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I enjoy backpacking in the Pacific Northwest and the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 100%
    17 years, 750 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jeremy-Evan Alva

    Mr. Melnick, prior to mediation, was a fantastic trial lawyer. He has taken his expertise in trial advocacy and focused it on mediation which makes him one of the best mediators you can have.


    Jeremy-Evan Alva Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric Lechtzin

    I endorse this lawyer. Jed is an outstanding mediator. He was trained by one of the best mediators in the country, Judge Weinstein, and he took those lessons to heart. I would not hessitate to select Jed as a mediator in a class action.


    Eric Lechtzin Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


620 8th Avenue
JAMS 34th Floor
New York, NY, 10018


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Lawyers on the Fast Track, 30 under 40ALM, The Legal Intelligencer2010
Invited Guest SpeakerCardozo Journal of Conflct Resolution2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateHaines and Associates2004 - 2005
Assistant DefenderDefender Association of Philadelphia1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Union League of PhiladelphiaMember2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ABFS - Subprime Mortgage MeltdownSettled
New Century - Subprime Mortgage MeltdownSettled
Lehman Brothers Securities Litigation and BankruptcySettled and Ongoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cardozo Journal of Conflict ResolutionAdvanced Mediation for Lawyers: Practice Pointers and Timely Tips2010
Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution“Introduction, The Mediation of Securities Class Action Suits, A Panel Discussion Hosted by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.”2008
Law Dragon(Contributed to) A Time to Cut Costs, by Gregory A. Markel, Chairman of the Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Litigation Department2008
Mealey’s Emerging Securities Litigation“The Role of Damages Issues – Post-Dura- In The Mediation Of Securities Class Actions”2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Grinnell CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Roles of Mediation and Insurance in Resolving Complex Commercial LitigationMediation and Insurance2012
An Education and Networking Event on Securities Class Action and Shareholder Derivative LitigationMediation and Securities Class Actions2012
ADR And Bet the Company LitigationLitigation and Mediation2012
Roundtable Discussion on Insurance Coverage Arbitrations and MediationsInsurance Coverage Arbitrations and Mediations2011
Current Issues and Opportunities in ADRMediation2010
6th Annual National Directors & Officers Insurance ExecuSummitD&O Insurance2010
2020: Our Vision of ADR in PhillyMediation and ADR2010
Conflict Resolution at Work Symposium,Advanced Mediation for Lawyers: Practice Pointers and Timely Tips2009
Introductory Remarks: The Mediation of Securities Class ActionsMediation and Securities Class Actions2008
10th Anniversary Symposium, Cardozo Journal of Conflict ResolutionMediation2008