R. Lee Ivy

of Counsel

R. Lee Ivy - Maine Attorney at Law


Lee has represented clients in the area of Trusts and Estates for many years. He works closely with his clients to help them meet their estate planning objectives in ways that are efficient, innovative, and economical, and to see that those objectives are ultimately achieved through effective administration of their trusts and estates.

Lee has been honored by his colleagues by being made a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an international association of lawyers chosen by their peers as being especially skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate procedure, and administration of trusts and estates.

Lee has twice been appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to be a member of the Maine Advisory Committee on Probate Procedures, and has served as chairperson of the Trusts & Estates section of the Maine State Bar Association. He has made numerous continuing legal education presentations on estate planning, estate and trust administration and taxation.

Among other affiliations, Lee is a 33° Freemason and a member of the Rotary Club of Portland Sunrise. He has also served on the boards of directors of a wide variety of charitable organizations.

Before he became a proud Mainer, Lee, originally from Oklahoma, served in a variety of capacities with the staff of the Oklahoma Legislature, including as a parliamentarian for the Oklahoma State Senate.


  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. with Highest Honors; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Oklahoma City University, J.D. with Highest Honors; Law Review Editor-in-Chief


  • State of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association


The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation for Trusts and Estates in Portland, Maine
The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates law, as well as Litigation for Trusts and Estates
New England Super Lawyers (2011-2014, 2019) for Estate Planning and Probate