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Robert Johns

Executive Director/Attorney

AppalReD Legal Aid


Robert Johns - has been the executive director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid) since January 2015.  Prior to that, he worked as a staff attorney and managing attorney with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services in Steubenville, Ohio for 20 years.  He started his legal career as an AmeriCorps attorney with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality in Findlay, Ohio.  He is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and the University of Notre Dame.