Jordan Payne Hay

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Jordan L. Payne

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott
95 Main Street
Auburn, Maine 04210


Jordan Payne Hay is an attorney with the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine, concentrating her practice in:

  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Human Resources Support
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation, Disputes & Appeals 

Jordan is licensed to practice in Maine and Massachusetts.  She is a member of the Maine and Massachusetts State Bar Associations.

Prior to joining Skelton Taintor & Abbott, Jordan worked as a legal intern for the United States Attorney’s Office Civil Division in Portland, Maine, and as Judicial Intern for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  She has also worked as a McKeen Fellow for the Maine Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Jordan received her B.A. in Government and Sociology from Bowdoin College, Dean’s List, and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. While in law school, Jordan served as the Managing Editor of the Northeastern Law Journal. Also while in law school, Jordan was a Lawyering Fellow with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition in Boston.

Jordan’s academic research on surrogacy laws in the United States and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace have received two awards, and have been published in the National Law Review.

Jordan is a performer and Board Member at the Community Little Theatre in Auburn. She is also an attorney co-coach for the Bowdoin Mock Trial Team. 

In her free time, she enjoys musical theater, rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs, and training for Maine’s Tri-For-A-Cure.

Bar Admissions:

  • Maine, 2015
  • Massachusetts, 2015


  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2015; Managing Editor of the Northeastern University Law Journal
  • Bowdoin College, B.A., 2012


  • “Exemptions & Court-Sanctioned Discrimination: The Post Hobby Lobby Tension Between the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) & Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws,” The National Law Review, Spring 2015
  • “Conceiving Real Protection: Paternalistic Surrogacy Laws & The Necessity of Legislation that Appropriately Protects the Gestational Surrogate,” The National Law Review, Spring 2014.
  • “Examining the Efficacy, Longevity and Impact of the Kids First I-COPE Program,” Ally Kuriloff & Jordan Payne, The Undergraduate Journal of Community Based Research, Winter 2012