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Curtis Alan Runger

also known as Curt Runger

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 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.


Languages spoken: English, German

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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 35%
    13 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    13 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
  4. Divorce: 15%
    13 years



Hourly ($275-400/hour), contingent (31-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Natasha N. Hazlett

    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.


    Natasha Hazlett Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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 and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Douglass & Runger

2820 Summer Oaks Dr.
Bartlett, TN, 38134



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" Attorneys for TennesseeAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Certificate of Completion Probate Boot CampNational Business Institute2015
Top 40 Under 40 Litigation LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
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
TN's Retainage and the Prompt Payment ActTenn Bar U2009
Real Property LiensTenn Bar U2009
Law Practice SuccessionTenn 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
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Clemson UniversityLanguage and International Trade--GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Branded SummitTips for Self Employed Individuals2015
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