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Bob Battle is a lawyer and founding partner in the firm, Battle & Winn. Before founding Battle & Winn, Bob was a partner at a law firm of more than 200 attorneys based in Birmingham. Before he moved into private practice, Bob served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ira DeMent, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Bob's practice has focused primarily on business and commercial litigation, and he also has significant experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Since 2005, Bob has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating available based on confidential reviews by peers, clients, and judges. Bob has been consistently recognized as an Alabama “Super Lawyer” since 2010, and as a Mid-South “Super Lawyer” since 2016, a recognition limited to only 5% of lawyers in the Mid-South each year.  B-Metro Magazine has recognized Bob as one of the top lawyers in Birmingham since 2010. Bob was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 and 2017 in the fields of Insurance Law and Litigation-Insurance.

Bob serves as the president of the Yale Club of Alabama and on the board of directors for Impact Alabama. He has served as the chair of the Federal Practice Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, as a member of its executive committee, and continues to serve as a member of the Birmingham Bar Foundation board of directors. Bob has been honored with selections to the Project Corporate Leadership class of 1999, the Birmingham Business Journal "Top 40 Under 40" class of 2001, the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum class of 2006, and the Leadership Birmingham class of 2012. He also previously has served on the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s Campaign Catalyst Committee, the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyer's Executive Committee, and the Birmingham-Southern College President's Advisory Council. 

He is married to Brooke Tanner Battle and they have two daughters, Jane Grey and Tanner. 

Why have you decided to serve as an inaugural Torchbearer for the JLB?  There are several reasons I am involved with the Community of Lights campaign.  First, the idea and inaugural year are being led by my sister-in-law, Lindsey Tanner.  However, I'd do this regardless of the personal connection.  As a lawyer, the nature of the project is compelling because I can easily imagine the difficulty a woman faces maneuvering a complex system.  The One Place concept is a proven model that will leverage the resources that already exist in Birmingham.   

What/who inspires you to be a Light in our community?  I've been following my father's lead for a long time and this is no different.  He has always looked out for those who need help with compassion, sincerity and deep respect.  During his tenure as a judge, he was known for treating all people fairly regardless of their income level, background or status.  Through his example, I have learned the importance of recognizing our place in a large, diverse "community of lights" and doing our part to strengthen it.

 

 
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