Category Archives: Firm News

“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

Rich King Selected to Teach at 2017 CLM Claims College

Rich King Honored to Be Chosen to Teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) and Professional Lines (Selecting Expert Witnesses) at 2017 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. Additionally, Rich willRead More

MMK Welcomes New Associate, Benjamin M. Pri-Tal

Ben Pri-Tal joins the MMK team as a new associate. Ben has litigated cases in courts throughout the state of Louisiana, and uses his scientific expertise to explore the technical underpinnings of his cases in addition to the legal aspects.  Prior to practicing law, Ben worked in research and lectured at both the university andRead More

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirms MMK’s summary judgment win

Affirmation by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal puts an end to a defamation suit filed in December 10, 2002. MMK successfully defended against the plaintiff/appellant—a highly compensated executive with a large health care provider—who sought $10,000,000 in damages, claiming his reputation was permanently ruined by the defamatory statements made by the defendants. MMK’sRead More

MMK sponsors 2017 CLM Annual Conference

The Claims and Litigation Management lliance (CLM) announced Melchiode Marks King LLC as sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference in Nashville on March 29-31, 2017. Approximately 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel are expected to attend the largest insurance claims conference in the country. In addition to the plentiful networking opportunities, there will beRead More