Category Archives: Firm News

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

MMK ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for the ninth consecutive year. Melchiode Marks King LLC was regionally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in three (3) practice areas:  Admiralty & Maritime Law, Construction Litigation, and Construction Law. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are basedRead More

MMK proudly sponsors and supports the Association for Women Attorney’s 7th Annual “Food From the Bar” Campaign

MMK is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Association for Women Attorney’s 7th Annual Food From the Bar Campaign. Food from the Bar is the legal community’s response to child hunger across the country, in which local firms raise funds, donate food, and volunteer at local food banks.  The campaign helps Second Harvest Food Bank replenish food bankRead More

MMK proudly sponsored Amerisure’s 19th Annual Chipping in ”fore” Kids Golf Classic, benefiting Junior Achievement

MMK was a proud sponsor of Amerisure’s 19th Annual Chipping in ”fore” Kids Golf Classic at Oakland University’s R&S Sharf and Katke-Cousins Golf Courses in Rochester, Michigan on Monday, June 18, 2018. The event benefited the Junior Achievement® (JA) and the young people it serves in our communities.  Funds raised will be used to purchase classroomRead 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

Jerry Melchiode & J.J. Reeves obtained a $1,000,000 judgment in a construction dispute

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

Seven MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2018, with Four Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

  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

MMK Names Three New Members: J.J. Reeves, Olivia Truong, and Scott Huete

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

“The Best Lawyers in America” recognizes Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks

  The Best Lawyers in America recognizes Kevin Marks for Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Jerry Melchiode was listed for Construction Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, with a methodology designed to accurately capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areaRead More