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RobRob Johnston

Assistant General Counsel

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     Rob joined the League staff in 2012 as Assistant General Counsel and is responsible for advising municipal officials and employees from over 440 member cities and towns, writing legal articles, addressing municipal officials, employees and attorneys on municipal matters and assisting with the League’s lobbying efforts. Rob came to the League with a strong background in election law after serving as the Elections Attorney with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office for nearly five years where he provided legal information to public officials regarding election law and procedures as well as written and verbal communication to the general public and media. In addition, he assisted in writing and editing elections material published by the Secretary of State’s office and in conducting workshops and seminars throughout the state. Rob also spent several years in private practice, specializing in civil litigation and appeals, and served as a law clerk with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and the Alabama Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court.

     Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Rob grew up in Prattville, Alabama. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Alabama in 1996 and his J.D. degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2001. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum and the Alabama State Bar Elections, Ethics and Government Relations Law Section.

     Outside the office Rob is involved in church activities and is a member of a local civic club. He enjoys running, reading and sports.