Kevin Marks is a founding and managing member of the New Orleans-based law firm of Melchiode Marks King LLC. He is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas and in several federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He serves a wide-array of businesses and insurers. His clients include shipbuilders, stevedores, offshore drilling and fabrication contractors, oilfield service providers, exploration and production companies, and a range of maritime, aviation and ground transportation interests. Kevin also represents insurance carriers, restaurants, retailers, hospitals, and personal service providers.
In addition to representing clients’ interests in courts and administrative forums, Kevin routinely counsels business and industry groups in his various areas of practice. Those areas include general casualty, contracts, admiralty, insurance, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, employers’ liability and Louisiana and Texas workers’ compensation. He assists clients in the negotiation and formation of contracts. Kevin also provides seminars for insurance adjusters, third party administrators, and other claims professionals. He is a frequent lecturer at the Annual Longshore Conference and a regular instructor in continuing legal education to fellow attorneys.
Kevin has been honored by his colleagues with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, which is awarded to lawyers possessing the very highest levels of skill and integrity. He has been recognized by New Orleans Magazine as one of the city’s best admiralty and workers’ compensation attorneys. He has also been named to Louisiana’s Super Lawyers in the field of Employer’s Liability and The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Admiralty and Maritime Law.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Rhodes College in 1990, Kevin obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati in 1993. Early in his career, Kevin was an assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, where he prosecuted violent criminals and handled 75 jury trials and more than 100 bench trials. Outside of the practice of law, Kevin enjoys participating in philanthropic organizations and coordinating and coaching youth sports. He is a member of the American, Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Associations, the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit, the Defense Research Institute, the Department of Labor Joint Bar Association, the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and the Southern Admiralty Law Institute. Kevin is married to Maria Garcia Marks, a far more attractive lawyer, and the proud father of three sons, Quentin, Christian and Nathaniel.