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 350 bench trials, and he authored over 275 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.
- 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
- An undercover actor: he performs the one man show “Darrow.”