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

MMK joins the “New Orleans Business & Civic Coalition”

Melchiode Marks King is proud to announce that it is a member of the “New Orleans Business & Civic Coalition”, a group of nearly 180 New Orleans area businesses, civic organizations, and activists that have banded together to craft a plan to combat the unrelenting surge of violent crime in the New Orleans area. YouRead 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

MMK Attorneys Jerry Melchiode, Ben Pri-Tal, and Taylor Somerville prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of a roofing contractor in a personal injury claim.

Jerry Melchiode, Ben Pri-Tal, and Taylor Somerville prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of a roofing contractor in a personal injury claim.  Plaintiff, a former student at a public school, sought over $1,000,000.00 for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident which required multiple surgeries. The roofing contractor had recently made repairsRead More

MMK LLC is proud to be #RINGCertified again in 2022!

MMK LLC is proud to be #RINGCertified again for 2022!  Recognizing Inclusion for the Next Generation (RING) is a certification program that evaluates an organization’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Allyship. One of the DEI programs that Melchiode Marks King is most proud of is “Innovative Inclusion.” To Learn more about our DEI efforts,Read More

Jeffery B. Struckhoff to speak at the Annual Longshore Conference, sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, on March 25, 2022.

MMK’s Jeffery B. Struckhoff will speak at the Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, in conjunction with the United States Department of Labor. The “ALC” is the preeminent event for attorneys and claims professionals handling Longshore, Outer continental Shelf and Defense Base Act cases, and practitioners from around theRead More

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