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Terrence D. Garmey, Partner

 

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Phone: (207) 774-3199

 

Birth Information: 1947, Canton, Ohio

 

Bar Admissions: United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1991; United States District Court, District of Maine, 1978; United States Disctrict Court, District of Massachusetts, 1977; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1977; Maine Supreme Judicial Court, 1977.

 

Education:  Boston College Law School, Boston, MA, 1977 J.D.; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., 1974 EdM.; LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, 1970 B.A. Honors: Deanís List  1966-70:  Honorís Program 1966-70, Limbec Scholar, 1970; Cum Laude

 

Professional Associations/Memberships:  Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1996-present; Chapter Fellow, Maine Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, 1990-present; Advisory Board, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 1998-present; Board of Governors, American Trial Lawyers Association, 1984-1998; Maine State Bar Association; Massachusetts State Bar Association; Maine State Delegate, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1994-present; Board of Governors, American Bar Association, 1984-1998.

 

Distinctions: Named One of the Best Lawyers in America, 1996-2002; Served as co-editor of Maine Trial Quarterly, 1989-1992; Chosen as one of three Maine attorneys to represent the state of Maine in its trial against the tobacco companies, received a multimillion dollar settlement. 

 

Notable Cases:

Simon v. Town of Kennebunkport, 417 A.2d 982, 21 A.L.R.4th 465 (Me., Aug 06, 1980)

 

Gammon v. Osteopathic Hospital, 534 A.2d 1282 (Me. 1987), recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress to bystander who observed severed leg

 

State v. Philbrook I, 402 A.2d 59 (Me., Jun 05, 1979)
        

State v. Philbrook II, 436 A.2d 844 (Me., Oct 27, 1981) (NO. 2759), first degree murder convictions reversed on appeal

 

State v. Boyd, 401 A.2d 157 (Me. 1979), armed robbery reversed on appeal

 

Manship v. Avis, (Me. 1984) $260,000 soft tissue verdict which at the time was one of the largest ever in the state

 

Libby v. Griffith Design & Equipment Co. (U.S. District Court, District of Maine Docket No. 88-CV-282, 1989), $725,000 verdict against manufacturer of improperly guarded machine

 

Hodgkin v. Galos Chevrolet, (York County Superior Court, Docket No. CV-90-74, 1991), $360,000 verdict for soft tissue injuries

 

Cole v. Sargent, pretrial settlement offer of $10,000.  Verdict of $2.2 million for elderly disabled man whose car was struck by a truck

 

Flannigan v. Trusiani (Cumberland County, 1991), $1.5 million slip and fall verdict for a woman suffering broken jaw and chronic pain syndrome from slip and fall accident

 

Walsh v. Mildred Logan $795,000 verdict for soft tissue injuries suffered by Plaintiff physician who was involved in a low impact motor vehicle accident with elderly woman

 

Moody v. York (Cumberland County Superior Court, State of Maine Docket No. CV-97-362, June 27, 2000), $483,000 verdict against urologist for a patient who suffered after surgeries to treat impotence

 

John Doe, et al. v. Pat and Erwin Wales (Cumberland County Superior Court, August 2001), successfully represented $41 million Power Ball lottery winner against challenge by co-workers who claimed a share of the winnings

 

Presentations:  Delivered numerous presentations before local, statewide and national groups, including the First Circuit Conference, the American College of Trial Lawyers Regional Conference, the Trial and Insurance Practice Group of the American Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the Maine State Bar Association.

  

Pro Bono Activities:  Served on the Board of Directors of Mad Horse Theatre Company, Portland Stage Company; Speech, Debate and Mock Trial coach at Cape Elizabeth High School, 1989-1999;  volunteer spokesperson for No-Dice making numerous television, radio and press appearances in a successful campaign to defeat a bill that would have legalized slot machines;  frequently serves as auctioneer for charities.

  

Practice Areas
General Negligence
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Product Liability

 

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