Elizabeth High

Elizabeth T. High

Education

  • Cornell Law School (J.D., 1984); published editor, Cornell International Law Journal
  • Cornell University (B.A., 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1985
  • Massachusetts, 1985

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Best Lawyers
  • Included in Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Portland, Maine Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year 2012 and 2016 (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • Recognized in Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide

Elizabeth started practicing law in 1984 and joined LeBlanc & Young in 1996. She has been a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) since 1996, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003. Elizabeth is also recognized in Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers, and has the highest rating (AV) with Martindale-Hubbell. Best Lawyers named Elizabeth Portland, Maine’s Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012, 2016, and again for 2018. Elizabeth is recognized in Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide as a Leading Individual in Band 1, with a fellow lawyer reporting: “She is incredibly strong technically on the estate tax side, she is very careful, thoughtful and a very deep thinker and she cares deeply about her clients.” Another market source considers Elizabeth to be “a very skilled lawyer, with great practical approaches.”

Elizabeth has served on the boards of various charitable, civic and professional organizations, including the Freeport Historical Society, the Freeport Conservation Commission, the Freeport Comprehensive Planning Board, Maine Medical Center Planned Giving Committee, Maine Health, and Portland Ovations (formerly PCA Great Performances).

Elizabeth High
Elizabeth High

Elizabeth endeavors to be engaged and responsive to the needs of her community and has been involved with projects ranging from legislative work with other professionals and government representatives, to community outreach projects of various local charitable organizations.

Elizabeth and her husband have practiced law in Maine since 1986, and live in the greater Portland area, where they raised their two daughters (now young adults). In addition to her personal and professional families, Elizabeth enjoys the arts, travel, good food and the outdoors.