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Robert Raulsten Kurtz

also known as Robert R. Kurtz

About me

For the past 13 years, Attorney Robert R. Kurtz has been dedicated to practicing criminal defense in federal and state courts. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1995, and his Juris Doctorate degree with honors in 2000 from the University of Tennessee College of Law. In 1998, Mr. Kurtz started working in a private practice with several criminal defense lawyers. By 2004, he had realized that he wanted to have more personal contact with his clients, and decided to start his own practice. In 2007, Attorney Kurtz moved his practice to a historic building on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Kurtz is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Knoxville Bar Association, and a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In addition to practicing law, Attorney Kurtz is dedicated to giving back to the Knoxville community. From 2009 to 2011, he worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Innocence/ Wrongful Convictions Clinic at the University of Tennessee, College of Law. Mr. Kurtz is the Criminal Justice Act District Panel Representative for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, where he serves as the liaison between the bar and the federal judiciary. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, and served on the Wesley House Community Center Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. At Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, Attorney Kurtz is prepared to represent individuals facing a variety of charges ranging from minor misdemeanors to major felonies. To find out more about how you may be able to retain the representation of Attorney Kurtz, do not hesitate to contact Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law today.   


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 40%
    16 years, 100 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 18%
    16 years, 500 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 2%
    16 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Wesley Daniel Stone

    I have worked along side Mr. Kurtz for over five years and have spoken with him from time to time regarding a variety of issues. Mr. Kurtz's principle's of candor, courage, competence, confidence and integrity are true mark's of a outstanding attorney.


    Wesley Stone Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradley Lamar Henry

    Robert and I recently tried a case in federal court. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Robert as an attorney and as a person. I was impressed with his knowledge of the law and courtroom abilities. I would recommend Robert without hesitation.


    Bradley Henry Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law

422 South Gay Street
Suite 300
Knoxville, TN, 37902-1167


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top AttorneyKnoxville City View Magazine2011
Charles Miller Excellence in Advocacy AwardUniversity of Tennessee College of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Tennessee College Of Law2009 - Present
OwnerStanley & Kurtz, PLLC2007 - Present
Associate and PartnerEldridge & Gaines, PLLC2000 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Defender Services of East TennesseeBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Criminal Justice Act District Panel Representative Eastern District of TennesseeRepresentative2003 - Present
Knoxville Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime MemberN/A
Wesley House Community CenterBoard of Directors2006 - 2008
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE CommitteeCo-chair2001 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Criminal ContemptCharges Dismissed
Juvenile Criminal DefenseCharges Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteKnoxville Criminal Law2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Louisiana, LafayetteHistory/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CJA Orientation SeminarFederal Court Practice2012
Community Law SchoolCriminal Law2002

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