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
Jamie A. Futral and Joseph F. Schrempp join the MMK team as new associates.
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
Jerry Melchiode recently presented a lecture on payment disputes and the Public Works Act at the Construction Lawyers Society of America’s (CLSA) 2017 North American Construction Law Symposium in New York. He joined 15 other speakers from across the county discussing recent trends and emerging issues in construction law.