Brook

Former Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals Sanford M. “Sandy” Brook joined Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc. in 2004, after sixteen years on the bench in Indiana. Twelve of these years were spent on the trial bench in South Bend, Indiana, where he also served three years as Chief Judge. As a trial judge Brook presided over 190 jury and 600 bench trials, and he authored over 700 appellate opinions while on the Indiana Court of Appeals. While a judge, he promoted alternative dispute resolution in the Indiana court system by serving as a judicial mediator and conducting numerous settlement conferences at both the trial and appellate levels.
 
Since 1987, Brook has taught extensively in the areas of Evidence and Trial Advocacy. He has been an Adjunct Professor at both the Notre Dame Law School and the Indiana University Law School in Bloomington, and has taught Evidence in the Indiana Bar Review Course. Brook has also taught advocacy internationally in Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Thailand and China with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Nottingham Law School in England.

Career Highlights 
5280 Magazine Top Lawyers 2015
Colorado Super Lawyers 2015
Joined JAG as an arbiter in 2004
Inducted into Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Indiana University Law School (2003)
Taught Trial Advocacy in Thailand, China, Canada, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, where he was Adjunct Faculty at Nottingham Law School
Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame Law School
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, St, Joseph County, Indiana
Community and Professional Activities 
Former Vice-Chair, Indiana Judicial Ethics Commission
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Former Faculty Member)
Taught the Bar Review course in Evidence
Volunteered for 7 years at a homeless shelter
Youth Lacrosse and Football Coach
Fun Facts 
An undercover actor: he performs the one man show "Darrow."
Played in a rock band that cut a record which, apparently, only one family purchased.