Hon'ble Judges


Present Hon'ble Judges
Hon'ble Mr.Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala, Chief Justice
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala, Chief Justice
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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 the advocate for myriad Financial Institutions, many corporate bodies and Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. Also represented Government before Justice Mane Commission. Elevated as an Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 13.03.2010 and as the Acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court in December 2022. On 28.05.2023, was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court and assumed office on 29.05.2023.



Extra curricular activities: Is a keen sportsman. Represented Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marthwada University six times and captained it twice in All India Inter-University Lawn Tennis Tournament. Played Basketball at State level. Was honorary part time lecturer in M.P.Law College since 1991 till date of elevation as Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court

Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Mahadevan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Mahadevan
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Was born on 10.06.1963 at Chennai. He completed law degree at Madras Law College and enrolled in the year 1989. Practiced in civil, criminal and writ sides with specialization in indirect taxes, customs and Central Excise matters for a period of 25 years. He served as an Additional Government Pleader (Taxes) for the Government of Tamil Nadu, as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel and Senior Panel Counsel for the Government of India at Madras High Court and conducted more than 9000 cases. He got elevated as a judge of the Madras High court in the year 2013.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice D. Krishnakumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice D. Krishnakumar
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice S.S. Sundar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice S.S. Sundar
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Address : Plot No.532, K.K.Nagar, Madurai- 20
Father :K.S.Sivasubramanian
Mother :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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Subramanian
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Subramanian
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice M. Sundar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice M. Sundar
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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 sworn in as permanent Judge of this Court on 05.10.2016.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Suresh Kumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Suresh Kumar
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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.


Hon'ble Tmt.Justice J. Nisha Banu
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Hon'ble Tmt.Justice J. Nisha Banu
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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

Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.S. Ramesh
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.S. Ramesh
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Justice M.S. Ramesh, on completion of his graduation in law from Madurai Law College, commenced his practice predominantly in the Madras High Court. After four years of tutelage under Justice S. Jagadeesan; he commenced his independent practice from the year 1994. His concentrations on cases were mostly on the Writ Jurisdiction, though he also handled cases in Civil, Criminal, Arbitration, Labour and Service. During his practice, he handled important Constitutional matters, as well as Sensational cases.


While practicing law, he also took up assignments as a part-time and guest faculty in Government and Private Educational Institutions for teaching law related subjects. He was also a Law Reporter in the Indian Law Reporter.


He was later offered the post of Additional Government Pleader and has defended numerous important cases for the Government of Tamil Nadu. While serving as a Government Advocate, he was elevated as a Judge of the Madras High Court on 5th of October 2016.


As a student, he loved sports in general and the game of Cricket in particular. He also plays indoor games of Snooker, Pool Table and Table Tennis. He is passionate about music.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice S.M.Subramaniam
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice S.M.Subramaniam
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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.

Hon'ble Dr.Justice Anita Sumanth
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Hon'ble Dr.Justice Anita Sumanth
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice P. Velmurugan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice P. Velmurugan
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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, Sivagangai. 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


Hon'ble Dr.Justice G. Jayachandran
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Hon'ble Dr.Justice G. Jayachandran
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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 under the guidance of Prof.(Dr) N.Balu [Former Vice Chancellor of National University of Advance Legal Studies (NUALS), Ernakulam, Kochi].


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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice C.V. Karthikeyan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice C.V. Karthikeyan
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice RMT. Teekaa Raman
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice RMT. Teekaa Raman
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice N. Sathish Kumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice N. Sathish Kumar
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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 and became a Permanent Judge on 02.11.2018

Hon'ble Mr.Justice N. Seshasayee
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice N. Seshasayee
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A native of Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, Justice N. Seshasayee was born on 8th January 1963, to Shri.Narayana Iyer and Smt.Rukmoni at Mancompu, a village in the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala.


His father was in the State Judicial Service, and hence he had his early schooling at multiple stations where his father was posted. He did his second half of his schooling at S.L.B. Govt. Higher Secondary School, Nagercoil, and proceed to pursue his graduation in Economics in the Scott Christian College, Nagercoil. He obtained his bachelors degree with a University rank from the Madurai Kamaraj University in 1983. Following his father’s footsteps, he joined law at the Madras Law College, and obtained his law degree in 1986.


On his enrolment on 10-09-1986, he joined the office of late N.Chidamabarakrishnan, a doyen of not just of the local Bar, but of the South Travancore prior to State Re-organisation. His office was about a century old with a vast library and substantial work on the civil side.


In May 1991, he was married to Priya, who was the only child to late S.Parameswaran, Advocate, Ernakulam, Kerala. Soon, calamity struck when Priya died in a road accident, following which Justice Seshasayee shifted his practice to the High Court of Kerala to practise under his father-in-law. This was between 1992-1995.


Both his seniors moulded his attitude and sculpted his character on a plane of strong ethical fidelity and professional standards. Justice Seshasayee is interested to work on the first principles, for which he had abundant opportunity to acquire and strengthen his knowledge on them under his senior late Chidambarakrishnan. This period of tutelage also helped him to develop an ability for linear thinking and analysis. Late Parameswaran, on the other hand, provided Justice Seshasayee enormous opportunities to sharpen his ability and skills in advocacy.


His stint at Ernakulam was also significant as it provided him with an incredible opportunity to be a law clerk of sort to assist late V.R.Krishna Iyer J in the latter’s legal writings – from legal research, to typing his manu-scripts to proof reading. While paying tribute to him (in his reply speech delivered on his elevation to the address of the Advocate General) Justice Seshasayee recalls his private conversation with Justice Iyer, and says:


“He (Justice Iyer) observed that all that a Judge requires is a mind that can get painfully distressed to witness injustice, more particularly that which the voiceless millions of this country experience and are exposed to in all its multitudinous dimensions....... without pleading helplessness a judge only needs to be sensitive to respond to injustice. I have seen his eyes turning profusely lachrymose when some citizen walks into ‘Satgamaya’ to narrate his sufferings. They for me were the early lessons in judicial sensitivity to human suffering. Never did I realize that this limited and almost inconse-quential experience under the great master will be of immeasurable ad-vantage in my later years. On his centenary it's befitting to affirm that I am keen to stand by the values that he stood for. I must confess that at one time his influence on me was so dominant that it took me close to two decades to develop my own style of writing.”



In 1995 he returned to Nagercoil to shoulder the responsibility of continuing the legacy of his senior late Chidambarakrishnan. Within few years he built considerable practice on the civil side. He is since married to Bhagavathi alias Girija and has a son Mukunth Narayanan.


He joined the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Services as a District Judge (Direct Recruit) on 06.06.2004, and he was posted as a Trainee District Judge at Chengalpet. He was posted as the First Additional District Judge, Tirunelveli on 06.06.2006, from where he was transferred and posted as Presiding Officer, Special Court for TNPID Cases, Madurai on 07.04.2008. Between 2009-2011 he served as the Registrar (Judicial) of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court from 2009 to 2011. In April, 2011 he was posted at Coimbatore. He served as the Principal District Judge at Coimbatore and then at Salem. On 16-11-2016 he was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court. He was made a permanent judge of the said High Court on 02.11.2018.


He draws immense strength from a philosophy that he has developed for himself: “It is our moment in the history of the nation and human civilisation; what best can we do?” He constantly reminds himself: “Respect, and even revere the contributions of all eminent personalities who have hitherto walked on this planet, but forget not that they had given their best and had done what they were destined to deliver in their moments in the history. It is now our time, and we have a duty to the nation and the institu-tions to which we belong.”


He records his attitude to his work in his reply speech (above referred to ):


“I may not be a slot machine stuff to produce instant judgments all the time. However, I state that nothing is dearer to me than the commitment to fulfill the trust that the society reposes in our legal system and in that endeavour I promise I will not relax until my conscience is satisfied that I have given my best.....”


His other interests include fine arts, cricket, Indian philosophy and prefers books on philosophy, Indian history, spirituality, jurisprudence etc.

Hon'ble Tmt.Justice V. Bhavani Subbaroyan
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Hon'ble Tmt.Justice V. Bhavani Subbaroyan
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Name : Bhavani Subbaroyan
Wife of (Late) D. Subbaroyan, Advocate
Date of Birth :17.05.1963
Born at Thanjavur hailing from Agricultural family Kallaperambur Village, Thanjavur
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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice  A.D. Jagadish Chandira
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice A.D. Jagadish Chandira
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.R. Swaminathan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.R. Swaminathan
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Born in 1968, Justice.G.R.Swaminathan had his early schooling in the small provincial town of Thiruvarur. He obtained his law degree in the year 1990. He is a first generation lawyer. After enrolling himself in the year 1991, he practised for over thirteen years at Chennai. Following the establishment of Bench of Madurai, he shifted his practice.


He had a very busy practice in almost all branches of law at the appellate level. He was the standing counsel for several public sector undertakings. He became the Assistant Solicitor General of India for Madurai Bench in the year 2014. He was elevated as Additional Judge of the Madras High Court in June 2017 and later made permanent. For the first time in judicial history, he presented his performance card on completion of two years of service. He has authored several land mark judgments covering free speech, prisoners' rights, animal rights and the rights of differently-abled. Known for his prodigious output, during his tenure of less than six years, he has so far authored 52,094 judgments and orders.


He is a regular resource person in the National Judicial Academy at Bhopal. His wife Ms.Kamakshi is a homemaker and an activist espousing the cause of the differently abled. Their older son Mr.S.Chandrasekhar is a special child. They have a daughter Ms.S.Sadhana who is a law student.


Hon'ble Mr.Justice  Abdul Quddhose
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Abdul Quddhose
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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.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice M. Dhandapani
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice M. Dhandapani
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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.


Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.D. Audikesavalu
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.D. Audikesavalu
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NAMEP.D.AUDIKESAVALU
(PONDICHERRY DAIVASIGAMANI AUDIKESAVALU)
DATE OF BIRTH30th December, 1970
FAMILY BACKGROUNDPaternal 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 ENROLLMENT14th September, 1994
B) ACTUAL NUMBER OF YEAR OF PARCTICE
22 years
C) PLACES AND / OR THE COURT 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 PARCTICE
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

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Vivek Kumar Singh
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Vivek Kumar Singh
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Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vivek Kumar Singh was born on 25.03.1968. He completed his graduation in Law from A.P.S. University, Rewa, M.P. in the year 1993. He got enrolled as an Advocate on August 30, 1993. He practised in Civil/Criminal side at Allahabad High Court. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad on September 22, 2017 and took oath as Permanent Judge on September 06, 2019 and served at Allahabad till 22.11.2023. He was transferred to Madras High Court and took oath as Judge of Madras High Court on 23.11.2023.

Hon'ble Tmt.Justice R.Hemalatha
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Hon'ble Tmt.Justice R.Hemalatha
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Born on 01.05.1963. Graduated from Madurai Law College in 1987 and got selected as District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate by TNPSC in 1991. Her career as a Subordinate Judicial Officer spanning 25 years saw her in different capacities in different centers. She was elevated as the Judge of Madras High Court in 2017.

Hon'ble Ms.Justice P.T. Asha
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Hon'ble Ms.Justice P.T. Asha
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Date of Birth Born on 22.08.1966 at Coonoor
ParentsFather Name : Late T.Achuthan Nair, He retired from the Army and was attached to the Madras Regimental Centre at Wellington. Mothers Name : Radha Achuthan a home maker
Education Passed 10th std from the St.Columban's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, George Town and 12th std from St.Anthony's Anglo Indian Higher secondary School, Egmore. Completed Law from the Madras Law College in the year 1988, being a student of the first batch of the five year batch of the five-year law course in India.
Professional Experience Enrolment Date Had a brief stint as a junior of Justice V.Ramasubramaniam and later joined the office of M/s .M.S.Krishnan, S.Parthasarathy and R.Sekar on 13.06.1989, which was later known as M/s. Sarvabhauman Associates under the guidance of Mr.M.S.Krishnan, Sr.Advocate.

Area of Practice
Was inducted as a Partner of the firm in the year 2006. The firm has extensive practice on the Appellate Side, Writs and the Original side of the Hon'ble High Court apart from work in the City Civil Court, Small Causes Court, NCLT, Administrative Tribunal.

Clientele
Clientele included M/s Sundaram Finance Ltd, Sundaram Clayton Ltd, TVS Motors Ltd, T.V.Sundaram Iyengar and Sons, Madurai, Lakshmi Group of Companies, Coimbatore, Kalyan Jewellers, Corsair Inc, New York, Public Sector Undertakings like Pasteur Institute of India, Steel Authority of India Ltd, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam limited, Cotton Corporation of India Ltd, Salem Steel Plant Ltd, MSTC Ltd and also leading hospitals like Shankara Nethralaya, Kovai Medical Centre, G.Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Billroth Hospital, Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital.

Other details
Was one of the members of the Teller Committee for conducting the elections for the Madras High Court Advocates Association for 4 years. Was appointed Election officer for conducting the elections for the Women Lawyers Association. Was a member along with Mr.Justice.M.Sundar of the Two Member Commission appointed by the First Bench to submit a report on the working of the Anna Centenary Library. Was awarded the Outstanding Woman Lawyer award by the Women Lawyer's Association during the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Madras.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice M. Nirmal Kumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice M. Nirmal Kumar
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Date of Birth 23-11-1965
Family Background My Father Late.V.Murugesan, served as Addl.Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Thereafter employed as State Marketing Manager, IFFCO and as Consultant to KRIBHCO.
My Mother Mrs.M.Seshabai is a home maker.
My Wife Mrs.Shoba Nirmal has completed Engineering from PSG College of Engg. & Technology, Coimbatore. She is a Home maker.
My Daughter Ms.Divya. N.Kumar is pursuing her House Surgency in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Course in Priyadarshini Dental College, Tiruvallur.
I have two elder brothers, one elder sister and one younger brother.
My eldest brother is Professor Dr.M.Rajkumar, M.S, DNB, MCH, is a Vascular Surgeon. He retired as Director, Vascular Dept., Rajiv Gandhi Govt. General Hospital, Chennai. My eldest sister in law, Dr.Namitha Bhuvaneswari, retired as Director, Govt. Eye Hospital, Chennai.
My second elder brother M.Ravikumar, B.Tech.(IIT Madras), MBA, Senior Manager, Indian Oil Corporation(Retired). My second sister-in-law is a home maker.
My sister Dr.M.Thilagavathy is a private Medical practitioner married to Er.Murali, employed as Assistant Executive Engineer, Electricity Department, Govt.of Puducherry.
My younger brother M.Balakumar, M.E.,MBA, is Assistant Professor in Sree Venkateswara Engineering College, Sriperumbudur.
Educational Qualifications Schooling at Santhome Hr. Sec. School, Chennai.
Bachelor of Law, (5 year Integrated Law Course) from The Madras Law College affiliated to the Madras University
Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management and Industrial Relations from Madras School of Social Work.
Practice (a) Date of enrolment : 13-09-1989

(b) Years of practice : 25 years.

(c) Places & the courts Practised :

High Court of Judicature at Madras and at Madurai Bench.
Handling trial work before the Sessions Courts, Special Courts for CBI Cases, Special Court for V& AC Cases, Special Court under Tamil Nadu Protection of Investors of Depositors Act and Mahila Court.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Addl.CMM/Economic Offences Courts and other Metropolitan Magistrate Courts in Chennai.
District and Sessions Courts in and around Chennai and other Districts.
Principal Sessions Judge/Special Judge at Puducherry.
Human Rights Commission.
State Consumer Redressal Commission.
Commissioner, Disciplinary Proceedings.
Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.

(d) Nature of practice :

Primarily on Criminal side.
Predominantly dealing with Cases under Prevention of Corruption Act, PMLA Act, Cyber Crime, Human Rights and other allied acts.
Consumer Protection Act.
Tamil Nadu Protection of Investors of Depositors Act (In Financial Establishments).
Customs, Central Excise, NDPS, Essential Commodities Act, Mines and Minerals Act
On the Appellate, Revisional jurisdictions and Trials.
Arbitration
Matters pertaining to Temples under HR&CE Act.

(e) The field of specialization : Criminal Law

After enrolment, I joined the Office of (late) K.Asokan, Senior Advocate and got trained under him.
I was selected through Staff Selection Commission Examination joined Central Excise Department as Inspector on 18-4-1994 and resigned on 13-3-1996.
Through Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission selected for the post of Assistant Commissioner, Hindu Religious and Cultural Endowment Department, I joined HR&CE on 14-3-1996 and resigned and relieved from service on 6-6-1997.
I am a first generation lawyer, the independency its flavour and passion for the profession, made me to resign and take back to legal profession.
During the period from 18-4-1994 to 25-6-1997 I had voluntarily suspended practice by surrendering my original enrolment Certificate with Bar council of Tamil Nadu.
Before suspension and after resumption of practice, I was with Late K.Asokan, Senior Advocate and now independently practicing, predominantly on the criminal side, both in Appellate Courts and Trial Courts.
I had assisted my Senior late K.Asokan in several sensational cases such as Justice Veerasamy case, high ranking dignitaries and in the assault case of Shanmuga Sundaram, former State Public Prosecutor on behalf of CBI for Prosecution.
Being trained and having acquired legal acumen all these years, I have been handling independently several cases involving former Ministers, Senior bureaucrats and others.
Apart from assisting Senior Counsel late K.Asokan, I have assisted Senior Counsel Mr.V.Gopinath, I.Subramaniam and Mr.Somayaji.


Hon'ble Mr.Justice N. Anand Venkatesh
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice N. Anand Venkatesh
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Date of Birth :04.07.1969
Father's Name :M.A. Nanda
Mother's Name :Choodamani
Educational Qualification :I studied in St.Mary’s School at Perambur. I did my Under graduation B.Com., at A.M.Jain College, Meenambakkam and My B.L., at Ambedkar Law college, Chennai
Professional Experience :I Enrolled in Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry on 15.10.1993. I joined the office of my revered senior Mr.B.Ramamoorthy even while I was a student during the 1st year B.L and after my enrolment, I continued in his office as his Junior from 1993 till 1997 and thereafter I started independent practice. I am a first generation lawyer and therefore had to take up whatever cases came my way. As a result, I picked up all round practice in the Original side, Appellate side, Criminal side and Writ Jurisdiction before the Hon'ble High Court of Madras. I also did Service matters before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Chennai Bench and Practiced in Subordinate courts - both Civil and Criminal.

On various occasions I was appointed as Amicus Curiae by the High court both on the civil and criminal side while deciding some important questions of law.

I have regularly contributed Articles on various legal issues both on the civil and criminal side and the same has been reported in Law Journals.

I was also given an opportunity as a contact person in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy and I was regularly addressing the Subordinate Court Judges, on various topics both in Civil and Criminal law.

I had the good fortune to be part of Consultation and Drafting Committee which suggested various improvements in the realm of commercial litigation all over the Country. This has resulted in the enactment of the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015.
Other Interests :Used to take keen interest in sports and particularly Cricket where I have played upto senior Division conducted by TNCA. Avid Music lover and love reading books on varied topics.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.K. Ilanthiraiyan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.K. Ilanthiraiyan
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Born on 09.07.1970 to Dr.V.Ganamurthy and Smt.Manimekalai. Had school education in Government Higher Secondary School, Mettur and completed five years law degree at Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry. Was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Tamilnadu on 09.03.1994 and started practice at the Madras High Court, under late Mr.T.Kandasamy, Advocate and Retired District Judge as Junior. Thereafter, set up joint practice with partners at the lawfirm "Sai, Bharath & Ilan". Was predominantly practicing at the Criminal and Writ Jurisdictions of the High Court of Madras. Was also trained Mediator serving with the Tamilnadu Mediation & Conciliation Centre. Was also reporting cases of the Supreme Court of India and the Madras High Court for the Mobile App- LIFT/LawInFingerTips. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 04.06.2018 and became a Permanent Judge on 17.03.2020.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Krishnan Ramasamy
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Krishnan Ramasamy
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Born on 1968. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Counsel of Tamil Nadu and Pudhucherry on 1994. Practiced in High Court in the fields as diverse as Constitutional Law, Taxation, Arbitration, Commercial Law, Company Law, Land Law, Environment Law, Civil Courts and various Tribunals, viz., NCLT, NCLAT, DRT, DART, ITAT and so on. 


After his schooling, he completed his Graduation at National College, Trichy and later, he completed Bachelor of Law Degree in Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai. He did Company Secretaryship and became a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and he became Honourary Secretary of the ICSI-Southern India Regional Council (SIRC) and also became Vice Chairman in the year 2010 of ICSI of SIRC.


He participated in the International seminars and also delivered speeches on various seminars conducted by ICSI-SIRC. He got enrolled as an Advocate on 23.03.1994 before the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and started practice in the year 1994 as a Lawyer on criminal side along with Shri A.Natarajan, Senior Advocate. and in the year 1997, on Corporate Laws along with Shri Aravind Datar, Senior Advocate. He is elevated as a Judge of this Chartered High Court on 04.06.2018 and became a permanent Judge on 17.03.2020.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice C. Saravanan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice C. Saravanan
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Date of Birth 01-12-1971
Educational Qualifications 1. Graduation / Professional qualification : B.A., LLB (Hons) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. (1989-94)
2. School : Kendriya Vidyalaya Jabalpur, M.P. (1975 – 82) and later Kendriya Vidyalaya Aruvankadu, Nilgiris (1982 – 87) and Cordite Factory Higher Secondary School, Aruvankadu, Nilgiris(1987 – 89)
Other Details 1. Graduated from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in the Year 1994.
2. 3rd Graduate from the NLSIU to be sworn in as a Judge of the High Court after Mr. Justice Bobby Saraf from Kolkata High Court and Mr. Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav recently.
Date of Enrolment & No24/08/1994
623/1994 – Bar Council of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry

1994 - 94 : Worked in Ms R. Vaigai & Anna Mathew specializing in Service laws, Administrative Laws, Labour Laws and PILs.

1995 - 95 : Retained by M/s DePenning & DePenning. Handled a good number of intellectual property rights dispute apart from routine proceedings before the Trade Mark Registry.

Sep 1995 - Mar 2000 : Worked with Mr. Arvind P. Datar, Senior Advocate at Chennai.

From 2000 : Though initially started independent practice in November, 2000, later in May 2001 my wife Ms. S.Thenmozhi joined the office. Main areas of practice are Excise, Customs, Service Tax and Sales Tax, Civil Suits, Intellectual property disputes, Company Law related proceedings, property disputes in High Court and City Civil Courts. Also handled arbitration proceedings.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice B. Pugalendhi
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice B. Pugalendhi
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Hon'ble Mr Justice B. Pugalendhi was Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 20.11.2018 and became a Permanent Judge on 17.03.2020.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy
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Hon'ble Mr Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 22.02.2019 and became a Permanent Judge on 17.03.2020.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Battu Devanand
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Battu Devanand
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Born on 14-04-1966 at Gudivada Town, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh to Sri Battu Venkataratnam and Smt. Manoranjitham, who were Govt. Teachers. Had his Primary School education at Panchayat Elementary School, Jemidintakuru village, Pedaparipudi Mandal and High School education at Municipal Schools, Gudivada. Passed Intermediate and B.A., from A.N.R. College, Gudivada. Students Union President of A.N.R. College, Gudivada during 1984-85. Obtained B.L. Degree from College of Law, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Students Union President of Andhra University Law College during 1988-89.


After enrolment as an Advocate on the rolls of Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh on 06-07-1989, initially, started practice at District Courts, Visakhapatnam and joined in the office of Sri M.K. Sitaramayya, Senior Advocate, Visakhapatnam and later, shifted his practice to High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. Served as Asst. Government Pleader in the High Court from 1996 to 2000. Counsel for various Central Government undertakings i.e., BSNL, New India Assurance Co., Oriental Insurance Co., United India Insurance Co., S.B.H., and N.T.P.C. and handled hundreds of cases as their Counsel. Handled number of cases on behalf of Poor & Vulnerable persons while doing private practice. Elected as Member of the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh in 2006. Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council and Member of the A.P. Advocates Welfare Fund Committee during 2006-2012. Served as Government Pleader in the High Court since 14-07-2014 to 05-07-2019. Handled cases of Transport Dept., R & B Dept., Higher & Technical Education Dept., Excise Dept., Medical, Health & Family Welfare Dept., Energy, Science & Technology Dept., Forest, Fisheries, Tourism, Sports & Youth Services Departments as Government Pleader.


Married to Ms Karra Padma Kumari and blessed with two daughters i.e., Ms Mouni Battu and Ms Keerthi Battu. Elevated to the Bench as Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and assumed charge on 13.01.2020. Transferred to the High Court of Madras and assumed charge on 10.04.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice G. Chandrasekharan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice G. Chandrasekharan
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Born on 31.05.1962 to Late.Mr.V.Govindarajulu and Tmt. V.Sarojini at Srivilliputtur, Virudhunagar District. Had his school education at American College Higher Secondary School, Madurai, Syed Ammal Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram and St.Britto Higher Secondary School, Madurai. Pursued his undergraduation in Bachelor of Business Administration at Sourashtra College, Madurai and Law Degree at Government Law College, Madurai. Enrolled as an advocate on 25.02.1987 and started his practice in the Gurukul of Senior Advocate Late Mr.K.Gopalakrishnan, Madurai. Later, Joined the office of Senior Advocate Mr.B.S.Gnanadesikan, Chennai and continued his practice till his appointment as Civil Judge Junior Division – Cum- Judicial Magistrate First Class on 01.07.1991.


He served as, Civil Judge Junior Division -Cum- Judicial Magistrate First Class at Coimbatore, Musiri, Karaikudi, Trichirappalli, Namakkal, as Senior Civil Judge at Chennai, Pollachi, as Chief Judicial Magistrate at Dindigul, as Additional District Judge - Fast Track Court at Ramanathapuram, Salem, as Additional District Judge at Salem and Coimbatore, as Principal District Judge at Kanniyakumari District, as Presiding Officer-Principal Labour Court, Chennai and as Director, Tamilnadu State Judicial Academy till his elevation as an Additional Judge of High Court of Madras on 03.12.2020.


His wife Baby S Brinda is a home maker. His son C.Renic Aravind, B.E.,M.B.A. is a Channel Manager at Fenesta Building Systems and his daughter C.Keerthana, B.B.A is a student.


Interested in sports, especially cricket. Represented Madurai Kamaraj University in Inter University Cricket Tournament.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice A.A. Nakkiran
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice A.A. Nakkiran
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.A. Nakkiran was Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 03.12.2020 and became a Permanent Judge on 14.09.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice  V. Sivagnanam
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice V. Sivagnanam
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Name:Justice V. Sivagnanam
S/O Veerasamy
Date of Birth: 01-06-1963
Place of Birth: Therizhandur, Mayiladuthurai District
Schooling:upto 10th Standard at Therizhandur
Higher Secondary Schooling at Kuthalam Government Higher Secondary School
College: A.V.C. College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai District
Law:Puducherry Government Law College
Practice: Kumbakonam Bar
Senior Advocate: Mr. R. Narayanan
Appointed as:Judicial Magistrate on 01-07-1991
Elevated as:Judge Madras High Court on 03-12-2020


Hon'ble Mr.Justice G. Ilangovan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice G. Ilangovan
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Born on 05.06.1963 at Mettupalayam Village in Thiruthuraipoondi Taluk, erstwhile Thanjavur District to Mr.A.Ganesan and Mrs.G.Neelavathi. Completed the Elementary School, High School and Higher Secondary School in Vilakudi, Pallankoil and at Thiruthuraipoondi respectively. Completed graduation in Bishop Heber College, Thiruchirapalli, completed Law Course in Government Law College, Thirchirapalli. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 24.12.1987 and practised in Thiruthuraipoondi and Nagapattinam. Joined Judicial service as District Munsif cum Judicial Magistrate on 01.07.1991, promoted as District Judge in January 2010, worked in Coimbatore, Erode, Registrar Judicial at Maduri Bench of Madras High Court and then as Principal District Judge, Pudukottai and Madurai. Elevated as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 03.12.2020 and became a Permanent Judge on 31.05.2022.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice S. Sathi Kumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice S. Sathi Kumar
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He was born on 18.07.1963 to V.N.Sukumara Kurup, retired from Indian Army, later retired from M/s. Ashok Leyland Ltd., Ennore, Chennai – 600 057 and Mrs.A.P.Thankamma, home maker. He is the second son among five children of his parents.


He had completed his schooling at Vellaiyan Chettiyar Higher Secondary School, Tiruvotriyur, Chennai – 600019. He obtained his degree, B.Sc., Zoology from Sir Theagaroya College, New Washermenpet, Chennai – 600 021 and Bachelor of Law from Dr. Ambedkar Law College, Chennai – 600 104.


After completion of B.L. Degree enrolled as an Advocate on the Rolls of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on 30.03.1988. After enrolment joined as a Junior to Thiru. U.Thiyagarajan, Advocate, High Court, Madras and practised exclusively on the Civil side in the High Court and City Civil Court from 1988 to 1990. Then joined the office of Thiru.A.K.S.Thahir, Advocate on the Criminal Law side and practised under him in Criminal Courts in and around Chennai for a period of one year. He had practised in the Criminal law as well as Civil side in various Courts in and around Chennai. He was selected as District Munsif/Judicial Magistrate by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission in the year 1994, the first time the TNPSC has conducted written examination for the post of District Munsif/Judicial Magistrate in the State of Tamil Nadu.


He joined as Additional District Munsif, Salem and served there till 1996. Subsequently transferred and served at Kallakurichi, Ponneri, Vellore, Gingee. On 18.07.2005, he was promoted as Senior Civil Judge/Sub-Judge. He served as Sub Judge, Bhavani, Harur, as Assistant Judge, City Civil Court and as Chief Judicial Magistrate at Sivaganga and Thiruvallur. He was appointed as District Judge on promotion in the year 2012. As District Judge, he was appointed to the newly constituted Special Court for Motor Accidents Claims Cases exclusively dealing with fatal cases at Krishnagiri. Then transferred as District Judge, Kanniyakumari at Nagarkoil. Then as Principal District Judge, Madurai. Before elevation he was Special Judge, Special Court under TNPID Act Chennai.


His wife G.Nalini was a practicing Lawyer at Chennai and suspended her practice due to his elevation. Their only son Mr.Pravin Kumar is a Software Engineer employed in private company.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice K. Murali Shankar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice K. Murali Shankar
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Born on 31.05.1968 at Coimbatore to Thiru.K. Kuppuraju, retired employee of State Bank of India and Smt.V. Vijayalakshmi, Home Maker. Studied at Devanga Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore and Completed B.L. Degree at Coimbatore Law College. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1991 and joined in the Office of Thiru.K.V. Sivaraju, Senior Advocate, Coimbatore. Joined in Judicial service as Civil Judge in 1995 and promoted as Senior Civil Judge in 2005. Promoted as District Judge in 2013 and appointed as a Presiding Officer, Labour Court, Madurai and then Principal District Judge, Pudukkottai. Posted as Principal District Judge. Dindigul and then as Principal District Judge, Tiruchirappalli till elevation. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 03.12.2020 and became a Permanent Judge on 31.05.2022.

Hon'ble Ms.Justice R.N. Manjula
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Hon'ble Ms.Justice R.N. Manjula
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Enrolled as an advocate in the year 1987 after finishing the law degree. Got post gradution degrees in Law, Master of Human Rights and Women Studies. Has been a member of Dindigul Bar Association and Practised in the District Courts of Dindigul in both Civil and Criminal side. Joined in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service in the year 1995 as a Junior Division Civil Judge and worked in several places across Tamil Nadu in various capacities for 25 years. Has delivered judgements in sensational cases like Ayanavaram Child rape case and Kovilpatti Bomb Blast Case. Also functioned as the Registrar for Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on deputation basis. Has been the Head for the 3 members Special Committee of SHRC for making field enquiry on the calamity that occurred on the Marina Beach during the Jalli Kattu Protest. Chosen as one among the two to represent India at Netherlands for a 3 week program on Protection of Human Rights conducted by the The Hague Academy of International Law, at The International Court of Justice, Peace Palace, The Hague in the year 1998. Has been the Vice-President for the Tamil Nadu Judges Association. Appointed as an Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 03.12.2020 and became a Permanent Judge on 31.05.2022.

Hon'ble Mrs.Justice T.V. Thamilselvi
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Hon'ble Mrs.Justice T.V. Thamilselvi
Profile

Born on 19.06.1968 at Perndurai, Erode District to Thiru.R.Thiruganasambandam and Smt.P.K.Lakshmi. Studied at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Perundurai and, completed B.L., Degree at Pondicherry Law College. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1990 and started practice at Erode Bar. Joined in Judicial service as Civil Judge in 1995 and promoted as Senior Civil Judge in 2005. Promoted as District Judge in 2013 and appointed as a Judge, Family Court, Madurai and then Principal District Judge, Pudukkottai, then as Registrar Judicial, High Court-Madurai Bench till elevation. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 03.12.2020 and became a Permanent Judge on 31.05.2022.

Hon'ble  Mrs.Justice S. Srimathy
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Hon'ble Mrs.Justice S. Srimathy
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Born at Trichy on 10.01.1967 to Shri. N.R. Dorai @ Vijayaraghavan, and Smt. Sharada Dorai, as second daughter. Father had worked as Executive Officer in a Private Company and mother is a home maker. Schooling at YWCA until 5th standard, Trichy, then from 6th onwards in Holy Cross Girls Higher Secondary School, Trichy. Completed Law Graduation at Trichy Law College and enrolled on 25.10.1989. Married R. Sundaram, a Chartered Accountant.


Practiced with Mr. R.S. Janakiraman at Madurai in Civil and Criminal Laws in Trial side and adduced legal opinions and skilled in scrutiny of documents. Practiced with Mr. T.N. Seetharaman and Mr. Subramanian at Chennai in Civil and Criminal Laws, Income Tax Laws, Laws of Writs and in Appeal Matters in Madras High Court. Practiced with Ms. Bina Gupta and Radha Rengasamy, Advocate on Record in Supreme Court of India at New Delhi in Civil and Criminal Laws and Laws of Writs, Company Law Board. Practiced with Mr. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan at Delhi in Excise and Customs Laws, Service Tax Laws and Laws of Writs. Practiced with Mr. S.M.S. Johnny Basha, Standing Counsel for Tamil Nadu Electricity Board dealing with Government Matters arising under Electricity Laws, in Civil and Criminal Laws, Company Laws, Tax Laws and Laws of Writs in Madras High Court, Principal Bench and Madurai Bench. Served as Standing Counsel for Tuticorin Municipality, Karaikudi Municipality, Nagercoil Municipality, Town Panchayats. Served as Panel Advocate for M/s. Indian Overseas Bank, State Bank of India, Central Bank of India. Served as Nodal Counsel for UPSC. Served as Special Government Pleader for Tamil Nadu Government assigned with Education. Also handled cases for various Departments. Handled cases for Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation. Served as Income Tax Junior Standing Counsel and then Senior Standing Counsel. Served as Senior Panel Advocate for Central Government. Served as Mediator for few years.

Hon'ble  Mr.Justice D.Bharatha Chakravarthy
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice D.Bharatha Chakravarthy
Profile

Justice D. Bharatha Chakravarthy, graduated in Law from Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Puducherry (1988-93), was a general practitioner (from 1993) conducting litigations at the Madras High Court, Tribunals and Subordinate Courts at Chennai. Practiced along with colleagues T. Sai Krishnan and Justice G.K. Ilanthiraiyan as the law-firm “Sai, Bharath &Ilan”. Served as the Public Prosecutor for the Union Territory of Puducherry at the Madras High Court (from 2017 till date of his elevation ).


He is an Accredited Mediator (from 2005) with the Tamilnadu Mediation & Conciliation Centre, having mediated around 400 referrals. He is a Trainer (from 2007) in Mediation having trained Mediators & Referral Judges of several States in India. He has been the Joint Secretary and the Co-Ordinator of the Madras High Court Mediation Centre. He is an Arbitrator empaneled with the Madras High Court Arbitration Centre.


He has authored “Seek Mediation” an awareness booklet for the Tamilnadu Mediation Centre (2009); Co-authored the chapter “Mediation and the Madras High Court” along with Mr. Sriram Panchu in “The Madras High Court – A 150 Year Journey from a Crown Court to Peoples Court’’ by Mr.N.L. Rajah (2012); Translated the “Mediation Manual of India” in Tamil for the Tamilnadu Mediation Centre (2019); and authored the Chapter on “Community Mediation” in the book “Mediation Policy & Practice” by Chitra Narayan, Oak bridge Publications (2020).


He ran a mobile app ’lift – law in finger tips’, a bilingual free legal educational app (from 2013-2020). He is a trained volunteer with the Madras High Court Gender Sensitization and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC).

Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Vijayakumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice R. Vijayakumar
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Born on 22.12.1970. Completed Bachelor of Law at Madras Law College and Master of Law in Property Law (Gold medalist). Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 13.10.1993. After enrollment joined the Chamber of Mr.T.R.Rajagopalan, Senior Advocate and former Additional Advocate General and Mr.T.R.Rajaraman. Empaneled as Counsel for Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. Practiced as an Advocate in the Madras High Court between 1993 and 1997, independent practice in Civil and Writ side in the Madras High Court between September 2002 and July 2004 and independent practice in Civil, Writ and Criminal side before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court from August 2004 onwards. A Resource Person in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy between 2000 and 2003 and faculty in topics relating to Transfer of Property Act and from 2017 onwards on various topics of Civil Law. Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 20.10.2021 and became a Permanent Judge on 06.03.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Mohammed Shaffiq
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Mohammed Shaffiq
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Born on 06.03.1972 to late Shri.S.M.Abdul Kadir and Mrs.Sayed Ali Fathima. He did his schooling in St.Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Santhome, Madras. Graduated in Law from Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Madras. Enrolled as an advocate on 30.09.1994. Though his primary areas of interest are Constitution and Taxation, his practice also extended to Environmental, Commercial and Telecommunication laws. He had appeared in over 10 High Courts including Chartered High Court's of Madras, Bombay and Calcutta. He was appointed as a Special Government Pleader (Taxes) for the State of Tamil Nadu in the year October 2018.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice  J. Sathya Narayana Prasad
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice J. Sathya Narayana Prasad
Profile

1.He was born on 15th of March 1969 at Thanjavur and his father (Late) Shri.R.Jaiprasad was an Junior Advocate under Senior Advocate, Eminent jurist and the then Advocate General Shri.K.Raja Iyer. Then, his father joined the state judicial service as District Munsiff and later served as District & Sessions Judge in Madurai, Kanyakumari and Krishnagiri Districts and retired. His native place is Minnal Village, Near Arakkonam in the erstwhile North Arcot District and presently Vellore District. His mother Smt.Lakshmi Jaiprasad is a home maker and her native is Mayiladuthurai.


2. He is a second generation judge in his family after his father (late) Shri.R.Jaiprasad District & Sessions Judge (R).


3. He did his schooling at Voorhees Higher Secondary School at Vellore, and joined B.A. (History) in Loyola College at Chennai. Thereafter, he went to Delhi and joined M.A. (History) at University of Delhi and then, he did LLB (Bachelor of Laws) course at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi.


4. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 29.01.1997 in the Bar council of Tamilnadu and Puducherry, and joined the office of Shri.A.Ilango, Advocate and was his junior till 2000, thereafter, started his independent practice in the High Court and his area of practice was writ, civil, criminal, and constitutional.


5. Till his elevation, he was standing counsel for the following organizations viz.,


● Chennai Port Trust (from 2000 onwards)

● Coimbatore city municipal corporation (from 2003 onwards)

● Food corporation of India (from 2007 onwards)

● Employees Provident Fund organization (from 2007 onwards)

● The Tamil Nadu Sugar Corporation Ltd. (from 2010 onwards)

● Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) (from 2017 onwards)

● Indian Oil Corporation (Pipeline division) (from 2018 onwards)

● Kamarajar Port Limited (from 2020 onwards)


and he was Panel Advocate for

● Indian Bank (2003 onwards)

● Bank of Maharashtra (2015 onwards)


and he was previously Standing Counsel for

● Chennai City Municipal Corporation. (2001 – 2006)

● Southern Railways (2012-2018)

● The shipping Corporation of India (2012-2018)

and previously Panel Advocate for State Bank of Hyderabad till its merger with State Bank of India.

Hon'ble Dr.Justice D. Nagarjun
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Hon'ble Dr.Justice D. Nagarjun
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Dr. Justice Devaraju Nagarjun was born on 15th August, 1962 to late Sri Devaraj Ramakrishna Rao and Smt. Vimala Devi at Wanaparthy town of Telangana State, India.


He was graduated in B.Sc. from RLD College, Wanaparthy town, completed LL.B. in SSL Law College, Gulbarga and had PG Diploma in Industrial Relationship and Personal Management (IRPM) in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Gurlbarga and LL.M. (International Law) from Osmania University.


He was awarded scholarship for undertaking research on "International conflict resolution" at University of California, Berkley, United States of America as a "World Peace Scholar" during the years from 2002 to 2004. During the course of research he has studied LL.M in International Law and M.A. in Asian Studies in University of California, Berkley. He was also awarded Ph.D. in WTO/GATS and Globalisation of Legal Services in the year 2013 at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.


Enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1986 and joined the office of his father Late D. Ramakrishna Rao and practised both on Civil, Criminal and Revenue Courts. Selected as Junior Civil Judge on 1.5.1991 and promoted as Senior Civil Judge in the year 2004. He worked as Principal Private Secretary to the Hon’ble the Chief Justice, worked as Assistant Director, Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, Hyderabad. Promoted as District Judge on 17.09.2010 worked in Kamareddy, Nizamabad and as Metropolitan Sessions Judge at Ranga Reddy District.


Later, worked as Registrar (Administration); Registrar (Recruitment) and Registrar (Judicial) in the High Court of Telangana from 3rd October, 2015 to 2nd September, 2021. After working in brief stint at Metropolitan Sessions unit, again drawn as Registrar General of High Court with effect from 18th October, 2021 and worked until elevated as Judge of High Court of Telangana on 24th of March 2022. Transferred and took oath as Judge, Madras High Court, on 06.04.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Mummineni Sudheer Kumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Mummineni Sudheer Kumar
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His Lordship was born on 21.12.1969 (DOB as per records 20.05.1969) at Kothagudem Town of erstwhile Khammam District in an agricultural family to Sri Mummineni Nageswara Rao and Late Smt. Bharatha Lakshmi. Studied in Government School and Government Junior College at his native village Charla, Bhadradri-Kothagudem District upto Intermediate and did graduation at Sir C.R.Reddy College, Eluru, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Thereafter, did active agriculture for a period of two years and then as per wish of his Lordships mother, studied LL.B. course at Nanded and completed LL.B. in the year 1994 and enrolled as an Advocate in the erstwhile Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh on 21.12.1994. While pursuing his LL.B. course during 1991-1994, worked as Typist-cum-Advocate Clerk in the office of Sri M.R.K.Chowdary, Senior Advocate, who happens to be his paternal uncle and after enrolment, joined in the chambers of Sri M.R.K.Chowdary and continued in the same office till 2004 and started independent practice in the year 2005. He was the Legal Advisor and retainer for K.L.University, Vijayawada and Hyderabad and all the institutions run by Vignana Jyothi Society at Hyderabad and several other Software Companies. He practised in all branches of law in High Court and also practised in City Civil Courts, Hyderabad, District Court, Ranga Reddy District and Family Courts in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. After bifurcation of erstwhile High Court of Andhra Pradesh, continued practice in High Court for the State of Telangana and elevated as Judge on 24.03.2022 and subsequently transferred as Judge in Madras High Court and assumed charge on 23.11.2023.

Hon'ble Mrs.Justice N. Mala
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Hon'ble Mrs.Justice N. Mala
Profile

Tmt.T.N.Mala the youngest daughter of Late Mahakavi Sri Sri and Saroja Sri Sri.


Did schooling in St.John's Senior Secondary School and Kesari High School.


Graduated in law from Madras Law College (5 yr. BL course, second batch)


Enrolled in the Bar council of TN and Puducherry in August 1989.


Joined office of Senior counsel R.Sundaravaradan, (Senior Counsel, Honble Supreme Court of India) and Late K.S.Ahamad, former Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor, Govt of Puducherry.


Started practice in the civil appellate side and gained vast experience. Was also appointed as an Amicus curie in a second Appeal by the Hon’ble Court relating to the mandatory nature of Section 69 of the partnership Act, which was later reported in leading law journals.


Appointed as Govt. Advocate in the office of Government Pleader, Puducherry during the tenure of Late T. Murugesan in 2008 and later became Additional Govt Pleader.


Appointed as Government Pleader - Additional charge in June 2020, and continued till elevation.


Due to long stint of almost 12 ½ years in the Government Pleader Puducherry office, gained rich experience in various fields of law.


Was panel Advocate for United India Insurance company, and New India Assurance company.


Conducted individually a full bench reference relating to liability of Insurance companies for gratuitous passengers which is reported in 2009 CTC.


Panel counsel for AFT, Pondicherry Engineering College, and Puducherry University.


Appointed as panel counsel for High Court, Madras both at Chennai and Madurai bench by ICMR( INDIAN COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH) New Delhi for their institutions in Chennai, Madurai and Puducherry.


Appointed as panel Advocate for High Court Lok Adalat. Presided Mega Lok Adalats along with Justice K.K. Sasidaran and Justice M. Satyanarayana.


Married to Sri.N.Radha Ramana, Working in Chennai Petroleum Corporation. Blessed with two sons, N.SRINIVAS JAYA PRAKASH a practicing Advocate, High Court and N. Sai Pradeep, a student.


Deeply religious person with a motto God delay's but does not deny if you pray with faith and have patience.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice S. Sounthar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice S. Sounthar
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Born on 29.07.1971 at Mayiladuthurai. Born to Mr.R.Sivapunniyam and Chinthamani. His father was a doyen of Mayiladuthurai bar association, who suspended his practice on elevation of his son. Married Mrs.K.BRINDHA, M.Tech., Graduate. Has one son namely S.SACHIN, who completed B.E., [Computer Science] with Anna University Rank. Now working in a leading software company INFOSYS.


Did schooling at Mayiladuthurai. Pursued 5 years law course at Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai. Enrolled as an Advocate on 13.10.1993 and joined the office of The Hon'ble Mr.Justice A.S.Venkatachalamoorthy, Retired Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court. Practiced before High Court, Madras from 13.10.1993 to till the date of elevation mainly in Civil Appellate Side, Writ and Criminal matters. Also handled Labour and Service matters.


Acquired Post Graduate Degree [M.L] in Law of Contracts including Mercantile Law. Served as Part-time Lecturer in Dr.Ambedkar Law College, Chennai for nearly 20 years and handled various subjects including Constitutional Law, Contracts Law, Property Law, Family Law, Land and Rent Control Laws, Code of Civil Procedure etc.


Mediator attached to Madras High Court Mediation Centre and mediated successfully number of cases.


As a resource person of Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy delivered Lectures in training programme organised for newly recruited Civil Judges [Junior Division].

Hon'ble Mr.Justice Sunder Mohan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice Sunder Mohan
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Justice Sunder Mohan was born on 2.11.1969 to Late Mr. S.Sunder (Senior Advocate) and Mrs. Subbulakshmi in Coonoor. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Madras Law College, Chennai and enrolled as an Advocate on 09. 10. 1991. He was a junior of Mr. N Natarajan, a doyen of the Criminal Bar. He assisted him in several high-profile cases, including the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case, the Jain Hawala case, the Bombay blast case, and many other such cases relating to politicians and public servants. He started his career as an intern with K Srinivasan 1990, a renowned civil law practitioner. In 1991, he joined the office of Mr. Habibullah Badshah, Senior Advocate and former Advocate General of Tamilnadu and was associated with Mr.Ilias Ali. He later joined the office of R. Shanmuga Sundaram in 1994, where he gained experience on the criminal side in the High Court and the Trial Courts. Before his elevation, he specialized in criminal matters, including defending the accused in CBI cases involving high-profile public servants with several reported judgments.


He was a resource person for the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy and for the Tamil Nadu Police Academy and has delivered lectures on various criminal law topics in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore for trainee Civil Judges, Senior Civil Judges and District Judges and to the Police Officers. He was also a resource person for the training programme conducted by the Directorate of Prosecution to train the Public Prosecutors at the Judicial Academy in Madurai during 2018-2019.


He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Madras on 06.06.2022 and became a Permanent Judge on 14.09.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.Kumaresh Babu
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.Kumaresh Babu
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Justice K.Kumaresh Babu was born on 14.12.1969. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Madras Law College, Chennai and enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1993.


After his enrolment in 1993, he had joined the Office of Mr.R.Krishnamoorthy, Senior Advocate and Former Advocate General.


He has also been a Government Advocate and he has also held Office of the Additional Advocate General for the State of Tamil Nadu.


He was elevated as an Additional Judge of High Court of Judicature at Madras on 06.06.2022.

Hon'ble Mrs.Justice L. Victoria Gowri
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Hon'ble Mrs.Justice L. Victoria Gowri
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Smt.Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri was born on 21.05.1973 at Kanyakumari District. She did her schooling in Little Flower Girls Higher Secondary School at Nagercoil. She did her B.A., B.L., (5 years course) in Madurai Law College. She got enrolled as an Advocate on 27.09.1995. Her father Shri.R.Lekshmana Chandra worked as a Lecturer in English Literature at Government Arts College, Karur. Her mother Tmt.Sarojini Chandra is a Home Maker. Her paternal grand-father is Late Thiru.L.Ramachandra Nadar, who was the father of Co-operatives in Kanyakumari District. Her paternal grand-mother Smt.Victoria Ramachandran was the Co-Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Social Welfare Board in 1960's.


Initially in the year 1995, she joined the office of Advocate Maniraj at Karur and the offices of Mr.J.Fletcher, Former Bar Council Member, Advocate Krishnamurthy and Advocate Mahadevan Pillai. She started her Legal Firm, VVictory Legal Associates in the year 1998 at Nagercoil. Later she expanded her practice to Madras High Court - Madurai Bench. She has appeared in the High Court of Madras and Madurai Bench in Original side, Appellate side and Writ side and also conducted trials both Civil and Criminal, in all the Courts of Subordinate Judiciary at Kanyakumari District. She served as a Service Provider for the District of Kanyakumari during the period 2006-2010 under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. During 2017-2020, she served as an Independent Director of Kamarajar Port Limited, Ennore, Chennai. She had been a panel lawyer of State of India, UCO Bank and LIC Housing Finance Limited. She represented India in the year 2014 in the International Visitor Leadership Programme sponsored by the Government of United States of America and attended a month long leadership program at USA. From 2015 to September 2020, she served as a Central Government Senior Panel Counsel before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court. From September 2020 to 2022, she served as a Special Public Prosecutor of CBI. From 09.09.2020 till her elevation as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court, she served as the Deputy Solicitor General of India before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court. She is the first woman to be appointed in the post of Deputy Solicitor General of India in the Madras High Court. Her husband Er.T.Thulasi Muthu Ram is serving as the Maintenance Manager at Kanam Latex Private Limted at Ananda Nadarkudiiruppu, Nagercoil. She is blessed with two daughters, namely, Dr.T.V.Vasantha Bharathy and Kumari.T.V.Soorya Gayathri.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.B. Balaji
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.B. Balaji
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Mr.Pillaipakkam Bahukutumbi Balaji was born on 11.04.1973, completed his Law degree in the year 1995 and enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Tamilnadu on 27.03.1996. Joined his father’s office, Mr.P.B.Ramanujam, Advocate & Notary Public, right after enrolment and assisted in office cases and started handling all matters and thereafter started managing the office. Developed drafting and conveyancing skills alongside litigation practice and well versed in documentation viz., drafting of sale, partition, release, settlement, partnership deeds, joint venture and constructions agreements, Wills etc.


Over the last 26 years of active practice, appeared and conducted a variety of cases ranging from suits, appeals, writs, testamentary matters, rent, consumer, matrimonial, arbitration and company matters across various courts, right from the Small Causes to the High Court. He was included in the Editorial Committee of CTC, a leading law journal in 2004 and later became and continue till date, an Associate Editor of the CTC Group of Journals that brings out six weekly journals, viz., Current Tamil Nadu Cases, Current Writ Cases, Madras Weekly Notes (Civil), Madras Weekly Notes (Criminal), Labour Law Journal and Tamil Nadu Motor Accidents Cases.


Authored the book – The Law of Specific Performance – A handbook, First Edition 2020.


Authored the book with detailed commentaries on the new Rent Act that has been promulgated in Tamil Nadu – Commentaries on The Tamil Nadu Regulation of Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Act, 2017, First Edition 2021 & Second Edition 2023.


Authored the book ‘Law of Wills – A Handbook”, 1st Edition 2022.


Authored the book ‘Laws of Intestate Succession – A Handbook’, 1st Edition, 2022.


Co-authored the book, The Tamil Nadu Buildings (Lease and Rent Control Act, 1960 as amended by Act 23 of 1973, a treatise on the Rent Control legislation in the State of Tamil Nadu. (Last 2 editions)


A regular resource person at the Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy, which regularly trains newly appointed/recruited judges and given lectures on subjects touching Rent Law and CPC.


Have been appointed as Amicus Curiae by the Madras High Court on two occasions –


1) in one matter where the propriety of an advocate filing a Vakalathnama and appearing for his close relative was debated and decided (reported in 2019 (1) CTC 736) and


2) in a Second Appeal where the effect of a new legislation coming into force and its effect on a pending suit was examined. (SA No.100 and 101 of 2014, judgment dated 25.11.2019, Mandhirikodi v. Balaraman and another, 2020(4) CTC 659)


3) Argued a revision before the High Court regarding maintainability of eviction actions under the new rent legislation without the tenancy agreements being registered (judgment reported in 2019(6) CTC 9) which judgment paved the way for filing and numbering of eviction applications under the new Act all over the State of Tamil Nadu, clearing a stalemate created because of the interpretation sought to be given before the said decision.


4) Also argued a batch of revision petitions before the Madras High Court, judgment reported in 2022-2-CTC-291 = 2022-1-LW-752 where the prevailing confusion over the new rent law, its applicability etc. was clarified.


Contributed several articles for leading English dailies like The Hindu and Times of India on subjects touching real estate, property, Wills, tenancy etc.


Has given several webinars during the lockdowns on subjects ranging from Wills, Rent Act, summary suits and specific performance, conveyancing in realty matters etc.


Son of Mr.P.B.Ramanujam, Advocate who has a rich experience of 60 years in the bar, having enrolled in 1962. (now aged 82 years and not in active practice).


Married to Lakshmi Balaji, a qualified Accountant Technician (Certificate issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) and currently a homemaker


Blessed with 2 daughters, First daughter, Adhithi Balaji, who is in her 3rd year of college and second daughter, Avanti Balaji, is in Class XI.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.K. Ramakrishnan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.K. Ramakrishnan
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Born at lyyampalayam, Dindigul District, on 27.05.1973 to Shri. Late.K.Kulandaivelu, and Smt.K.Muthulakshmi. Father had worked as agriculture coolie and mother is a home maker. Schooling at Panchayat Union Main School, lyyampalayam until 5th standard, then from 6th onwards in NSW Boys Higher Secondary School, Pattiveeranpatti, Dindigul. Completed Law Graduation at Madurai Law College and enrolled on 15.04.1999. Practiced in Civil Appellate side, Criminal Appellate side, Environmental, Labour Law, Co-operative, Enforcement and all General Miscellaneous writ cases etc., before both the Principal Seat at Madras as well as Madurai Bench of Madras High Court and also served as Additional Public Prosecutor before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.

Hon'ble Mrs.Justice R.Kalaimathi
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Hon'ble Mrs.Justice R.Kalaimathi
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Born on 18.04.1968 in Pondicherry to Shri.G.M.Ramachandran and Smt.R.Anusuya. Completed B.L., Degree at Pondicherry Law College. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1989 and started practicing at Pondicherry Bar. Joined in the Judicial service as Junior Civil Judge in 1995 and promoted as Senior Civil Judge in 2007. Promoted as District Judge in 2013 and posted as Additional District Judge, Gobichettipalayam, Erode District and worked as District Judge, Thiruvarur and Principal District Judge, Krishnagiri and Principal District Judge, Salem till elevation. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 07.02.2023.

Hon'ble Mrs.Justice K. Govindarajan Thilakavadi
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Hon'ble Mrs.Justice K. Govindarajan Thilakavadi
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Born on 26.04.1966 at Puducherry, to Thiru.R.Govindarajan and Smt.R.Suseela Govindarajan. Studied at St. Joseph of Cluny Higher Secondary School, Puducherry and completed B.L degree at Puducherry Law College. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1989 and started practising at Puducherry. Joined in Judicial Service as Civil Judge in 1995 and was promoted as Senior Civil Judge in 2007. Thereafter, promoted as District Judge in 2013 and joined as Additional District Judge in Ramanathapuram and then, as Special Judge Mahalir Needhimandram at Trichy and Villupuram. Thereafter, appointed as Principal District Judge, Cuddalore, then as Registrar District Judiciary, High Court of Madras till elevation.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice V.Lakshminarayanan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice V.Lakshminarayanan
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Name V. LAKSHMINARAYANAN
Father's NameSR.S. VENKATACHARI
Date of Birth04-10-1970
Date of Enrolment28.06.1995 ( Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry )


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

High School and Higher Secondary
Sir M.Ct. Muthiah Chettiar Higher Secondary School
Bachelor of Law National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore (1990-1995)
Bachelor of ScienceD.G. Vaishnav College, (affiliated Madras University) Arumbakkam, Chennai.(1987-1990)

ACADEMIC RECOGNITIONS

• Deputy Editor in Chief, the Madras Law Journal and Madras Law Journal (criminal) – 2010 till date
• Member, Honorary Editorial Committee, the Madras Law Journal - 2008-2010
• Joint Editor of the STUDENT ADVOCATE 1994 & 1995.
• Member of the Honorary Board of Editors of the Indian Student Law Review
• Contributor in the volume on Landlord and Tenants, Halsbury’s Law of India. Book Authored by Mr. K. Kannan, Senior Advocate, Madras (Later elevated as a judge of the Madras and Punjab & Haryana High Courts)
• Co author on Constitutional Czars in the Hall of fame along with Mr. Vijayaraghavan, Advocate, High Court, Madras
• Co author on Mulla’s transfer of Property Act, 1882 (14th Edition) along with Mr. Justice N. Anand Venkatesh
• Co-author along with Professor Dr. Telekat Devidas, Professor, Constitutional and Administrative Law, NLSIU, Bangalore - on Administrative Law in the MARCH OF THE LAW Journal, 1995
• Have been a resource person at the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy in training Judicial officers from the level of District Munsif (civil Judge Lower Division) to District Judges (civil Judge Senior Division)
• Have been a resource person on the Arbitration and Conciliation Act with the Madras Institute of Management Studies.
• Have been a speaker at the seminar held by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Nani Palkivala Arbitration Centre (NPAC) on judicial approach to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act at Coimbatore.
• Nominated by His Excellency the Governor of the State of Tamil Nadu as Senate Member (Law) of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in 2018 and again in 2021.


INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION

• Represented India in the Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program in 2012.

• Lecturer at the National Judicial Academy of Nepal on Law Reporting and Editing – An Indian Perspective – 16th January, 2021.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• June 1995 till date Practicing Advocate, High Court, Madras
• Have appeared before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of Mumbai, Delhi and Karnataka, Company Law Board, Debts Recovery Tribunal and appellate Tribunals in Chennai and Bombay
• Central Administrative Tribunals, State Administrative Tribunal, National Green Tribunal (southern Zone) Chennai

• Intellectual Property Appellate Board

• Wakf Tribunals at Chennai, Madurai & Vellore.


Standing Counsel for the

i. Tamil Nadu Waqf Board from 2008

ii. Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (Government of India Undertaking) from 2007

iii. Central Warehousing Corporation (Government of India Undertaking) from 2000

iv. Honorary Legal Advisor for the Tamil Nadu Waqf Board from 2018

v. Anna University, Guindy, Chennai from 2021

vi. National Health Mission, DMS, Chennai


AREAS OF PRACTICE

1. Constitutional law
2. Civil & Criminal Law
3. Law of Trusts with special emphasis on Hindu & Islamic law of trusts
4. Intellectual property


PUBLICATIONS
Have penned more than 250 articles in leading law journals and national dailies including the Madras Law Journal, the Supreme Court Cases, The Law Weekly, March of the Law, the Student Advocate, The Deccan Chronicle and the Times of India.





Hon'ble Mr.Justice P. Vadamalai
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice P. Vadamalai
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Born on 03.04.1966 at Udumalpet, Tiruppur District to Mr.M.Periyasamy and Mrs.Soundaram.


He had completed his Elementary School at Government Municipal School, Kanakkampalayam, Udumalpet, Tiruppur District and studied at Government Higher Secondary School at Udumalpet. He obtained his B.Com., Degree in Government Arts College, Udumalpet in the year 1986 and served as Medical Representative for one year. After which, he joined the Government Law College, Coimbatore in the year 1987 and completed his Law decree in the year 1990 and enrolled as an Advocate on 14.11.1990.


After enrolment, he practised at Sub Court, District Munsif Court and Judicial Magistrate Court, Udumalpet, Tiruppur District. In the year 1995, he joined in Judicial Service as Judicial Magistrate No.IV, Salem and promoted as Sub Judge, Ambasamudram in 2007. He also served as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Madurai and as Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Chennai. He was promoted as District Judge in 2013 and appointed as a Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (E.O.II), Egmore, Chennai. Then he served as Registrar (District Judiciary) Principal Seat of Madras High Court, Chennai and then District Judge cum Chief Judicial Magistrate, The Nilgiris @ Udhagamandalam and then as Principal District Judge, Madurai. Elevated as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 27.03.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice R.Sakthivel
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice R.Sakthivel
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice R.Sakthivel was born on July 21, 1973 to a couple Thiru. C.Ramasamy and Tmt. Vempayee. He hails from Periyakalipalayam, a hamlet on the banks of River Cauvery in the Karur District. After completing his early education at the Government Schools, he pursued Bachelor of Law at Government Law College, Trichy from where he received his Degree in 1997. He enrolled as an Advocate in 1998 with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and joined the Office of Late P.R.Kuppuswamy. He joined the District Judiciary in 2011 through direct recruitment and began serving as a Judge in several places. His Lordship held positions such as Additional District Judge in Thanjavur and Coimbatore, Administrator General and the Official Trustee (AGOT) of Tamil Nadu, Registrar General of Madras High Court, Principal District Judge of Coimbatore and Krishnagiri Districts.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.Dhanabal
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.Dhanabal
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Hon'ble Thiru Justice P.Dhanabal was born on 05.03.1974 at Jallivadanaickan-Pudur, Karur District to Thiru.T.Papusamy and Smt.Palaniammal. He had his preliminary education at Government Schools in Thoranakkalpatty, Sukkaliyur and Karur and did his Higher Secondary (+2) at Municipal Higher Secondary School, Karur. Graduated in B.Sc (Physics) from Government Arts College, Karur in the year 1994, he took three years B.L. Degree course at Government Law College, Trichy, from 1995 to 1998 and enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 1998.


He joined the judicial service in the year 2011 and served as Additional District Munsif and thereafter as Additional Sub Judge at Dharmapuri from 29.04.2011 to 29.04.2012. He also served as III Additional District Judge, II Additional District Judge(PCR) and I Additional District Judge at Tirunelveli, from 30.04.2012 to 12.09.2015. Further, he served as Principal District Judge, Cuddalore, from 14.09.2015 to 14.11.2017 and then as Chief Judge, Puducherry, from 16.11.2017 to 12.04.2021. Finally, he served as Registrar General, High Court, Madras, from 15.04.2021 till elevation. He was sworn in as Judge of this Court on 23.05.2023.


Hon'ble Mr.Justice C.Kumarappan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice C.Kumarappan
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Born on 15.07.1972 to Thiru A.T.Chinnasamy and Tmt.C.Thilagam. He did his schooling upto 10th standard in Panchayat Union Elementary School and Vallal Pari High School [now Higher Secondary School] at Piranmalai, Sivagangai District. Thereafter, settled in Coimbatore. Had his higher secondary education at K.Krishnasamy Naidu Memorial Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore. Graduated in B.Sc (Mathematics) at Government Arts College, Coimbatore. Did B.L. in Government Law College, Coimbatore. Joined the office of (late) Mr. D. Kothandaramasamy, a Doyen of Coimbatore Bar. Practised before the District Court, Coimbatore for a period of 15 years, mainly on the Civil side. Appeared for Public Sector Undertakings such as Cotton Corporation of India and Steel Authority of India, besides prominent Corporate Entities and Industries. Joined the Judicial Service in the year 2011 as a District Judge, through direct recruitment, and served in Thoothukudi and Madurai Districts. Also served in the Registry of Madras High Court as the Registrar (IT-cum- Statistics) and Registrar General. Before elevation, served as the Presiding Officer, Principal Labour Court, Chennai. Elevated as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 23.05.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.Rajasekar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.Rajasekar
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Born to Thiru.R.Kandasamy and Smt.Laxmikutty at Madras in the year 1975. Completed Higher Secondary Education at Santhome Higher Secondary School, Mylapore in the year 1992. Joined in R.K.M.Vivekananda College, Mylapore and Graduated as Bachelor of Commerce. Joined at Dr.Ambedkar Law College, Chennai and Graduated as Bachelor of Law in the year 1998. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 1998 and started practising in Civil, Criminal & Writ matters. Joined in Judicial Service in the year 2011, Appointed as District Judge (Entry Level) Served at Namakkal, Salem, Chennai, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore. Elevated as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on 23.05.2023..

Hon'ble Mr.Justice N.Senthilkumar
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice N.Senthilkumar
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Born on 12.10.1970, Justice N. Senthilkumar finished his schooling from Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School, Perambur, Chennai and I.C.F. Higher Secondary School, Chennai, and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from The Central Law College, Salem in 1994.



After his enrolment with the Bar in 1994, he joined the Chambers of Senior Advocate Mr.R.Shunmughasundaram, Advocate General, Government of Tamil Nadu and assisted him in various referred trials, Criminal Appeals and other Writ and Appellate Side cases in the High Court of Madras.



As an independent practitioner, his area of practice included cases relating to murder trials, NDPS cases, Anti-Corruption Laws before Trial Courts and the High Court. He has practiced extensively in the Criminal, Appellate and Writ Jurisdictions of the Madras High Court in addition to appearing before various fora such as the Consumer Commissions, Debt Recovery Tribunals and Arbitral Tribunals. .



He has also taught lessons on Criminal Law to Judicial Trainee Officers in the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy.



He was appointed as a Government Advocate in 2007, an Additional Government Pleader in 2009 and a Senior Standing Counsel for Customs and Central Excise for the Government of India in 2012-2014 in addition to serving as a standing counsel for Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Chennai.



He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on 16.10.2023.

Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.Arul Murugan
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Hon'ble Mr.Justice G.Arul Murugan
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G. Arul Murugan was born to Shri P. Ganapathi and Shrimathi K. Neelamani in Salem on 27.05.1976. His Father served as a Teacher and Headmaster at Government Higher Secondary School, Harur and Mother is a home maker and are settled in Keeraipatti Village, Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District. He completed his schooling at Holy Cross Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Salem in the year 1993 and joined the Central Law College, Salem for the 5 year Law degree course in 1993. After completing the Law degree, he enrolled as an Advocate with the Tamil Nadu Bar Council on 22.02.1999. He joined the office of Senior Advocate Mr. K. Duraisamy and practised with him until 2002 and started his independent practice in the year 2003. With over 25 years of experience at the Bar practising in the Madras High Court, he has appeared before the Madras High Court in civil, criminal, writs and original side cases. He has also appeared before the Trial Courts at City Civil Court, Egmore, Alandur and appeared before various Tribunals including DRT, DRAT, NGT, RERA and IPR matters. He was a panel Advocate for Syndicate Bank and has served as a Central Government Counsel from 2010 to 2014 and was also a standing counsel for Employees Provident Fund from 2019 to 2022.