Kevin Marks has been appointed by the Louisiana State Bar Association’s President, Barry H. Grodsky, to serve as a delegate for the Forty-First Judicial District to the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Kevin’s term will be from June 2019 through June 2021.
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for the ninth consecutive year. Melchiode Marks King LLC was regionally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in three (3) practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Construction Litigation, and Construction Law. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are basedRead More
MMK’s Jerry Melchiode will speak at “Trips, Slips & Major Mishaps: Personal Injury 2018,” which is a CLE seminar co-sponsored by the LSBA Civil Law & Litigation Section. The CLE will be held at Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel, at 800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 7, 2018. About the CLE: Every tortRead More
Rich King to teach “Emerging Issues in High Rise and Mixed Use Housing” with some of the industry’s best at 2018 CLM Construction Conference in Chicago, IL from September 26 to 28, 2018. Other Speakers: • Kevin Brown, Berkley Select • Nick Clancy, HDI Global Insurance • Tracey Dodd, J.S. Held • Mark Franke, OldRead More
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
The Best Lawyers in America recognizes Kevin Marks for Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Jerry Melchiode was listed for Construction Law. Jerry has been recognized for this distinction since 2016, and Kevin has been recognized since 2018. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, with a methodology designed to accurately capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about theRead More
MMK is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Association for Women Attorney’s 7th Annual Food From the Bar Campaign. Food from the Bar is the legal community’s response to child hunger across the country, in which local firms raise funds, donate food, and volunteer at local food banks. The campaign helps Second Harvest Food Bank replenish food bankRead More
MMK was a proud sponsor of Amerisure’s 19th Annual Chipping in ”fore” Kids Golf Classic at Oakland University’s R&S Sharf and Katke-Cousins Golf Courses in Rochester, Michigan on Monday, June 18, 2018. The event benefited the Junior Achievement® (JA) and the young people it serves in our communities. Funds raised will be used to purchase classroomRead More
MMK’s Rich King was recently selected among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2018. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigatedRead More
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
MMK attorneys, Kevin Marks and Ashley Blair, obtained a full defense judgment in a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) claim. The case involved a witnessed offshore accident in which the claimant fell 7 to 10 feet off a personnel basket onto the deck of a workboat, causing a bump on the back ofRead More
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
Biz Magazine recently published its annual best lawyers issue. MMK is pleased to recognize the inclusion of Jerry Melchiode for construction and Kevin Marks for admiralty and maritime law. The list is derived from the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
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
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
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