Keith A. Johnston has practiced environmental and energy law for over 17 years in the public and private sectors. This experience has spanned all three branches of state and federal government and has included complex litigation, regulatory, and policy matters. Keith spent the last twelve years of his career leading, developing, and implementing the legal advocacy programs for a public interest law firm in his home state of Alabama. Prior to working in Alabama, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., where he worked on toxic torts and other environmental matters. Keith also spent a year in Ketchikan, Alaska, clerking for a judge and working on a wide variety of legal matters.
Before his legal career, Keith obtained a B.S. degree in Natural Resources from Sewanee: The University of the South and worked for U.S. Forest Service in Alaska and Idaho, the Maine Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy in Viriginia. Keith attended Vermont Law School where he was a member of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, a member of the moot court trial advocacy team, and clerked for U.S. Dept. of Justice-Environmental Enforcement Section and the New York Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Division.
Keith enjoys spending as much time as possible outside and traveling. His adventures, and misadventures, revolve around camping, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and hunting. He especially loves his dad’s farm and his mom’s river camp, and he enjoys his time with family at both.