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Brook, Sandy

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.

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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 275 bench trials, and he authored over 275 appellate opinions while on the Indiana Court of Appeals. In the past 20 years, before limiting his practice, Judge Brook’s ADR practice consisted of both arbitrations and mediations.

Since 1987, Brook has taught extensively in the areas of Evidence and Trial Advocacy.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University Law Schools. He taught Evidence in the Indiana Bar Review Course. Brook has also taught advocacy internationally in Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Thailand, and Hong Kong with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Nottingham Law School in England.

Judicial Service

Chief Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals, 2000-04
Trial Court Judge, South Bend, Indiana, 1992-2000 (Chief Judge, 1997-2000)


J.D. – Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
B.A. – Indiana University


Phone: 303-572-1919
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
Fun Facts
  • An undercover actor: he performs the one man show “Darrow.”
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