Hon. Jack K Mandel, Ret. Judge Jack K. Mandel is a graduate of Allegheny college, has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s Degree in Oriental Studies from the University of Arizona. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force (JAGD) at the beginning of the Vietnam war. He was a trial lawyer for 19 years and a Superior Court Judge for 19 years (1981-2000). For ten years he was on the faculty of the California State Judicial College (CJER) (1983-1992). He has been a private judge doing Mediation and Arbitration from 2001 to the present (JAMS).
Judge Mandel has received numerous honors and awards including:
“Volunteer of the Year,” Los Angeles Times, 1998
“Humanitarian of the Year,” California Judge’s Association, 2009
“George Washington Award,” Freedom Foundation, 1999
“Allegheny College Alumnae Medal,” Allegheny College, 2006
At various times, Judge Mandel has taught at Western State University; California State University, Fullerton; University of California, Irvine; Calfornia Judicial College at Berkeley; and tutored inner-city high school students (1992-Present, Santa Ana).
Judge Mandel’s avocation is mentoring and tutoring inner city students of exceptional talent whose advancement is limited by poverty and other social restrictions. In 2008, Dr. Henry Nicholas named Judge Mandel Executive Director of the Nicholas Education Foundation.
In May 2012, Judge Mandel is to receive an honorary doctorate from Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.