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R. Scot Kraeuter: Top-Rated Ethics & Skill

R. Scot Kraeuter


R. Scot Kraeuter is a founding partner of Johnson Kraeuter, LLC, located in Savannah. His practice focuses primarily upon domestic and personal injury law.

Born in Winchester, Massachusetts in 1970, Mr. Kraeuter received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 1992 and his Juris Doctor from the Emory University School of Law in 1995.

His previous legal experience includes practice in several areas of law for over 16 years with the Savannah, Georgia law firm of Savage, Turner, Kraeuter, Pinckney & Madison. Mr. Kraeuter is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the American Association of Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Kraeuter was named by his peers in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite attorneys in Georgia Trend Magazine. From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Kraeuter was honored in Best Lawyers for his work in family law and personal injury litigation ,which profiles the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the United States who are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The firm was also named as a Best Law Firm in 2015-2019 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

In 2019, he was again recognized by his peers in the Atlanta Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” a distinction awarded to only 5% of all attorneys in Georgia. He has previously been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in 2014 -2018 as well as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” in 2009. Mr. Kraeuter enjoys the highest rating of "AV" in both legal professional ability and ethical standards given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. An AV rating (based upon confidential evaluations by judges and fellow attorneys) indicates that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is usually only awarded after many years of practicing law. Approximately 21% of attorneys qualify for the AV rating.

Mr. Kraeuter is the Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section Executive Committee. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section from 2017-2018. In 2018 Mr. Kraeuter was the program chair for the Family Law Institute, a three day continuing legal education seminar attended by approximately 600 Georgia domestic lawyers and judges. He served as the Committee Secretary in 2016-2017 and was an at large member of the Committee from 2010-2016. Mr. Kraeuter is also a past member of the Chatham County Bench and Bar Committee from 2014-2016.

Mr. Kraeuter has significant jury trial experience, including the following cases tried to a jury verdict:

  • Arthur Joe Oliver vs. Suzanne Stewart (2008)
  • Harry Howe and Nieve Howe vs. Amir Hassan (2004)
  • Gordon Smith vs. Gerald Wise (2003)
  • Lisa Gorumba, Kathlyn Veal and Robert W. Galloway, as Administrator of the Estate of Esther Ambrose vs. Eugene T. Ambrose (1998).

Client Testimonials

  • “Paul not only averted a trial but got me a very satisfactory settlement and a quick closure to the matter.”


  • “Love Scot!!”

    Oscar W.

  • “Scot's credibility and good name within the Savannah legal community was also evident and made a difference. Worth every penny!”

    Dan E.

  • “I appreciated Mr. Kraeuter's attention to detail and great listening skills.”


  • “One thing I really like is Scot's confidence...it made ME confident that I had such a bad-a** on my side when going into battle.”