James H. Young
Adjunct Professor

B.A., Cornell University
James H. Young J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


Jay Young practices with the Portland firm of LeBlanc & Young, primarily in the areas of estate planning, business planning, trust and estate administration, MaineCare (Medicaid) eligibility, and related elder law issues. He has practiced law in Portland since 1977. He served on the Probate Rules and Forms Committee, which drafts rules for practice in the Probate Courts and develops forms for probate practice. He has served as Chairman of the Probate Section of the Maine State Bar Association.  

 Jay is a 1969 graduate of Cornell University and a 1977 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  He 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 1996 in “Best Lawyers in America,” He is also recognized in “New England Super Lawyers.”  Jay started practicing law with the firm of Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson in Portland, and resigned in early 1995 to form LeBlanc & Young.

Jay has served on the boards of various charitable organizations, and has served 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.