Elizabeth L. Leamon represents clients on a full range of estate settlement and estate planning matters. From simple to sophisticated estate plans, Beth works with families and individuals and tailors estate plans to meet each client’s needs, including, wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, LGBT planning, and even trusts for pets. She also works with clients to develop succession plans for family businesses and real estate, asset protection, including pre and post-marital agreements, and plans for charitable giving.
She is named a “Rising Star” among Connecticut lawyers by Connecticut Magazine from 2010-2013. She is past Chair of the New Haven County Bar Association Trusts, Estates and Probate Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section.
Attorney Leamon began private practice in 2003 at the Connecticut law firm of Tyler Cooper & Alcorn, LLP and most recently at Murtha Cullina LLP. From 2002 to 2003, Attorney Leamon worked as Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard N. Palmer, Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Prior to her practice of the law, she oversaw the French and U.S. retail sales and marketing of Quimper Faïence and the Faïenceries de Quimper HB-Henriot, importers and manufacturers of fine hand painted French earthenware. She is fluent in French and enjoys working with French speaking clients.
Beth has lived and worked on the Connecticut shoreline most of her life. She currently lives in Stonington Borough with her husband, John, and children, Claire & Ted. She grew up in the Mystic area, attending Stonington Public Schools.
- The ABA Practical Guide to Estate Planning, Chapter 10: State Transfer Tax Systems, copyright 2011, Co-author with Irving S. Schloss
- “Giving” Women & Children Life Center, December 28, 2010
- “Protecting Your Estate” CABO, November, 2010
- “Connecticut Goes Rogue,” Connecticut Bar Association Estates and Probate Newsletter, December 2009
- Co-author with Irving S. Schloss, “Connecticut’s Estate Tax Reform Breaks the Mold,” Leimberg Information Systems, October 2009
Bar & Court Admissions:
- American Bar Association, Member
- Connecticut Bar Association, Member
- Connecticut Bar Association, Estates & Probate Section, Executive Committee Member
- New Haven County Bar Association, Member New Haven County Bar Association, Trust, Estates & Probate Committee, Chair
- University of Connecticut Law School (J.D., with honors, 2002)
- New York University (M.A., 1991)
- Connecticut College (B.A., cum laude, 1989) Phi Beta Kappa
- Stonington Free Library, Trustee 2015-Present
- Stonington Housing Authority, Commissioner 2015-Present
- Women and Family Life Center, Board Member 2009-2013
- Guilford Civic Women, Member 2008-2012