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Justin D. LeBlanc

Justin was born and raised in Portland, and is thrilled to be able to raise his two sons in such a wonderful community.

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After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, Justin clerked for the Honorable Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  Justin joined LeBlanc & Young in 2001, where he focuses on helping clients develop their estate plans, administer estates and trusts, and implement business succession plans.  Justin has extensive experience in difficult probate matters and often serves as a court-appointed independent fiduciary, working with all parties to resolve complex and contentious matters respectfully, and efficiently.  Justin is a mediator, trained in the Harvard Law School method of non-caucus mediation, where all parties work collaboratively to arrive at a client-driven settlement. Best Lawyers named Justin as Portland, Maine’s Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” for 2019.

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Justin lives in South Portland with his two sons and enjoys watching their various musical, athletic, and circus-arts pursuits.  He is actively involved in Circus Maine and is the President of Camp Twitch and Shout, a summer camp for children with Tourette Syndrome.  Prior to law school, Justin worked closely with Slugger the Sea Dog.  In 2014, Justin and Slugger reunited and walked from Fenway Park to Hadlock Field (114 miles) to raise money for Camp Twitch and Shout.  Justin is still waiting to be finally inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1999), magna cum laude; articles editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Vermont (B.A., 1993; Academic All-American Mens Gymnastics)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1999

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Included in Super Lawyers 
  • Included in Best Lawyers 
  • Vice-Chair, Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission
  • Member, Maine Board of Bar Overseers Grievance Commission
  • Member, Maine Medical Center Planned Giving Committee
  • Maine Estate Planning Council (Past President)
  • Trusts and Estates Section of the Maine State Bar Association (Past Chairman)
  • Cleaves Law Library (Former President)
  • Maine Probate Rules Committee (Former Member)
  • Portland, Maine Trust and Estates Lawyer of the Year 2019 (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
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