Ms. Katelyn K. DeRuyter



Katelyn K. DeRuyter is an Associate in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014. While in law school, Ms. DeRuyter served on the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology as a Staff Member and Note and Comments Editor. She also participated in the Environmental and Energy Law Clinic where she advised a local city on whether their existing ordinances were in compliance with upcoming amendments to stormwater management rules and regulations.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith, Ms. DeRuyter served as an Assistant Solicitor-General for the Cobb County Solicitor-General’s Office. During her time as an Assistant Solicitor-General, Ms. DeRuyter prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and gained extensive courtroom experience. She sat first chair on multiple jury trials, tried many bench trials, routinely argued motions on behalf of the State of Georgia, and negotiated hundreds of plea agreements.

Ms. DeRuyter was raised in Atlanta. After graduating from The Lovett School, she attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies. While in college, Ms. DeRuyter enlisted in the Army National Guard. She completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and graduated in August 2011. She is no longer is in the service but continues to serve her community through the dedicated representation of her clients.


•“Does Sackett Foreshadow the End of Non-Reviewability for FDA Warning Letters?,” Food & Drug Law Journal, 241 (2013).

In The News

Hall Booth Smith Adds Four Associates as Atlanta Office Grows

September 18, 2018
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to add four new associates at its office in Atlanta as the firm expands its defense practice across the

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Alcohol Beverage Law
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Administration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404.586.6615  Phone
(770) 433-9346  Fax
University Attended:
St. Olaf College, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
Georgia Court of Appeals; Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court

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