What You Can Expect

 Every underdog needs an ally.


Life-changing events happen without warning, and the effects are felt immediately and deeply within our families and communities. You might be reading this because you or a loved one has suffered a trauma or loss. Perhaps you were hurt in an accident and someone else was at fault, or because a loved one was injured or killed because of the negligence of another person or company.

You’re struggling with day-to-day living, the mountain of paperwork, medical bills, routine expenses, not to mention the physical and emotional pain.

You don’t need to face this alone. We understand the roller coaster of emotions that follow a traumatic event, and we stand ready to help. Contact Terry Garmey & Associates today and get started with a free legal consultation.

Every day we represent good people who are going through tough times in their lives. Our mission is simple: We fight hard so that you don’t have to. And we will do everything in our power get the full and fair compensation you deserve. This is the promise of America’s civil justice system, and too often it goes unfulfilled. That’s why experience matters.

There are dozens of plaintiffs’ lawyers in Maine. Only Terry Garmey & Associates has been selected as one of the top 100 in the U.S. With more than 60 years combined experience, our lawyers consistently deliver six-figure and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for clients, but we take the same pride in winning cases on a much smaller scale. We believe every case is important, and we tackle each one with tenacity, compassion and a personal commitment to you. If you become one of our valued clients, you pay nothing unless we successfully resolve the case in your favor.

The lawyers at Terry Garmey & Associates provide expert legal services in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and a range of business and financial disputes. Located in the vibrant coastal city of Portland, Maine, we represent clients throughout Maine, New England and in some cases, around the world.

What sets Terry Garmey & Associates apart?

Track record of results. With a combined 60 years of experience, we have won several multi-million verdicts and settlements. One of our most notable cases resulted in a $3 million settlement for a family whose 8-year-old son was killed by an elevator at a historic hotel. As part of the agreement, Otis Elevator safeguarded more than 4,000 elevators nationwide that had the same fatal design flaw.

The top 100. Terry Garmey, the firm’s founding partner, has earned a national reputation in the field. He is the only attorney from Maine to be invited to join the Inner Circle of Advocates, a group of the nation’s top 100 plaintiff’s trial lawyers. In 2011, Terry was named Personal Injury Litigator of the Year for Portland, Maine, by Best Lawyers. He is also a member of the invitation-only American College of Trial Lawyers, a society of America’s best litigators.

Down-to-earth approach. Tired of people talking at you all the time? We are too. Our lawyers are compassionate and excellent listeners. From day one, we take the time to answer every question you have about your case, and we speak in plain language. You won’t need a legal dictionary for your conversations with our team.

We care about community. Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen, finding furniture for needy immigrant families, or volunteering at a Goodwill auction, the lawyers at Terry Garmey & Associates are engaged citizens in the communities where they live and work.

No opponent is too big. Where some other firms are hesitant to do battle with much larger firms and corporations, Terry Garmey & Associates never backs down when a client has been wronged. Not only will we fight for the financial award you deserve, we demand that individuals and companies be held accountable for their actions, preventing future tragedies. Sometimes it takes an underdog, someone who is willing to stand up to a bully, to bring about change.

Fees and expenses

We accept the vast majority of cases on a contingency basis. There is no cost to you unless we win. If we obtain a jury verdict or reach a settlement that you approve, then a portion of the compensation goes to cover the cost of handling your case. Our firm proudly represents good people from all walks of life. We believe that everyone, regardless of wealth or social status, should have access to the highest quality of legal representation.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We are happy to meet with you, evaluate your case, answer your questions and talk to you about our approach. Call us directly at 207-899-4644, or fill out the simple form here.

For Referring Attorneys

If you have a client whose medical malpractice, defective products, work site injury, auto accident, or other personal injury case requires a skilled, dedicated and battle proven law firm, think of us. We can create a relationship that suits your particular needs, great or small. We have excellent relationships with our referring attorneys. Contact us today to get started.