Category Archives: Attorney News

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

MMK welcomes new associates, Ashley P. Blair and Melinda C. Lim

  Ashley P. Blair and Melinda C. Lim join the MMK team as new associates. Ashley litigates in matters involving Louisiana state workers’ compensation, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and general tort litigation.  She is a graduate of The University of Mississippi, and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas atRead 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

“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

Jerry Melchiode Selected as a Fellow to the Construction Lawyers Society of America

MMK recognizes Jerry Melchiode’s induction into the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) as a fellow. The CLSA is an “invitation-only, selective and limited membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers. The composition of the CLSA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of deserving, experienced and highly qualified lawyers across all practices relating toRead More

MMK’s Kevin Marks’ Co-Authored Publication Featured As Article of Interest

The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers recently featured as an article of interest, “The Ethical Obligations of Counsel Representing Parties Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act,” 14 Loyola Maritime Law Journal 251 (2015), co-authored by Tommy Dulin and MMK’s Kevin A. Marks.  The law journal article discusses ethical consideration in practice under The LongshoreRead More

Jeffery Struckhoff joins the MMK team

MMK welcomes aboard Jeff Struckhoff. Jeff has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, and routinely defends clients in the areas of property and construction law, insurance coverage, bad faith, transportation, product liability, professional liability, commercial litigation, and environmental/toxic tort liability. Jeff has been recognized as a top rated construction litigationRead More