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Abigail King Diggins

Abby formed LeBlanc & Young in 1995 with her colleagues, Dick LeBlanc and Jay Young.  She previously practiced law with two large Portland law firms after graduating from law school and completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Samuel W. Collins, Jr. of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

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Abby is experienced in all aspects of estate planning, estate and trust administration, as well as guardianships, conservatorships, and adoptions.  She enjoys working with her clients to develop their estate plans to achieve their goals and minimize estate taxes, and with fiduciaries and beneficiaries through the estate and trust administration processes. In addition, Abby has assisted many in completing their families through the adoption process.

Abby currently serves as Co-Chair of the Probate Rules and Forms Committee, having been appointed as a member of the committee in 2012 by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  In addition, she is a member of the Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Women’s Law Sections of the Maine State Bar Association. She has served as a director and president of the Maine Estate Planning Council, and has served on the board of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar.  Abby is also a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, one of two member attorneys in Maine.

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Abby ran the AIDS Legal Referral Project and has worked with local community organizations, including Portland Trails and the Greater Portland YMCA. She has been a member and chairwoman of both the Town of Yarmouth School Committee and the Caroline Duby Glassman Award Committee.

Abby and her husband Jeff live in Yarmouth with their two children, where they are active in their community. In her free time, Abby enjoys traveling, skiing, yoga, decorating and gardening, and entertaining.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1988); managing editor, Boston University Law Review
  • Colby College (B.A., 1983) magna cum laude
  • Attended the London School of Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1989
  • Massachusetts, 1988

Recognitions

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Best Lawyers 
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