Profile

As a member/partner of Melchiode Marks King LLC (“MMK”), Olivia manages a successful litigation practice and litigates disputes in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia. She defends, advocates, and advises clients in areas of law, including insurance defense and coverage, professional liability (D&O, E&O, EPL), construction defect litigation, transportation and trucking litigation, contractual disputes, and general tort litigation.

Olivia is recognized as a Top Lawyer (2018) by New Orleans Magazine, and as a two-time Super Lawyer Rising Star (2018 to 2019). Some of her successes include the following matters:

  • Obtained a state court jury verdict for a worldwide roofing manufacturer against products liability and construction defect claims.
  • Resolved a federal court disciplinary action brought against an attorney for alleged ethical violations.
  • Succeeded on a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss in federal court lawsuit against a municipality for alleged Section 1983 federal civil rights violations.
  • Achieved dismissal at summary judgment of an insurance carrier in a first-party property dispute.

Additionally, prior to moving to Louisiana in 2013, Olivia practiced in Georgia, where she represented financial institutions and creditors in bankruptcy litigation, general contract and business litigation, commercial real estate and secured transactions, and debt collections and foreclosures.

Olivia received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and undergraduate degree from Emory University. At Syracuse, her peers elected her as class president, serving three consecutive terms and delivering a commencement speech at graduation. Olivia also received the publication award for her work entitled, Virtual Inheritance: Assigning More Virtual Property Rights, 21 Syracuse Sci. & Tech. L. Rep. 57 (2009). As a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Olivia participated on the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Team (2010) and the Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Team (2009). For her scholarship, leadership, and community service throughout law school, she was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award in 2010.

Ever since making New Orleans her home in 2013, she enjoys exploring and embracing the sights and sounds of this culturally rich city. She is an active runner who can often be seen jogging along the St. Charles Streetcar Line and around Audubon Park. She is a huge sports fan and also has a knack for playing most recreational sports, including flag football, softball, kickball, and bowling.

Areas of Practice

  • Bad-Faith/Extra-Contractual Defense
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort
  • First-Party Property
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation and Trucking

Education

  • B.A. in Economics and Film Studies, Emory University
  • J.D., Cum Laude, Syracuse University College of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2010
  • Louisiana, 2013
  • Mississippi, 2017
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Middle Districts, Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts, Louisiana, 2013-14
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts, Mississippi, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Louisiana Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
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