Honorable Judges

Judge

Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde

Born on 24.04.1956 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, son of Shri Arvind Shriniwas Bobde.  Took B.A. and LL.B. Degrees from Nagpur University.  Enrolled  on the Roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra in 1978.  Practiced Law at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court with appearances at Bombay before the Principal Seat and before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for over 21 years.  Designated as Senior Advocate in 1998.

Elevated to the Bench of the Bombay High Court on 29th March, 2000, as Additional Judge.

Sworn in as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 16th October, 2012.

Elevated as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 12th April, 2013.

Due to retire on 23rd April, 2021 (F/N).

Judge

Justice N.V. Ramana

N.V. Ramana, B.Sc., B.L., was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram Village, Krishna District. He enrolled as an Advocate on February 10, 1983. He has practiced in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Service and Election matters. He has specialized in Constitutional, Criminal, Service and Inter-State River laws. He has also functioned as Panel Counsel for various Government Organizations. He has functioned as Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government and Standing Counsel for Railways in the Central Administrative Tribunal at Hyderabad. He has also functioned as Additional Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on June 27, 2000. He functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 10, 2013 to May 20, 2013. He had participated in several National and International Conferences held in India and abroad and submitted papers on various topics of legal importance. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 02.09.2013. Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 17.02.2014
Judge

Justice Arun Mishra

Born on September 3rd, 1955, B.Sc. M.A. L.L.B.

Son of Justice H.G.Mishra, Judge,  M.P.High Court.

Called to the Bar in 1978. Practised in constitutional, civil,  industrial, service and criminal matters.

Elected as youngest  Chairman of Bar Council of India (1998-99). Also Vice-Chairman of BCI and M.P. State Bar Council.

Elected to Bar Council of M.P. with record votes in 1989 and 1995.

In the Bar Council, he worked for improvement of legal education.

He co-chaired All India Meet of Development of Law curriculum which introduced 3 and 5 year courses of LL.B. in the year 1998-1999 in order to improve the quality of legal education. During his Chairmanship, Bar Council of India decided to close the evening Law Colleges and also decided that 5 year Law Course should be started instead of 3 years Course in all the colleges. More than two hundred sub-standard law colleges were closed by BCI, and to maintain dignity of profession, a large number of disciplinary cases were decided. Also, amount of medical aid to lawyers was enhanced.

Drafted and implemented Foreign Law Degree Recognition Rules of 1997 under Advocates’ Act, 1961 ; Bar Council of India Employees’ Service Rules,1996 and Rules pertaining to Foreign Lawyers Conditions of Practice in India.

Remained Chairman of General Council of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, from 15.5.1998 to 24.10.1999 and continues to be a Member.

Led Indian Bar delegation to the Common wealth Law Conference of “Common Wealth Countries” held at  ‘Malaysia’ in September, 1999 and chaired one Session there.

Was appointed Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 1999.

Was Administrative judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court, and Chairman, State Legal Services Authority of Madhya Pradesh.

Appointed as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 26.11.2010.

Appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta on 14.12.2012.

Has decided approx. 97000 cases as Judge of High Courts of M.P./Rajasthan/Calcutta.

Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India on 07.07.2014.

Judge

Justice R.F. Nariman

Rohinton Fali Nariman

Date of Birth:13.08.1956

School: Cathedral School, Mumbai (High 1st Division, ISC)

College: Shri Ram College of Commerce-B.Com

Faculty of Law, Delhi – L.L.B. (1st Class-2nd in the University)

Harvard Law School-L.L.M. (Thesis on affirmative action: a comparison between India and US constitutional law)

Profession: Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India.

Was made Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of India.  Justice Venkatachalaiah amended the rules in order to make him a Senior Counsel at the young age of 37 against the mandatory 45.  Has practiced Maritime Law in New York at Haight, Gardener, Poor and Havens for 1 year.  Has practiced law for the last 35 years.  Has over 500 Reported Supreme Court Judgments to his credit.  Expert in Comparative Constitutional Law and Civil Law.

Governing Board: Gujarat Law School, Ahmedabad.

Mediation Committee: Member, Supreme Court of India.

Lectured at: The Delhi Law School, University of Delhi.

The Bar Council of India at the Supreme Court of India.

Gave the keynote address at the K.L. Misra Lecture on SPIRITUALITY AND LAW along with the Chief Justice of India and other Supreme Court Judges in Allahabad in 2004.

Member of the Delegation from the Supreme Court of India to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2002.

Gave a talk at IIC Delhi 2007 on Beethoven.

Specializing in Comparative Religious Studies:

Ordained Priest from Bandra Agiary.

Lectured in New York to the Zoroastrian Federation.

Gave the SEARCH lecture at the IIC, Delhi in 200.

Gave religious talks at Philadelphia in 2005.

Gave two lectures in Ahmedabad at the invitation of the Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat in 2003.

Held fortnightly Gatha classes for two years in Delhi.

Delivered the Annual K.R. Cama Lecture at K.R. Cama Institute, Mumbai on “Through the Looking Glass”.

Zoroastrianism in other faiths on 11.11.2006.

Solicitor General of India from July 27, 2011 to February 4, 2013.

Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 7th July, 2014.

Other interests: Passion for and deep knowledge about western classical music.

Great interest in and avid reader of history, philosophy, literature and science.

Enjoys nature walks-is a committed daily walker.

Judge

Justice R. Banumathi

Born on 20.07.1955. Enrolled on 07.01.1981. Practised in Mofussil Courts at Tirupattur, Krishnagiri and Harur, State of Tamilnadu. Entered Tamilnadu Higher Judicial Service as a direct recruit District Judge in 1988 and worked as District and Sessions Judge in various Districts of the State.

Elevated as a Judge of High Court of Madras on 03.04.2003.

As a Member of Board of Governors and as President of Board of Governors in State Judicial Academy, played a key role in organising systematic Training Programmes for judicial officers and staff members. Authored the Book "Hand Book of Civil and Criminal Courts Management and Use of Computers" for guidance of District Judiciary and published Hand Books for the guidance of Judicial Ministerial Staff.

Executive Chairman of the Tamilnadu State Legal Services with effect from 15.07.2013. Chairman of Madras High Court Legal Services Committee from 21.02.2011 to 20.01.2012 and actively involved in Legal Services and organizing Lok Adalats.

Sworn as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 16.11.2013. Instrumental in improving the infrastructure of the District Judiciary, recruitment and filling up vacancies of Ministerial Staff. Published Hand Books for guidance of judicial officers and staff members.

Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13.08.2014.

Judge

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit

Born on November 9, 1957.  Enrolled as an Advocate in June, 1983. Practised in the High Court of Bombay till December, 1985.  Shifted his practice to Delhi in January, 1986.    Designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April, 2004.   Appeared as Amicus Curiae in many matters.  Appointed Special Public Prosecutor for CBI to conduct trial in all 2G matters under the orders of the Supreme Court.  Member of Supreme Court of India Legal Services Committee for two terms.  Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 13, 2014.   Due to retire on November 8, 2022.

Judge

Justice A.M. Khanwilkar

Justice A. M. Khanwilkar was born on 30th July 1957, Pune, India.

He did B.Com from Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai and L.L.B. from K.C. Law College, Mumbai.

He was enrolled as Advocate on 10th February, 1982.

He was appointed as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 29th March, 2000 and confirmed as permanent Judge on 8th April, 2002.

He was appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on 4th April, 2013. Thereafter, he was appointed as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 24th November, 2013.

Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of India and assumed charge on May 13, 2016.

Judge

Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud

Appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13 May 2016.

Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court from 31 October 2013 until appointment to the Supreme Court.

Judge of the Bombay High Court from 29 March 2000 until appointment as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Director of Maharashtra Judicial Academy.

Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 until appointment as a Judge.

Designated as Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in June 1998.

Practised law at the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court.

Visiting Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Mumbai.  Visiting Professor at Oklahoma University School of Law, USA.

Delivered lectures at the Australian National University, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Speaker at conferences organised by bodies of the United Nations including United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, International Labour Organisation and United Nations Environmental Program, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

Obtained LLM degree and a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD) from Harvard Law School, USA.

BA with Honours in Economics from St Stephen's College, New Delhi. LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.

Judge

Justice Ashok Bhushan

Born on 5th July, 1956 in Jaunpur (district), Uttar Pradesh to Late Shri Chandrama Prasad Srivastava and Smt.  Kalavathi Srivasthava.  Graduated in Arts in the year 1975, Obtained Law Degree in 1st Division from the Allahabad University in the year 1979.

Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh on 6th April, 1979.  Thereafter, started practice on Civil and Original side at Allahabad High Court till the elevation to the Bench.

Worked as Standing Counsel of Allahabad University, State Mineral Development Corporation Limited and several Municipal Boards, Banks & Education Institutions.  Elected as Senior Vice-President of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association.  Elevated as permanent Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 24th April, 2001.  Served as Chairman, Higher Judicial Service Committee and headed several other committees.

Sworn in as Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 10.07.2014, and took charge as Acting Chief Justice on 01.08.2014.  Sworn in as Chief Justice on 26.03.2015.

Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13th May, 2016.

Judge

Justice L. Nageswara Rao

Born on 08.06.1957 at Chirala, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh.

Did his B.Com., B.L., from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Enrolled as an Advocate on 29.07.1982 at Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh.

From July, 1982 to January, 1984 practiced at the District Court, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

From January, 1985 to December, 1994 practiced at the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, at Hyderabad.

From January 1995 to May, 2016 practiced at the Supreme Court of India.

Designated as a Senior Advocate by the Andhra Pradesh High Court in December, 2000.

Served as Additional Solicitor General of India from August 2003 to May, 2004 and again from 26.08.2013 to 18.12.2014.

Appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 13.05.2016.

Judge

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul

Sanjay Kishan Kaul, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. - was born on December 26, 1958.  He was enrolled as an Advocate on July 15, 1982.  He practised in Delhi High Court, Supreme Court of India, Company Law Board, MRTP Commission, DRT in Civil, Constitutional, Corporate, Company, Service and Arbitration matters.  He was an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India from 1987 to 1999.  He was appointed as Senior Counsel for Delhi High Court and Delhi University, senior panel of Union of India and Additional Senior Standing Counsel for DDA.  He was designated as Senior Advocate in December, 1999.  He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on May 3, 2001 and as a permanent Judge on May 02, 2003.

Was Treasurer of Delhi High Court Bar Association from 1985 to 1988. Is Senior Vice-President, INSOL India.

Has been invitee to a number of national and international seminars and workshops as Chairman or Member of Sessions and presented a number of papers with articles published in various Journals.

In the capacity as a Judge have sat over most jurisdictions and contributed to development of law through various pronouncements.

Member of various prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Indian Law Institute, Delhi Golf Club, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Roshanara Club, etc.

The other interests apart from law extend to theatre, music, golf and reading including subjects unrelated to law.
Elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012 to 25.09.2012.

Elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 01.06.2013.

Assumed charge as the Chief Justice, Madras High Court on 26.07.2014.

Elevated as the Justice of Supreme Court of India on 17.02.2017

Judge

Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar

Born on 5th May, 1958.

Enrolled as an Advocate on 05.09.1980.

Practiced for one year at Dharwad in the Chambers of Sri I.G. Hiregoudar, Advocate before shifting practice of Bengaluru. Joined the Chambers of Sri Shivaraj V. Patil, Advocate (as he then was), who later adorned the Supreme Court of India. Started independent practice in the year 1984. Practiced mainly in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters.

Served as Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council from 1991 to 1993 and as Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council during 1995 and 1996. Served as State Public Prosecutor of Karnataka State from 1999 to 2002.

Appointed as Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 12.05.2003 and as Permanent Judge on 24.09.2004. Was the President of Bangalore Mediation Centre and Karnataka Judicial Academy.

On transfer, sworn-in as Judge, High Court of Kerala. Assumed charge as Acting Chief Justice on 01.08.2016. Sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala on 22.09.2016.

Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th February, 2017.

Judge

Justice S. Abdul Nazeer

Born on 05.01.1958. Enrolled as an Advocate on 18.02.1983. Practised in the High Court of Karnataka. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on 12.05.2003 and as a Permanent Judge on 24/09/2004. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on 17th February, 2017.
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Justice Navin Sinha

Born on August 19, 1956.

Did his schooling at St Xavier's High School, Patna, Graduation from Hindu College, New Delhi and LL.B. from Delhi University.

Enrolled as an Advocate on July 26, 1979 and practiced in the Patna High Court for 23 years on Civil, Constitutional, Labour, Service, Commercial, Company(Limited), Criminal matters.

Appointed as Permanent Judge of the Patna High Court on February 11, 2004. Transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court in July, 2014. Also functioned as its Acting Chief Justice and thereafter as Chief Justice till sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court on May 14, 2016.

Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 17.02.2017.

Judge

Justice Deepak Gupta

Born on 7th May, 1955 in Nurpur, Kangra District (Himachal Pradesh) in a family of lawyers.  His father, late Shri M.R. Gupta was a leading Advocate of Shimla.  Justice Gupta obtained his law degree from Delhi University in 1978.  He practised in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh and was appointed as Judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court on 4th October, 2004. 

He remained Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh twice.  He headed the Green Bench.  Justice Gupta remained Executive Chairman of the H.P. State Legal Services Authority and the President of the H.P. Judicial Academy, Shimla for more than three years.  He also headed the Committee on Computerization of the Courts in Himachal Pradesh.

He took oath as the first Chief Justice of High Court of Tripura on 23.03.2013.  He was transferred and took oath as the Chief Justice of High Court of Chattisgarh on 16.05.2016.

Justice Deepak Gupta was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court  of India on 17.02.2017.

Judge

Justice Indu Malhotra

Born on March 14, 1956 in Bangalore. Did her schooling from Carmel Convent School, Delhi. Obtained Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College in 1975, and then Masters Degree in Political Science in 1977 from Delhi University. Appointed as a Lecturer in Political Science in Miranda House College and Vivekanand College, Delhi University in 1978. Obtained post-graduate Diploma in Corporate Laws & Secretarial Practice from the Indian Law Institute in 1978-79. Completed her Bachelors Degree in Law from Delhi University in 1983. LEGAL PROFESSION Enrolled as an Advocate on January 12, 1983 with Bar Council of Delhi. Qualified as an Advocate-on-Record Examination in 1988 and was awarded the MukeshGoswami Memorial Prize for having topped the examination. 2nd woman to be designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in 2007 after 30 years. Specialized in the law of Arbitration, and appeared as Counsel in various domestic and international commercial arbitrations both in India, and abroad. Appointed as a sole Arbitrator by various Arbitration Institutions. Certificate of the Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.), England. Empanelled by SIAC as an Arbitrator in CIDC-SIAC from March 2006 to 2011. Appointed as a member of the High Level Committee constituted by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India in 2017 to review the working of Arbitration institutions in India, and to make recommendations for institutionalization of arbitration, and suggest legislative amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1966. Appointed as Amicus Curiae in various matters. Nominated by the Chief Justice of India in 2005 under the category of 'Eminent Persons' as a member of the General Council of the Gujarat National Law University established under the Gujarat National Law University Act. Member of the Board of Examiners of the Advocates-on-Record Examination constituted by the Supreme Court since 2013 to 2017. Was a Trustee of Save Life Foundation from inception till March 2018. Save life is an independent, non-governmental organization committed to taking various initiatives to prevent fatalities in road accidents, which include training of police personnel, framing of guidelines by the Supreme Court for protection of good Samaritans, etc. throughout the country. Save Life Foundation has been conferred various awards, including the Rolex Award for community service. Was a member of the Editorial Committee of the 'Nyaya Deep' official publication of the Supreme Court from August 2004 to 2013. Appointed to the National Legal Services Authority, constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. Was a member of the Supreme Court (Middle Income Group) Legal Aid Society from July 2005 to July 2008. Was a member of the Supreme Court Gender Sensitization and Internal Complaints Committee from November 2013 to 2017 In 2016, nominated as a Member of Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. Represented India at the Convention on the Rights of the Child, conducted by the Commonwealth Secretariat in May 1988 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Member of the Indo-British Legal Forum held in January, 2003 and March, 2008. ACADEMIC PURSUITS AND PUBLICATIONS Authored the 3rd Edition of the Commentary on the Law and Practice of Arbitration and Conciliation. Regularly invited by various Law Universities to deliver lectures including University of Delhi, National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad, Gujarat National Law University, ILS Law College, Pune, Symbiosis College of Law, Pune and Amity University, Delhi.
Judge

Justice Indira Banerjee

Born on 24th September, 1957.
Passed Indian School Certificate Examination from Loreto House, Calcutta.
Graduated with History (Hons.) from Presidency College, then affiliated to Calcutta University.
LL.B from Calcutta University, College of Law.
Enrolled as an Advocate on 5th July, 1985.
Practiced both in the Original and Appellate Sides of the Calcutta High Court in all branches of law except Criminal law, with appearances in the Supreme Court, other Courts and Tribunals.
Elevated as a permanent Judge of Calcutta High Court on 5-2-2002.
Chairperson of the Calcutta High Court Services Committee for almost 4 years.
Officiated as Executive Chairperson of West Bengal State Legal Services Authority for almost a year, till transfer as Judge of the Delhi High Court.
Nominated in July 2013 by the then Chief Justice of India for a week long training in Judicial Administration at the Civil Services College, Singapore.
Appointed Judge of the Delhi High Court on 8th August 2016.
Was Chairperson of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority.
Sworn in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 5th April, 2017.
Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court on 7th August, 2018.
Due to retire on 24th September, 2022.
Judge

Justice Vineet Saran

Born on 11-05-1957 in a Zamindar family of Bijnor (U.P.). Graduated from Allahabad University in the year 1976 and obtained LL.B. Degree in the year 1979/80. Enrolled as an advocate with the U.P. Bar Council on 28.07.1980. Practised in the Allahabad High Court from 28.07.1980 to 13.02.2002 on the original, constitution, civil and criminal sides. Conducted cases for various private and public sector companies and also as special counsel for the Central and State Governments. Served as Additional Advocate General for the State of U.P. in the year 1995. Elevated as permanent Judge of Allahabad High Court on 14.02.2002. Transferred to Karnataka and took oath as Judge of Karnataka High Court on 16.02.2015. Elevated and sworn in as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on 26th February 2016.

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Justice K.M. Joseph

Born on 17-6-1958.

Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kochi and New Delhi, Loyola College, Chennai and Govt. Law College, Ernakulam.

Enrolled as Advocate on 12-01-1982 in Delhi and started practice in Civil and Writ matters. Practised at the High Court of Kerala from 1983. Permanent Member of Kerala High Court Advocates Association.

Appointed as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 14-10-2004.

Transferred to High Court of Uttarakhand and assumed charge on 31/07/2014 as Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital.

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Justice Hemant Gupta

Born on 17.10.1957. Belongs to a family of professionals in law. His grandfather was a prominent civil lawyer who voluntarily left practice at the prime of his professional career at the age of 65. His father retired as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court in the year 1991.

Enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1980 and practiced at the High Court after spending initial few years in the District Court. Mainly dealt with the civil cases. Also worked as Additional Advocate General, Punjab from 1997 to 1999.

Was appointed as Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 2.7.2002. Was member of the Computer Committee, Punjab and Haryana High Court, for more than 10 years. This period saw a complete computerization of the High Court including digitization of the entire records of judicial files and developing a mechanism to scan the freshly filed case, introduction of the Case Management System, launching of E-diary, E-filing of the cases, access to paper book module, on-line availability of the judgments and the daily/interim orders, extensive usage of the SMS, dispensing with the manual peshi registers, e-inspection, e-copy of the judgment(s)/order(s) by creating automated centralized copy agency. Also remained as Executive Chairman of the State Legal Services Authority, U.T. Chandigarh from July 2012 till January, 2016.

Took over as Judge of Patna High Court on 8.2.2016 and was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of that High Court on 29.10.2016. Was appointed as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 18.3.2017.

Elevated to Supreme Court of India on 2.11.2018.
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Justice R. Subhash Reddy

Born in the year 1957 in an agricultural family in Kamaram village of Chinna Shankarampet Mandal, Medak District.

Had his primary education in Upper Primary School and Higher Education in Zilla Parishad High School, Sankarampet, Medak District. Passed Intermediate and graduation from Andhra Vidyalaya College (AV College), Hyderabad. Obtained Law Degree from the University College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Enrolled as an Advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh on 30/10/1980 and joined the Chambers of Sri Justice B.Subhashan Reddy (As Advocate as he then was).

Actively Practised in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and almost all other branches of Law. Had developed his independent practice with in short span of time and extensively dealt with number of cases covering all branches of Law.

Deeply interested in philosophy, culture, music and education.

Was Standing Counsel for premier institutions like S.V.University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

Elected unanimously as the President of the AP High Court Advocates Association for the year 2001-2002.

Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 02.12.2002.

Sworn in as Judge of High Court of A.P. w.e.f. 24.06.2004.

Continued as Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad till 12th February 2016.

Elevated as Chief Justice, High Court of Gujarat on 13th February 2016.

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Justice Mukeshkumar Rasikbhai Shah

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah, B.Sc., LL.B. was born on May 16, 1958. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 19th July, 1982 and practiced in the Gujarat High Court in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Taxation, Labour, Service and Company matters and specialized in Land, Constitutional, Education, Excise, Custom matters. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court on March 7, 2004 and appointed as Permanent Judge on June 22, 2005. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Patna High Court on August 12, 2018. He was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on November 2, 2018.

He is due to retire on May 15, 2023.
Judge

Justice Ajay Rastogi

• Was born on 18th June 1958. Followed in the footsteps of his father Late Shri. Harish Chandra Rastogi who was an eminent civil lawyer in Rajasthan High Court and joined the bar in 1982.

• During his years at the bar practised in different spheres of law but specialized in constitutional and service laws. Was nominated as the standing counsel for the Rajasthan High Court in the year 1990 and continued as such till his elevation in the year 2004. Remained President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association at Jaipur in the year 1999-2000.

• Pursuant to his appointment as a judge of the Rajasthan High Court he remained Executive Chairman of the State Legal Services Authority from 14.10.2013 to 18.10.2016. Under his stewardship, SLSA won the National Award from National Legal Services Authority for three consecutive years. Was appointed as the Administrative Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on 19.07.2014 and continued as such till his elevation as Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court on 01.03.2018. Also remained Acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court from 14.04.2016 to 13.05.2016.

• Was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 02.11.2018.
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Justice Dinesh Maheshwari

Born on 15th May, 1958, Graduated in Law from Jodhpur University in 1980. Enrolled as an Advocate on Mar 08, 1981. Practised mainly on Civil & Constitutional sides. Took oath as Judge of Rajasthan High Court on Sep 02, 2004. His Lordship transferred to Allahabad High Court and took oath on Jul 19, 2014. His Lordship took Oath as The Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya on the 24th February 2016. His Lordship took oath as The Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka on 12th February 2018.

Term of Office: (DoA) -  Supreme Court -  18-01-2019 to (DoR) 14-05-2023
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Justice Sanjiv Khanna

 Born on 14th May, 1960, Passed out from Modern School at Delhi in 1977 and thereafter, did graduation from Delhi University as a student of St. Stephens College in 1980. Studied law at Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council  of Delhi in 1983.

Practiced mainly in Delhi High Court on tax, commercial, civil, arbitration and writ jurisdiction. Was senior Standing Council for Income Tax Department at Delhi High Court for seven years before his elevation. Was also appointed as a Standing Council for Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi at the Delhi High Court in December 2004. Had also represented Government of Delhi in Criminal matters in the Delhi High Court as Additional Public Prosecutor. Handled several matters of medical negligence cases under the Consumer Protection Act and also  company matters before the Company Law Board and the Delhi High Court.

Elevated as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 24th June, 2005 and a permanent Judge on February 20, 2006.

Term of Office: (DoA) - Supreme Court - 18-01-2019 to (DoR) 13-05-2025

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Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai

Born on 24th November, 1960 at Amravati. Joined Bar on 16th March, 1985. Worked with late Bar.  Raja S. Bhonsale, former Advocate General and Judge of High Court, till 1987. Practiced independently at Bombay High Court from 1987 to 1990. After 1990, practised mainly before Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court.  Practised in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Was Standing Counsel for Municipal Corporation of Nagpur, Amravati Municipal Corporation and Amravati University. Appeared regularly for various autonomous bodies and Corporations like SICOM, DCVL etc.  and various Municipal Councils in Vidarbha region.  Was appointed as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench, from August, 1992 to July, 1993.  Was appointed as Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor for Nagpur Bench on 17th January, 2000. Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court on 14th November, 2003.

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Justice Surya Kant

Born on February 10, 1962 in a middle class family of District Hisar; passed his Matric standard examination in the year 1977 from the village school and did Graduation in 1981 from the Government Post-Graduate College, Hisar; earned his Bachelor's degree in Law in 1984 from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Started practicing Law at the District Courts, Hisar in 1984 and shifted to Chandigarh in 1985 to practice at the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Specialized in Consititutional, Service and Civil matters.

Represented a number of Universities, Boards, Corporations, Banks and the High Court before earning the distinction of being appointed the youngest Advocate General of Haryana on July 7, 2000. Designated as Senior Advocate in March, 2001.

Held the office of Advocate General, Haryana till his elevation as a Permanent Judge to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 09, 2004. Was nominated as a Member of the National Legal Services Authority on February 23, 2007 for two consecutive terms till February 22, 2011.

Earned another distinction of standing First Class First in his Master's degree in Law in 2011 from the Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

A keen debater since his student days, he is a passionate environmentalist associated with various National/International N.G.Os. and Law Assoications. Has also attented various National/International Conferences.

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Justice Aniruddha Bose

Born on 11th April, 1959.
Passed Higher Secondary Examination from St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata.
Graduated in Commerce stream from St. Xavier's College in Kolkata.
LL.B. from Surendranath Law College.
After the enrollment started practise on Constitutional, Civil and Intellectual Property matters in the Calcutta High Court in 1985.
Worked in the Original Side as well as the Appellate Side of the High Court.
Elevated as permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court in January 2004.
Elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 11 August 2018.
Elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of India on 24th May, 2019.
Judge

Justice Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna

Born on 20th May, 1959.
He enrolled as an advocate on November 21, 1984 and practised Civil, Constitutional, Company, Service and Labour matters in the High Court as well as the Civil and Labour Courts.
He also worked as legal advisor to Central Public Sector Undertakings and worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1999 onwards till 2005.
He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on January 6, 2006 and became a permanent judge on March 1, 2007.
He was elevated as Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on Octoer 29, 2018.
He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme court of India on May 24, 2019.
He is due to retire on May 19, 2024.
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Justice Krishna Murari

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Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat

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Justice V. Ramasubramanian

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Justice Hrishikesh Roy

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Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi was born on 01.01.1959. After having graduated in law in the year 1985, enrolled as an advocate on 06.09.1985. His lordship practised in Allahabad High Court mainly on the Civil & Constitutional side, and also worked as counsel for large number of Educational Institutions including AAI (Deemed University), MRI Institute of Maths, Allahabad. His lordship was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 24.09.2004 and became permanent Judge on 18.08.2005. His lordship was elevated as Chief Justice of Patna High Court from 17.11.2018. His Lordship was transferred to Madras High Court and sworn in as Chief Justice on 11.11.2019. His Lordship to his credit has a disposal of 70,000 contested cases at Allahabad High Court and about 1000 cases at Patna High Court, including Civil, Criminal, Writ, Miscellaneous and Full Benches, as well as referred matters.

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Justice Dr. Vineet Kothari

QUALIFICATIONS & LAW PRACTICE
As a Lawyer, practiced in Tax & other Commercial and Constitutional Laws, Arbitration & Company Law for 20 years in Rajasthan High Court & Supreme Court of India. 11 years as Judge in Rajasthan High Court since 13-06-2005. Transferred to Karnataka High Court on 18-04-2016. Assumed office as the Senior Judge of Madras High Court on 23-11-2018. Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court with effect from 21-09-2019.

Awarded Ph.D in Tax Laws (2004). B.Com.(Hons.)(1978) LL.B.(1981), LL.M.(1999)

Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) & the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since 1982.

Enrolled as Advocate on 07-09-1984 by Bar Council of Rajasthan.

Has taught in Faculty of Law, University of Jodhpur for about 6 Years as part time Faculty from 1994 to 2000.

ACADEMIC PURSUITS
Was Chief Editor of National Level Journal ‘Sales Tax Literature’ during 1986-1990.

Various Articles Published in National & International Law Journals at regular intervals.

Article on “Child Education & Poverty’ giving suggestions for compulsory Military training to youth of the country, acknowledged and appreciated by the then President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006.

Paper on ‘Constitutional Features & Indian Democracy’ published in 2013 by Korea Legal Research Institute (KLRI) in their Global issues.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PARTICIPATIONS / PAPERS
2013
In an International Tax Conference organized by International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ) contributed a Paper on ‘Transfer Pricing’ at Amsterdam, Holland on 31st August, 2013.

2014
Participated as Panel Member in Judges’ Seminar in 68th Congress of International Fiscal Association (IFA) in Mumbai in October 2014 on ‘International Tax Treaties’.

2015
Contributed Paper in January, 2015 “International Taxation: Indian Perspective on Dispute Resolution Mechanism” in World Congress on International Law at Delhi organized by the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL).

Chaired Technical Session on “E-Commerce Transaction/Cloud Computing – Tax Controversies” in April, 2015 in IFA (India) International Conference at Delhi.

Contributed Paper on ‘Social Networking by Judges’ in Luzern, Switzerland, in September 2015 in IATJ and judged on Judges Panel in Basel, Switzerland, a Moot organized by IFA in September 2015.

2016
Contributed Paper on ‘Case Load Control of Tax Cases in India in IATJ 7th Congress in Madrid, Spain in September, 2016.

Nominated as Hony. Director on Board of International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ) in September 2016 for 3 years by IATJ.

2017
Contributed Paper on “Use of Foreign Case Laws in Interpretation of Tax Treaties” in IATJ 8th Congress at Helsinki,Finland in October 2017.

2018
Contributed Paper on “Need for Judicial Education & Training” in CMJA Conference at Brisbane, Australia on 12th Sept. 2018.

EXTRA - CURRICULAR
Has been a Table-Tennis & Badminton Player, as also a Cricketer.
Has soft music interests, particularly Instrumental music.
Judge

Justice R. Subbiah

Born on June 21, 1959. He was enrolled as an Advocate on December 14, 1983. He practised for 23 years in the High Court of Madras in all subjects. He specialized in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal and Service matters. He worked as an Panel Advocate for Pondicherry Industrial Promotion and Development Investment Corporation, Chennai Port Trust, BSNL, Chennai and Standing Counsel for Industrial Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu. He was worked as Special Government Pleader (CS) Government of Tamil Nadu, as Standing Counsel for various Government Organizations. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on 24th March, 2008 and as Permanent Judge on November 9, 2009.
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Justice M. Sathyanarayanan

Hon'ble Thiru. Justice M. Sathyanarayanan was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on April 23,2008 and as permanent Judge on November 9, 2009.
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Justice N. Kirubakaran

Hon’ble  Justice N. Kirubakaran was born on 21st August 1959. He hails from an agriculture family from the village called “Nedumbirai”, Thiruvannamalai District. He had early Education at Panchayat Union Middle School, Nedumbirai Village, and stood School First in S.S.L.C Public Examination. He completed B.Sc. graduation at Aringar Anna Government Arts College, Cheyyar, and M.A. Degree from the University of Madras, Chennai. He completed B.L. at Madras Law College. He enrolled as an Advocate on 4th September 1985. He joined as a Junior under Thiru. Habibullah Badsha, Senior Advocate, former Advocate General and former Public Prosecutor. He has extensively practiced before the High Court of Madras, Chennai, Madurai and other High Courts, in Civil, Constitutional, Arbitration, Tax, Customs and Excise Laws. He has worked as a Government Advocate (Writs), Additional Central Government Standing Counsel, High Court, Madras, and appeared for several other Corporations and Organisations. He was appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 31.03.2009.
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Justice M.M. Sundresh

Hon’ble Justice M.M. Sundresh, was born on 21st July 1962 at Erode. He completed school and pre university education at Erode. He completed B.A. Degree at Loyola College, Chennai and B.L. Degree at Madras Law College. He enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1985. He worked as Government Advocate between 1991 to 1996. His precise presentation of cases on facts and law, was well appreciated by the Bench and Bar. He was the Counsel for Tamil Nadu Small Scale Industries Development Corporation. He had extensive practice in Civil (Appellate), Criminal and Writ Jurisdiction in the Hon’ble High Court. He learned law and gained experience in the Chambers of the illustrious Seniors viz. S. Sivasubramaniam, who later became a Judge of the High Court and his father Thiru. V.K. Muthusamy, Senior Advocate. He was appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 31.03.2009.
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Justice T.S. Sivagnanam

Hon’ble Justice T.S. Sivagnanam, the was born on 16th September 1963. His father Dr. T.S. Subbiah, M.S., FICS, is a Retd. HOD & Prof, of Surgery, Madras Medical College. He completed B.Sc. Degree at Loyola College, Chennai and B.L. Degree at Madras Law College. He was enrolled on 10.09.1986. After enrolment he joined the Chamber of Shri. R. Gandhi, Senior Advocate, a well known leader of the bar. He practiced in the High Court of Madras at Chennai and Madurai in Constitutional, Service, Civil, Tax, Customs and Central Excise, Education and several other branches of law. He was appointed on 11.9.2000 as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel, in Madras High Court and subsequently as Senior Counsel for Central Government with effect from 09.07.2004. He appeared on behalf of Local Authorities, various Departments of both State and Central Government, and had appeared before the High court, CEGAT / CESTAT, and before all Tribunals. He is a member of the Madras Bar Association, Madras and High Court Advocate Association. As a member of the Executive Committee of Madras Bar Association, he had made remarkable contribution. He was also an active Member of the Mediation and Conciliation Centre, High Court, Madras. He was appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 31.03.2009.
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Justice M. Duraiswamy

Hon’ble Justice M. Duraiswamy, was born on 22nd September 1960. He completed school study in Madras Christian College School, Chennai, B.Com Degree in Salem and B.L. course in Madras Law College, Chennai. He joined as a Junior under Late N. Sivamani, Advocate and thereafter with the Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.S. Venkatachalamoorthy, Former Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court and presently the Chairman, State Human Rights Commission, Tamil Nadu. He has worked as Additional Central Government standing Counsel in the Madras High Court for the period 1997-2000. He has appeared in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters before various Couts/ Formus. His father late Thiru. D. Muthuvel was a Retired District Judge. He was appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 31.03.2009.
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Justice T. Raja

Hon’ble Thiru Justice T. Raja, was born on 25th May 1961 in a Village in Thenur, Madurai District. He had early Education till VIII standard in a Panchayat Union School in Thenur Village, from IX to XI Std, Pasumalai High School, Madurai, P.U.C. at Wakf Board College at Madurai, B.A. Degree at Madurai College, M.A. in Social Work at Madurai, and studied Law at Madurai Law college. After enrolment on 22.6.1988, he started law practice in the Madras High Court from June 1988 and was associated with Thiru. C. Selvaraj, Senior Advocate. After two and half years of practice, Your Lordship shifted the practice to the Hon’ble Supreme Court at New Delhi. In New Delhi, he practiced in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Service laws before the High Court, Delhi, Central Administrative Tribunal and Supreme Court. He served as Standing Counsel for Dr. M.G.R. Medical University for about 10 years in the Hon’ble Supreme Court. He also served as Standing Counsel for E.S.I, before the Principal Bench, Central Administrative Tribunal, New Delhi as well as in Delhi High Court and in Supreme Court. He served as Standing Counsel for Supreme Court Legal Services Society for all Civil and Criminal matters for about 6 years. He was appointed as an Additional Advocate General at Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on 09.02.2008 and appeared in several important cases. He was appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 31.03.2009.

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Justice Kandasami Ravichandra Baabu

Born on 14.10.1958 at Rishivandhiyam, Villupuram District to Late Thiru.R.P.Kandasamy and Tmt.K.Janaki. Studied B.Sc., at Madras Christian College, Chennai and B.L. at Madras Law College. Enrolled as a Member of the Bar on 26.09.1984 and practiced under Mr.R.Gandhi, Senior Advocate. Appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel in August 2000; Senior Panel Counsel for Central Government in March 2005; Panel Counsel for Madras High Court in 2007 and Senior Panel Counsel for Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Department in 2008. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Madras on 20.12.2011.
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Justice P. N. Prakash

Educational background:

Pursued schooling in Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane, Chennai. Obtained B.A. (Economics) degree from D.G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai (1977-1980). Graduated B.L. from Madras Law College (1980-1983). Obtained Diploma in Labour Administration from the Tamil Nadu Institute of Labour Studies.

Formative years as an advocate and individual practice as an Advocate:

Enrolled as an Advocate on 18 January 1984 in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu. Had tutelage in the Law Offices of Mr. K.M.Srirangan and Mr.P. Rajamanickam, the then Public Prosecutor. Enjoyed extensive practice, both at the Principal Seat and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, predominantly, on the Criminal Side. Appeared in quite a few cases in the Supreme Court of India as well. Also practised in all subordinate Criminal Courts in Chennai, City Civil Court, Labour Courts, Administrative Tribunals, Sessions Courts throughout Tamil Nadu, Debt Recovery Tribunals in Chennai, Family Court in Chennai, Mahila Court in Chennai, CBI Special Courts in Chennai, Consumer Courts in Chennai, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi. Area of specialisation involved conduct of trials and appeals in Criminal cases and Election Petitions in the High Court.

Government positions held:

Appointed as Addl. Special Public Prosecutor by the Central Government in 1994. Appointed in 1995 as Additional Special Public Prosecutor under the NDPS Act for Special Courts in Chennai by the Central Government for a period of three years. Appointed in 1998 as Addl. Spl. Public Prosecutor for Narcotics Control Bureau, Govt. of India for Special Courts throughout Tamil Nadu for a period of three years. In 2001, appointed as Special Public Prosecutor (Narcotics) for the Madras High Court for Narcotics Control Bureau, Govt. of India, for a period of three years. Enrolled in 2001 in the Panel of the India Army, HQ, Southern Command (DV-3), HQ ATNKK & G Area as Prosecution Counsel. Nominated in 2002 as Special Public Prosecutor for Central Bureau of Investigation, for a period of three years. Appointed in 2003 as Special Public Prosecutor for Customs and Excise for Madras High Court for a period of three years. In 2003, appointed as Special Public Prosecutor under the NDPS Act by the Narcotics Control Bureau, Govt. of India for the High Courts of Madras, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Designated as Special Counsel by the Tamil Nadu Government to defend the City Police in Mr. Justice Raman Commission of Enquiry to probe into the death of one Venkatesan Panniar. Resigned all Government positions in the year 2006 and started a law firm, Norton & Grant.

Role in other arenas:

Was a Guest Lecturer in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy-Hyderabad, Police Training College-Tamil Nadu, National Academy of Customs, Excise & Narcotics-Chennai, Staff Academic Council, University of Madras, Dr.Ambedkar Law College-Chennai and Indira Gandhi Forest Academy-Dehradun. Was engaged actively as an Honorary Editor in the Editorial Board of Madras Law Journal (Criminal), Madras Weekly Notes (Criminal), besides contributing Articles regularly to Madras Law Journal, Current Tamil Nadu Cases and Criminal Law Journal, since 1995. Passionate in teaching by conducting various programmes.

Elevation as a Judge of Madras High Court:

Sworn-in as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 25.10.2013 and as Permanent Judge on 14.04.2015.

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Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana

The Honourable Mrs. Justice PUSHPA SATHYANARAYANA, who born in 1960, is daughter of an IAS Officer - Hails from Mannargudi, Tiruvarur District. After completing her schooling, joined SDNB Vaishnav College, Chrompet, and graduated in English Literature and subsequently obtained Law Degree in the year 1985 from Madras Law College. Started practising law from 1985 in High Court in all branches right from contracts, rent control matters, family disputes, arbitration, Cybercrime, Company matters, labour matters, etc., but mainly on civil side. Also handled cases involving Intellectual Property and Cyber Laws. Has been a mediator in Society for Alternate Disputes Resolution and is a life member of International Centre for Alternates Disputes Resolution, Hyderabad.

After having 28 years of stand in the Bar, elevated as Additional Judge of the Madras High Court and assumed office on 25.10.2013. Judgments rendered by Her Lordship have been reported in leading journals.

Much interested in Sports an athlete and a good Hockey player represented the State of Tamil Nadu for which she was the Captain of the Team in Intra-State Hockey tournaments. District Player in Cricket.

Also participated in Car Rallies for more than ten years. Her husband is placed as Vice-President in MNC. She is blessed with a son, who did his Masters' Degree in Bio-Technology and now working in the United States America as a Scientist.

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Justice K. Kalyanasundaram

Justice K.KALYANASUNDARAM was born on 27.05.1960 at Manjanayakkampatti, Oddanchatram Taluk. Had Schooling at I.T.O. School, Ayakudi in Palani Taluk and PUC in Arulmigu Palani Andavar Arts College, at Palani in 1979. Completed B.A.Economics in Arulmigu Palani Andavar Arts College, at Palani in April 1982. Studied Law in Madras University from 1982 to 1985. Enrolled as an Advocate on 07.02.1986. Practised under Shri.K.Sengottian, Advocate, Madras High Court and appeared in Writ, Service, Tribunal, Civil and Criminal. Appointed as Central Government Standing Counsel in City Civil Court, Chennai. Elevated as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 25.10.2013 and made permanent Judge on 14.04.2015.

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Justice S. Vaidyanathan

Justice S.VAIDYANATHAN, B.A., B.L., was born on 17th August, 1962 at Coimbatore. He did his schooling in Singaram Pillai High School Villivakkam, Chennai and graduation in B.A. (Economics) at D.G.Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam during 1979-82. He did B.L. in Madras Law College (now known as Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College) during 1982-85 and Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management, Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations in 1986. He got enrolled as an Advocate on 27th August 1986. He practiced in the High Court of Judicature at Madras, where his paternal grandfather Sri L.S.Vaidyanathan served as a Superintendent, Copyist Section and retired in the year 1952. His father, Sri V.Subramanian started his life as a shoe polish seller and later grew to be a committed trade unionist and the founder member of the first white-collared Employees’ Union in 1946, viz., Madras Commercial Employees Union in this city of Madras under the leadership of Sri R.Venkataraman, who later became the President of India. He served as an Editor of Labour Law Books published by Madras Book Agency. He was elevated on 25.10.2013 as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Madras and became a permanent Judge of this Court on 14.04.2015.

Name Justice: S. Vaidyanathan

Date of Birth: 17.08.1962

Date of Enrollment: 27.08.1986

Date of Appointment: As Addl. Judge : 25.10.2013

Permanent Judge of the High Court: 14.04.2015

Residential Address: Old NO.88, New No.7, Thirumangalam road, Villivakkam, Chennai 49

Address for Communication: Old No.2, New No.6, South High Court Colony, I Cross Street, Villivakkam, Chennai-600 049.

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Justice R. Mahadevan

Born on 10.06.1963. He was enrolled on 26.4.1989 and has bar experience of more than 24 years. He has practised in all branches of law and specialized in laws relating to Sales Tax, Income Tax, Customs and Central Excise etc. He was appointed as the Government Advocate for Commercial Taxes in the High Court and the Tamil Nadu Taxation Special Tribunal from 1996 to 2001. Again from 2007 to 2011, he was the Additional Government Pleader (Taxes). He was also Additional Central Government Standing Counsel of the Madras High Court during the period 2004 and 2005 and senior Panel Counsel from 2005 to 2009. He was also Legal Adviser for Karur Vysya Bank. He was appointed as an Additional Jude of the Madras High Court on October 25, 2013.

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Justice V.M. Velumani

Born on 06.4.1962. She was enrolled on 13.9.1989 and she has got 23 years of practice. She had been appearing before the High Court in Civil, labour and Service Matters. She was a Central Government Standing Counsel, Additional Government Pleader and Special Government Pleader. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on December 20, 2013.

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Justice V. Bharathidasan

Justice V.BHARATHIDASAN, B.A., B.L., was born on 07th May,1960 in an agricultural family to Late Thiru M.K.Veerasamy and Tmt.Ponnammal at Alathur Village, Pattukottai, Thanjavur. He did his schooling in Panchayat Union Elementary School and Government High School at Alathur Village, and pre-University Course, at Bishop Heber College, Thiruchirapalli and graduation in B.A., at Loyola College, Chennai. He did B.L., in Madras Law College (now known as Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College) during 1982-85. He got enrolled as an Advocate on 11th September 1985. He practiced in the High Court of Judicature at Madras. In the year, 2005, he was appointed as Senior Panel Counsel for Central Government at the High Court and continued in the post till,2015. He was also the Standing Counsel for Chennai City Municipal Corporation from 2006 to 2015. He was also active in the Madras Bar Association and served as the Association's Secretary from 2009 to 2011. He had extensive practice both at the Principal Bench and Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. He was appointed as permanent Judge of this Court on 07.04.2016.

Father's Name

M.K.Veerasamy (Late)

Date of Birth

07.05.1960

Age
(as on 1/9/2016)

56 years

Place of Birth

Alathur Village, Pattukottai, Thanjavur

Qualifications

B.A. B.L.,

Date of Enrollment

11.09.1985

Standing at the Bar

31 years

Family Background

Agriculturist

Date of appointment

07.04.2016 as permanent Judge

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Justice D. Krishnakumar

Hon'ble Thiru Justice D. Krishnakumar was born to Thiru. A.P. Deivasigamani and Late Tmt. Saraswathi, at Dharapuram, on 22nd May, 1963. Did his schooling at Government Higher Secondary School, Dharapuram. Studied B.Sc., Degree at Presidency College, Chennai, and B.L. Degree at Madras Law College. Enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1987. After enrolment, joined the office of Mr. K. Duraiswamy, Senior Advocate in the Madras High Court. Served as a Government Advocate in the High Court from 1991 to 1996.

 

Served as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 1998-99 and Special Government Pleader from 2001 – 2006. Standing Counsel for Teachers' Recruitment Board besides several Municipalities including Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation, Indira Gandhi National Open University and other Government Undertakings. And, served as Special Government Pleader (Education) from 2013 till elevation. Had extensive practice in Civil, Criminal and Writ jurisdiction in the High Court. Appointed as a Permanent Judge of the High Court of Madras on 07.04.2016.

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Justice S.S. Sundar

Address

Plot No.532, K.K.Nagar, Madurai- 20

Father's Name

K.S.SIVASUBRAMANIAN

Mother's Name

S. KASIKANI AMMAL

Date of Birth

03.05.1963

Educational Qualification

1. Completed B.Sc (Chemistry) in the year 1984 at St.Xavier`s College, Palayamkottai(1981-84)
2. Completed Law in 1987 at Madras Law College (1984-87)

Native

Kootampuli, a village near Tuticorin

Date of Enrolment

15.04.1988 (211/1988)

No.of Years of Practice

26 years. From the date of Enrolment I was Practicing at Madras High Court as Junior of Senior Advocate Sri. T.R.Rajagopalan till 2006.

I became independent after shifting my practice to Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in 2006.

Nature of Practice

Civil Appellate Side, Service and Writs.

Field of Specialization

1. Land Acquisition

2. Hindu Succession

3. Specific Performance

4. Rent Control Matters

5. Contractual Matters

6. Land Reforms Cases.

Panel Advocate

I have been a panel advocate for

1. Madras University from 1996-2001

2. National Textiles Corporation

3. Registrar General and appeared for Subordinate Judicial Officers in cases which comes within Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.

Office Bearer of Association

I was the General Secretary of Madurai Bench of Madras Bar Association (MMBA) from April 2008 to March 2009.

 

Judge

Justice V. Parthiban

 

Father's Name

Thiru S.Vasudevan

Mother's Name

Tmt.V.Mangayarkarasi

Date of Birth

24.04.1960

Place of Birth

Chidambaram, Cuddalore District

Wife

Mrs.P.Yamuna, House Wife

Son

Mr.P.Varun Bharath studying Engineering

Education

PUC in Madras Christian College during 1977-78 B.A. (English) in Madras Christian College during 1978-81

Services

Worked as Associate Editor to an English Monthly Magazine during 1981-82

Legal Education

Studied B.L.in Madras Law College (Now known as Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College) Chennai during 1982-85

Enrollment

Enrolled as Advocate before the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 29.01.1986

Initial Practice

Joined the Office of M/s.Row & Reddy and practiced in Tribunal, Madras High Court and Supreme Court in various branches of Law, particularly, Labour, Service and Constitution.

Elevation

Elevated as Additional Judge to the High Court of Judicature at Madras on 05.10.2016

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Justice R. Subramanian

Justice R.SUBRAMANIAN was born on 25.07.1963 at Manangadu Village, Thanjavur District. He belongs to a agricultural family of Kamakshipuram Village, Thiruvidaimarudhur Taluk, Thanjavur District. His father Late.Shri.K.V.Rajagopalan was an intensive agriculturist and was also Honorary Member of the Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute at Aduthurai. His mother Tmt.R.Saradhammal is the daughter of a famous personality Late.Shri.M.V.Viswanatha Iyer of Manangadu Village, Pattukottai Taluk, Thanjavur District.

      He had his preliminary education at St., Thomas High School, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai and did his higher secondary (+2) at Sir P.S.Sivaswami Iyer Higher Secondary School at Thirukattupalli. Graduated in Commerce from A.V.V.M.Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur in the year 1983. He took three years B.L.Degree Course at Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pondicherry in 1983-1986 and enrolled as an Advocate on 10.09.1986.

      Joined the Chambers of Late.Shri.V.Krishnan, S/o.M.S.Venkataraman Iyer, a doyen of the Madras Bar and mostly appeared in Civil and writ jurisdiction of the High Court, apart from the City Civil Court and Court of Small Causes at Chennai. Functioned as Member of the Committee formed by the Madras High Court to discuss the amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure in the year 2002 under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Mr.Justice E.Padmanabhan. He has been the regular Resource Person to the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy and was elevated as a permanent Judge of the Madras High Court on 05.10.2016.
   
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Justice M. Govindaraj

Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.Govindaraj hails from a traditional family from Arantangi, Pudukkottai District. He was born at Madurai on 19.05.1960. His grandfather Shri.A.G.Rajagopal Naidu was a freedom fighter. His father Shri.R.Muthuraman was an Assistant Head Master in Government Board School, Tiruthuraipoondi and mother Smt. Indirani, a home maker. 

      He started his elementary education at Panangadi Village, in the then Thanjavur District and continued the same in Revathy School, Tiruthuraipoondi. He had his High School education at Government High School, Tiruthuraipoondi. He did his PUC and B.Sc., Degree in Zoology in Bishop Heber College, Trichy, between 1977 and 1981. He completed M.Sc, Degree at Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur District in the year 1984 and then joined Law in the year 1985 at Government Law College, Trichy and enrolled as an advocate on 30.11.1988. 

      He joined the office of Mr.N.Kannan, Advocate, High Court and a Part-time Professor and specialized in Civil, Criminal, Writ and Conveyance till 1990. Thereafter, he joined the office of Mr.Vijay Narayan, Senior Advocate, and specialized in Service matters before Administrative Tribunals and High Court. He started his independent practice in the year 1995 and had a good practice in all branches of law in various Courts and Tribunals. 

      He was appointed as an Additional Central Government Standing Counsel in the year 1996 and a Panel Advocate for BSNL from 2000 till date of elevation. He served as an Additional Government Pleader for Puducherry Government between 2011 and 2012. He was also a Standing Counsel for Corporation of Chennai at Madras High Court for two years and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Telengana State at National Green Tribunal (SZ), Chennai from 2015. He was appointed as Government Pleader for Puducherry at Madras High Court in the year 2015. 

      He is a Mediator and Mediator Trainer from Tamilnadu Mediation and Conciliation Center, High Court, Madras and trained many Mediators in various parts of the country. 

      He was an office bearer of The Madras Bar Association and held various posts. He was elected as its Secretary in the year 2015, which post he held till September 2016. 

      Mr.M.Govindaraj is the First Graduate, Post-graduate and a Law graduate in his family. He is the first Judge to be elevated from the Bar in Pudukkottai District. He is also a first student to be elevated as Judge of Madras High Court from Trichy Law College. 

      His wife Dr.P.Jayamathi is the HOD and Professor of Bio-Chemistry at Meenakshi Ammal Dental College. His daughter Dr.G.Keerthidaa is doing her Master in Dental Surgery in Thai Moogambigai Dental College and his son G.Pritham Sriram is doing 12th standard in Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Chetput, Chennai. 

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Justice M. Sundar

Justice M.Sundar was born on 19th July, 1966 in Chennai, he graduated in Law from the Madras Law College, belongs to the first batch of 5 years integrated Law Course and he enrolled as an Advocate in 1989. He practiced primarily in the Madras High Court and had a wide spectrum of practice on the Civil Side. He was standing counsel for TWAD Board, Government of Tamil Nadu between 2003 and 2006. He was sworn in as permanent Judge of this Court on 05.10.2016.

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Justice R. Suresh Kumar

Born to Sri. C. Ramachandran and Smt. R. Chandrambal at Vallathirakottai Village, Pudukkottai District, in the year 1964. His father was the President of the Village Panchayat for about 40 years. Before him, his grandfather was the Panchayat President for 30 more years. His maternal grandfather was an M.L.C. of the State Legislative Council of the then Princely State of Pudukkotta.

Studied upto 4th standard in Govt. Middle School, Vallathirakottai, from 5th to 8th standard at Sri Gulapathi Balaiya Middle School and from 9th to 12th standard at TELC Higher Secondary School, Pudukkottai. Graduated (B.Sc.) from H.H.The Raja`s College, Pudukkottai, and completed B.L. Degree in the year 1989 at the Madras Law College, presently known as Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai.

Wife Mrs. S. Rajeswari, granddaughter of a freedom-fighter of Tanjore District and daughter of Mr. S. Kaliyaperumal, Joint Director of Rural Development (Retd.) and Mrs. Premavathi, studied B.L. at Trichy Law College and M.L. at Annamalai University. Having only son S. Surajiv Arul is a school-going boy.

Enrolled as an Advocate in Tamil Nadu Bar Council on 27.09.1989 and joined at the office of Mr. A. Muthukrishnan and had been practising in both Original and Appellate Sides at High Court, and thereafter attached with the Senior Advocate and Former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu Sri. N.R. Chandran, who also belongs to Pudukottai District and was groomed under him in Writ side matters with the specialization of academic and service subjects. He has been in the practice for 27 years till elevation, at the High Court of Madras as well as in the Central and State Administrative Tribunals. Practised in the areas of Civil, Constitutional and Writ, particularly in the field of academic and service matters.

Was the Standing Counsel for TNPSC from October, 2001 to October, 2006 and the Counsel for the Registry of Madras High Court from July 2009 upto his elevation; appointed as Senior Panel Counsel by the Ministry of Law & Justice, Govt, of India (2010-2014) and represented cases of various departments of the Central Govt, and served as the Govt. Counsel for Union of India to deal with the service matters at Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench between 2010 and 2014. Also served as the Standing Counsel for Indian Maritime University, a Central University, from the year 2009 upto 2014. From 2012 to Jan.2016, was the Counsel for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), and was also appointed as Standing Counsel for Annamalai University in October 2013 and served as such till his elevation.

When he was the Standing Counsel for TNPSC in 2004, he appeared along with the renowned Senior Counsel Mr. P.P. Rao before the Honble Supreme Court of India in respect of Civil Judges Recruitment issue. As Senior Central Govt. Counsel, he appeared for Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) in the famous Koodangulam Nuclear Power Project case. Apart from the Governmental and Quasi Governmental organizations, he had been the Counsel for many numbers of academic institutions such as Engineering colleges, B.Ed. colleges, Teacher Training Institutes, Polytechnics and also some of the Colleges of Medical and Dentistry besides the Counsel for Matriculation Schools.

Judge

Justice J. Nisha Banu

Her Lordship The Hon'ble Mrs.Justice.J.Nisha Banu was born to Mr.M.Jeniston Devi Raj and Ms. J. Jeevarthinam at Nagercoil on 18.09.1966. Her Lordship did her schooling in St.Joseph Convent Higher Secondary School and did law at Madurai Law College and enrolled herself as an Advocate on 28.11.1990. Her Lordship started her practise in the Madras High Court and practised in the field of Writ, Civil, Criminal, Debts Recovery Tribunal Cases and Rent Control cases and specialised herself in the Service Law and shifted her practise to the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, after the constitution of Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the year 2004. Her Lordship was the President of the Women Advocates Association of the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, till her elevation; Secretary of the Tamil nadu Federation for Women Lawyers and also held the post of Joint Secretary in All India Federation for Women Lawyers; She was the Counsel for the Director of Revenue Intelligence; Bar Counsel of India; Annamalai University; She was an accredited Mediator and mediated several cases; Served as a Member of the Sensitisation Committee; Advocate for the Legal Service Authority of India and sat as a Member of the Lok Adalat and dealt with a number of cases; She got elevated as a Judge of the High court on 05.10.2016

Judge

Justice M.S. Ramesh

Justice M.S. RAMESH was born on 28th December 1963 to Thiru.M.Selvanathan and Tmt.Mohana Selvanathan at Chennai.

Pursued the five years integrated B.L.Degree Course in Madurai Law College and was enrolled as an advocate on 9th January 1991. Joined the office of Thiru.S.Jagadeesan (as he then was) and worked with him till his elevation as a Judge of this Hon’ble High Court. Thereafter commenced independent practice and had been handling cases in writs, labour, service, civil and criminal matters. Served as a Senior Reporter of Indian Law Reports and a Guest Faculty for Labour Laws in the Tamil Nadu Labour Studies and other private colleges in Chennai. Appointed as Additional Government Pleader for State of Tamil Nadu and continued in the post till elevation. Married to Mrs.Archana Ramesh and blessed with a daughter Hasika Neethi Ramesh, studying law course in School of Excellence in Law and a son, Nitin Ramesh.

Judge

Justice S.M. Subramaniam

Mr.S.M.Subramaniam was born on 31.05.1965, completed his Law Degree in the year 1991 and enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 25.09.1991. He worked under Senior Counsel Mr.K.Duraisamy for about 1 year and established an independent office from December 1992. He appeared in numerous cases associated with varied branches of law, which encompasses Writs, Civil Appeals, Civil Suits and in few criminal cases. He has specialised in the field of service law and was representing various Government Officials Associations.

The important cases argued by him are:

1. In the year 2004, he appeared in the case of ESMA & TESMA wherein 2 lakh Government Employees were terminated from service.

2. Appeared in the case of termination of 10,000 saalai paniyaalargal from the Highways Department.

3. Appeared in a case representing large number of State Government Pensioners retired between 1960 & 1988 in which around 1,50,000 aged state government pensioners received pension and arrears.

4. His maiden appearance before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India was in the year September 1995 in the case of Kaliyaperumal Vs. Government Officials Union representing the respondent.

He is supported by his wife Mrs.Sasikala Subramaniam, Advocate & only daughter Ms.Swadhi Subramaniam, studying final year law course at the School of Excellence in Law in Chennai.

Judge

Justice Anita Sumanth

Educational Qualifications

(i) B.A (English Literature), Women`s Christian College, Madras

(ii) B.L. Government Law College, Madras
 

(iii) M.L. in Constitutional and Public International Law, University of Madras
 

(iv) Ph.D. awarded by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
 
Subject: International Taxation- Electronic Commerce

Joined the Chambers of Senior Advocate Sri. V.Ramachandran upon enrollment. Practiced extensively before the Supreme Court, High Courts, Tribunals and other appellate fora as well as the Authority for Advance Rulings, specializing in Direct and Indirect Taxes and corporate laws 

Held the position of Special Government Pleader (Taxes), Madras High Court, since June 2014
 

Appointed Permanent Judge of the Madras High Court in October 2016

Judge

Justice T. Ravindran

 

 

Date of Birth

30/06/1959

Native Place

Chennai

School Education

Ramakrishna Mission High School, T.Nagar, Chennai

College Education

Vivekananda College, Mylapore, Chennai ( PUC )

New College, Royapettah, Chennai ( B.Sc. Chemistry )
 

Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai ( B.L. )

Academic Qualification

B.Sc. B.L.

Date of Enrolment

27.04.1983

Name of Parents

H.T.Thukkaram ( Father ) - Addl. Supdt. Of Police (Retd.) 

T.Suguna ( Mother )

Place of Practice

Chennai

Name of Seniors

1. Thiru. V.Shanmughasundaram 

2. Thiru. K.Sengottian

Date of entry in Judicial Service

09.11.1988 as District Munsif

Places where served 

Civil Judge (Junior Division)

District Munsif

Sholinghur

09.11.1988

31.05.1992

District Munsif

Perambalur

04.06.1992

31.05.1995

Judicial Magistrate

Madhuranthagam

02.06.1995

04.12.1995

Civil Judge (Senior Division)

Additional Sub Judge

Mayiladuthurai

08.12.1995

09.03.1998

Principal Sub Judge

Mayiladuthurai

09.03.1998

29.04.1999

II Assistant Judge

City Civil Court, Chennai

03.05.1999

05.07.2000

I Assistant Judge

City Civil Court, Chennai

05.07.2000

09.03.2001

District Judge

II Additional District Judge

Salem

15.03.2001

30.06.2002

IX Additional Judge (CBI cases)

City Civil Court, Chennai

01.07.2002

10.01.2005

VIII Additional Judge (CBI cases)

City Civil Court,Chennai

10.01.2005

01.03.2006

Additional District Judge & Presiding Officer

Principal Special Court Under E.C.Act, Chennai

01.03.2006

15.05.2006

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (E.O.-II)

Egmore, Chennai

15.05.2006

30.04.2007

District Judge

Nagapattinam

02.05.2007

30.04.2008

District Judge

Tiruvannamalai

02.05.2008

30.04.2010

VIII Additional Judge (CBI cases)

City Civil Court, Chennai

05.05.2010

03.11.2010

IX Additional Judge (CBI cases)

City Civil Court, Chennai

03.11.2010

30.04.2013

Principal District Judge

Cuddalore

02.05.2013

31.07.2013

Registrar (Judicial)

Principal Bench of Madras High Court

01.08.2013

06.04.2016

Registrar General

Principal Bench of Madras High Court

07.04.2016

30.09.2016

Elevated as a Judge of the Madras High Court on 05.10.2016

Date of Birth

09.06.1965

Place of Birth

Thamaraipadi, Dindigul District

Father

Late T.S.Perumal, Rtd Teacher, Panchayat Union Elementary Schools Dindigul District.

Mother

Chinnathayee, House Wife

Brothers

Shri.P.Santhanagopalan D.H.O, Southern Railway, Chennai and Shri.Jeyagopal, C.H.I, Southern Railway, Karur

Sisters

Smt. Saraswathi and Smt.Valarmathi

Upto 8th Standard

Panchayat Union Middle School, Thamaraipadi

9th to 12th Standard

C.S.M.A, Higher Secondary School, Kovilur Dindigul District

Legal Education

B.L.Degree, at Government Law College, Madurai (5 Year Course)

Enrollment

Enrolled as an Advocate in the Year 1990. Joined the Office of Shri. R. Sridharan, Senior Advocate, Dindigul S/O. Ramachandra Iyer, Advocate

Judicial Service

Appointed as District Judge, on 06.06.2005 joined as District Judge, Trainee, Sivaganga.

After that Served in various places as, I Additional District Judge, Madurai, District Judge, Karikal, Economic Offences Court I, Egmore, Principal District Judge, Tiruchirappalli, Chief Judge, Pondicherry and Registrar (Vigilance), High Court, Madras.

Wife

Dr.R.Sudha, M.D.Associate Professor, Government Medical College, Tiruchirappalli

Son

Selvan. V. Karthikai Kumaran

Daughter

Selvi. V. Nethra, Studying in School at Trichy.

E-mail id

judgevelmurugan@gmail.com

 

Judge

Dr. Justice G. Jayachandran

Dr. G. JAYACHANDRAN born on 01.04.1965 at Vellore to Mr.R.Gopalan and Mrs.G.Rukmani. He hails from agricultural family.

He had his primary education at St.Mary's Convent, Vellore and higher secondary education at Voorhees Higher Secondary School, Vellore.

He joined the Law College at Chennai in the year 1983. He belongs to the first batch of five years integrated law course.

He joined M.L., in the Department of Legal studies at Madras University and shared the first rank in M.L (International Law & Constitutional Law) along with Mr.G.Gurusamy, I.R.S., for the year 1990.

In the year 2001, he was conferred with Doctorate in Law by the University of Madras for his thesis on `Trafficking and control of Narcotic Drugs in India`.

He enrolled as an Advocate on 28.10.1988 at Tamil Nadu Bar Council and joined the office of Late Mr.N.Meenakshisundaram (Father of Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.Sathyanarayanan). Later, worked under Mr.K.R.A.Muthukrishnan, Dr.T.S.Ramaswamy and Late.Mr.P.Rajamanickam. He, along with Mr.P.N.Prakash (later Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.N.Prakash) and Mr.S.Rajendirakumar, established the Law Firm “Norton and Grant”. He has handled cases both before the Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

In the year 1998, he was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel to represent Central Government in Madras High Court. Under the guidance of the then Additional Solicitor General Mr.V.T.Gopalan, he appeared on behalf of several Central Government Departments and institutions including Customs, CISF and BSNL.

Under the tutelage of Late P.Rajamanickam, the legendary prosecutor, handled cases of NCB and CBI in the respective Special Courts since 1996. Also served as Special Public Prosecutor of CBI in trial Courts at Chennai.

Assumed charge as District Judge at Trichy on 06.06.2005.

Served as:

First Additional District Judge, Coimbatore, Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases, Coimbatore.

Additional Director and Director of Tamilnadu State Judicial Academy.

Special Judge for NDPS Act cases, Chennai

Principal District Judge, Thiruvallur and

Principal Judge, Chennai.

Between July 2011 and February 2015, served as Law Secretary to the Government of Tamilnadu.

Elevated as Judge of Madras High Court on 5th October 2016.

Judge

Justice C.V. Karthikeyan

Born on 14th December 1964 as sixth generation in a family of Lawyers and Judges to Sri C.V. SIMHARAJA SASTRI and Smt. SARASWATHY S. SASTRI.

Did initial schooling at St. JOSEPH'S PRESENTATION CONVENT, Royapuram, Chennai, and later completed High School from St. MARY'S HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, Armenian Street, Chennai and Higher Secondary from HINDU SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, Triplicane, Chennai. Graduated in B.Sc. (Statistics) from MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, Tambaram, Chennai and in B.L. from Dr. AMBEDKAR LAW COLLEGE, Chennai. Later also completed M.L. from ANNAMALAI UNVERSITY and M.A. from MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY.

Enrolled as Advocate on 23rd August 1989 and joined the office of late Sri V.S. SUBRAHMANYAN, Advocate and Part-Time Professor, Madras Law College. Also established commendable individual practice.

Selected as District Judge in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service and joined service on 6th June 2005 as Trainee District Judge at Ramanathapuram. Served as II Additional District Judge (CBI Cases), Madurai, Additional and Principal Labour Court Judge at Vellore, Director, Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Registrar (Vigilance), Madras High Court and finally as Chief Judge, Puducherry, during which period also served intermittently as Member Secretary, Puducherry Legal Services Authority.

Judge

Justice RMT. Teekaa Raman

Thiru RMT. Teekaa Raman S/o.(Late) Thiru. R.M. Thiruvengadam and (Late) Tmt.T.Meenakshi born on June 9th 1963, did schooling in Government High School at Arcot, Vellore District, and did Plus Two at Voorhees Higher Secondary School and graduated in B.Sc. Mathematics from Voorhees College, Vellore.

      Did M.Sc. Mathematics in Ramanujam Institute in advanced study in Mathematics at University of Madras, Chennai and did B.L. from Madras Law College 1988, and enrolled as an Advocate on 11.11.1988 and commenced practice in the Office of Justice J. Kanakaraj (now retired) and (Late) M.S. Umapathy, started independent practice since 1995 in Appellate Side of the Madras High Court and also specialized in Writ Petition. Also appeared proposed before Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Consumer Forum, Land Reforms Appellate Tribunal, special focus on Land Acquisition, Land Administration and Land Reforms and Property Matters.

      Selected as District Judge by direct Recruitment in the year 2004 and joined the Tamil Nadu Judicial Service in June 2005. Worked as a Trainee District Judge at Krishnagiri and Additional Judge (PCR) Madurai and Special Session Judge (Mahila Court), Chennai and Principal Judge, Family Court, Chennai.

      Promoted as Principal District Judge and posted at Tiruvannamalai & Erode and worked as Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal and Additional Registrar (Vigilance), High Court, Madras and Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committee and as Member Secretary in Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority in December 2014.

      My elder brother Dr. Pasupathi is working as Reader in Pathology, Vellore Government Medical College at Vellore and my wife Dr. Manjula Raman M.Sc., Ph.D., and she is working as Assistant Professor in Private Medical College and my elder daughter T. Sadhana Raman is an Engineer in Electrical Communication (EC) and my younger daughter T. Mayuri studying Plus Two in CBSE stream.

     I also represented National Legal Services Authority and Chaired the main session of National Seminar on Legal Protection to HIV affected Persons organised by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at New Delhi on 21st December, 2015.

Judge

Justice N. Sathish Kumar

SHRI. JUSTICE N. SATHISH KUMAR, B.Sc., B.L., was born on May 6th, 1967. Appointed as District Judge (Entry Level) on regular basis on 06/06/2005 by way of Direct Recruitment.

Underwent training as,

Additional District Munsif in Vellore from 06/06/2005 to 05/12/2005

Additional Sub Judge in Vellore from 06/12/2005 to 05/06/2006.

Underwent Induction Training in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai from 06/06/2006 to 07/07/2006.

Worked as,

I Additional District Judge in Thanjavur from 10/07/2006 to 04/05/2009.

Sessions Judge, Sessions Court for trial of Bomb Blast Cases in Coimbatore from 08/05/2009 to 03/07/2009

I Additional District Judge in Coimbatore from 06/07/2009 to 28/08/2010.

District Judge in Nagapattinam from 01/09/2010 to 30/04/2012.

Principal District Judge in Erode from 02/05/2012 to 14/03/2014.

As Director, Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy from 17/03/2014 to 30/09/2016 and

Held the post of Registrar General in High Court, Madras from 30/09/2016 to 14/11/2016.

Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 16.11.2016.

Judge

Justice N. Seshasayee

Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 16.11.2016
Judge

Justice V. Bhavani Subbaroyan

Name

BHAVANI SUBBAROYAN

Wife of (Late) D. SUBBAROYAN, Advocate

Father's Name

S.G.Venkataraman

Mother's Name

Lakshmikantham

Date of Birth

17.05.1963
Born at Thanjavur hailing from Agricultural family Kallaperambur Village, Thanjavur

Father's Occupation

Superintendant, Telegraph Department, Chennai

Family members

4 brothers and 1 sister

Children

Nithila Royan, B.Arch.,

Mridula Royan, Studying Law, (B.B.A., L.L.B.,) (Hon`s)

Education

Passed 10th & +2 at Presidency Girls Hr. Sec. School, Egmore, Chennai.
B.Sc., in the year 1980..83 at Queen Mary`s College, Chennai.
B.L., in the year 1983 ..86 at Madras Law College, Chennai
Master Degree in Law 1992 ..95, Annamalai University

Date of Enrollment

13.08.1986

Practice

    After Enrollment Joined the office of M/s.Aiyer & Dolia, Advocates and practiced from 1986 to 1991 in High Court, Madras and other courts in Chennai. Thereafter, joined the office of Senior Advocates Mr. N.Natarajan and Mrs. Ramani Natarajan and practiced till 1994.

    From 1995 .. 2004 practiced along with the Mr.D.Subbaroyan and managed the practice of father-in-law Mr.I.Duraisamy, Advocate (Junior of (Late) Mr. Mohan Kumaramangalam, Advocate) in the District Munsif Kothagiri, Coonoor and District Court of Nilgiris. During such period effectively implemented the legal aid movement to benefit the Tribal people in and around Nilgiris. Shifted back to Chennai during 2004 and was practicing in the High Court in Civil Side.

Post held

    Appointed as Government Advocate on 10.06.2006 and became Additional Government Pleader in 08.08.2007 and on 11.04.2008 appointed as Special Government Pleader (Civil Suits) in the High Court of Madras.

    Appointed as Central Government Standing Counsel in 2006 and appointed as Senior Central Government Standing Counsel in the year 14.10.2010 and served till 2015

    Appointed as Panel Lawyer for Southern Railways for appearing in Tribunals.

    Appointed as Southern Railway Panel counsel for High Court from 12.06.2012 till the elevation as Judge, High Court, Madras.

    Appointed as Panel lawyer State Human Rights Commission (SHRC, Tamil Nadu State) for Madras High Court form May 2015 till the elevation as Judge, High Court, Madras.

    Was Panel Lawyer for various Municipalities in Nilgiris District, Coimbatore District and Panchayats.

    Appeared for various Co-op. societies in Nilgiris District and in the State of Tamil Nadu.

    Was Panel counsel for Vijaya Bank, Canara Bank and IOB.

Judge

Justice A.D.Jagadish Chandira

Mr.Justice A.D.Jagadish Chandira, was born on 15.02.1966 in Virapandiapatnam Village in Thoothukudi District. His father Late Prof. Dasan Fernando was the Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Chemistry in Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur. Mother Mrs.Metilda Dasan was a Home Maker, who had taken the role of heading the family after the demise of his father in his early ages. His wife Mrs. Chiara Jagadish had completed her M.A (Public Administration) and M.Sc (Counselling and Guidance), however had chosen to be a Home Maker.

    Mr. Justice A.D. Jagadish Chandira though initially got admitted in Madurai Law College later transferred and completed his Law Degree at Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai and enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1989. Initially he had trained himself with M/s. King and Partridge as Junior Advocate (1989-91) and thereafter practised as Junior Advocate in the office of Mr.P.Peppin Fernando, in both the offices he had appeared in the Civil cases and later joined the office of his maternal uncle Shri.G.R.Edmund and practiced extensively in Criminal sides both in trial and appellate sides.

    He had started his individual practice in the year 1997 and had practiced in both trial and appellate sides in Civil, Criminal matters, before Consumer and other Commissions and also in Writ Jurisdictions. He served as an Additional Public Prosecutor of the Madras High Court during the year 2010 and this apart he has served as Panel Counsel to the State Human Rights Commission and also as the Honorary Legal Advisor to the Tamil Nadu State Women's Commission, Chennai. He was a Honorary Associate Editor of the Law Journal-Chennai Law Times (Criminal).

    He was appointed as a Amicus Curiae to assist the Court in the matter of Katta Panchayat in the year 2016.
Judge

Justice G.R. Swaminathan

1. Native Place : Thiruvarur

2. Fathers Name : Rajaraman-

3. Family Backdrop Father retired employee of State Bank of India Mother Home Maker Wife is a Home Maker. Daughter Sadhana and Elder son Chandrasekar

4. Academic Qualifications : B.L. 1985 - 1990 a. Law Degree (B.L.) in Central Law College, Salem and Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pondicherry.

5. Professional Growth

a. Member of Bar Council from 1991

b. Regarding early days of Profession like being Junior to any renowned Counsel etc

Junior under Shri.K.Ramamoorthy, Senior Counsel and later Judge of the Madras and Delhi High Courts.

Junior under Shri.R.Subramanian, former Additional Government Pleader, Government of Pondicherry at Central Administrative Tribunal.

Junior under Shri.P.Krishnamoorthy, G.P. cum PP, Government of Pondicherry at High Court.

c. Appointments like APP/PP/Addl PP/ Lokadalat/ etc

Standing counsel for several Public Sector undertakings like LIC, BSNL, EPFO, New Indian Assurance.

Standing counsel for Madurai Corporation.

For Government of Kerala at Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.

Assistant Solicitor General of India for Madurai Bench from July 2014 till elevation as Judge of the Madras High Court in June 2017.

d. Practiced majority or expertise in Civil or Criminal or Constitutional Practised in the appellate side and handled all kinds of cases, civil criminal and constitutional.

e. Professional special deeds He was appointed by the Tamil Nadu Government to defend the police department in Paramakudi Firing incident before Justice Sampath Commission. Appeared in several major issues such as securing voter ID cards for transgenders, securing ban on sand mining for five years in Tamirabarani river, sustaining demonitisation etc.

6. Additional Judge High Court, Madras from the year 2017.

Judge

Justice Abdul Quddhose

Born on 08.09.1969 at Cumbum, Theni District. Did his schooling upto Xth Standard at Vanavani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, IIT Campus, Chennai and thereafter at Boston Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Nandanam, Chennai upto XIIth Standard. He studied 5 year Bachelor of Law Course at Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai. He is a third generation Lawyer having got himself enrolled as a Member of the Tamil Nadu Bar Council on 31.03.1993. His father is Justice A. Abdul Hadi (Retd.), a former Judge of the Madras High Court and his paternal grandfather is late S.K.Ahmed Meeran who was a Member of Parliament in the 1950s and a Member of the Madras Bar for more than 50 years and was also a Freedom Fighter. Initially, in April, 1993, he joined the Office of Mr.S.Sampath Kumaar, Senior Advocate of M/s.Sampath Kumaar & Associates as a Junior and had wide experience in all branches of Civil Laws. In September, 1994 started his independent practice along with Mr.S.Vasudevan and Mr.K.Krishnaswamy and continued to practice along with them till his elevation as a Judge of the Madras High Court on 28.06.2017. He has more than 24 years of active practice in all branches of Commercial Laws predominantly in the Original Side of the Madras High Court with specialization in Arbitration and Admiralty Law. He has appeared in High Court, Madras in Original Side, Appellate Side and Writ Side and also conducted trials before the High Court and Subordinate Courts and some of the cases have also been reported in various Law Journals. He has also appeared in many Arbitrations.

      He has advised various Corporate Houses which includes Manufacturing Companies, Trading Houses, Banks, Non-Banking Financial Institutions and Shipping Companies both in India and Abroad.

      He was a Member of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore and The Committee Maritime - India (CM-I), Indian Maritime Law Association and he has participated in various Maritime Law Conferences / Seminars both in India and Abroad including the Asian Maritime Law Conference at Singapore during the years 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and also the International Maritime Law Conference at New York, USA.

Judge

Justice M. Dhandapani

DATE OF BIRTH

15.04.1968

FAMILY BACKGROUND

SON OF (LATE) Mr.T.V.S.MANI, AN OIL MERCHANT AND MRS.POWNAMBAL, BORN IN CHINNASALEM AND BROUGHT UP AT ULUNDURPET(VILLUPURAM DISTRICT)

FAMILY

WIFE : MRS. D.KAVITHA, (HOME MAKER)
SONS : D.KARTHIKEYAN, MECHANICAL ENGINEER
             D.SENTHURKUGAN, II YEAR LAW STUDENT

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. (HISTORY), JAMAL MOHAMMED COLLEGE, TIRUCHY.
BACHELOR OF LAW (B.L), LAW COLLEGE, TIRUCHY.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

A. APPOINTED AS STANDING COUNSEL FOR METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT CORPORATION LTD., CHENNAI BETWEEN 1996 .. 2001.

B. APPOINTED AS GOVERNMENT ADVOCATE, HIGH COURT OF MADRAS, IN THE YEAR 2000 BY THE GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU. SERVED TILL 2001.

C. APPOINTED AS ADDITIONAL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STANDING COUNSEL, HIGH COURT OF MADRAS IN THE YEAR 2004 BY GOVT. OF INDIA. SUBSEQUENTLY APPOINTED AS SENIOR PANEL COUNSEL BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

D. APPOINTED AS ADDITIONAL COUNSEL, HIGH COURT OF MADRAS FOR ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE IN THE YEAR, 2004 BY DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

E. APPOINTED AS ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT PLEADER, HIGH COURT OF MADRAS, IN THE YEAR 2006 BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU. PROMOTED AS SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PLEADER IN 2007 AND IN THE YEAR 2010 DESIGNATED AS SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PLEADER (LAND ACQUISITION)

F. APPOINTED AS SPECIAL COUNSEL, HIGH COURT OF MADRAS, FOR ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE IN 2006 .. 2009 AND TENURE EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS i.e., TILL 2012. FURTHER EXTENDED AS SPECIAL COUNSEL AS PER THE REQUEST OF ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE ZONAL OFFICE, CHENNAI, UNTIL FURTHER ORDERS.

G. RE-APPOINTED AS SPECIAL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR AND PANEL COUNSEL FOR ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE BY DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA IN JANUARY, 2016.

Judge

Justice P.D. Audikesavalu

Name

P. D. AUDIKESAVALU
(PONDICHERRY DAIVASIGAMANI AUDIKESAVALU)

Date of Birth

30th December, 1970

Family background

Paternal Grandfather:
(Late) Sardar P.M. Audikesavalu Naicker
Freedom Fighter,
Member of Madras Legislative Assembly (1937-1939)
Deputy Mayor of Madras (1939-1940)
Member of Interim Parliament (1950-1952)


Father:
Sri P.A.Daivasigamani
Advocate & Social Worker


Mother:
Smt Manimehala Daivasigamani
Retired School Principal &
Former Member, Madras (North) Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (1994-1999)


Wife :
Smt Kavitha Audikesavalu
Advocate


Daughter:
A.Pooja Varshini

Educational qualifications

Std. I to Std. X (1977-1987)
Sir M.Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School,
Thirumalai Pillai Road, T.Nagar, Chennai .. 600017


Std. XI and Std. XII (1987-1989)
SBOA School & Junior College,
School Road,
Anna Nagar Western Extension,
Chennai .. 600101.


B.L., (1989-1994) and
M.L., (1995-1997)
Madras Law College


Stood First in Law Colleges Entrance Examinations (1989) in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry

Was awarded the Carl Micheal Prize by University of Madras for having secured the First Rank in M.L. Degree Examination (1997) in Contracts & Mercantile Law Branch

Was awarded President`s Scout Award in 1985

Practice:

 

(a) Date of enrollment

14th September, 1994

(b) Actual number of years of practice

22 years

(c) Places and/ or the Courts before whom practised and the period

Had been practicing mainly in Madras High Court, and has also been conducting cases before Consumer Disputes Redressal District Fora & State Commission, Debts Recovery Tribunals, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal City Civil Court, Small Causes Court & Labour Courts in Chennai City from September 1994 to June 2017

(d) Nature of practice

All branches of civil law including Civil, Writ, Constitutional, Labour, Company, Service cases, banking matters, arbitration claims.

(e) The field of specialization

Banking, Service matters, Motor Accident Claims, Rent Control, Consumer Disputes, Arbitration Claims

Particulars of positions held as Counsel for the State or Union or any statutory authority or public undertakings

Was Standing Counsel for State Bank of India
Food Corporation of India
Tamil Nadu Ex-Servicemen Corporation
Oriental Insurance Co., Ltd.,
Egmore Benefit Society Ltd.
Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan

Assisted the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, Shri R.Muthukumaraswamy (from 27.08.2016 to 21.06.2017) and also earlier when he was the Additional Advocate-General of Tamil Nadu.

Was Panel Advocate for the Administrator General and Official Trustee of Tamil Nadu during 2004-2005

Judge

Justice R. Tharani

Father`s Name

Mr. Ramajeyam

Mother`s Name

Mrs. Roja

Date of Birth

10.06.1961

Native District

Thoothukudi

Enrollment No.

278/1986

Place of practice

Sivagangai

Name of Senior

N.Ganapathy Subramanian

Date of joining service

01.07.1991

Places functioned With Date

Judicial Magistrate No.II, Chengalpattu, from 01.07.1991 to 25.05.1994

Judicial Magistrate No.II, Pollachi from 03.06.1994 to 29.05.1997

District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate No.I, Hosur, from 02.06.1997 to 03.05.2000

Judicial Magistrate, Sathyamangalam, from 04.05.2000 to 07.09.2000

District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate,Palacode, from 11.09.2000 to 30.04.2002

Sub Judge, Srivilliputhur, from 02.05.2002 to 30.04.2005

Sub Judge, Udumalpet, from 04.05.2005 to 30.04.2007

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sivagangai, from 02.05.2007 to 06.06.2007

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srivilliputhur, from 11.06.2007 to 03.09.2009

Additional District Judge, Fast Track Court-III, Dharapuram, from 04.09.2009 to 31.12.2010

Sessions Judge, Mahalir Neethimandram, Madurai, from 03.01.2011 to 21.08.2013

Principal District Judge, Dharmapuri, from 26.08.2013 to 31.10.2013

Principal District Judge, Srivilliputhur, from 07.11.2013 to 17.10.2016

Principal District Judge, Madurai, from 17.10.2016 to 30.11.2017.

Was born on May 31st, 1959. Appointed as Civil Judge (Junior Division) on 01/07/1991.

Places functioned With Date:

01/07/1991 to 31/05/1994 Judicial Magistrate, Fast Track Court at Magisterial Level, Pattukkottai

03/06/1994 to 27/11/1995 Judicial Magistrate III, Erode

27/11/1995 to 30/04/1996 Judicial Magistrate, Sathyamangalam

03/05/1996 to 28/05/1998 Judicial Magistrate, Bhavani

01/06/1998 to 30/04/2001 District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate, Mettupalayam

05/05/2001 to 30/04/2002 District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate, Kodumudi

02/05/2002 to 07/04/2003 XVII Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai

07/04/2003 to 02/06/2003 XII Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai

02/06/2003 to 29/06/2003 XI Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai

29/06/2003 to 10/12/2003 XII Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai

10/12/2003 to 10/01/2005 XI Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai

10/01/2005 to 30/04/2005 X Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai

04/05/2005 to 30/04/2007 Sub Judge, Kulithalai

04/05/2007 to 15/10/2007 Chief Judicial Magistrate, Pudukkottai

18/10/2007 to 17/06/2009 Chief Judicial Magistrate, Nagapattinam

20/06/2009 to 03/09/2009 Sub Judge, Ariyalur

04/09/2009 to 30/04/2012 II Additional District Judge, Erode

01/05/2012 to 27/05/2012 Under Compulsory wait for awaiting G.O. to post as Presiding Officer, Labour Court.

28/05/2012 to 30/04/2014 Presiding Officer, Labour Court, Coimbatore

05/05/2014 to 12/09/2015 Principal District Judge, Chengalpattu

14/09/2015 to 22/06/2016 I Additional Judge (TADA), City Civil Court, Chennai

22/06/2016 to 30/09/2016 Chief Judge, Court of Small Causes, Chennai

30/09/2016 to 30/11/2017 Registrar (Judicial) in the Principal Bench of Madras High Court

and Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 01.12.2017.

Judge

Justice T. Krishnavalli

Father`s Name:

S. Thamburan

Mother`s Name:

T. Janaki

Place of Birth:

Tirunelveli

Date of Birth:

28.09.1959

Native District:

Tirunelveli

School Education:

Chatram Higher Secondary School, Kadayam

College Education:

P.U.C

Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam.
B.A.

Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam
B.A.B.L.,
Madurai Law College, Madurai.

Academic Qualification :

B.A.B.L.,

Date of Enrolment:

31.01.1985

Place of practice Before entry into Service:

Tirunelveli

Name of Senior:

Mangala S.Jawaharlal

Date of Entry into Service :

01.07.1991

Places functioned With Date :

01.07.1991 to 30.04.1994 II Additional District Munsif, Trichy

02.05.1994 to 30.04.1997 Judicial Magistrate, Srivaikundam

02.05.1997 to 30.04.1998 District Munsif, Kovil patti

02.05.1998 to 30.07.1998 Additional District Munsif, Cuddalore

03.08.1998 to 30.04.2001 Principal District Munsif, Nagercoil

02.05.2001 to 30.04.2003 District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate, Sattur.

02.05.2003 to 30.04.2004 Subordinate Judge, Virudhunagar

02.05.2004 to 30.04.2005 13 Assistant Judge, City Civil Court, Chennai.

02.05.2005 to 30.04.2006 I Additional Subordinate Judge, Nagercoil.

02.05.2006 to 28.02.2008 Subordinate Judge, Kuzhithurai.

28.02.2008 to 30.04.2008 Special Court for Forest Offence, Nagercoil.

02.05.2008 to 10.09.2008 PSJ, Madurai

September 2008 to 28.03.2010 Chief Judicial Magistrate, Theni.

01.04.2010 to 30.05.2013 II Additional District Judge, Thoothukudi.

01.06.2013 to 28.11.2013 I Additional NDPS Court, Madurai.

29.11.2013 to 30.04.2014 Sessions Judge, Mahila Court, Nagercoil

02.05.2014 to 12.09.2015 Principal District Judge, Ariyalur

14.09.2015 to 18.05.2017 Chairman, Permanent Lok Adalat, Madurai.

18.05.2017 to 30.09.2017 Presiding Officer Labour Court, Madurai.

Present Position:

Elevated as an Additional Judge, Of the Madras High Court on 01.12.2017.

 

Judge

Justice B. Pugalendhi

Hon'ble Thiru Justice B. Pugalendhi was Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 20.11.2018.
Judge

Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy

Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 22.02.2019
Judge

CHIEF JUSTICE PRADEEP NAND RAJOG

Date of Birth                                                    :              24.02.1958

Educational Qualification                             :              LL.B.

Date of Enrolment                                         :              1981

Date of Elevation                                           :              20.12.2002

Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court            :              02.04.2017

Prof. Area of Specialization                          :              Arbitration, Commercial, Service, Election, Land Revenue, Company and Miscellaneous Writ Matters

Was a Counsel for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for about 6 years and was the nominated Counsel for the Election Commission of the Government of NCT Delhi over about 2 years.

He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 20th December 2002 and became a Permanent Judge on 16th April 2004.

Elevated as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court w.e.f. 02.04.2017

Assumed the office of Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on 7th April, 2019.

Judge

JUSTICE SATYARANJAN C. DHARMADHIKARI

Born on  26-1-1960 in a family of lawyers.  Did B.Com., LL.B., Bombay University. Enrolled as an Advocate on 28-6-1983.  Practiced on Original as well as Appellate Side of Bombay High Court at Bombay.  Handled almost all types of Civil and Constitutional cases including Service matters and Election petitions. Represented leading Banks, Financial Institutions, Corporate Houses and Multinational Firms as well. Keenly interested in Table Tennis, Cricket, Reading and Writing. Actively associated with Legal Aid Movement.  Was member of Board of Studies on Law, University of Mumbai.  Also associated with Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa as member of the Disciplinary Committee of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.  Was member of the Managing Committee of the High Court Library for the past several years.  Associated with several institutions, working for eradication of Leprosy. Elevated as Additional Judge, Bombay High Court on 14-11-2003.

Judge

JUSTICE AKIL KURESHI

Born on 7/3/1960. passed B.Sc. (Mathematics) in 1980 and LL.B. in 1983. Joined the Bar and started legal practice in July, 1983. Was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from March 1992 to March, 1998. Was assigned entire work of Central Administrative Tribunal, Ahmedabad and handled large number of service matters on behalf of the Government. Also handled large number of other matters including Land Acquisition cases, criminal matters and matters pertaining to Passports. Also appeared regularly in private matters in the High Court in various fields including Special Civil Applications Service and Non-service and Criminal matters. Appointed as Additional Counsel for the Income-tax Department in January,2000 and represented Income Tax Department in the Gujarat High Court up to December, 2001. Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Gujarat and took charge as such on 7th March, 2004 and confirmed as permanent Judge on 12.08.2005.

Appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Gujarat w.e.f. 2nd November 2018.

Transferred as a Judge, Bombay High Court on 14.11.2018.

Judge

JUSTICE BHUSHAN PRADYUMNA DHARMADHIKARI

Shri Bhushan Pradyumna Dharmadhikari, Judge, Bombay High Court at Nagpur is born on 28.04.1958 and his educational qualifications are B.Sc. (Biology), Additional B.A. in English Literature and LL.B. He obtained his B.Sc. Degree in Summer, 1977 and Law Degree in March/April, 1980 from Nagpur University, presently known as Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj University.

He practiced Law at Nagpur since October 1980 after his enrollment with Bar Council of Maharashtra on 17.10.1980 vide no.1341/17.10.1980. After obtaining LL.B. he joined chambers of Advocate Y. S. Dharmadhikari at Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), for brief period and then came back to Nagpur and worked under Advocate H.S. Ghare till 1984. He started independently after Shri Ghare became City Civil Judge. He appeared for several Government Corporations, Industries, Employers, Unions and Private clients in all Courts viz. Labour Court, Industrial Court, Civil and Criminal Courts, High Court, Central and State Administrative Tribunals, Co-operative Court, Revenue Authorities.

He was elected unopposed as Secretary V.L.L.P.A. for 4 years and unopposed Library In-Charge High Court Bar Association for 3 years. He was elected as Treasurer H.C.B.A. for subsequent 3 years. He has been Guest Lecturer at Judicial Officers Training Institute, Nagpur since 1997. He has been elevated as Additional Judge on 15.03.2004 and as Judge on 12.03.2006.

Judge

JUSTICE RANJIT V. MORE

Justice Shri Ranjit V. More was born on 4th November, 1959 and hails from Nimsod, Tq. Khatau, District Satara (Maharashtra).  He did his schooling education at Nimsod, district Satara and B.A. (Hons.) from Kolhapur and obtained Law Degree from Sangli.  He stood 2nd in order of merit of Shivaji University, Kolhapur in LL.B.   He was also awarded National Merit Scholarship for prosecuting further studies.  He did his LL.M. from Mumbai University.

He enrolled as an Advocate on 15th September, 1983 and joined chamber of Shri A.P. Shah (now Chief Justice of Chennai High Court).  He mainly practised at Appellate Side of High Court of Bombay.   He appeared in several Constitutional, Civil and Criminal matters on behalf of Municipal Council, Municipal Corporations, District Central Cooperative Banks, Sugar Factories, Election Commission and Maharashtra Public Service Commission.  He appeared in several important matters and also in Public Interest Litigations.

He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 8th September, 2006.

Judge

JUSTICE A.A. SAYED

Born on 21st January, 1961, he obtained a Bachelors in law from Bombay University in the  year  1984.  He was on the Panel of Central Government, Bombay High Court (Senior Counsel Group-I).  He was also an Assistant Government Pleader, Bombay High Court, Original Side.

He has appeared in Public Interest Litigation matters relating to mangroves, garbage dumping, free/concessional medical treatment for poor in charitable hospitals, bio medical waste, malnutrition, amongst others on behalf of Union of India/State Government.

He was on the panel of several Public Undertakings and has also appeared in Arbitrations on their behalf.  He was also a Notary Public, Government of India.  He is a keen sports enthusiast.
Judge

JUSTICE SAMBHAJI SHIWAJI SHINDE

DATE OF BIRTH : 02-08-1960
QUALIFICATIONS : B.Sc., LL.M. (Pune), LL.M. (U.K.)
ENROLLED ON BAR COUNCIL OF MAHARASHTRA AND GOA : 0n 9th April 1987
PRACTICE AT THE BAR : Started practicing as an Advocate from November 1989 in Bombay High Court Bench At Aurangabad.
APPOINTMENT AS AGP / APP : Appointed as an Assistant Govt. Pleader / Additional Public Prosecutor in the office of the Government Pleader, High Court, in November 1995 by the Government of Maharashtra.
APPOINTMENT AS ADDL.GOVT. ADVOCATE IN THE OFFICE OF THE GOVT. ADVOCATE, NEW DELHI. : By order dated 29th Oct. 997 appointed as Additional Government Advocate in the office of the Government Advocate Maharashtra Sadan, Copernicus Sadan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi for entire of state of Maharashtra in the Supreme Court of India, in 'B' Panel. In January 2000 appointed as 'A' Panel Counsel.
APPOINTMENT AS IN-CHARGE GOVT. ADVOCATE : Since 16th May 2002 appointed as in-charge Govt. Advocate for entire litigation of state of Maharashtra and entrusted with all administrative work as well as entire Supreme Court litigation at New Delhi for the State of Maharashtra.
TOTAL WORKING EXPERIENCE : Since enrolment handled Private/litigation till Nov. 1995. After appointment as AGP/APP in the High Court handled hundreds of all types of cases. As a receipt of good work done in the High Court, the Government of Maharashtra appointed as Addl. Govt. Advocate for its entire litigation in the Supreme Court of India in November 1997. Handled thousands of cases including Special Leave Petitions, Civil Appeals/Criminal Appeals, Writ Petitions, Public Interest Litigations and Trasfer Petitions etc
Appearance in 180 reported Judgments in SSC judgments in SCC till date.
In the Capacity as In-charge Government Advocate worked from 16th May 2002 and handled administration of office and entire litigation of State Of Maharashtra in the Supreme Court of India till the date of elevation as Judge, High Court Of Judicature at Bombay.
Judge

JUSTICE KAMALKISHOR KAPOORCHANDJI TATED

Born on 19th September, 1959 hails from Kingaon Jattoo, Taluka Lonar, District Buldhana.
         
Did B.Com fom Lalalajpatrai College, Mumbai and LL.B. from Government Law College, Mumbai.  Enrolled on 28th June, 1983.

Started   practice   in   High Court on  Appellate  as  well as Original Side. Appointed as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in the year 1987 and continued till elevation as High Court Judge. 
Judge

JUSTICE PRASANNA B. VARALE

Born on 23rd June, 1962 at Nipani Graduted in Arts and Law from Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University.  Enrolled as an Advocate on 12th August, 1985.  Joined Chamber of Advocate Shri.S.N.Loya and practiced on Civil & Criminal Side.  Served as lecturer in Law at Ambedkar Law College, Aurangabad from 1990 to 1992.

Also worked as Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor, High Court Bench at Aurangabad AND Additional Standing Counsel for Union Of India.

Elevated at Bombay High Court on 18/07/2008.
Judge

JUSTICE SHAHRUKH JIMI KATHAWALLA

Born on 24th March 1960.  Graduated from Wilson College, Bombay.  Completed his LL.B. from Government Law College, Bombay.  Enrolled as an Advocate on the rolls of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa on 30th September, 1985.  Practised on both Original and Appellate Sides in the Bombay High Court in Civil, Constitutional, Company and Arbitration matters.  Also appeared in the Supreme Court, various High Courts, Tribunals, District Courts etc.  Sworn in as Additional Judge of the High Court on 18th July 2008. Confirmed as Permanent Judge of the High Court on 15t July 2011.
Judge

Justice Ravi Krishnarao Deshpande

 

FULL NAME

Ravi Krishnarao Deshpande  

DATE OF BIRTH

November 6th, 1958.

SCHOOL & COLLEGE ATTENDED

Somalwar High School, Nagpur.
G.S.College of Commerce and Economics, Nagpur.
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur.    

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

B.Com., L.L.B.

ENROLLED ON BAR COUNCIL
OF MAHARASHTRA

On 18th August 1983
Bar Council Of Maharashtra

TYPE OF WORK DONE AT THE  BAR  AND PLACE OF PRACTICE

1]  Started practicing on 19th August, 1983 in the Chamber of his father, the Senior Advocate Shri K.H. Deshpande, Nagpur.

2]  Practiced Law at Nagpur for 25 years.
      Appeared and  conducted matters in -
       (i)      Supreme Court of India
       (ii)     High Court of Bombay, Bench at Nagpur
       (iii)   Administrative Tribunals (Central/State)
       (iv)    Tribunal   -  : a) College
                                     b) School
        (v)    Civil Courts at Nagpur  

STANDING COUNSEL/PANEL LAWYER

Was the standing counsel for the erstwhile Maharashtra State Electricity Board and subsequently for MSEB Holding Co. Ltd. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd; Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd. and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. to conduct matters in High Court at Nagpur.  In addition, was also standing counsel for various corporate bodies statutory and local authorities such as :-

i] Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd.

ii] Maharashtra Small Scale Industries, Development Corporation Ltd.

iii]    Nagpur University, Nagpur.      

iv]     Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Ramtek.

v]      Municipal Council Wardha and Chandrapur.

vi]     Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank Ltd.

vii]    Bharat  Sanchar  Nigam  Ltd.

viii]  Several Education Institutions and Trusts like Shri Hanuman Vyayam Prasark Mandal; Urdu Education Association, Amravati; Chanda Shikshan Mandal, Chandrapur etc.

Was appointed as Additional Central Government Counsel and a Nodal Counsel for Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi to conduct the matters in High Court at Nagpur and at the Central Administrative Tribunal's Circuit Bench at Nagpur.

Conducted various election trials in the High Court and appeared in various election appeals in Supreme Court of India.  Conducted various full bench matters involving important question of reservation in public employments.  As a standing counsel for various statutory bodies and corporation, appeared in important Public Interest Litigation, Tender matters. matters involving constitutional challenges, service matters, Tax matters, civil matters involving high stakes and important issues, Arbitration etc.

DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMET TO A HIGH COURT AND NAME OF THE COURT

March  26th  2009.
Bombay High Court

Judge

JUSTICE S.V. GANGAPURWALA

Born on 24.05.1962.

Stood third in the order of merit in LL.B. examination. Started practice in the year 1985 and joined Chambers of advocate Shri S.N.Loya. Practiced in trial Court, High Court and Debt Recovery Tribunal. Was advocate for Financial Institutions such as Central Bank of India, Bombay Mercantile Cooperative Bank, Jalgaon Janata Sahakari Bank, many Corporate bodies and Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. Also represented Government before Justice Mane Commission. Had privilege to be the advocate of the Hon'ble the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.

Extra curricular activites : Is a keen sportsman played lawn tennis at National level. Represented Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marthwada University six times and captained it twice in All India University Tournament. Played Basketball at State level. Was Honourary part time lecturer in M.P.Law College since 1991 till date of elevation as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 13.3.2010.

Judge

JUSTICE T.V. NALAWADE

Justice Shri Tanaji Vishwasrao Nalawade was born on 8/3/1959 at Kolhapur. Completed schooling in Zilla Parishad School at Kolhapur and College education in Shivaji University at Kolhapur. Was a student of Shahaji Law College, Kolhapur and also worked as Honourary Professor in Shahaji Law College.

 Stood first in merit list of LL.B. and LL.M. examinations held by Shivaji University. Was a Member of Senate and Executive Council of Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Practiced on both Civil and Criminal sides in District Court, Kolhapur

Selected as District Judge and served as Principal District Judge at places like Buldana, Sangli, Ratnagiri, Parbhani, Akola, Nagpur and Aurangabad. Also served as Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai and as Principal Judge of City Civil Court, Mumbai.

Eleveted as Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 17th March 2011.