Category Archives: Attorney News

Rich King to Teach at 2018 CLM Claims College

Rich King is honored to be chosen once again to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) and Professional Lines (Selecting Expert Witnesses) at 2018 CLM Claims College. Rich will be teaching “Coverage II” and defending one of the parties in the in the Schools of Casualty Claims Mock Trial. Read More

MMK’s Kevin Marks to speak at National Safety & Claims Forum in Houston, TX on April 10-12, 2018

MMK’s managing member, Kevin Marks, will speak at the American Equity Underwriters’ (AEU) National Safety & Claims Forum to be held at the Hilton of the Americas in Houston, Texas from April 10 to 12, 2018. AEU’s National Safety & Claims Forum provides two full days of education and networking to American Longshore Mutual Association’s (ALMA)Read More

Jerry Melchiode & J.J. Reeves obtained a $1,000,000 judgment in a construction dispute

MMK attorneys, Jerry Melchiode and J.J. Reeves,  obtained a $1,000,000 judgment in a construction dispute involving a design-build pump project for NASA. Representing the mechanical subcontractor, MMK sued the material supplier of the pump package based on theories of detrimental reliance and negligence. The supplier participated in the design of the project after submitting theirRead More

Seven MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2018, with Four Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

  MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2018:   Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation) Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation) Richard E. King (Construction Litigation) Jennifer L. Simmons (Civil Litigation)* James “J.J.” Reeves (Insurance Coverage)* Olivia Y. Truong (Insurance Coverage)* Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)*   *Also recognized as a 2018 Super LawyersRead More

MMK Names Three New Members: J.J. Reeves, Olivia Truong, and Scott Huete

We are pleased to announce that James “J.J.” Reeves, II, Olivia Y. Truong, and Scott R. Huete have been named Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2018. “All three are exceptional attorneys and have been instrumental the firm’s development,” said firm member, Kevin Marks.  Mr. Marks added that, “they have worked diligently to achieve success thatRead More

“The Best Lawyers in America” recognizes Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks

  The Best Lawyers in America recognizes Kevin Marks for Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Jerry Melchiode was listed for Construction Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, with a methodology designed to accurately capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areaRead More

MMK ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for the eighth consecutive year. Melchiode Marks King LLC was regionally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in two (2) practice areas:  Construction Litigation and Construction Law. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorousRead More

Congrats to J.J. Reeves, Our Newest Florida Lawyer!

James “J.J.” Reeves was recently sworn into practice in Florida.  He is also licensed in Louisiana. J.J. is among MMK’s experienced trial attorneys, who collectively practice in federal and state courts throughout the Gulf South, including Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida.  

MMK Wins in a Construction Arbitration

Jerry Melchiode and James Reeves prevail in an arbitration on a breach of contract action for a roofing client seeking overhead and profit due to a termination for convenience. The matter was arbitrated through the AAA. The award was confirmed by the district court after defeating a challenge to the award alleging errors of lawRead More