James Young, II

James H. Young, II


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977); Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • Cornell University (B.A., 1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1977


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Best Lawyers
  • Included in Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Portland, Maine Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year 2017 (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Jay began practicing law in 1977, and in early 1995 formed LeBlanc & Young with his colleagues, Dick LeBlanc and Abby Diggins. Jay is a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Maine Estate Planning Council. Listed annually since 1995 in The Best Lawyers in America, Jay is also recognized in Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers, and has an “AV” rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Best Lawyers named Jay Portland, Maine’s Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017.

Jay has served on the Probate Rules and Forms Committee, as Chairman of the Probate Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, teaching a course on estate planning.

James Young, II
James Young, II

Jay has served on the boards of various charitable organizations, and as a member and Chairman of the Town of Falmouth School Board.

Jay and his wife, Martha, live in Falmouth, where they raised their two children. Jay plays upright bass and has appeared on the Garrison Keillor radio show, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, national folk festivals, and every Grange Hall in Oxford County.