Category Archives: Firm News

Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks recognized by Biz New Orleans Magazine

Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks recently appeared in Biz New Orleans, a magazine focused on the New Orleans business community, in its 2021 list of Best Lawyers. The list can be found in the magazine’s February 2021 issue. Jerry was recognized in the fields of “Construction Law” and “Litigation-Construction.” Kevin was named in “Admiralty andRead More

Six MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2021, with Two Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2021: • Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation)• Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation)• Richard E. King (Construction Litigation)**• Jennifer L. Simmons (Insurance Coverage)• Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)***• Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)* *Also recognized as a 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star.** 10th ConsecutiveRead More

Congratulations to our Top Attorneys as selected by New Orleans Magazine

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has again named 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 for Admiralty & Maritime LawRead More

Kevin Marks again appointed to 41st Judicial District, House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association

Kevin Marks has again been appointed to serve as a Delegate for the Forty-First Judicial District in the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  Kevin’s term will be from June 2021 through June 2023.  The Forty-First Judicial District represents Orleans Parish.  This will be Kevin’s second term as a Member of theRead More

Rich King teaches at CLM’s 2020 Claims College

Rich King is, once again, honored to be chosen to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) at the virtual 2020 CLM Claims College. Rich will be taught “Coverage II” and is moderating the Casualty Claims Mock Trial on September 11, 2020.  The virtual CLM 2020 Claims College is being held from September 8-11, 2020.

Renee Melchiode inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

MMK is proud to announce that Renée S. Melchiode has been inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a professional trade association of peer-reviewed, premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives, dedicated to leading the profession by advancing the principals of civil justice, actionable knowledge, and fostering the trust and value ofRead More

Jennifer Simmons and Ben Pri-Tal obtain summary judgment against claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation.

Jennifer Simmons and Ben Pri-Tal successfully defended an industrial services employer against allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation by a former employee against her then-supervisor. In granting summary judgment in favor of the employer, the Court ruled that the plaintiff could not meet the requisite burden of proof toRead More

MMK proud to join LIGHT in addressing COVID-19

LIGHT (Lawyers Initiative Giving Hospitals Thanks) is a group of New Orleans law firms which has raised more than $100,000 to feed frontline healthcare workers while supporting New Orleans’ treasured food and music industries. The program supplies funding for the Krewe of Red Beans and its Feed the Frontline NOLA project, which serves thousands ofRead More

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

Rich King to Teach at 2019 CLM Claims College

Rich King is once again honored to be chosen to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) and Professional Lines (Selecting Expert Witnesses) at 2019 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.  Additionally, Rich will be teaching “Selecting ExpertRead More