Why Hire Us

Maritime and admiralty litigation is fundamentally complex. The procedural nuances, conflicts over venue and applicable law, and substantial resource advantages that maritime industry defendants (typically) enjoy can create a rather intimidating litigation landscape for the erstwhile plaintiff. Given the unique challenges and opportunities associated with such litigation, securing the guidance of an experienced team of attorneys is simply non-negotiable if you intend to achieve success against an aggressive defendant.

Here at Brais Law Firm, our attorneys and attorney(s) “of counsel” boast more than 75 years of combined experience representing passengers, crew members, dockworkers, and others in maritime and admiralty litigation worldwide. This experience is “practical” and comes with a proven track record of success. Since 2012 alone, we have helped our clients obtain over $50 million in settlements and trial verdicts.

We believe that the breadth and depth of our work has given us key insight into the strategies utilized by the opposition, and how best to overcome them. In the maritime and admiralty litigation context, an aggressive stance is often necessary. Unlike many of our competitors, we are willing and able to try cases to their conclusion. This enables us to exercise significant leverage at the negotiating table and put pressure on defendants early on.

Of course, when evaluating your firm options, the attorney-client relationship is also likely to be a major determinative factor. At Brais Law Firm, we are committed to client-oriented legal representation — we see the attorney-client relationship as a partnership. As such, we engage closely with the client at every stage of litigation. This not only allows us to clearly communicate case developments (in a timely manner), but also ensures that we more fully understand the client’s goals, preferences, and concerns.

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Over 70 Years of Experience

The attorneys within and “of counsel” to our firm have more than 75 years of collective experience trying cases before judges and juries.

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Board Certified Expert in Maritime & Admiralty Law

Keith Brais is among a select number of attorneys who have achieved board certification in maritime law by the Florida Bar.

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“Protecting Rights and Restoring Lives”

Our mission statement is “Protecting Rights and Restoring Lives.” These are not merely words. We have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Award Winning Legal Team

The members of our legal team have received numerous awards and accolades throughout the course ion their careers, including being “AV Preeminent rated with Martindale Hubbell and named as members of both Super Lawyers and Legal Elite.

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Real World Experience in the Maritime Industry

Keith Brais graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a B.S. degree in marine engineering. Over his seven plus years working aboard ships and offshore oil rigs, he acquired three U.S. Coast Guard Licenses.
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First-Hand Knowledge of Opposition

The attorneys at our firm represented maritime employers, cruise lines, insurance companies and other major players in the maritime industry for nearly 20 years. These “blue chip” marine employers and insurers can and do hire only the best available attorneys. The attorneys with Brais Law Firm now put their expertise and experience to fight for the rights of the individuals who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death of a loved one.

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Exclusively Representing Injured Individuals

At Brais Law Firm we focus our efforts on helping individuals, not insurance companies, cruise lines, corporations or marine employers. Our firm is here to help you and your family.

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Track Record of Success

Every maritime injury and cruise ship accident lawyer at our firm is focused on getting individuals the compensation they deserve. In the last several years alone, we have proudly secure more than 45 million dollars for our clients.

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Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Partner Keith Brans is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of this prestigious group of trial lawyers.

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3 United States Coast Guard Licenses

We've experienced first-hand the rigors of working in the marine field, and the dangers associated with offshore employment. We know maritime law and marine industry safety standards to obtain for you the compensation you deserve after a marine casualty.

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Three United States Coast Guard Licenses

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We've experienced first-hand the rigors of working in the marine field, and the dangers associated with offshore employment. We know maritime law and marine industry safety standards to obtain the compensation you deserve after a marine casualty.

Client Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.