Daniel S. Melamed*

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


A partner in the firm’s Family Law Group, Daniel is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario, as well as an experienced, sought-after family law mediator and arbitrator.

As a mediator and arbitrator, Daniel’s warm, even-tempered and trustworthy demeanour, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the law, has assisted family law lawyers and their clients to resolve matters in a sensible, efficient and private manner. In family law matters of property, spousal and child support, Daniel leverages his experience, impartiality and compassion to equitably assist parties to resolve all manner of family law disputes, including high net worth, high conflict and multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as all child-related issues.

While Daniel’s practice has transitioned from traditional family law practice primarily into arbitration and mediation, for many years, he was Preferred Counsel to The Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company, the insurance provider for Ontario lawyers, where he was regularly retained as counsel to defend family lawyers in negligence claims.

As a testament to his extensive knowledge and unimpeachable reputation at the Family Law Bar, which spans more than three decades, he was appointed as a member of the Family Rules Committee for the Province of Ontario for two consecutive terms.

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Melamed, Daniel S.

Lexpert Ranked Lawyer 2023

Awards & Recognition

  • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law Mediation (Toronto) - The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Family Law, Family Law Mediation
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Family Law
  • 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


  • LLB, University of Toronto, 1986
  • BA, University of Toronto, 1983


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