Keith Brais, the managing shareholder in the Miami office, is a Florida Bar Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, having practiced in this field for 20 years. In 1991, Keith Brais also acquired his license to practice law in the State of Massachusetts. Before attending law school, Mr. Brais graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy (“MMA”) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering. After graduating from MMA, he sailed as a 3rd Assistant Engineer, United States Coast Guard (“USCG”), Unlimited Horsepower, Steam and Motor. After acquiring sufficient sea time, Mr. Brais upgraded his license to 2nd Assistant Engineer, USCG, Unlimited Horsepower, Motor. All told, he sailed for seven years aboard tanker vessels and off-shore oil drilling platforms in locations throughout the world. With years of real life merchant seamen experience, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering, USCG licenses and 20 years specializing in the field of maritime law, Keith Brais brings to the judge or jury deciding your case an unprecedented appreciation of maritime affairs.
I have a great wife, three wonder children and an Italian Mastiff called "Maximus" (from my wife's favorite movie ... Gladiator) ... all of whom form the axis on which my world rotates.