Category Archives: Attorney News

Six MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2020, with Three Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2020: Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation) Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation) Richard E. King (Construction Litigation) Olivia Y. Truong (Insurance Coverage)* Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)* Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)* *Also recognized as a 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys usingRead More

Congratulations to our Top Attorneys for 2019 as selected by New Orleans Magazine

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has recognized five 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 forRead More

Jeff Struckhoff Prevails on Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Claim

Jeff Struckhoff recently prevailed on summary judgment in an insurance coverage claim.  Plaintiff was an antique dealer who was injured during an exhibition with other dealers.  She sued the organizer and its commercial general liability insurer for personal injuries.  On Motion for Summary Judgment, the insurer argued that plaintiff was a “participant” in the antiquesRead More

Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks selected for 2020 “The Best Lawyers in America” Distinction

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 theRead More

Renée S. Melchiode successfully defends sanitation company against trip-and-fall lawsuit

Renée S. Melchiode successfully defended a sanitation company against trip-and-fall lawsuit, by obtaining a reversal of a denial of its Motion for Summary Judgement. A pedestrian, who tripped and fell over a hose connected to a sanitation truck and suspended across a sidewalk, brought a personal injury action against the sanitation company alleging negligence. TheRead More

Gerald A. Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment in a construction delay claim

Gerald A. Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment in a construction delay claim on behalf of a subcontractor on a Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (“CPRA”) public works project.  The court found that the general contractor’s surety was solidarily liable per La. R.S. 38:2241(A)(2) for the increased cost of construction proven at trialRead More

MMK Names New Member: Jeffery B. Struckhoff

We are pleased to announce that Jeffery B. Struckhoff has been named a Member of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. Jeff Struckhoff 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,Read More

Rich King & Olivia Y. Truong obtain a defense verdict against a $340,000.00 personal injury claim

After a jury trial in the 16th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Martin, State of Louisiana, Olivia Y. Truong and Rich King successfully obtained a defense verdict (11-1) in favor of a commercial hauling business, whose dump truck was broadsided by an 18-wheeler. The collision between the 18-wheeler and the dump truck resulted in both vehicles burstingRead More

Rich King selected as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

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 Kevin Marks to speak at National Safety & Claims Forum in Houston, TX on April 10-12, 2018

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