Jordan Payne Hay

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 represents individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, employment and labor law issues, as well as litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. She has handled claims in both state and federal court, and before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies and tribunals.  Jordan was selected for inclusion in 2019, and 2020 New England Rising Stars© in the category of Employment and Labor Law, and in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021, in the categories of Employment Law and Intellectual Property.

Applying her academic interest and background in reproductive law, including surrogacy and assistive reproductive technologies, Jordan has experience with surrogacy agreements, pre-birth orders, parentage orders and adoption matters.

Jordan is licensed to practice in both Maine and Massachusetts state courts, the United States District Court of the District of Maine, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Jordan is a member of the Maine and Massachusetts State Bar Associations. She participated in the Maine State Bar Association’s highly-selective Leadership Academy for attorneys in 2019.

Jordan has a strong commitment to public service and received Katahdin Counsel Recognition in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for her pro bono efforts assisting individuals through the Maine Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.

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, 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 was the Managing Editor of the Northeastern Law Review. Also while in law school, Jordan was a Lawyering Fellow with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition in Boston. Jordan’s academic research in law school on surrogacy laws in the United States and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace received two awards, and have been published in the National Law Review.

In her free time, Jordan is a performer at the Community Little Theatre in Auburn. She is also an attorney co-coach for the Bowdoin Mock Trial team. She enjoys participating in Maine’s Tri-For-A-Cure and spending time with her  family at Sugarloaf.