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Curtis Alan Runger

Probate Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   42 reviews

also known as Curt Runger

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Curtis

Learn Curtis’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Advanced estate planning.

  2. Probate
    40%
    handling estate administration, conservatorships, guardianships

    21 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, child support

    21 years

VAST EXPERIENCE HANDLING PROBATE AND ESTATE MATTERS, PERSONAL INJURY CASE AND DIVORCE.

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 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.  Understanding that every estate is different, Mr. Runger prides himself on assisting his clients in finding the most cost effective solution for their estate needs.  Additionally, Mr. Runger also assists his clients in establishing conservatorships and guardianships for their incompetent or impaired family members when needed.

 

With well over a decade of extensive litigation experience, Mr. Runger has tried countless cases, both jury and non jury, in both state and federal court. Mr. Runger provides tenancious representation for business owners and corporations in commercial litigation matters. He has also successfully negotiated complex contracts for numerious businesses in the acquisition or sale of his clients' respective businesses.

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Location

Curtis Alan Runger
2820 Summer Oaks Dr
Memphis, TN, 38134-3811
Douglass & Runger
2820 Summer Oaks Dr.
Bartlett, TN, 38134
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Linda | December 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exactly what I was looking for
I had a consultation with Curt regarding questions I had about a living will, power of attorney, etc. His advice was easy to understand and exactly what I was looking for. Curt was recommended to me by a close friend I would not hesitate to recommend him, too.
Posted by Emily | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++
I was represented by Mr. Runger in a very difficult divorce case. Unfortunately, the other party was not cooperative, therefore it doubled his load. He reassured me that he would do everything he could for this to benefit in mine and my daughter’s favor. He did beyond that! The effort he put into my case was by far more than what he was obligated to do, or what he “had” to do. He went above and beyond, working countless hours, answered promptly to my questions or concerns day or night, was always thorough, prepped for several trials and was more than prepared for our hearings. Not only did he do an incredible job in court representing me, but he guided me personally through the court hearings and divorce process, which I was extremely unfamiliar with.
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Posted by Mark | November 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate law
Curt was very professional and straightforward with a wealth of information in preparing our living wills. Mr. Runger has expert knowledge of Tennessee law and his costs for services are very competitive and worth every penny. I highly recommend Curt to handle your probate needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate lawyer
Curtis Runger helped me on a probate matter and was responsive and thorough. Highly recommend
Posted by Diane | December 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Outstanding Person...
In order to receive so many 5-star reviews including mine, you must first and foremost be a person of character. That is Mr. Runger. I have never felt unimportant or just a meal ticket when dealing with him. He has handled several matters for my family and me--perhaps small to him but quality-of-life threatening to us. Always kind, always professional, always responds, and always does his best to do the best in regards to your type of case. He breaks the often common public perception of the moniker "scumbag lawyers"! :) Learning the law, while no small feat, is the easy part, but it is his character that makes him a great lawyer. May God continue to bless him to be a blessing!
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Posted by Theresa | September 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
Curt Runger is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. He handled three Estates for me and my family and went above and beyond to help us and did a wonderful job. Thanks Curt.
Posted by Erin | July 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service & So Knowledgable!
Curt is simply amazing to work with. I have worked with him on a few different things and he is so knowledgeable, takes the time to walk you through each step and always answers questions. I have full confidence in his abilities and will continue to work with him in the future.
Posted by David | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Working with mr runger was an absolute pleasure.the only lawyer i have worked with who would return your calls promptly every time.by being patient and working together he got me twice the settlement my friend received from his case.if you want to be treated like a human being and not a number,then mr runger is your man.he is my lawyer for life.
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Posted by Marvin | February 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Runger did a wonderful job. He is very knowledgeable and supportive of your decision regarding the best interest for my case. Reasonable price for the services rendered, he has a great staff that keeps you informed in detailed. Always respond to any and every question. Put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend Mr. Curtis Runger and his staff. Thanks
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Death
MR. Runger, I wont to Thank you very much for helping me with my case you done a great JOB and done it all fast and if I ever need a lawyer again I will call on you. once a gain THANK YOU MUCH
Posted by Anne | July 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Curt helped me out with my problem. Very professional and top notch! Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and thorough
I was in a car accident that and had to go to the hospital. Mr. Runger was always on top of things. Everything was dealt with quickly and I was kept well informed throughout the process. I never had to hear from the insurance companies until it was time to settle. He even arranged for me to have a rental car with the opposing insurance company. Mr. Runger went above and beyond what I expected an attorney to do.
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Posted by Kathleen | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Curtis Runger
Mr. Runger was instrumental in helping me deal with my sister's estate. I live over 600 miles from my deceased sister's home. My sister did not leave a will and had not filed a tax return for several years before her death. Mr. Runger was able to handle all of these issues for me and communicated either by email or phone to keep me up to date on where things stood with my sister's estate. If you are in need of legal advice, Curtis Runger should be your first choice.
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Posted by Monty | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, courteous legal service
Mr. Runger helped me change my will and power of attorney after a divorce. He was very professional and completed the process in a very timely fashion. I highly recommend Curt.
Posted by Adam | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everyone Should Hire Mr. Curtis Runger!
Mr. Runger recently agreed to help me with a case. I wasn't sure what to expect, but that was okay. Mr. Runger kept me in the loop every step of the way. It seemed that he was always available if I needed him for anything. He made the entire process easy for me, and It didn't take long for me to have full confidence in Mr. Runger. What I liked the most about working with Mr. Runger was that he didn't treat me like I was just another case. I really felt like he genuinely cared about me and my best interest. I would highly recommend Curtis Runger to anyone in need of an attorney. He's extremely good at what he does, and there's no doubt in my mind that he will be a blessing to anyone that decided to work with him.
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Posted by Phil | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Manufacturer's defect made good
Mr. Runger took my case when the manufacturer of a vehicle I bought would not respond to demands to remedy a problem that no one could or would figure out. Mr. Runger's expertise in that area of law was refreshing and he kept me up to date at every turn, which ended up being many. Beyond Mr. Runger's professionalism, he educated me in what not to waste my time and money on, which resulted in a most efficient time and expense. My case went to arbitration. Although being respectful and courteous to the opposing counsel, he made it clear that the outcome would be beneficial to me and worked hard to that end. I was able to recoup my expenses and received a new vehicle.
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Posted by Billy | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Star Attorney
Curt took over my case from another attorney. He made it his priority to get justice for me. When he took over my case the value tripled. I could not ask for a better attorney . He knows the law inside out. I would definitely use curt again and recommend him to a family member or friend.
Posted by Melissa | July 29, 2015
Well Recommended
Curt Runger handled some legal issues for me. He is very informative and on top of things. He did a great job. If you are looking for legal counsel Mr. Runger will do a fine job. Highly recommend him!
Posted by Donna | July 28, 2015
Highly recommend!
Mr. Runger was very helpful in helping me deal with my father's will and estate. He saved me time and money by explaining my responsibilities and duties as executor. He did so in language I could understand, not being a lawyer myself. He called back very quickly when I had additional questions. I would highly recommend him and will call him again when I have need of an attorney.
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Posted by Ebony | July 23, 2015
Mr. Runger is AWESOME!!! I cant' sing his praises enough!
I took my car to Jim Keras Chevrolet to have repairs done. While it was there someone stole the tires and rims off of my car leaving the car on bricks! The people at Jim Keras told me I was responsible and that they would not replace the stolen wheels. I was DISTRAUGHT! I spent thousands of dollars on my rims and my car is a corvette. I reached out to a few lawyers, some seemed skeptical to take on a car giant such as Keras but Mr. Runger was outraged by what they did to me and ensured me he would make them pay! Mr. Runger was a Godsend! He jumped on the case, he was diligent, professional and most of all a PIT BULL to them but he showed ME so much compassion. Mr. Runger knew his laws and told me what to do step by step and was very patient with me. He didn’t let up and we WON our case without even having to go to court! I am so thankful for Mr. Runger and I truly recommend his services to anyone in need of a great knowledgeable lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Douglass & Runger
  • 2004 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • City of Gallaway
  • 2013 - 2017

Education

  • UNIV MEMPHIS
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Clemson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LD v. WM
  • Defense Verdict after a trial
  • AB v. MD, et. al
  • Judgment for Plaintiff in the amount of $24,999.00 after a trial
  • Plaintiff v. Walmart Stores East, Inc.
  • Settlement after Institution of Lawsuit
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Associations

  • Attorney Mentors, LLC
  • Founder
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Youth Leadership Memphis
  • Volunteer
  • 2005 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorney Selection of Tennessee
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Tennessee
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion Probate Boot Camp
  • National Business Institute
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • TortEvidenceEthics
  • Tennessee Justice Programs Seminar
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • National Business Institute
  • 2012
  • Waltzing Through the Tennessee Child Support Worksheet
  • Tenn Bar U
  • 2011
  • Torts Evidence Ethics
  • Tennessee Justice Programs Seminar
  • 2011
  • Law Firm Management
  • Tenn Bar U
  • 2010
  • TN's Retainage and the Prompt Payment Act
  • Tenn Bar U
  • 2009
  • Real Property Liens
  • Tenn Bar U
  • 2009
  • Law Practice Succession
  • Tenn Bar U
  • 2009
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Publications

  • AttorneyMentors.com
  • 7 Mistakes that Newly Licensed Attorneys Make
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Branded Summit
  • Tips for Self Employed Individuals
  • 2015
  • Legal Ease
  • Discovery in Tennessee
  • 2014
  • July 2014 Meeting
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Starting A Solo Practice
  • 2014
  • Branded Live 2013
  • Branding: Solo Practitioners
  • 2013
  • Tennessee Moot Court Competition
  • Oral Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Tennessee Moot Court Competition
  • Oral Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Legal Lines Charity Call In Show
  • Legal Advice
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (23)
Endorse Curtis
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curt is a respected attorney and maintains a high level of professionalism. His clients benefit from his experience and knowledge. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curt is the best kind of lawyer. He cares about his clients and is respected by his fellow attorneys. He is always helpful and is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Curt for many years. He's a true professional and a fierce advocate for his clients. Not only does Curt help his clients he also helps other attorneys learn how build their own successful law practice which is something many people don't know. I highly recommend Curt."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Runger cares about his clients and he is a great attorney to work against and along side."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with Mr. Runger, and have found him to be thorough and zealous lawyer. He is up to date on changing technology in the field and implements that into his legal practice. If you have a personal injury or workers compensation case, you cannot go wrong with Mr. Runger."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Curtis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curt is a bright, aggressive attorney with significant experience in complex civil litigation, including divorce and custody matters as well as complex personal injury cases. He is committed to his clients and practices in a professional and ethical manner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Incredibly knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared. Mr. Runger's professionalism is of the highest order. I recommend this great attorney without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Runger is well known in the Memphis community for being a zealous advocate for his clients in a variety of personal injury matters. He is a skilled trial attorney and gets great results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Curt is a great and extremely knowledgeable litigator. He achieves great results for his clients in accident and injury cases. I know Curt well and have worked closely with him on several cases. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone looking for personalized, excellent legal representation in a serious injury case."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Curt for several years. Curt has a great reputation in the community for providing solid representation to his clients in a wide range of areas, including divorce, probate, personal injury, and general litigation. Curt is smart, hardworking and honest. I have personally referred cases to Curt and I would not hesitate to do so in the future."
General practice Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Curt is highly respected within the bar and provides his clients with tenacious representation. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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