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Randall E. Smith
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Keith R. Jacques
John H. O'Neil, Jr.
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Aaron P. Burns
Nancy L. Morin
Kathy W. Fawcett
Barbara J. Dresser
Celine M. Boyle
David R. Ordway
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WHY US

The attorneys at Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey are experienced in 9 different areas of law, making it one of the most comprehensive law firms in the state of Maine. The firm resolves cases by working together in small teams, an innovative approach that contributes to itís ongoing success. Pooling insight, experience, skill and determination, the attorneys at SES&G are able to serve their clients needs comprehensively and efficiently.

Distinctions

  • Selected as one of three firms to represent Maine in its case against the Tobacco Companies
  • Largest number of breast implant clients in state of Maine
  • First York county medical negligence jury verdict in over ten years
  • First verdict in the nation for a defectively designed endoscopic surgical system for carpal ligament release
  • Nationally significant litigation concerning the failure to preserve drug product resulting in organic brain injury
  • At the time of trial, received largest verdicts of their kind for cases involving a ruptured spleen and soft tissue damage.

Qualifications

  • 90% of larger cases (with verdicts of $200,000 or more) referred from in-state and out-of-state law firms
  • Several verdicts over a million dollars
  • Over 50 years experience trying cases in Maine
  • Licensed in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
  • Nurse paralegal assists malpractice cases: NAACOG member also certified in obstetrical nursing
  • Extensive pharmaceutical experience
  • Has developed a network of nationally recognized experts
  • Experienced in Arbitration and Mediation
  • Two ABOTA members
  • One member of American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Two members of Board of Governors and Advisory Board of Maine Trial Lawyers
  • Member Civil Rules Committee
  • Chair of Superior Court
  • Committee on Evidence Guidelines for Medical Malpractice Screening Panels
  • Members of ATLA medical negligence and birth trauma litigation groups

Representative Corporate Clients
City Of Biddeford
Funtown/Splashtown
State of Maine v Tobacco
Sanweco/Kentucky Fried Chicken
Paul Revere Insurance Co.
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp
Saco & Biddeford Savings
Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union
Prescott Metal
Embassy Suites
National Attention

  • Cases include the Dasha decision, eventually litigated in Massachusetts, involving brain damage from radiation therapy
  • Successfully represented the $41 million Power Ball lottery winner against challenge by co-workers who claimed a share of the winnings. National Press coverage.
  • Represented Viola St. Pierre whose Medical malpractice case was featured on May 4, 2000 Episode of 48 hours on CBS
  • One of three Maine law firms involved in the State of Maine v Tobacco Companies

Community Involvement

  • Recipient, Friend of the Council Award, 1999, for efforts to assist in the prevention of Child abuse and neglect throughout York County
  • Silver Sponsor, 1999, " Disaster Masters Golf Tournament," designed to benefit the York area chapter Red Cross
  • Recipient, Service Award, 1997-1998, awarded by the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry Community
  • Recipient, Presidential Award, 1997, awarded by the Counseling Services Inc. for work in the "Drive Against Child Abuse Benefit Golf Tournament"
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Phoenix Foundation
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • York County Advisory Board for ME Community Foundation
  • Help Line South Portland Land Trust
  • Northern York County YMCA

 

 

 

 

 
Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey, P.A.
Portland, Maine
Saco, Maine
1-800-287-2797