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Seven MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2022, with Two Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2022: • Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation)• Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation)• Richard E. King (Construction Litigation)• Jennifer L. Simmons (Insurance Coverage)• Olivia Y. Truong (Insurance Coverage)• Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)*• Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)**Also recognized as a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominationsRead More

Olivia Truong spoke at the NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) Convention in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2021

NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) hosted its 2021 Convention at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. from December 9 to 12, 2021.  MMK’s Olivia Truong spoke on a panel about “Risky Business: Litigation Challenges and Insurance Solutions for the Cannabis Industry.” As of June 2021, the cannabis industry continues to experience rapid growthRead More

Rich King to speak at the 2021 DRI Professional Liability Seminar, “Constructing Your Defense: A Real-Life Analysis of a Building Collapse.”

Rich King to give a seminar at the 2021 DRI Professional Liability Seminar on Thursday, December 9th at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, New York. He will present in the session entitled “Constructing Your Defense: A Real-Life Analysis of a Building Collapse.” Other Speakers include:  •  Anthony M. Carolei, TheRead More

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has again named six MMK lawyers in its annual announcement of the city’s “Top Attorneys”.

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has again named six 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 Law and Workers’Read More

Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks selected for 2022 “The Best Lawyers in America” Distinction

Categories: Attorney News, Firm News 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 the consensus opinion of leading lawyersRead More

MMK Attorneys Jennifer Simmons, Tiffany Mann Collins and Olivia Truong were successful when their Writ to the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal was granted, reversing the trial court’s Order allowing plaintiff to have a third- party present to record his Independent Medical Examination.

MMK Attorneys Jennifer Simmons, Tiffany Mann Collins and Olivia Truong were successful when the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal granted their Application for Supervisory Writ, reversing the 24th Judicial District Court’s Order allowing the plaintiff to have a third-party present to record his Independent Medical Examination (IME). Representing the driver, his employer and theirRead More

Renee Melchiode and Rich King successfully won a Motion for Summary Judgement before the Honorable Rachel Johnson in Civil District Court which was affirmed by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Renee Melchiode and Rich King successfully won a Motion for Summary Judgement before the Honorable Rachel Johnson in Civil District Court which was affirmed by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Plaintiff fell while delivering her husband’s lunch at his worksite. Plaintiff allegedly fell into a hole at the container dock measuring 18×38 inchesRead More

Melchiode Marks King is #RINGCertified

Melchiode Marks King is #RINGCertified! Recognizing Inclusion for the Next Generation (“RING”) is a certification program that evaluates an organization’s commitment to embracing and expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. One of the DEI programs that Melchiode Marks King is most proud of is “Innovative Inclusion.” Melchiode Marks King is proud to introduce its DiversityRead More

Jerry Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment having all claims dismissed against their client’s surety in a construction dispute.

Jerry Melchiode and Ben Pri-Tal prevail on summary judgment having all claims dismissed against their client’s surety in a construction dispute. The court found that as a conventional bond it was limited to its terms and no cause of action existed against the performance bond surety once the owner accepted the project. Further, per theRead More

Jerry Melchiode and Renee Melchiode prevail on summary judgment in a payment dispute on a disaster recovery project in Florida involving two Louisiana companies.

Jerry Melchiode and Renee Melchiode prevail on summary judgment in a payment dispute on a disaster recovery project in Florida involving two Louisiana companies. The court found that Louisiana law applied and awarded the full amount of the earned contract funds, plus interest from the date of breach. Under Louisiana law on Open Accounts theRead More

Please tune in on January 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST as our very own Richard King & Jennifer Simmons, Esqs. discuss how Covid-19 Judge and Jury Trials may change the way we do business

Please tune in on January 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST as our very own, Richard King & Jennifer Simmons, Esqs. discuss how Covid-19 Judge and Jury Trials may change the way we do business. If interested in joining, please request an invite at scopeland32@gmail.com For More Information visit: Employer Liability Panel

MMK attorneys Jennifer Simmons and Matthew Biggers obtained a summary judgment in favor of an apartment complex owner on a plaintiff’s claims of wrongful death and failure to provide proper safety

MMK attorneys Jennifer Simmons and Matthew Biggers obtained a summary judgment in favor of an apartment complex owner on a plaintiff’s claims of wrongful death and failure to provide proper safety. The claims arose from the shooting death of the plaintiff’s non-tenant family member during the commission of illegal activities by unknown third parties atRead More

MMK attorneys, Jerry Melchiode and Renée Melchiode, obtained a judgment in excess of $1,000,000 in a construction dispute involving a design-build pump project at the NASA Stennis facility.

MMK attorneys, Jerry Melchiode and Renée Melchiode, obtained a judgment in excess of $1,000,000 in a construction dispute involving a design-build pump project at the NASA Stennis facility. Representing the mechanical subcontractor, MMK sued the engineer and material supplier of an industrial pump package based on theories of detrimental reliance and negligence. This was theRead More

MMK Office OPENING in FLORIDA

Melchiode Marks King LLC is proud to announce the opening of its Pensacola, Florida office. While only 200 miles from MMK’s main office in downtown New Orleans, Pensacola is truly a gateway to the Sunshine State and provides convenient access to Alabama and Georgia. The office will be led by MMK Member James “J.J.” Reeves.Read More