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Founder and Managing Partner, John L. Vaught is a Vanderbilt Alumnus earning his degree in 1994 with majors in history and political science.  He earned his Juris Doctor from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 1997.  John Vaught is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is active in a number of national, state and local bar organizations.  He is a member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel and has served in positions for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.  He currently serves as Vice President of the Savannah Trial Lawyers Association.  He has obtained many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for families and individuals in Georgia, and across the country, injured as a result of medical malpractice, motor vehicle and tractor trailer collisions and the negligence of others.  He has represented individuals in litigation against the nation’s largest trucking companies, retailers, tire manufacturers and insurance companies.  John has been included in Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star 2009, 2010 and 2011.  He was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers in 2011 and one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Georgia in 2012 and 2013.  John is frequently invited to lecture on various litigation topics including his passion, representing injured children.

            John Vaught is married and has two sons. 


Practice areas


  1. Premises Liability: 20%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  5. Catastrophic Injuries: 20%



Hourly ($100-300/hour), contingent (25-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Howard E. Spiva

    John exemplifies a personalized and caring approach when practicing law. He truly advocates for wrongfully injured men and women to assure they are not walked on by big corporations. His 10.0 AVVO rating is well deserved. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Richard Allen Sanders Jr.

    I endorse John. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and will fight for his clients.


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Contact info

Vaught Law Firm, P.C.

37 West Fairmont Avenue
Suite 203
Savannah, GA, 31406


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199711/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 litigatorsThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2011
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2010
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerVaught Law Firm, PC2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Savannah Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Savannah Trial Lawyers AssociationVice Pesident2013 - 2014
American Bar AssociationAdvisory Pannel2005 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Member Amicus Curae Committee1997 - Present
Georgia Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Savannah Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bush v. Immediate MedVerdict for Plaintiff $830,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994
McCallie SchoolN/AN/A1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationExpert Witnesses2010
SELARepresenting Children2009
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationOpening Statements1999