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Alexis Garmey Chardon


Phone: +1 (207) 899-4644

Direct Line: +1 (207) 835-2060



Alexis 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 Garmey Law to get her clients the help they need.

Ali represents injured plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and discrimination cases. In 2022, Ali secured one of the nation’s highest public medical malpractice settlements, $8 million, in a case involving a federally-funded healthcare clinic’s failure to respond to and treat suspicions of child abuse, resulting in a mother’s inability to protect her infant son from his abuser. Ali is equally proud of her recent trial victories in tough-to-win cases, including: a $700,000 verdict in 2023 from a Bangor jury in a case involving negligent maintenance of an apartment staircase; a $500,000 verdict in 2022 from a Lewiston jury in a case involving a slip-on-ice in a negligently-maintained hospital parking lot; and a $700,000 verdict in 2021 against a Chicago, Illinois school district on behalf of three young women who were groped by a security guard.

Ali is licensed in Maine and admitted in the District of Maine, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and state and federal courts in Illinois. Ali serves on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyer’s Association and is a former Chair of the Women’s Section of the Maine Bar Association. She has been recognized by SuperLawyers, Best of the Bar (Top Verdicts and Settlements), National Trial Lawyers, and other organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where she competed on the mock trial team and won a national mock trial competition. Following a clerkship with Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Ali practiced commercial litigation for Fortune 500 companies at a top-tier firm in Chicago for several years and later founded her own civil rights practice there.

Ali likes to spend her free time enjoying the great outdoors with her fearless kids or sitting around a campfire. Ali feels incredibly lucky to call Terry Garmey “Boss” during the week and “Dad” on the weekends. She speaks French and loves it when her work gives her the opportunity to speak it with clients or witnesses.

Having checked two boxes on her Miss Rumphius List (seeing faraway places and coming back home to live by the sea), Ali is still contemplating the Lupine Lady’s final challenge: how to make the world a more beautiful place.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Discrimination


  • Hon. Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2008-2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Illinois
  • 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, Juris Doctorate, 2008 (cum laude)
  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts, 2003