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Meet Attorney Ray RunyonAttorney Ray Runyon

Firm Partner With Over 22 Years of Experience

A partner at Runyon & Runyon, Raymond Runyon devotes his practice to the many legal issues faced by individuals, businesses, and families in Clarksville, Tennessee. This includes family law, estate planning and probate, personal injury, guardianships and conservatorships, civil litigation, and collections. The majority of his practice is focused on litigation. His tenacious, knowledgeable counsel helps his clients overcome difficult obstacles to build better lives and brighter futures.

Ray is a Clarksville native who attended the University of Virginia, majoring in history and philosophy, and graduating with his B.A. degree in 1995. He went on to attend the University of Tulsa College of Law, obtaining his M.A. and J.D., summa cum laude, in 1998. While at the University of Tulsa, Ray was the Development Editor of Law Review: Tulsa Law Journal. He authored “VMI and Virginia Lose Again: United States v. Virginia,” 32 Tulsa LJ 681 in 1997.

Since he began practicing as an attorney in 1998, Ray has been recognized for his skilled counsel and commitment to client service. He was recognized as a top trial attorney in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in 2012 and was named in the Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of 2011. He was also made a Fellow of bother the Young Lawyers Division of the Tennessee Bar Association, as well as the Tennessee Bar Association.

Ray is a current member of the Tennessee Association for Justice, Montgomery County Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He is a graduate of both Leadership Clarksville and the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program. He is also a former president of the Montgomery County Bar Association and served as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association, Committee on Continuing Legal Education from 2013-2014.

Ray is very involved with the community and is proud to serve his clients in all of his practice areas. To learn more about Ray and to discuss your legal matter, please call us at (931) 805-4445.

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998
  • Kentucky, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, J.D. summa cum laude - 1998
    • Law Review: Tulsa Law Journal, Development Editor, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, M.A. - 1998
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, B.A. in History and Philosophy - 1995

Published Works

  • VMI and Virginia Lose Again: United States v. Virginia, 32 Tulsa LJ 681, 1997

Representative Clients

  • Appleton's Harley-Davidson
  • Fast Train Property Management
  • Bi-County Solid Waste Management System
  • Reliant Real Property Management
  • Top Flight Property Management
  • Montgomery County Delinquent Tax Attorney
  • Clarksville Dental Center
  • My Place Real Property Management
  • Houston County Delinquent Tax Attorney
  • Stewart County Delinquent Tax Attorney
  • Stewart County Board of Education
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
  • Copper Key Realty & Management
  • Providence Builders

Classes & Seminars

  • Ethical Issues: Conservatorships, Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, 2012
  • 2001–2003 Professor, Draughon’s Junior College, Family Law, Business Associations and Law; and, Personal Injury Law.
  • Congeniality in the Practice of Law, 2016
  • Collection Law Basics, 2017
  • Estate Planning Claims Process for the Tennessee Bar Association, 2018
  • Mediation and Your Practice, 2018

Honors & AwardsExpertise: Best Probate Attorneys in Clarksville 2020Expertise Best Probate Attorneys in Clarksville 2021 Badge

  • Expertise Best Probate Lawyers in Clarksville, 2020-2021
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ Edition of 2011–2012; 2013–2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
  • Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member 1998–present; President, 2008–2009
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Member, 1998–present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1998–present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1998–present
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Class of 2007
  • Leadership Clarksville, Class of 2006
  • Chair, Tennessee Bar Association, Committee on Continuing Legal Education 2013–2014
  • Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator


  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi

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The Best Testimonials Are Results

Learn What Our Past Clients Say About Us
  • “Thank you both for being an absolute pleasure to work with”

  • “You and your staff, especially Shannon, were great during a tough time in my family's life.”

  • “We truly enjoyed knowing all of you”

  • “God bless you and the work you do.”

  • “I am so thankful for your patience and understanding”

  • “You epitomize the definition of a friend, lawyer & professionalism.”

  • “Very personable and very professional”

  • “I appreciate your speedy responses and professionalism”

  • “I would like to thank Ray Runyon and his staff for all the help and understanding during the time you all were needed.”

  • “Thank you Mrs. Browning for all of your help”

  • “You and your staff were such a blessing.”

  • “An awesome lawyer and a wonderful person.”

  • “I think you are wonderful in your profession.”

  • “So kind and took such good care of our family.”

  • “Thank you for all your work and assistance you've provided me”