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MMK ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

On November 3, 2022, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced their 2023 selection of “Best Law Firms” for the region of the country including New Orleans. Melchiode Marks King LLC was honored to be included in three practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Construction Law, and Construction Litigation.  The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “BestRead More

Melchiode Marks King LLC is proud to announce our newest Associate of the firm, Lawson Nguyen.

Melchiode Marks King LLC is proud to announce our newest Associate of the firm, Lawson Nguyen. Lawson just joined our team in September and has already been an outstanding addition. His primary focus is employer and insurance defense in admiralty/maritime litigation. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Lawson at MMK.

MMK attorneys Jennifer Simmons, Jeffery Struckhoff and Dominic Ciaccio successfully prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment.

MMK attorneys Jennifer Simmons, Jeffery Struckhoff and Dominic Ciaccio successfully prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of their client, an apartment complex, regarding a slip and fall accident. In dismissing Plaintiff’s case, the Court ruled the conditions complained of were open and obvious and not unreasonably dangerous. The Court further ruled thatRead More

Rich King to teach Coverage II and the Mock Trial for the School of Casualty Claims at the 2022 CLM Claims College

Richard E. King to teach Coverage II and teach and moderate the Mock Trial for the School of Casualty Claims at the 2022 CLM Claims College, September 7-9, 2022. For more information on the 2022 CLM Claims College go to: Claims College (theclm.org).

MMK to sponsor NOPJF’s “Stake Out for Justice” Luncheon

On September 29, 2020, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will host its annual “Stake Out for Justice” luncheon at the New Orleans Sheraton Hotel. Melchiode Marks King is proud to be a sponsor of this event.  The NOPJF is a private organization which seeks to make New Orleans a safer place in whichRead More

Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks named to 2023 Best Lawyers in America.

Melchiode Marks King LLC is proud to announce that Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks have been listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Jerry was recognized in the field of Construction Law and Litigation, while Kevin was recognized in Admiralty and Maritime Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is regarded as oneRead More

MMK attorneys Jerry Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal win an appeal in the First Circuit.

MMK attorneys Jerry Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal win an appeal in the First Circuit on the extent of liability of a surety on a subcontractor performance bond.  On a public works project, the general contractor alleged a default but never terminated the subcontractor.  The subcontractor completed the project, and the general contractor sued the subcontractorRead More

MMK congratulates its attorneys recently named as “Elite Lawyers” by Inside New Orleans Magazine.

Melchiode Marks King congratulates its attorneys recently named as “Elite Lawyers” by Inside New Orleans Magazine in its August-September 2022 issue.  The magazine asked its readers for their “top picks in several categories from Admiralty & Maritime to Workers’ Compensation”.  Five of MMK’s practitioners were recognized, including Jenn Simmons (Insurance Law), Jerry Melchiode (Construction LawRead More

MMK joins the “New Orleans Business & Civic Coalition”

Melchiode Marks King is proud to announce that it is a member of the “New Orleans Business & Civic Coalition”, a group of nearly 180 New Orleans area businesses, civic organizations, and activists that have banded together to craft a plan to combat the unrelenting surge of violent crime in the New Orleans area. YouRead More

MMK is proud to announce our recent promotions, effective June 1, 2022.

Melchiode Marks King LLC is proud to announce that Jennifer Simmons has been promoted to Equity Member of the firm, Benjamin M. Pri-Tal has also been named a Member of the firm, and Tiffany A. Mann Collins has been promoted to Special Counsel.

Melchiode Marks King LLC and Lipson Neilson proudly sponsor the claimsXchange’s “Education on Location: Jazz Fest” in New Orleans on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Melchiode Marks King LLC and Lipson Neilson proudly sponsor the claimsXchange’s “Education on Location: Jazz Fest” in New Orleans on Thursday, May 5, 2022. For more information see: Education on Location: Jazz Fest.

Kevin Marks to speak at AEU National Forum on May 5, 2022 in New Orleans

MMK’s Kevin Marks will speak at The American Equity Underwriters’ National Forum on May 5, 2022 in New Orleans.  Described as “the premier maritime industry event”, the three-day conference allows industry leaders to engage in issues such as claims, safety, personnel and operations.  Kevin will join Mary Beth O’Neill (AEU), Rini Raines (Bailey-McCaffery) and MattRead More

MMK Attorneys Jerry Melchiode, Ben Pri-Tal, and Taylor Somerville prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of a roofing contractor in a personal injury claim.

Jerry Melchiode, Ben Pri-Tal, and Taylor Somerville prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of a roofing contractor in a personal injury claim.  Plaintiff, a former student at a public school, sought over $1,000,000.00 for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident which required multiple surgeries. The roofing contractor had recently made repairsRead More

MMK LLC is proud to be #RINGCertified again in 2022!

MMK LLC is proud to be #RINGCertified again for 2022!  Recognizing Inclusion for the Next Generation (RING) is a certification program that evaluates an organization’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Allyship. One of the DEI programs that Melchiode Marks King is most proud of is “Innovative Inclusion.” To Learn more about our DEI efforts,Read More

Jeffery B. Struckhoff to speak at the Annual Longshore Conference, sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, on March 25, 2022.

MMK’s Jeffery B. Struckhoff will speak at the Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, in conjunction with the United States Department of Labor. The “ALC” is the preeminent event for attorneys and claims professionals handling Longshore, Outer continental Shelf and Defense Base Act cases, and practitioners from around theRead More