Gilbert E. “Gibby” Johnston enjoyed a prominent career in law, becoming one of the best-known First Amendment lawyers in Alabama. In 1974 Johnston joined the Birmingham law firm Johnston, Barton, Proctor, Swedlaw & Naff, where he worked with colleagues to establish numerous favorable precedents in the law pertaining to libel and privacy defense, access to public meetings and records and the reporter’s privilege. He retired from Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP in 2011.
Executive Producer: Amy Martin
Producer: Max Shores
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Narration: Mark Nelson