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Attorney Michael W. Sautter

Michael W. Sautter

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Tort Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Contract Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Family Law


Legal Experience:

Law Offices of W. Rhett Eleazer. (1981-1986) I began as a law clerk in my second semester of law school. Upon graduation and passing the South Carolina Bar in 1983, I became an associate.

Eleazer and Sautter: (1986-1990). I became a partner in 1986 in this small general practice law firm. Our emphasis was civil litigation personal injury. I handled several large wrongful death cases involving auto wrecks and medical malpractice. I also practiced in the Family and Criminal Courts.

Law Office of George Sink: (1991-1993). I was the head of litigation for this automobile accident personal injury firm.

Richard Wern, P.A. (1993-1996). My focus was on civil litigation including researching, pleading and executing tort litigation involving a chemical plant explosion wherein 9 people were killed.

The Richter Firm (1996-2000). I was an associate with Lawrence Richter Former Judge of the Family and Circuit Courts for South Carolina. I was involved in many difficult high profile civil cases.

The Brock Firm, LLC (2000-2002). This is a small firm with an emphasis on representing plaintiff’s in civil litigation and family litigation.

Query, Sautter & Associates (2002 – present).

Mr. Sautter has tried cases to a final verdict in State and Federal courts of South Carolina and has participated in cases resulting in settlement in excess of $1,000,000.00 and domestic cases involving multimillion dollar marital estates.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of South Carolina
    • B.S. - 1980
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    • 1978

Bar Admission

  • South Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2008

Past Positions

  • The Brock Firm, LLC, 2000 to 2002
  • The Richter Firm, Associate, 1996 to 2000
  • Richard Wern, P.A., 1993 to 1996
  • Law Office of George Sink, 1991 to 1993
  • Eleazer and Sautter, Partner, 1986 to 1990
  • Law Offices of W. Rhett Eleazer, Law Clerk, 1981 to 1986

Professional Associations

  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1983
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association of Justice, Past Member

Current Employment Position

  • Partner