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Nationally Recognized Cruise Ship Lawyers, Representing Cruise Passengers, Crewmembers & Victims of Sexual Assault / Rape

Nationally Recognized Cruise Ship Lawyers passenger injury attorneys and cruise accident lawyers strictly represent those whose lives were impacted by the negligence of cruise lines. Cruise lines have teams of lawyers who immediately investigate shipboard passenger claims with the objective of benefiting their employer.

Don’t be a victim twice; initially when you suffered an injury while traveling as a passenger aboard a cruise ship and, later, by failing to hire experienced and accomplished attorneys to protect your right and hold the cruise line financially accountable for your injuries. Hire the Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime attorneys with Brais Law Firm to fight for you.

With over three decades of collective trial experience, our cruise ship passenger injury attorneys and cruise accident lawyers understand cruise ship accident claims and the defenses the cruise lines will likely assert. Having expertise in maritime law sets us apart from other firms that are familiar with bringing “land-based” claims. Maritime law has its own filing requirements and conditions which are different from other areas of law.

Our cruise ship passenger injury attorneys often write about these topics on our blog and speak about them at legal symposiums across the United States. In addition to writing and lecturing on cruise injury topics, Brais Law Firm boasts numerous reported legal decisions spanning nearly three decades setting precedent in the field of Admiralty and Maritime law.

Brais Law Firm’s main office is located just minutes of the Port of Miami which is commonly known as “The Cruise Ship Capital of the World”. Most cruise lines are based in the South Florida area and their tickets often require those who suffered from cruise ship injuries to file their lawsuit in the Miami Division of the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida. This is true even if the cruise ship never touched a Florida port. Our cruise ship passenger injury attorneys and cruise accident lawyers are licensed to practice in the Southern District of Florida and are members of the admiralty law section of the Federal Bar Association. We are very familiar with the Federal court system which enables us to provide quality representation for our clients.

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Compensation Awardable for Cruise Ship Injury & Accident Claims

A cruise ship passenger who has suffered a serious injury may be eligible to recover compensation for a wide array of damages. These damages include payment for past medical bills and medical expenses which is reasonably expected to be incurred for future treatment, loss past and future wages for time missed from work as well as compensation for pain and suffering the injury caused.

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Protecting the Rights and Restoring the Lives of Cruise Ship Injury & Sexual Assault Victims

“Protecting Rights” and “Restoring Lives” is Brais Law Firm’s mission statement. In order to do that, we spend the necessary time with our clients to understand how the accident happened and how the injury impacted their lives. We do this not only to best represent our clients in court but to establish a human connection. Our cruise accident lawyers and staff do not mind taking the time to find out your concerns and to provide you with advice and guidance so you can feel comfortable throughout the litigation process.

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Get the Relief and Compensation You Deserve

The cruise ship passenger injury attorneys and cruise accident lawyers of Brais Law Firm 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 call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., 305-416-2901 from within the State of Florida, or click Contact Us to complete a no-obligation form for a free evaluation of your case.

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Crew Member Accidents & Injuries

Having previously represented cruise ship companies, ship and vessel operators, and yacht owners for 19 years, the board-certified maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm are in a unique position to help crew members who have suffered personal injury or death due to an accident while aboard any type of vessel, including cruise ships, tankers, yachts, tugs, ferries or workboats. Our maritime lawyers have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skills to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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We Represent Real People Just Like You

I was in pain for a good 6 months, it was just a nightmare…It wasn’t until I got Mr. Brais that I really started getting the help I needed from the doctors. You need somebody you can trust, somebody to give you some guidance. They stuck in there with me the whole way.


I just thought he [Mr. Brais] was the man to do it. I felt comfortable with him being by my side. The pain my family has suffered has been immeasurable, but he was there with me. It’s not just him, it’s his team also. Keith really stood up for my son. I know I made the best choice.


As we worked with Keith, I realized what would have happened had we just selected an attorney in town…I realized that the outcome would have been probably entirely different, and not as successful as it was. I felt very comfortable going through with the whole process. I would say Keith is a superhero.


I highly recommend Brais Law Firm. Their professionalism and expertise were top notch. My slip and fall injury case involved a well known cruise ship and was nerve racking to me. They calmed all my fears and walked me through step by step. In the end they helped me obtain a favorable recovery. Look no further, call them with your Maritime case!!!


I was in an accident where I was struck by a boat and boat propeller. The Brais Law Firm represented me in a very professional manner. I am very satisfied with the service and support I received from the firm and happy with the results they achieved. I recommend Keith Brais and his firm to anyone needing representation related to a maritime personal injury.



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Hire an Attorney Who Specializes in Maritime Law

There are all types of attorneys who practice law, but not all attorneys are best suited to handle your maritime injury or cruise ship accident case.

Certain cases require attorneys with particular expertise. If your claim involves navigable waters and a vessel of whatever type (e.g., cruise ship, tanker, cargo, ferry, tug and barge, yacht, pleasure boat, dive boat, personal watercraft, etc.) or employment in the marine industry (e.g. crew member, Jones Act seaman, longshoreman, cruise ship employee, etc.), then your claim is governed by maritime law.

Maritime law is a unique end esoteric body of law. It is very different from auto cases or other “shore-side” types of claims and requires the expertise of a skilled and experienced maritime practitioner.

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Board Certified for Admiralty & Maritime Law by The Florida Bar

Keith Brais was the first of a limited number of attorneys to become board certified in maritime law by the Florida Bar in 1996

Board Certified Experts in Maritime Law

The nationwide maritime injury lawyers and cruise ship accident attorneys with Brais Law Firm are experts in the field of maritime law.

Only seven percent of Florida attorneys can represent that they are experts in a particular field of law under Florida Bar rules. Only after practicing a requisite number of years, providing proof of substantial relevant legal accomplishment, and passing a board certification exam may an attorney ethically represent themselves as an “expert” in a certain practice area.

Keith Brais was the first of a limited number of attorneys to become board certified in maritime law by the Florida Bar in 1996.

Even today, there are very few board-certified maritime attorneys and even fewer who represent plaintiffs. The firm’s maritime injury attorneys and cruise ship accident lawyers work exclusively on behalf of injured individuals or loved ones left behind after wrongful death and are here to help and lend their expertise in support of your claim.

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Meet the team

Keith S. Brais

Having graduated with a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, acquired three U.S. Coast Guard licenses and worked on offshore oil 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.

Michelle Y. Gurian

Michelle has concentrated in the area of plaintiffs’ civil trial practice since the beginning of her legal career. Her experience includes land-based and admiralty/maritime personal injury, wrongful death, and class action litigation.

Eliot T. Brais

Eliot T. Brais is the sole and managing shareholder in his North Attleboro, Massachusetts office. He began his law career in 1988, joining his father, Ronald A. Brais, who had enjoyed a 40 year practice primarily concentrating on estate planning and small business law.

Millions Recovered

In the Last Decade

$19.9 Million

Resort Guest Lifetime
Client Payout

$9.8 Million

Resort Guest Wrongful Death

$6.8 Million

Crew Member Lifetime Client Payout

$6.6 Million

PWC / WaveRunner Personal Injury

$2.9 Million

Crew Member Personal Injury

$2.2 Million

Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault

$1.34 Million

Tug & Barge Crew Member Wrongful Death

$1.3 Million

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Products Liability

$1.29 Million

Crew Member Personal Injury

$1.18 Million

Jet Skier Jury Verdict

$1.1 Million

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Over 70 Years & 100 Trials of Collective Experience

Over 70 Years & 100 Trials of Collective Experience

The attorneys within and “of counsel” to our firm have more than 70 years and 100 trials of collective experience trying cases before judges and juries.

Board Certified Expert in Maritime & Admiralty Law

Board Certified Expert in Maritime & Admiralty Law

Keith Brais is among a select number of attorneys who have achieved board certification in maritime law by the Florida Bar.

Protecting Rights and Restoring Lives

“Protecting Rights and Restoring Lives”

Our mission statement is “Protecting Rights and Restoring Lives.” These are not merely words. We have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Award Winning Legal Team

Award Winning Legal Team

The members of our legal team have received numerous awards and accolades throughout the course ion their careers, including being “AV Preeminent rated with Martindale Hubbell and named as members of both Super Lawyers and Legal Elite.

Real World Experience in the Maritime Industry

Real World Experience in the Maritime Industry

Keith Brais graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a B.S. degree in marine engineering. Over his seven plus years working aboard ships and offshore oil rigs, he acquired three U.S. Coast Guard Licenses.
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First-Hand Knowledge of Opposition

First-Hand Knowledge of Opposition

The attorneys at our firm represented maritime employers, cruise lines, insurance companies and other major players in the maritime industry for nearly 20 years. These “blue chip” marine employers and insurers can and do hire only the best available attorneys. The attorneys with Brais Law Firm now put their expertise and experience to fight for the rights of the individuals who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death of a loved one.

Exclusively Representing Injured Individuals

Exclusively Representing Injured Individuals

At Brais Law Firm we focus our efforts on helping individuals, not insurance companies, cruise lines, corporations or marine employers. Our firm is here to help you and your family.

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Track Record of Success

Every maritime injury and cruise ship accident lawyer at our firm is focused on getting individuals the compensation they deserve. Since deciding to help only personal injury or wrongful death clients, we have proudly secured nearly $100 million for our clients.

Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Partner Keith Brans is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of this prestigious group of trial lawyers.