Firm News

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. (June, 2011). Read Press Release.

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. (June, 2011). Read the Article.

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. (May, 2011). Read Press Release.

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. (April, 2011). Read Press Release.

Richard Rusak nominated to the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee for the second straight year. (February, 2011).

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the fourth straight year. (January, 2011). Read more.

Richard Rusak selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the second straight year. (January, 2011). Read more.

Brais, Brais & Rusak launches Maritime Boating & Accident Lawyer News reporting on maritime incidents throughout the United States. (October 2010)

Brais, Brais & Rusak launches the Maritime Law Blog providing analysis on current maritime legal issues. (August 2010)

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. (June, 2010) Read more.

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 for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the third straight year. (January, 2010). Read more.

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

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 the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. (November 2009).

Brais, Brais & Rusak moves offices to Downtown Miami directly across the street from Bayfront Park to be closer to the Port of Miami. (February, 2009).

Richard Rusak nominated to the Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee. (January, 2009).

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication for the second straight year. (January, 2009). Read more.

Keith Brais is requested by a major marine insurance underwriter to lecture on the topic of Marina Liabilities in Wilmington, Delaware. (February, 2008). Read more.

Keith Brais is requested by a major marine insurance underwriter to lecture on the topic of Salvage Claims in Wilmington, Delaware. (February, 2008). Read more.

Keith Brais is requested by a major marine insurance underwriter to lecture on the topic of Marine Insurance Claim Disputes in Wilmington, Delaware. (February, 2008). Read more.

Keith Brais selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Florida Super Lawyers publication. (January, 2008). Read more.

Keith Brais is selected by cruise line industry leaders to lecture on the topic of Cruise Ship Medical Malpractices Claims at the ICCL Legal & Insurance Seminar in Washington, D.C. (December, 2006). To view the presentation, click read more.To read more about the ICCL, click here.

Keith Brais renews Board Certification by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law for a second time (2006). Read more.

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. (October, 2006). Read more.

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. (June, 2006). Read more.

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. (October, 2002). Read more

Keith Brais renews Board Certification by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law (2001). Read more.

Keith Brais achieves AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell (2001). Read more.

Keith Brais becomes Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law (1996). Read more.

The attorneys at the law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 1-800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.

Free Consultation

1-800-499-0551
FL: 305-416-2901
MA: 617-622-5008
TX: 713-338-2448