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Lawyers Mutual bids farewell to long-time Senior Vice President of Finance, Bob Neal

With an impressive career at Lawyers Mutual that spanned more than three decades, Bob Neal retired February 28, 2022.  Will Batten, Controller, and member of the Finance Team for 13 years, assumed the role of VP of Finance March 1st.  We are extremely fortunate that Will is ready and able to step into Bob’s shoes. 

Bob joined Lawyers Mutual in 1990 with a background in insurance, auditing, and accounting, and put those skills to use as the company’s Vice-President, Treasurer and CFO.  Prior to joining Lawyers Mutual, Bob worked for Ernst & Young and the Durham Corporation.  In 2013, Bob was recognized as co-winner of the Triangle Business Journal’s Chief Financial Officer of the Year for the small private company category.

Lawyers Mutual President Dan Zureich called the news of Bob’s retirement bittersweet, but well-earned.  “For 32 years, Bob has been the backbone of Lawyer’s Mutual’s Accounting and Finance team and a resolute steward of Lawyers Mutual’s investments and policyholder surplus,” he says.  “Bob is responsible for many significant accomplishments and has helped guide us though economic downturns and a pandemic.  Bob’s focus on protecting the financial health of our company is to be commended.  No doubt Bob is leaving Lawyers Mutual in much better shape than when he arrived.”

Bob’s calm demeanor, financial insight and impressive taste in music will be missed by his colleagues. 


About Lawyers Mutual

Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company was the first insurance company in the country formed by lawyers for lawyers.  It is the largest legal professional liability insurance provider in North Carolina and the only company that has served the state bar continuously since 1977. 

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Media Contact

Julie Beavers, Director of Client Services
800.662.8843 |  julie@lawyersmutualnc.com