Seven Years Aboard Offshore Oil Drilling & Exploration Rigs

oil rigKeith Brais, perhaps more than any attorney, appreciates the dangers associated with working offshore. After graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering, Keith Brais was recruited by the world’s largest off-shore oil drilling and exploration contractor, which at that time was SEDCO. As a part of his training, he began working as an engineer trainee eventually moving through the ranks from roustabout, roughneck, derrick hand and finally an assistant driller (second in command of drill floor operations). In the course of his training, Keith Brais acquired an MMSS-OCS-TI: Well Control, Surface Stack & Subsea Stack, Blow-Out Prevention (“BOP”) Course, Driller Level Certificate.

He worked in the Mediterranean, off the West Coast of Africa and in the Gulf of Mexico on essentially every known type of offshore drilling platform. Keith Brais’ experience includes time working directly on Cameron blowout preventers, tripping pipe, running casing, lowering and raising sub-sea BOPs, setting cement plugs, testing wells and all other aspects of oil drilling and exploration.

All told, Keith Brais sailed off-shore for seven years. With years of real life merchant seamen experience, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering, three U.S. Coast Guard Engineering licenses and 20 years specializing in the field of maritime law, board certified admiralty & maritime attorney Keith Brais brings to the judge or jury deciding your case an unprecedented appreciation of the dangers associated with maritime travel and marine employment.

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. To reach our lawyers you may click 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.

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.