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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

Melchiode Marks King LLC (MMK) Proudly Announces Jennifer Simmons’ promotion to Equity Member

Jennifer Simmons, a Member with MMK since its inception in May of 2015, has been unanimously voted to become MMK’s fourth equity member. Jenn practices law in all state and federal courts in Louisiana out of MMK’s office in New Orleans, and has a diverse civil defense practice that includes assisting clients in the areasRead More

Seven MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2022, with Two Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2022: • Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation)• Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation)• Richard E. King (Construction Litigation)• Jennifer L. Simmons (Insurance Coverage)• Olivia Y. Truong (Insurance Coverage)• Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)*• Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)**Also recognized as a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominationsRead More

Olivia Truong spoke at the NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) Convention in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2021

NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) hosted its 2021 Convention at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from December 9 to 12, 2021.  MMK’s Olivia Truong spoke on a panel about “Risky Business: Litigation Challenges and Insurance Solutions for the Cannabis Industry.” As of June 2021, the cannabis industry continues to experience rapid growthRead More

Rich King to speak at the 2021 DRI Professional Liability Seminar, “Constructing Your Defense: A Real-Life Analysis of a Building Collapse.”

Rich King to give a seminar at the 2021 DRI Professional Liability Seminar on Thursday, December 9th at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, New York. He will present in the session entitled “Constructing Your Defense: A Real-Life Analysis of a Building Collapse.” Other Speakers include:  •  Anthony M. Carolei, TheRead More

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has again named six MMK lawyers in its annual announcement of the city’s “Top Attorneys”.

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has again named six MMK lawyers in its annual announcement of the city’s “Top Attorneys”. The lawyers receiving this honor were identified by their peers as being leading practitioners in various areas of practice.  Jerry Melchiode was recognized for Construction Law; Richard King for Insurance Law; Kevin Marks for Admiralty & Maritime Law and Workers’Read More

Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks selected for 2022 “The Best Lawyers in America” Distinction

Categories: Attorney News, Firm News 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 lawyersRead More

Richard E. King to speak at the 2021 CLM Annual Conference (August 11-13, 2021)

MMK’s Richard E. King will be presenting with Matthew Morrison, Lawrence Beemer, and Angela Kopet at the 2021 CLM Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from August 11 to 13, 2021. Details about their seminar: “Has the Price of Poker Gone Up – Alarming Trends In Dispute Resolution” Speakers: Lawrence Beemer, Tokio Marine HCC Richard E. King, MelchiodeRead More

MMK Attorneys Jennifer Simmons, Tiffany Mann Collins and Olivia Truong were successful when their Writ to the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal was granted, reversing the trial court’s Order allowing plaintiff to have a third- party present to record his Independent Medical Examination.

MMK Attorneys Jennifer Simmons, Tiffany Mann Collins and Olivia Truong were successful when the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal granted their Application for Supervisory Writ, reversing the 24th Judicial District Court’s Order allowing the plaintiff to have a third-party present to record his Independent Medical Examination (IME). Representing the driver, his employer and theirRead More

Renee Melchiode and Rich King successfully won a Motion for Summary Judgement before the Honorable Rachel Johnson in Civil District Court which was affirmed by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Renee Melchiode and Rich King successfully won a Motion for Summary Judgement before the Honorable Rachel Johnson in Civil District Court which was affirmed by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Plaintiff fell while delivering her husband’s lunch at his worksite. Plaintiff allegedly fell into a hole at the container dock measuring 18×38 inchesRead More

Melchiode Marks King is #RINGCertified

Melchiode Marks King is #RINGCertified! Recognizing Inclusion for the Next Generation (“RING”) is a certification program that evaluates an organization’s commitment to embracing and expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. One of the DEI programs that Melchiode Marks King is most proud of is “Innovative Inclusion.” Melchiode Marks King is proud to introduce its DiversityRead More