Brais Law Firm
"Helping people regain their lives after catastrophic injury or wrongful death of a family member is not work. It is a noble and rewarding challenge to right a wrong and brings with it great personal satisfaction."
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, acquired three U.S. Coast Guard licenses and worked on offshore drilling platforms for more than seven years, Keith Brais brings an uncommon degree of real world experience to his clients’ personal injury and wrongful death claims. His engineering degree, licenses, marine experience, legal expertise and trial skills provide invaluable benefit to his clients when describing to a judge or jury the unsafe or hazardous conditions giving rise to an injury or death. Keith Brais is one of a very specialized group of lawyers in the State of Florida who is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Bar (1996-present). His additional peer reviewed credentials and awards include: “AV” Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (2001-present, top 10% of all attorneys), the highest rating attainable, Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Society (2015-present, top 1% of all lawyers), Florida’s Legal Elite (2015-present, top 1.7% of all lawyers), Best Lawyers (2020-present), U.S. News “Best Lawyers” (2020-present), Super Lawyer (2008-present, top 5% of all lawyers), America’s Top 100 High States Litigator (2020-present), U.S. News “Best Law Firms – Maritime” (2020-present, top 5% of all lawyers) and recipient of the 2016 Top 100 Verdicts Awards and Top Florida Maritime Verdict Award.
Keith Brais founded the Brais Law Firm in 2006, after a successful practice representing marine insurers, both domestic and overseas, marine employers and shipping companies and most of the major cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines for nearly 20 years. These Blue Chip marine insurers and operators hired only the best to represent their interests. After representing these entities for nearly two decades, Keith was called upon to defend a cruise line in trial as he had many times before. Shortly after the verdict was announced in favor of Keith's client, the plaintiff approached him in the courtroom and to his shock complimented him on his trial skills. Keith realized at that moment there were only two sides in a properly vetted personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit; the person injured or a family left behind after the wrongful death of a loved one, who will suffer for the remainder of their lives and, on the opposite side, the entity or person that caused the injury or worse and without regard to righteousness or morality had one of two objectives; pay nothing or as little as possible regardless of fault. Since that trial in 2008, Keith has applied his significant skills to helping the injured or families after a wrongful death.
Brais Law is often called upon to represent cruise ship passengers who have suffered a personal injury or been a victim of sexual assault or rape, including molestation of children. Brais Law routinely represents crew members injured aboard cruise ships, cargo and tanker vessels, yachts, ferries, tugs, and barges. Brais Law frequently represents those injured in boating accidents and jet ski & wave runner (aka “personal watercraft”) collisions and accidents. Our Miami-based attorneys also lend their expertise to assisting dive accident victims (both snorkeling and scuba), including those run-over by powerboats, often referred to as prop-strike cases. Because cruise passengers often visit shoreside resorts, the firm often also handles premises liability and negligent security claims.
In the last several years along Brais Law has recovered over $60 Million in client recoveries, either by verdict, settlement or arbitration award. Brais Law has the EXPERIENCE to protect our rights, the COMPASSION to serve our needs and the SKILL to obtain the compensation you deserve. Protecting Rights and Restoring Lives is our objective. For more information please visit the firm's website at Brais Law Firm | Maritime Lawyer | Cruise Ship Injury Attorney