David Kreisler


Location: Portland, Maine

Phone: 207-899-4644
Fax: 207-541-9242

Email: Email Me

“Everybody’s case is big to them, and it should be treated that way. If it’s worth $6,000 or $6 million, my approach is the same – to work hard and do a good job.” – David Kreisler

Some lawyers seem to enjoy gridlock. They fight and stonewall and seek out conflict, believing their hard-headed style will produce results for their clients.

David Kreisler knows better. While he certainly gets tough when the situation calls for it, David’s style is characterized by respectful communication, genuine kindness and a relentless work ethic. You won’t often catch him without a smile and a warm handshake. That approach has served David well during his 18 years as a lawyer. Time after time, his efforts lead to life-changing compensation for clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, and personal disability cases.

“I tend to get along with a lot of people on all sides, and I think that helps me move things forward in a way that not every lawyer can,” he says.

The desire to help others runs in his blood. David’s father, Joe Kreisler, was a social worker from Brooklyn who came to Maine and founded Preble Street, the social services agency in Portland that provides a lifeline for the homeless, poor and mentally ill. David’s first career was as a social worker for the state of Maine, before earning his J.D. in 1994.

David joined Terry Garmey & Associates when Terry started the firm in the summer of 2011. In sports terms, David sees himself as the firm’s “utility man,” a versatile and dependable team player who excels in a wide range of functions, from legal writing to depositions and representing clients at trial. When other lawyers find themselves in a bind, they often turn to David because they know he will deliver.


Year Joined Firm

  • 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1994
  • Maine, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude – 1994
  • University of Southern Maine
    • Bachelor of Social Work – 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Social Worker for the State of Maine

Maximizing Clients’ Case Values

$750,000 Jury Verdict For Roman College Student Semian, a 23-year-old college student from Romania...

Terry Garmey & Associates

482 Congress Street
Suite 402
PortlandME 04101 

Phone: (207) 899-4644
Fax: 207-541-9242