The Weinstein Melnick Team – Experienced Mediators


The Weinstein Melnick Team’s mediators are experienced attorneys, legal scholars, and neutrals. The Team is led by The Honorable Daniel Weinstein (Ret.), a former California Judge and founder of JAMS, the world’s largest provider of mediation and arbitration services. Together, The Weinstein Melnick Team has mediated and resolved disputes with aggregate values in the billions of dollars. Read more about The Weinstein Melnick Team members by clicking on their image.


Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) is a preeminent international mediator for complex commercial, securities and environmental disputes as well as high-profile entertainment, intellectual property and sports matters.

Jed D. Melnick, Esq. is a panelist at JAMS and leads the Weinstein Melnick Team as managing partner. Jed has been involved in the successful resolution of thousands of disputes, with aggregate values in the billions of dollars.

Lizbeth Hasse has served as mediator, arbitrator, negotiator, or special master since 1998 in hundreds of matters in the United States as well as internationally.

Professor Kamminga specializes in mediating high-profile civil litigation. He has successfully mediated and co-mediated dozens of high-stakes complex civil disputes referred by private parties and courts on a variety of matters, all with aggregate values of multi-million or billions of dollars.

Simone K. Lelchuk, Esq. joined The Weinstein Melnick Team as a full-time mediator in 2014. She had previously worked with The Weinstein Melnick Team while pursuing her J.D. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she participated in the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, consistently named one of the top programs for mediation and alternative dispute resolution in the country.