Firm News

September, 2016

Brais Law Files Suit Against Royal Caribbean Involving Horrific Zip-Line Injuries:

Brais Brais & Rusak files suit against Royal Caribbean and MC Tours for severe injuries sustained while on a zip-line excursion in Roatan, Honduras. Read more.

July, 2016

Brais Law Wins Trial … Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Jury Verdict In Jet Ski (“PWC”) Personal Injury Lawsuit:

Ms. Jenkins was riding as a passenger on the back of the Jet Ski when she noticed that some people operating other jet skis were riding in a reckless manner. Ms. Jenkins told her friend, the operator of their Jet Ski to move away from the reckless operators and start heading for shore. While returning to shore, Tony Jakes of Nevada, t-boned the personal watercraft Ms. Jenkins' was riding at full speed. This collision caused a displaced fracture of Ms. Jenkins' left tibia and fibula before ejecting her into the water. Read more.

June, 2016

Keith Brais Named Legal Elite Lawyer By Florida Trend Magazine (Again):

Keith Brais named a Legal Elite Lawyer by Florida Trend magazine for a second straight year. Read more.

June, 2016

Richard Rusak Named To Section of the Florida Bar’s Admiralty Law Committee:

Richard Rusak named to the Florida Bar’s Admiralty Law Committee’s publication steering committee.

May, 2016

Julieth Andrea Fresco Joins Brais Brais & Rusak As Associate Attorney:

Julieth Fresco joins Brais Brais & Rusak as an associate attorney. Read more.

January, 2016

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (9th Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the ninth straight year. Read more.

January, 2016

Richard Rusak Selected Super Lawyer:

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication. Read more.

2016

Keith Brais Renews Board Certification With The Florida Bar In The Specialized Field of Admiralty & Maritime Law:

Keith Brais renews Board Certification by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law for a fourth time. Read more.

January, 2015

Brais Law Successfully Argues Crew Member Entitled To Punitive Damages Claim:

Brais Brais & Rusak successfully argues that an American seaman may bring a punitive damages claim against her borrowing employer for the failure to provide maintenance and cure benefits before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. Read Press Release.

June, 2015

Richard Rusak Achieves Re-Certification As Board Certified Admiralty Maritime Lawyer:

The Florida Bar re-certifies Richard Rusak as a Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer for another five-year period.

June, 2015

Keith Brais Named Legal Elite Lawyer by Florida Trend Magazine:

Keith Brais named a Legal Elite Lawyer by Florida Trend magazine. Read more.

April, 2015

Brais Law Offices Move To New Location In Dadeland:

Brais Brais & Rusak move to larger offices located at the 9300 Dadeland Office Park.

January, 2015

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (8th Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the eighth straight year. Read more.

January, 2015

Richard Rusak Selected Rising Star (6th Straight Year):

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the sixth straight year. Read more.

2015

Keith Brais Celebrates “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (Consecutive 15 Years):

Keith Brais achieves “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are the Gold Standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. An “AV Preeminent” rating is the highest available rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Read more.

January, 2014

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (7th Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the seventh straight year. Read more.

January, 2014

Richard Rusak Selected Rising Star (5th Straight Year):

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the fifth straight year. Read more.

2014

Keith Brais Inducted Into Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum:

The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members throughout the country. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

January, 2013

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (6th Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the sixth straight year. Read more.

January, 2013

Richard Rusak Selected Rising Star in Super Lawyers (4th Straight Year):

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the fourth straight year. Read more.

2013

Keith Brais Inducted Into Million Dollar Advocates Forum:

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 3,000 members throughout the country. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

December, 2012

Brais Law Successfully Argues Before Appellate Court Crew Member Entitled to Jury Trial Despite Employment Arbitration Clause:

Brais Brais & Rusak successfully argue before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal that an injured seaman may have a jury trial on his non-statutory general maritime claims even though his contract with his employer contained an arbitration provision. Read Press Release.

January, 2012

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (5th Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the fifth straight year. Read more.

January, 2012

Richard Rusak Selected Rising Star (3rd Straight Year):

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the third straight year. Read more.

June, 2011

Brais Law Files Suit Against NCL For Rape And Sexual Assault Of A Passenger:

Brais Brais & Rusak files suit against NCL for the rape and sexual assault of a passenger which took place in one of the public bathrooms aboard the Norwegian Sun cruise ship. Read Press Release.

June, 2011

Keith Brais & Richard Rusak Sought Out To Provide Legal Commentary Regarding Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act for The Advisor:

Keith Brais and Richard Rusak were asked to comment and provide legal analysis on the Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act for an article in the Advisor. The Advisor is a publication circulated to Florida attorneys for the purpose of providing insight into highly specialized areas of law. Read the Article.

May, 2011

Brais Law Files Wrongful Death Claim Against Sandals Resort, Unique Vacations and Spa Component Manufacturers In Highly Publicized Suction Entrapment Wrongful Death Claim:

Brais Brais & Rusak files wrongful death and survival claims on behalf of a grieving family against Sandals Resorts, Unique Vacations and various spa component manufacturers in a highly publicized case involving the drowning death of John Van Hoy, Jr. who was tragically pinned to a bottom hot tub drain due to extreme suction force at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa & Resort. Read Press Release.

April, 2011

Brais Law Files Wrongful Death Claim Against Celebrity Cruises:

Brais Brais & Rusak files a wrongful death claim against Celebrity Cruises on behalf of the family of Joseph Gavigan, Jr. who tragically contracted Norovirus and died aboard Celebrity's cruise ship Solstice. Read Press Release.

February, 2011

Richard Rusak Selected to Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee (2nd Straight year):

Richard Rusak nominated to the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee for the second straight year.

January, 2011

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (4th Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the fourth straight year. Read more.

January, 2011

Richard Rusak Selected Rising Star (2nd Straight Year):

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the second straight year. Read more.

2011

Keith Brais Renews Board Certification With The Florida Bar In The Specialized Field of Admiralty & Maritime Law:

Keith Brais renews Board Certification by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law for a third time. Read more.

2011

Keith Brais Celebrates “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (Consecutive 10 Years):

Keith Brais achieves “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are the Gold Standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. An “AV Preeminent” rating is the highest available rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Read more.

October, 2010

Brais Law launches Maritime Boating & Accident Lawyer News:

Brais Brais & Rusak launches Maritime Boating & Accident Lawyer News reporting on maritime incidents throughout the United States.

August, 2010

Brais Law Launches Maritime Law Blog:

Brais Brais & Rusak launches the Maritime Law Blog providing analysis on current maritime legal issues.

June, 2010

Richard Rusak Becomes Board Certified By The Florida Bar In Admiralty & Maritime Law:

Richard Rusak becomes board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty & Maritime Law. This accomplishment sets Brais Brais & Rusak apart as one of a select few law firms with multiple board certified admiralty & maritime lawyers. Read more.

January, 2010

Brais Law Obtains $1.3 Million Settlement In A Marine Products Liability Case:

Brais Brais & Rusak obtains a $1.3 million settlement in a marine products liability case involving the partial loss of a luxury yacht.

January, 2010

Keith Brais Selected Super Lawyer (3rd Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the third straight year. Read more.

January, 2010

Richard Rusak selected Rising Star in Super Lawyers:

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers publication. Read more.

November, 2009

Brais Law Wins Trial Recovering Total Contract Amount Due To Ship Repairman For Work Performed On Luxury Mega-Yacht:

Brais Brais & Rusak wins trial recovering the total contract amount due its client under a maritime necessary lien for custom carpentry preformed on a luxury mega-yacht.

November, 2009

Richard Rusak Argues Before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals:

Richard Rusak argues before the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

February, 2009

Brais Law Moves Office To Downtown Miami:

Brais Brais & Rusak moves offices to Downtown Miami directly across the street from Bayfront Park to be closer to the Port of Miami.

January, 2009

Richard Rusak Nominated To The Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee:

Richard Rusak nominated to the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee.

January, 2009

Keith Brais selected as Super Lawyer (2nd Straight Year):

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the second straight year. Read more.

February, 2008

Keith Brais Is Requested To Lecture On The Topic Of Marina Liabilities:

Keith Brais is requested by a major marine insurance underwriter to lecture on the topic of Marina Liabilities in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more.

February, 2008

Keith Brais Requested To Lecture On The Topic Of Salvage Claims:

Keith Brais is requested by a major marine insurance underwriter to lecture on the topic of Salvage Claims in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more.

February, 2008

Keith Brais Is Requested To Lecture On The Topic Of Marine Claim Disputes:

Keith Brais is requested by a major marine insurance underwriter to lecture on the topic of Marine Insurance Claim Disputes in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more.

January, 2008

Keith Brais Is Selected As A Super Lawyer:

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication. Read more.

December, 2006

Keith Brais Selected As Authority To Lecture On Cruise Line Liability For Shipboard Medical Malpractice:

Keith Brais is selected to lecture on the topic of Cruise Liability for Ship Sub-Standard Medical Care (Medical Malpractices Claims) in Washington, D.C. To view the presentation, click Read more.

2006

Keith Brais Renews Board Certification With The Florida Bar In The Specialized Field of Admiralty & Maritime Law:

Keith Brais renews Board Certification by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law for a second time. Read more.

October, 2006

Keith Brais Selected By His Peers To Present A Paper On The Topic Of Marine Environmental Claims:

Keith Brais is selected by his peers to present a paper on the topic of Marine Environmental Claims at the Ft. Lauderdale Mariner’s Club Seminar. Read more.

June, 2006

Keith Brais Selected By His Peers To Present A Paper On The Topic Of Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act:

Keith Brais is selected by his peers to present a paper on the topic of Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Seminar in Savannah, Georgia. Read more.

2006

Keith Brais Celebrates “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (Consecutive 5 Years):

Keith Brais achieves “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are the Gold Standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. An “AV Preeminent” rating is the highest available rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Read more.

October, 2002

Keith Brais Selected As A Guest Speaker By His Peers To Present A Paper On The Topic Of Marine Insurance Claims:

Keith Brais is selected as guest speaker by his peers and marine industry leader to present a paper on the topic of Marine Insurance Claims at the Ft. Lauderdale Mariner’s Club Seminar. Read more

2001

Keith Brais Renews Board Certification With The Florida Bar In The Specialized Field of Admiralty & Maritime Law:

Keith Brais renews Board Certification by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law for a second time. Read more.

2001

Keith Brais Achieves “AV Preeminent” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell:

Keith Brais achieves “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are the Gold Standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. An “AV Preeminent” rating is the highest available rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Read more.

1996

Keith Brais Becomes Board Certified In The Field Of Admiralty & Maritime With The Florida Bar:

Keith Brais becomes Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law. Read more.

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