Experienced Probate Lawyer
Douglass & Runger
Memphis, TN US
Posted ago
Douglass & Runger

If you are interested in applying for this position, please read the instructions at the end of this posting and follow all instructions explicitly. 

Do you want to help give clients peace of mind after the death of a loved one by navigating them through the probate process? Do you want to help clients ensure that their deceased loved one’s estate is distributed according to the deceased’s wishes? Are you the type of person who would enjoy assisting clients in removing a tremendous weight off their shoulders by crafting estate planning documents for their benefit that will remove all anxiety about their futures? 

We are an enterprising law firm located in Memphis, TN, that is on track for aggressive growth, and we need experienced probate and estate planning attorneys to join our team and work directly with the owner and attorneys to support the team and help clients. We are looking for someone committed to creating an amazing client experience and who has the ability to be a calming and comforting presence for clients during a potentially anxious time. 

Salary is commensurate with skill and experience and is negotiable. The compensation package includes base, salary plus bonus compensation for production and performance. We offer benefits, including health insurance and paid time off. We pay for continuing legal education, bar dues, and some approved voluntary bar memberships. 

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, we look forward to reviewing your resume. Please follow these instructions. Prepare a cover letter that explains what you believe are the 3 most important qualities or values for an attorney working with individuals dealing with the repercussions that follow the death of a loved one. Please include your desired compensation range. As a closing sentence, please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.”  

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  • Conducting client meetings to evaluate strategies for moving through the probate process. 
  • Handling testate and intestate estate matters from start to finish. 
  • Appearing in Court as counsel for the Estate on various estate-related hearings. 
  • Advocating for estate beneficiaries when necessary on contested probate estates. 
  • Assisting clients with establishing Conservatorships. 
  • Supervising the firm's probate practice.
  • Delegate work to paralegals and legal assistants and monitor their work. 
  • Ensuring that all cases are timely advanced.
  • Conducting monthly meetings with the probate law team.
  • Working to make client satisfaction a top priority and finding quick resolutions to client complaints and concerns.


  • We need an attorney who possesses exceptional communication skills and problem-solving skills needed in order to work with all levels of staff and our clients. 
  • We need an attorney with a passion for working with people and who is able to show care and compassion to our clients who are dealing with emotionally difficult circumstances. 
  • You need to be detail-oriented and possess the ability to develop and apply comprehensive planning and organizing strategies to ensure projects are appropriately prioritized, and resources are used effectively and efficiently. 
  • You need to be comfortable appearing in Court on a regular basis and show a willingness to learn from senior attorneys. 
  • We need an attorney who will be able to navigate the contested issues that can arise in estates and conservatorship procedures and possess the ability to advocate our clients’ position zealously. 
  • You must possess the ability to independently formulate sound decisions and select an effective course of action using available information. 
  • We need an attorney who possesses the ability to craft estate planning documents based upon our client's needs or the ability to learn how to craft estate planning documents on behalf of our clients. 
  • Skills and experience are important and valued, but your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are also extremely important considerations. 
  • We must be able to count on you to show up to court on time.
  • We need an attorney who is capable of training associate probate attorneys on probate practice.

$115,000+ DOE
About Douglass & Runger

Douglass & Runger is a growing, small law firm servicing clients primarily in the areas of family law and probate law. We help our family law clients navigate the divorce process by protecting the things most important to them: the well being of their minor children and their personal assets, and we provide our probate clients peace of mind after the death of a loved one by navigating them through the probate process. We maintain a family like environment for not only our clients, but also our attorneys and staff and are protective of our in-office culture. We provide our clients the security of knowing that they have a law firm that will support them through difficult life obstacles they face no matter what!

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