Sanford M. Brook obtained his law degree from Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington. Following law school, he served as an Assistant City Attorney and then as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in St. Joseph County, Indiana before he entered private practice.
Judge Brook served on the trial bench for 12 years in South Bend before he was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Indiana. He served as Chief Judge of the court prior to leaving the bench.
Judge Brook has taught extensively in the areas of Evidence and Trial Advocacy. As an Adjunct Professor at the Notre Dame Law School he taught both basic and advanced trial advocacy courses. Judge Brook was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University Law School in Bloomington.
He has taught Evidence in the Indiana Bar Review Course, and advocacy for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).
By appointment of the Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, Judge Brook served as Chair of the Indiana Judicial Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Indiana and Colorado Bar Associations. Judge Brook and his family now reside in Colorado.