Category Archives: Firm News

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

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

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

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

Gerald A. Melchiode and Kevin A. Marks Again Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

MMK is proud to announce that Jerry Melchiode and Kevin Marks have again been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America.   Affiliated with U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers is the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession.  Attorneys identified in Best Lawyers are determined by exhaustive surveys inRead More