R. Scot Kraeuter is a founding partner of Johnson, Kraeuter & Dunn, LLC located in Savannah, Georgia. 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 and 2015 as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite attorneys in Georgia Trend Magazine.
In 2015 and 2016 Mr. Kraeuter was recognized in Best Lawyers 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 and 2016 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Also in 2016 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 and 2015 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 sits as a member at large on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia's Family Law Section. He is the Secretary elect of the Executive Committee. Mr. Kraeuter is also a member of the Chatham County Bench and Bar Committee.
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, Katherine Veal and Robert W. Galloway, as Administrator of the Estate of Esther Ambrose vs. Eugene T. Ambrose (1998).
He has given numerous lectures and authored numerous professional articles, including Prenuptial Agreements in Georgia and Equitable Division: Valuing Assets and Non-Marital Property. He has been an invited speaker at the Family Law Institute sponsored by the Family Law Section of State Bar of Georgia in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Mr. Kraeuter devotes his spare time to his family and enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting and camping.