James J. Reeves II

Partner with Melchiode Marks King.

Reported Decisions/Slip Opinions:


Reeves Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment in Apartment Complex Fire:

James Reeves and Rich King of Melchiode Marks King prevailed on a motion for summary judgment and were awarded fees and costs after they successfully defended the Shelby Apartments against a suit brought by the complex's tenants. Although the fire appeared to be an accident, the plaintiffs spent several years of discovery attempting to portray the fire as a result of faulty and negligent wiring in the complex. After discovery closed, Reeves and King moved for summary judgment, which motion was continued twice due to plaintiffs' representations that their expert would corroborate their theory of the case in an untimely report. This never occurred, and thus, summary judgment was rendered and the defendant was awarded fees for the time wasted in the prior hearings.