--- Home --- --- About Our Firm --- --- Attorney Profiles --- --- Why Us --- --- In The News --- --- Practice Areas --- --- Published Works --- --- Legal Questions? --- --- Referrals --- --- Locations --- ---
--- --- Scholarship Fund --- ---
  Friday December 30. 2005   Randall E. Smith Charles W. Smith Terrence D. Garmey Peter W. Schroeter William S. Kany Keith R. Jacques John H. O'Neil, Jr.
Nancy L. Morin Barbara J. Dresser Celine M. Boyle Staff Profiles David R. Ordway

    About Our Firm
    Attorney Profiles
Randall E. Smith
Charles W. Smith
 Terrence D. Garmey
Peter W. Schroeter
William S. Kany
Keith R. Jacques
John H. O'Neil, Jr.
Nancy L. Morin
Barbara J. Dresser
Celine M. Boyle
Staff Profiles
David R. Ordway
    Why Us
    In The News
    Practice Areas
    Published Works
    Legal Questions?
Me. Stat. of Lim.
Resource Links
    Scholarship Fund


Terrence D. Garmey, Partner



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 Cout, 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
Products Liability


 Click Here To View Legal Support Staff

Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey, P.A.
Portland, Maine
Saco, Maine