Daniel S. Melamed*

Tel: 416 777 5416 Fax: 1 888 587 9136
*Legal services provided through Daniel Melamed Professional Corporation


Daniel is a partner in our Family Law Group. Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Family Law Specialist, he is also fully qualified as a family law mediator and arbitrator.

As a mediator and arbitrator, Daniel has assisted clients and family law lawyers to resolve matters in a sensible, efficient and private manner. In family law matters of property, spousal and child support, Daniel has been involved in the determination of income, the valuation of multinational, privately held corporations, stock options and senior executive pensions. In addition, he has provided counsel regarding the forensic investigation of hidden offshore assets. His practice includes complex custody and access issues involving jurisdictional disputes, and blended and extended families, including grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Daniel is Preferred Counsel to The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, the insurance provider for lawyers in the Province of Ontario, where he is retained as counsel to defend family lawyers where negligence is claimed. He is also a member of the Family Rules Committee for the Province of Ontario. 

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Melamed, Daniel S.

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Awards & Recognition

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Family Law
  • Named Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada© in the area of Family Law Mediation
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Family Law, Family Law Mediation
  • Chambers and Partners High Net Worth - Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth, Canada


  • Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO)
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • City of Toronto - Casa Loma review committee (community member)
  • Humanitas Development Committee
  • Wychwood Barns “Rink Warrior”
  • Community outdoor rink maker

Publications & Presentations

Presentation May 3, 2019

ADR Skills for Family Lawyers

The Advocates' Society Program, Faculty
Presentation Jan 30, 2019

Improving the Accessibility and Efficiency of the Justice System

The Law Society of Ontario: The Amendments to the Divorce Act: How They Impact Your Practice
Presentation Apr 9, 2018

12th Annual Family Law Summit

Law Society of Ontario, Program Chair
Presentation Mar 6, 2017

11th Annual Family Law Summit

Law Society of Ontario, Program Chair


  • LL.B., University of Toronto Law School, 1986
  • B.A., Political Science and Economic History, University of Toronto, 1983


  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Family Law
  • Harvard Trained Mediator
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988