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Our Award-Winning Maritime Lawyers Handle All Maritime Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

Keith Brais

Brais Law Firm specializes in maritime and admiralty law with two board-certified maritime lawyers with more than 28 years of combined trial experience. Our maritime lawyers have vast experience with maritime claims involving personal injury, death on navigable waters, yacht and boat owner insurance disputes, and unsafe marine products. Our dedicated team of maritime lawyers at Brais Law Firm is here to serve all your maritime law needs worldwide, with offices in Miami, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Partner With Our Highly Certified Maritime Lawyers

Admiralty and maritime law is a highly specialized area of the law, so much so that the Florida Bar established a board certification in this field. In 1996, Keith Brais qualified for and passed the first-ever Florida Bar certification examination in admiralty and maritime law. In each five-year interval following, Keith Brais again qualified and renewed his board certification, which remains valid today. Keith Brais has been a board-certified admiralty and maritime attorney in this highly specialized area of law for over 26 years.

Common Maritime Law Accidents

You may well have been entirely unaware that maritime law governs your claim. If, however, you or a loved one suffered an accident or injury while traveling or working in any one of the following, you should contact a lawyer who specializes in the field of maritime and admiralty law:

  • Cruise Ship Passenger
  • Yacht Guest
  • Ferry Passenger
  • Airplane Passenger
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Long Liner
  • Shrimper
  • Crew Member
  • Jones Act Seaman
  • Merchant Marine
  • Brown Water Seaman
  • Ship Worker or Repairman
  • Offshore Oil Rig Worker
  • Longshoreman Dock Worker
  • Harbor Worker

Navigable waterways have direct or indirect access to the ocean versus a land-locked lake. In certain instances, even an airboat accident in the everglades may be controlled by maritime law. “Admiralty and Maritime Law” comprises Federal Statues, International Treaties, and federal common law, otherwise known as “general maritime law.” In certain instances, courts deciding a case based upon maritime law may even “borrow” state law to the extent it is not inconsistent with well-established principles of maritime law. A maritime practitioner will be in state court, arguing a federal statute one day and in federal court, citing an international maritime treaty the next. 

Areas Where Maritime Law Governs

Generally speaking, maritime law governs all accidents in inland, coastal, and ocean navigable waterways. The most common places that injuries occur aboard include:

  • Sea-going vessels
  • Cruise ships
  • Yachts
  • Ferry
  • Tugs
  • Barges
  • Oil rigs
  • Riverboats
  • Pilot boats
  • Fishing boats

Hiring a law firm that specializes in the law governing your claim will give you a significant advantage. Brais Law Firm was formed based on the principle that clients needing maritime legal expertise are best protected and served by attorneys who specialize in and have dedicated their professional lives to maritime law. If your claim concerns admiralty and maritime law in the United States, then the law firm Brais Law Firm is here to help. 

Contact Our Nationally Awarded Maritime Lawyers at Brais Law Firm Today

The attorneys at the law firm 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. Choosing the board-certified maritime lawyers at Brais Law Firm to represent your interests may be the most critical factor influencing a favorable financial resolution to your maritime claim. To reach our maritime lawyers, you may email the firm, call 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.


Who will be handling my case?

Your case will be handled by an experienced personal injury attorney who knows what it takes to get the results you deserve. The practitioners at our firm have over 70 years of collective trial experience. Our credentials and qualifications are extensive, including an “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More importantly, we have a first-hand understanding of how insurance carriers operate because we represented clients insured with major insurance companies for nearly 20 years before we made a choice to change sides so that we could help the people who need us most – individuals just like you.

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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…


Awesome team of legal professionals!! I can't thank Mr. Brais and his team enough for helping me through the worst experience of my life. Had it not been for their dedication to seeing things through. I would be in a very bad place. I highly recommend Brais Law firm.


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