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 70 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 $60 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.
Over 70 Years & 100 Trials of Collective Experience
The attorneys within and “of counsel” to our firm have more than 70 years and 100 trials of collective experience trying cases before judges and juries.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 60 million dollars for our clients.
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.
We’ve experienced first-hand the rigors of working offshore, and the dangers associated with offshore employment. We know the maritime language needed to get results with your case.