by his peers and his clients. He has gained an excellent reputation as a top tier advocate and he exemplifies all of the characteristics of a top quality lawyer. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this attorney. –Anthony Munoz, Esq."
Child support Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community"
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