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Ali Garmey Chardon is driven by a deep sense of justice, and she is not afraid to take powerful adversaries to trial — and through appeal — to get it. Having started her legal career defending corporations, Ali now uses the insights she gained as a defense attorney to help injured people get the justice they deserve. Ali is proud to fight alongside the skilled, aggressive, and compassionate attorneys and staff at Terry Garmey & Associates to get her clients the help they need.
Ali represents injured plaintiffs in personal injury, civil rights, employment, and products liability cases. She is licensed in Maine and admitted in the District of Maine and the First Circuit, as well as state and federal courts in Illinois, where she regularly practices in the Circuit Court of Cook County and federal courtrooms all over the state. Alongside her colleagues at Terry Garmey & Associates, Ali has recently helped to secure millions of dollars for injured clients, and has also successfully briefed and argued an appeal before the Federal First Circuit, securing for her client a reversal of the trial court’s decision and the right to bring her employment discrimination case to a jury.
Ali received her undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University. Following a clerkship with Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, she practiced commercial litigation for Fortune 500 companies at a top-tier firm in Chicago, and later founded her own civil rights practice there.
Ali likes to spend her free time with her husband and two children, enjoying the great outdoors and traveling as much as possible. She feels incredibly lucky to call Terry Garmey “Boss” during the week and “Dad” on the weekends. She is fluent in French.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Civil Rights
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- Employment Discrimination
- Business Disputes
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Maine
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago Illinois – 2008
- Honors Cum Laude
- Northwestern University
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2003