At some point in his life, Mandelbaum attended law school.
Trial of Moira Queen
In late 2013, Judge Mandelbaum presided over the trial of Moira Queen following her confessed participation in the Undertaking. When Moira's attorney, Jean Loring, approached Mandelbaum to request bail on her client's behalf, the judge argued the implications of attaining bail given the charges levied against her.
- High-level intellect/Master lawyer/Political acumen: Mandelbaum is a highly respected judicator. Mandelbaum's experience with the legal system enabled his to successfully sentence virtually every criminal he prosecuted.