Five MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2023, with One Attorney Recognized as Rising Star

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2023:• Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation)• Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation)• Richard E. King (Construction Litigation)• Jennifer L. Simmons (Insurance Coverage)• Jeffery Struckhoff (Construction Litigation)MMK congratulates the 2023 Super Lawyers Rising Star:• Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation) Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research.Read More

Kevin Marks elected to Board of DOL-Joint Bar Association, Inc.

MMK is happy to announce that Kevin Marks had been elected to serve on the Board of The DOL–Joint Bar Association, Inc., a national not-for-profit membership organization for plaintiff and defense attorneys committed to improving the legal process in claims arising through the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”). The DOL-JBA’s objectives include providing unbiasedRead More

MMK ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers

On November 3, 2022, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced their 2023 selection of “Best Law Firms” for the region of the country including New Orleans. Melchiode Marks King LLC was honored to be included in three practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Construction Law, and Construction Litigation.  The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “BestRead More

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