John Runde

Direct: 512-652-5780

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John Runde has extensive trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation in courts throughout Texas. These matters have involved construction defect claims, complex contract and fiduciary duty disputes, non-compete claims, employment claims, and first-party insurance defense claims.

Before attending law school, John served in the United States Marine Corps for six years and was deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008. His experience as an infantry Marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom shaped his perspective in a fundamental manner and has been a strong asset to him as a courtroom advocate and a counselor to his clients. Before joining Weisbart Springer Hayes, John worked for a highly respected litigation firm in Corpus Christi, where he gained significant trial experience.

Honors and Distinctions
  • Texas Rising Star, 2021-2023, Thomson Reuters Legal
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
Court Admissions

All Texas State CourtsU.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of TexasU.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Texas Austin Bar Association Federal Bar Association, Austin Chapter Texas Young Lawyers Association Texas Bar Foundation


J.D., with honors, Texas Tech University School of Law B.A., Texas Tech University Intern, United States House of Representatives, 200

Speeches and Publications

Speaker at 2017 Texas Bankers Association Legal Conference, Austin Speaker at 2016, 2018 Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals meeting