He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) in 1990, serves on its Editorial Board and two of its national committees and was the ACTEC Maine State chair from 2002-07.
Jeff was selected for inclusion in the directory “The Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward and White, following a poll of Maine lawyers in 1995, and in every subsequent year.
He was voted to the first “New England Superlawyers” list by trust and estate lawyers throughout the region in 2007 for both Trusts and Estates and Elder Law. Jeff has been a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys since 1991 and was a founding member of the Maine Planned Giving Counsel.
He also holds the highest rating “Av” from the oldest lawyer-rating organization, Martindale-Hubbell. In 2004-05 Jeff chaired the committee of lawyers and bankers that drafted the Maine Uniform Trust Code.
In 2009, Jeff was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Court to the new Maine Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission created by the Legislature.
He is admitted to the bars of Maine, New Jersey and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Each year Jeff speaks to groups of lawyers and trust bankers nationwide, to educate them about trust law. All of this experience helps the Jeffrey W. Jones, P.A. law firm to offer more estate planning options to our clients, resulting in plans that really zero in on the issues most important to them.