To be admitted to a court, each lawyer undergoes a thorough screening process regarding knowledge of the law, credentials to practice, ethics and moral character. Upon admission, the lawyer must maintain qualifications and ethical practice in order to remain a member of the bar.
Brais Law Firm is a Miami-based law firm that exclusively handles personal injury litigation. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Florida and Massachusetts and Federal courts in Texas.
State courts hear most personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, defective products and wrongful death claims. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in state courts in:
Federal courts hear cases involving federal claims, such as certain maritime claims which are governed by Federal Statutes or General Maritime Law or accidents involving merchant seaman or cruise ship passengers.
In addition, the federal court may hear cases involving multiple plaintiffs against the same defendants in multiple jurisdictions with similar fact scenarios and claims. Multi-district litigation brings these cases into one court to streamline the process, defray costs, expedite proceedings and promote fairness to the injured plaintiffs. Often, defective products and harmful pharmaceuticals are handled as multidistrict litigation.
Civil appeals are heard at the federal level as well.
Our lawyers are licensed to handle cases in federal courts in Florida, Massachusetts and Texas, including:
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Pro Hac Vice Admission to Other Courts
Because of our attorneys’ experience and our ethical integrity, courts in other states regularly grant us permission to handle cases in other jurisdictions. A court may grant pro hac vice admission when in the client’s best interests, upon referral by an in-state lawyer and verification of the attorney’s credentials and standards.
We can, therefore, still help you even if your state is not listed here.
Retain Brais Law Firm for Professional, Experienced Personal Injury Counsel
To discuss your claim in detail with a professional, experienced attorney, contact Brais Law Firm. Our Miami personal injury attorneys can assist you with your claim in Florida and Massachusetts both in federal and state courts and, as well, federal courts in Texas. There is no risk in calling. Your first consultation is free, and we can handle your claim on contingency, meaning you do not pay us lawyers’ fees if we do not recover damages through a verdict or settlement. Schedule an appointment in our main Miami office or one of our two satellite offices in Boston and Houston.