Keith S. Brais

Partner - Brais Law Firm
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Keith S. Brais Miami Brais Law Firm Partner
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“Helping people regain their lives is not work but, rather, a challenge that 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 oil drilling platforms for more than seven years, Keith S. Brais brings an uncommon degree of real world experience to clients’ personal injury and wrongful death claims. His unique maritime education and experience, combined with his professional legal expertise and trial skills provide invaluable benefit to clients when describing the dangers associated with maritime employment to a judge or jury. Keith S. Brais is one of a very specialized group of lawyers in the State of Florida that is Board Certified in Maritime and Admiralty Law by the Florida Bar. Additionally, Keith S. Brais holds an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating attainable.

Practice Areas

Education

J.D., New England School of Law, 1990

Massachusetts Maritime Academy - B. S., Marine Engineering, 1981

Federal Court Admission

United States Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Court)
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Court)
Northern, Middle & Southern District Courts of Florida (Federal Courts)
Eastern, Southern & Northern District Courts of Texas (Federal Courts)
District Court of Massachusetts (Federal Court)

State Court Admissions

Florida
Massachusetts

Professional Membership & Activities

Professional Awards & Acknowledgments

United States Coast Guard Licenses (Inactive)

Presentation & Scholarly Writings

Marina Agreements at a Glance
Presented in 2008 to Marine Underwriters…
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Salvage Claims at a Glance
Presented in 2008 to Marine Underwriter…
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Covered Losses, Exclusions and Burdens of Proof
Presented in 2008 to Marine Underwriters and Practicing Maritime Attorneys…
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Ship's Medical Negligence: Respondeat Superior or Strict Liability?
Presented at the 2006 International Council of Cruise Lines 2006 Legal & Insurance Seminar, in Washington, D.C.…
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Plowing Your Way into Environmental Liabilities in South Florida
Presented at the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club 2006 Seminar…
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The Shipowner's Limitation of Liability Act: Pitfalls for the Unwary
Presented at the 2006 Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute's 2006 Seminar in Savanna, Georgia…
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To Deny Coverage or Not Deny Coverage: Questions Underwriters Must Ask When Deciding to Accept a Marine Claim
Presented at the 2002 Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club 2002 Seminar…
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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.