Jennifer Simmons to speak at DRI Conference on October 22, 2020

Member, Jennifer Simmons, will be speaking at the DRI’s Annual Meeting on October 22, 2020.  She will be a presenter in the session entitled “Sifting Through the Rubble: Legal and Business Considerations for Effectively Navigating a Catastrophic Structural Collapse.” This year, DRI will hold its 24th Annual Meeting as its first Virtual Annual Meeting onRead More

Rich King teaches at CLM’s 2020 Claims College

Rich King is, once again, honored to be chosen to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) at the virtual 2020 CLM Claims College. Rich will be taught “Coverage II” and is moderating the Casualty Claims Mock Trial on September 11, 2020.  The virtual CLM 2020 Claims College is being held from September 8-11, 2020.

Renee Melchiode inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

MMK is proud to announce that Renée S. Melchiode has been inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, a professional trade association of peer-reviewed, premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives, dedicated to leading the profession by advancing the principals of civil justice, actionable knowledge, and fostering the trust and value ofRead More

Jennifer Simmons and Ben Pri-Tal obtain summary judgment against claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation.

Jennifer Simmons and Ben Pri-Tal successfully defended an industrial services employer against allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation by a former employee against her then-supervisor. In granting summary judgment in favor of the employer, the Court ruled that the plaintiff could not meet the requisite burden of proof toRead More

MMK proud to join LIGHT in addressing COVID-19

LIGHT (Lawyers Initiative Giving Hospitals Thanks) is a group of New Orleans law firms which has raised more than $100,000 to feed frontline healthcare workers while supporting New Orleans’ treasured food and music industries. The program supplies funding for the Krewe of Red Beans and its Feed the Frontline NOLA project, which serves thousands ofRead More

Six MMK Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2020, with Three Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars

MMK congratulates the following attorneys on being selected as Super Lawyers 2020: Gerald A. Melchiode (Construction Litigation) Kevin A. Marks (Employment Litigation) Richard E. King (Construction Litigation) Olivia Y. Truong (Insurance Coverage)* Scott R. Huete (Transportation & Maritime)* Benjamin M. Pri-Tal (Construction Litigation)* *Also recognized as a 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys usingRead More

Congratulations to our Top Attorneys for 2019 as selected by New Orleans Magazine

In its November issue, New Orleans Magazine has recognized 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 forRead More

Jeff Struckhoff Prevails on Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Claim

Jeff Struckhoff recently prevailed on summary judgment in an insurance coverage claim.  Plaintiff was an antique dealer who was injured during an exhibition with other dealers.  She sued the organizer and its commercial general liability insurer for personal injuries.  On Motion for Summary Judgment, the insurer argued that plaintiff was a “participant” in the antiquesRead More

Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks selected for 2020 “The Best Lawyers in America” Distinction

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 theRead More

Rich King to Teach at 2019 CLM Claims College

Rich King is once again honored to be chosen to teach in the Schools of Casualty Claims (Coverage II and Mock Trial) and Professional Lines (Selecting Expert Witnesses) at 2019 CLM Claims College. Rich will be teaching “Coverage II” and defending one of the parties in the in the Schools of Casualty Claims Mock Trial.  Additionally, Rich will be teaching “Selecting ExpertRead More

Remembering Pam Vaughn, a Dear Member of the MMK Family

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Pam Vaughn, who lost her brave battle with cancer on July 4, 2019 at the age of 62.  To paraphrase Pam’s loving husband John, it was only fitting that a firecracker such as Pam would pass away on Independence Day.  Pam was one ofRead More