Elizabeth L. Leamon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Madison, CT

Leckerling Ladwig & Leamon LLC
 | 23 Woodland Rd, C-2
Madison, CT 06443
Phone: 203-318-3608
Fax: 203-318-3609
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    A member of Leckerling Ladwig & Leamon LLC, Elizabeth L. Leamon is dedicated to serving clients in the eastern shoreline areas of New London, Old Saybrook, Essex, and Branford, Connecticut. From the firm's office in Madison, she focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, assisting her clients with the preparation of wills and trusts, business succession plans, asset protection and charitable giving.

    Ms. Leamon graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College in 1989, selected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and went on to earn a Master of Arts from New York University in 1992. In 2002, Ms. Leamon was awarded her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. After serving a year's clerkship with an associate justice on the Connecticut Supreme Court, she entered private practice and was associated with two well-known firms before joining her current one. Ms. Leamon is admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

    A member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Ms. Leamon is a former member of the executive committee of that organization's Estates & Probate Section. She is also a member of the Trust, Estates & Probate Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association and an active participant in the American Bar Association.

    Ms. Leamon actively shares her knowledge with other attorneys through her frequent contributions to legal publications. In 2011, she co-authored a chapter on state transfer tax systems for "The ABA Practical Guide to Estate Planning". In 2009, she wrote an article for the Connecticut Bar Association Estates & Probate Newsletter. She presents publically on probate practice and procedure and legacy planning.  Active in her community as well, she is a trustee for the Stonington Free Library and Commissioner on the Stonington Housing Authority, former member of the board of Women & Family Life Center, Inc.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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    About Elizabeth Leamon

    Admitted: 2003, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage: http://www.lll-legal.com/legal_attorneys/elizabeth-l-leamon/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named as “Rising Star” among Connecticut lawyers by Connecticut Magazine, 2010-2013
    • Estate Planning & Probate, Super Lawyer, New England Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New Haven County Bar Association, Trust, Estates & Probate Committee, Chair
    • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates & Probate Section, Executive Committee Member
    • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
    • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Stonington Free Library, Board Member, 2015-Present, 2020
    • Lawyers for Children America, Volunteer, 2004 - 2011
    • Guilford Civic Women, Member, 2008-2012
    • Stonington Democratic Town Committee, Member, 2015- Present, 2020
    • Women and Family Life Center, Board Member, 2009-2013
    • Commissioner, Stonington Housing Authority, Treasurer, 2015-Present, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Top Mistakes, Do's, Don'ts, Tips and Tricks, Presenter, PROBATE: Everything You Need to Know., NBI, Legal Practitioners, 2018
    • Co-author, The ABA Practical Guide to Estate Planning, Chapter 10: State Transfer Tax Systems, copyright 2011
    • Program explored how to can create a planned giving strategy that meets individuals financial and philanthropic goals, maximizes tax benefits, and leaves a meaningful legacy of charitable giving. The program will focused on a discussion of opportunities and gift plans such as wills, revocable trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance, and retirement assets., Presenter, Leave A Legacy, La Grua Center, Non Profit, 2020
    • Co-author, “Connecticut’s Estate Tax Reform Breaks the Mold,” Leimberg Information Systems, October 2009
    • “Connecticut Goes Rogue,” Connecticut Bar Association Estates and Probate Newsletter, December 2009
    • Speaker, Until Death (or Divorce) Do Us Part, Family Law, Trusts And Estates, 2015
    • “Protecting Your Estate” CABO, November, 2010
    • “Giving” Women & Children Life Center, December 28, 2010
    • Estate Planning Considerations for Animal Owners – CLE program sponsored by theConnecticut Bar Association. May 14, 2012
    • Estate Planning Implications of Marriage and Divorce – CLE program sponsored by theConnecticut Bar Association. April 27, 2012
    • Wealth Planning for LGBT Couples – Presented by CABO, Morgan Stanley SmithBarney and Murtha Cullina LLP. January 25, 2012
    • Beyond One Day at a Time - Workshop sponsored by The Pupil Professional ServicesDepartment of the Old Saybrook School System, October 7, 2010

    Newsletters:

    • Connecticut Bar Association Estates and Probate Newsletter, December 2009, Connecticut Goes Rogue

    Educational Background:

    • Connecticut College, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989
    • New York University, M.A., 1991
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    Office Location for Elizabeth L. Leamon

    23 Woodland Rd
    C-2
    Madison, CT 06443

    Phone: 203-318-3608

    Fax: 203-318-3609

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