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Richard H. Gill

May 19, 2022

Richard H. Gill

I didn't know what the job was, and that mattered. John [Doar] told me how he intended to structure the staff, and he said he wanted to be sure of a couple of things. First of all, it was not a project to "Get President Nixon," it was an investigation and an inquiry, and if you had any views that you were there to get him, you were not going to be hired. You were there in the role of a lawyer to a client, and the client was the Judiciary Committee.

Attorney Richard Gill, a native of Montgomery, AL, was born in 1940. He attended Lanier High School, earned his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1962, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1965.

Attorney Richard Gill is the senior partner at Copeland Franco. He has been an active litigator in a broad range of civil matters, including securities fraud (both plaintiff and defense), trusts and trust investment management, complex business litigation, insurance coverage, employment, personal injury, pharmaceutical pricing, and investments. He has over 200 reported decisions from state and federal courts, is a Fellow of both The American College of Trial Lawyers and The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and is one of only two or three attorneys in the United States to have that dual distinction. He has been engaged in major litigation in areas as geographically diverse as Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Florida and Illinois.

In his career, Mr. Gill has served as Senior Associate Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives on the Impeachment of President Richard Nixon, as Vice-Chair of the committee which wrote Alabama's Appellate Rules (and is author of the Official Commentary to such rules), as a disciplinary judge for the Alabama State Bar for many years, and as a member of the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Disciplinary Committee.