Firm News

September, 2016


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

Brais Law Firm 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.

May, 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.

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 Law Firm 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


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 Law Firm 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.

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.

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.

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 Law Firm 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.

June, 2011


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

Brais Law Firm 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 Sought Out To Provide Legal Commentary Regarding Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability Act for The Advisor:

Keith Brais was 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 Law Firm 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 Law Firm 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.

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.

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

August, 2010


Brais Law Launches Maritime Law Blog:

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

January, 2010


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

Brais Law Firm 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.

November, 2009


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

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

February, 2009


Brais Law Moves Office To Downtown Miami:

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

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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The firm’s main office is in Miami, Florida, but we routinely represent clients throughout the State of Florida and from our satellite offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas on an appointment basis.

We represent accident victims and families left behind after wrongful death on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. To reach our AV-Preeminent Rated, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, and Florida Board Certified attorneys you may call 305-416-2901 from within Florida, 800-499-0551 from within the U.S. or complete the Contact Us form on this website to see if we can help you today.

Client Reviews

★★★★★
After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
★★★★★
The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
★★★★★
I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.