Gilbert Johnston

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Gilbert Johnston, Jr.


Prior to his retirement in 2011, Gilbert Johnston practiced law with the firm of Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP, concentrating primarily in First Amendment and business litigation.

As a teenager Gilbert attended a canoe camp in the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota that became, later that year, the second Outward Bound School in the United States. This experience was transformative for him, due to both the rigor of the program and the pristine condition of the waterways in the Boundary Waters and the adjoining Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario. Through the years thereafter he and his wife and children have frequently returned to this area, each time being rejuvenated by its unspoiled beauty. With that background as motivation, Gilbert is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Black Warrior Riverkeeper in seeking to protect his home environment.

Gilbert did his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University and, after two years of military service, received law degrees from the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.).


Gilbert Johnston hiking in Patagonia. Photo by Murray Johnston.

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