There are many lawyers in Maine, but our decades-long track record of success sets us apart. We’ve won some of the largest verdicts ever awarded in the state of Maine, which is why we are frequently referred some of the most complex cases and are invited to train lawyers at UMaine Law, MTLA, and across the state.
Our team of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability lawyers, paralegals, and support staff has the combined skills and experience to cover any legal issue or challenge. While we each took different paths to arrive at Garmey Law, we are united by a simple promise: To represent our clients aggressively and with compassion. If you need a lawyer for personal injury, look no further. We won’t stop until we get you the compensation you deserve so that you can sleep easy, knowing you can take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Our attorneys are recognized as some of the best in the State of Maine, and have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and serve on the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice. We have received special recognition from the leading guides to America’s top attorneys and litigation firms, including America’s Top 100 Attorneys, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. Terry Garmey, the firm’s founding partner, has earned a national reputation in the field. He is the first 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.
But any of our lawyers will be the first to tell you: What makes us great is our talented and dedicated team. The bench of talent is deep, and it starts with the person who will take your call.
Our team is united by a shared set of principles:
We stand strong in the face of tough odds. We don’t back down for fear of loss. We make judgments as to how each case is best resolved and do not let fear or greed or egos hinder justice. We withstand the pressure to resolve cases that should go to trial. Everyone deserves their day in court.
All cases are an “everything” case to someone. Many times our clients have lost something they can never get back. It’s a sacred privilege to have the opportunity to represent them. We remember that each client has a story to tell and we listen closely. It’s our job to respect this story, and to fight tirelessly so that the next chapter will be a better one.
Many people make the mistake of “hiring a good lawyer” but that’s short-sighted: You need a good team to navigate the process and stand with you every step of the way. We have a deep bench of talent, from our support staff to our paralegals, to our attorneys, who will track down every detail, every record, and answer the phone when you need us. And we always find time for one another to share insight, experience, and ideas when it helps to advance a case.
We know that our reputation is our currency. We work with the same defense firms and adjusters again and again, so it’s critical to maintain their respect and their trust. They have to know that we are willing to go all the way for our clients, not just in this case, but for all those that come after. We have the utmost respect for our colleagues in the Maine Bar and take great pride in the fact that lawyers from across the state, from both sides of the bar, frequently refer cases to us – and often, trust us first when their own family member needs help.
From the Team
– Julie Howland
We deal with the insurance company, medical records and bills, so you can focus on healing and getting better. The team is going to be in your life for sometimes many years, here everyone is caring, considerate and available. That’s important to evaluate when making your decision. Here you’re going to be in good hands with the entire team. At a big law firm you might be a number. But we’re truly here for you. We will answer your questions.
– Terry Garmey
I’ve looked to hire people whose history shows that they have been empathetic. A surprising number of people here were working from an early age, and worked their way through school. The lawyers on my team have a strong sense that being successful means more than having a fancy title and making money: It’s about the ability to help people at a critical time in their lives.
– Julie Pike
I once interviewed at a firm with a staff lunchroom and attorney lunchroom. This is not that place.