Christiane Williams

Christiane Williams

Attorney
Location:
Portland, Maine
Phone:
207-331-3111
Email:

Christiane maintains an open-door policy, and in-person client visits form the foundation of her practice. With an honest and accessible approach, Christiane specializes in personal injury cases including car accidents, slip and falls, defective products, as well as medical malpractice cases.

“One of the things you will hear from people who have had bad experiences with lawyers is that the lawyer brushed them off or couldn’t be bothered to talk to them,” Christiane says. “That’s not how I work. When I take on a client, it is a real partnership. We are in it together.”

Born in Paris, France, Christiane grew up in New York. After law school, she left the east coast for Alaska and focused her legal efforts on litigation related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Anchorage office of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm. Christiane then moved to Philadelphia, where she worked for a large law firm specializing in environmental, toxic tort and insurance coverage litigation. In 2002 she came to Maine and joined a firm that specialized in personal injury law. She joined Terry Garmey & Associates when the firm was started in 2011. 

In her spare time, Christiane enjoys exploring the Maine outdoors with her husband, Pieter, and their dogs. She is also an active volunteer with the German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue New England organization.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Vaccine Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Maine, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Delaware Law School, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Juris Doctorate - 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Maine Bar Association, Member
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member
  • Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce, Member