James H. Young, II

Jay was a founding partner of LeBlanc & Young. He began practicing law in 1977 focusing primarily on trusts and estates, and has served the Maine community with expertise and distinction for the past four decades. Jay retired at the end of August 2020 and is missed by his colleagues and clients alike. We wish Jay and Martha much joy as they spend time with family, friends and pursuing their broad interests! Many of Jay’s clients have been introduced to other lawyers at LeBlanc & Young as they have come in to work on projects in recent times. We have a full roster of lawyers at all levels to help with transitions and are ready to help you with your estate planning, estate and trust related needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us to connect with one of our lawyers to help you if your matters have not been transitioned to another lawyer here.



  • 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
  • Band 2 rated in Chambers’ High Net Worth Guide, 2018