Keith S Brais

With over 70 years of combined trial experience and a unique background of experience in both the maritime industry and maritime law, the team at Brais Law Firm is a force to be reckoned with. We use our considerable skill to provide personalized, client-centric representation to those who have been injured and need to see the liable party held accountable.

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.  His engineering degree, licenses, marine experience, legal expertise and trial skills provide invaluable benefit to clients when describing to a judge or jury the unsafe and hazardous conditions giving rise to an injury or death.  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 (1996-present). His additional peer reviewed credentials and awards include: “AV” Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (2001-present – top 10% of all attorneys), the highest rating attainable, Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Society (2015-present – top 1% of all lawyers), Florida’s Legal Elite (2015-present – top 1.7% of all lawyers), Best Lawyers (2020-present), U.S. News “Best Lawyers” (2020-present), Super Lawyer (2008-present – top 5% of all lawyers), America’s Top 100 High States Litigator (2020-present), U.S. News “Best Law Firms – Maritime” (2020-present – top 5% of all lawyers) and recipient of the 2016 Top 100 Verdicts Awards and Top Florida Maritime Verdict Award.

Keith S. Brais, Maritime Lawyer

State Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • Massachusetts

Professional Membership & Activities

  • Florida Bar Admiralty Law Committee – Member
  • Maritime Law Association ("MLA") of the United States – Proctor Member
  • Cruise Line and Passenger Ships Committee of the MLA
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute – Member & Lecturer
  • Ft. Lauderdale Mariner's Club – Member & Lecturer
  • Propeller Club of the United States (Port of Miami) – Member

Professional Awards & Acknowledgements

  • Best Lawyers | 2020
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators | 2020
  • "AV" Rated with Martindale – Hubbell | 2001 – Present
  • Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime Attorney – The Florida Bar | 1996 – Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Member | 2015 – Present
  • Super Lawyer | 2008 – Present
  • Avvo Rating 10/10 Superb | 2010 – Present
  • Florida's Legal Elite | 2015 – Present

Ports of Call Asia

Ports of Call Australia

Ports of Call Caribbean

Ports of Call Central America

Ports of Call Europe

Ports of Call South Africa

Ports of Call South America

Ports of Call Western US

Ports of Call Southeastern US

Ports of Call Southwestern US

Ports of Call Eastern US

National and International All Ports of Call. Anywhere Offshore.Brais Law is here for you.

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