Neal Bobruff grew up in New London and lives in Stonington with his wife, Jane Lassen Bobruff. Neal received his law degree from the University of Connecticut in 1983 and earned a Master's Degree in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1986. His undergraduate degree was earned at Vassar College. He has been licensed to practice law in Connecticut since 1983, before the United States Tax Court since 1988 and in Florida since 1991.
Neal is on the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and a member of its Sections on Elder Law and Real Estate. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Neal is a past President of The Mystic and Noank Library, The Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut and the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Benefactors Society. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities, Inc., Denison Pequotesepos Nature Center, and the Williams School, where he was also President of the Alumni Association. Neal has raised over $110,000 for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by running the Boston Marathon in 2005, 2007, and 2009 and 2014.