Pearson Simon & Warshaw

Speaker Bio

Melissa S. Weiner is a civil litigator whose work is squarely focused on combating consumer deception, particularly in the consumer products arena. Ms. Weiner has taken a leadership role in numerous large class actions and multi-district litigations in cases across the country. These include cases challenging tobacco marketing, predatory pricing for low-income consumers, defective construction products, and misleading food and product labels. Ms. Weiner's astute legal skills and steadfast determination have brought success in the courtroom and at the negotiation table, where she is known to work tirelessly to achieve resolutions that are creative and fair.

A contributor to her professional community, Ms. Weiner serves on the Executive Board for Public Justice and serves on the Minnesota Bar Association Food & Drug Law Council. Equally committed to non-profit service outside the legal community, Ms. Weiner serves as the under 40 chair campaign chair for the Twin Cities Cardozo Society, an affinity group for the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. In recognition of her outstanding efforts in the legal community, each year since 2012, Melissa has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics.

Melissa's community service also reflects a particular commitment to organizations and initiatives benefiting children. She established the Young Professionals Committee for Make-A-Wishâ„¢ of Minnesota, which grants inspiring wishes to numerous recipients each year and currently acts as the fundraising chair for the SOAR Leadership Council, an arm of Children's Cancer Research Fund, which supports the next generation of emerging scientists.