J U D G E S


Sitting List w.e.f. 30/10/2017

JUSTICE NITIN M. JAMDAR

Born in the family of lawyers, being fourth generation in the legal field. Graduated from University of Mumbai. Practiced in the Bombay High Court in almost all jurisdictions. Was also Standing Counsel for several public bodies. Represented Bombay High Court, Bar Council of India, Municipal Corporations, Zilla Parishads, Municipal Councils, Universities, Public trusts, Banks, Co-operative societies. Special Counsel for the Union of India.

Elevated as a Judge of the Bombay High court on 23 January 2012.

 

 


JUSTICE CHANDRAKANT VASANT BHADANG

Born on 5 November 1960 at Khamgaon, District Buldhana. Graduated in Science from G.S. College of Commerce, Science and Arts, Khamgaon in 1981. Obtained LL.B. Degree from Nagpur University and was enrolled as an Advocate on 5 December 1984. Comes from a family of Lawyers. Practiced mainly on Civil and Criminal side, in the District Court and for some time at the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court, before joining Maharashtra Judicial Service, as a directly recruited District Judge on 3 October 2000. Worked as Additional District and Sessions Judge at Nagpur, Member Industrial Tribunal at Bandra and Principal District and Sessions Judge, Nashik. Also worked in the Registry of the Bombay High Court, on various positions, as Registrar (Vigilance), Registrar (Judicial), Registrar (Personnel) and Registrar (Inspection). Was appointed as Registrar General on 13 May 2013. Elevated as a Judge, Bombay High Court on 3 March 2014.




JUSTICE MS. NUTAN D. SARDESSAI

Ms. Nutan D. Sardessai born on 19th August, 1958 at Ponda Goa and is a B.Sc. (Hons.) and L.L.M. Postgraduate from the University of Poona. She has taken to the legal profession and started her legal practice in 1983. She joined the Goa Judiciary on 18/10/1991 as a Civil Judge, Junior Division & J.M.F.C. at Bicholim and was then transferred in the same post at Panaji and thereafter at Quepem i.e. as the Civil Judge, Junior Division and J.M.F.C. She had attended the Training for Judicial Officers at JOTI Nagpur for 10 weeks w.e.f. 10.6.1994 to 20.8.1994. She was promoted as the Senior Civil Judge in December, 1996, and was promoted to the post of the Additional District & Sessions Judge w.e.f. 23/01/1998. She worked as a Special Judge, N.D.P.S. Court for Goa at Mapusa from 11/06/2001 to 15/05/2006. She had attended a 2 days Seminar on Gender and Law organized by the British Council in coordination with Goa State Legal Services Authority at Panaji in December 2001 and an Induction Training in Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation in 2002. She was the only Judge from Goa Judiciary deputed to the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal for the inaugural programme between 5th September 2002 to 9th September 2002 and for the advanced course on Gender and Law. She thereafter attended the Training Module for Additional District Judges again at JOTI, Nagpur from 31.3.2003 to 3.5.2003. She had thereafter on 2 successive occasions attended programmes on Environmental Law and Criminal Justice System, Penology and Victimology in 2004 and 2006 at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal.

She was transferred as then Additional District & Sessions Judge to Margao, South Goa. She was designated as the Principal District & Sessions Judge, South Goa at Margao w.e.f. 07/04/2007 as also the Special Judge for cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and under the Prevention of Atrocities (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Act. She has also attended a one day Seminar on Right to Education for children at Delhi under the auspices of NALSA at Delhi in May 2009. She was transferred to the same post at Panaji w.e.f. 11/08/2009. She was transferred back to the District Court, Margao since 04/06/2012 to 27/03/2016. Elevated as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court on 28.03.2016.




JUSTICE PRITHVIRAJ KESHAVRAO CHAVAN

Born on 22nd February, 1963. Completed schooling at various places as father was Doctor in Central Railway. Did B.Sc. (Zoology) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 1983. Worked as Development officer in Life Insurance Corporation of India. Obtained LL.B. Degree from Nagpur University in the year 1987 and started Practice in the office of late Hon'ble Shri Justice B.U.Wahane in the High Court of Judicature Bombay, Bench at Nagpur as well as in the District Court, Nagpur from 1987 till 1989.

Appointed as Assistant Public Prosecutor, Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, Sub Registrar at the Union Territory of Diu in 1989. Appointed as Civil Judge, Jr. Dn. & JMFC in June 1992 and posted at Yavatmal.

Promoted in the cadre of District Judge, Amravati in the month of March 2002. Worked as Additional District and Sessions Judge at Amaravati, Bhandara, Gangakhed and Basmat Distt Parbhani. Worked as Member, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Bombay from June 2008 to September 2009.

Appointed as Registrar Vigilance, (Finance & Budget), Protocol in the High Court, Bombay, from 2009 to 2012.

Was a Judge of City Civil and Sessions Court, Bombay From 1st March, 2012 to February 2014. Dealt with several matters as a Special Judge under MCOCA, POTA and NIA. Delivered a judgment as a Special Judge under the National Investigation Agency Act wherein the accused were convicted for having found in possession of Fake Indian Currency Notes manufactured in the neighbouring country.

Appointed as Chief Judge, Small Causes Court, Bombay, from February 2014 to February 2016.

Transferred to Amravati as Principal District & Sessions Judge with effect from 7.3.2016.

Transferred to Pune as Principal District and Sessions Judge in the month of September 2016.

Delivered Lecture on evidentiary value of Forensic Science, Medical evidence and role of Experts in Indian Law at Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai.

Attended and participated in the International Conference of Forensic Nano Technology held at Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, Gujrat on 25.3.2011.

Appointed as a Member for the Board of Studies for Forensic Science at University of Mumbai.

Keenly interested in Forensic Criminology.

During college days, participated in cultural and social activities.

Has Been awarded with Black Belt (One Dan) in karate from Shyorin Ryu - Japan.

Keenly interested in mouth organ and violin.

Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay on 5th June, 2017.