Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission

The Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission was created by the Maine Legislature for the purpose of conducting a continuing study of the probate and trust laws of Maine. 18-C M.R.S. sec.1-801.


Membership Roster

Updated January 24, 2022

Terms expire January 1, 2022

Barbara Carlin, Representing Interests of Older People (appointed by Govenor)
Cody M.P. Hopkins, Esq., Maine Attorney General Designee

Terms expire February 14, 2022

Judge William M. Avantaggio, Lincoln County Probate Court 
Judge Robert M. Washburn, Somerset County Probate Court

Term expires April 21, 2022

Patricia A. Nelson Reade, Esq., Portland

Terms expire January 13, 2024

Justice Robert E. Murray, Washington County Superior Court 
Marianna Putnam Liddell, Esq., Portland

Terms expire March 1, 2025

David J. Backer, Esq., Portland (Chair)
Jeffrey Warren Jones, Esq., Ellsworth 
Justin D. Leblanc, Esq., Portland

Judicial Liaison: Hon. Catherine R. Connors, Supreme Judicial Court