Barbara Runge

5615 Kirby Drive, Ste 840
Houston, Texas 77005
United States
Office Phone: 713-523-5363
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP



Exceptionally active in the Houston legal community, Barbara Runge has practiced law since 1974. Barbara has experienced an extremely successful career in family law. “Every day in my life, I have been given the opportunity to help people who are experiencing the most traumatic time of their lives,” she professes. This love for helping clients in need led Barbara to be named one of Texas’ Best Lawyers. Board certified in family law, Barbara handles divorce and custody cases, modifications, premarital and marital agreements. Additionally, Barbara represents clients using the collaborative method or litigation as determined by case and the client’s desires. She is also a mediator and arbitrator.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law
License(s): Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas, 1974 Licensed to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Professional Activities

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers International Academy of Family Lawyers Texas Tech University Law School Foundation State Bar of Texas Houston Bar Association - Family Law Section American Inn of Court Association of Women Attorneys Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Texas Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

B.A., Texas Tech University, 1971

Postgraduate Education

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1974

Professional Education

Family Law - Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1981
Arbitration - Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1992
Mediation - Certified by Attorney-Mediators, Inc., 1992
Collaborative Law - Basic and Advanced Training, 2000
Negotiation Training - Harvard Law School, 2006


Distinguished Service Award Presented by Texas Tech University School of Law, 2011 Mentor Recognition Award Presented by Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, 2008 David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in Family Law Presented by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2003 Tiffany Star Award Presented by the Association of Women Attorneys, 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award Presented by Texas Tech University School of Law, 2002 Woman of Excellence Award Presented by the Houston Federation of Professional Women Best Lawyers in America, 2010-present Super Lawyers, Law and Politics Magazine, 2006-present Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers, 2012-2016 Top Lawyers, H Magazine, 2006-present