J U D G E S


Sitting List w.e.f. 27/03/2017

JUSTICE F. M. REIS

Born on 10th August 1955 at Margaon (Goa). Completed his High School education in Loyola High School, Margao. Obtained his Graduation degree in Chemistry & Physics(Hons.) from Smt.Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science, Bombay University in the year 1976. Obtained LL.B. Degree from V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, with highest marks in Drafting and Pleadings from Bombay University in the year 1980. He enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in the year 1981. Has been practicing since 1981 before all the Courts in the State of Goa since then initially under the guidance of his respected father Bernardo dos Reis, Senior Advocate and also before the Hon'ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, Appellate Tribunal in Environment and appearances before the Hon'ble Supreme Court, mostly in Civil matters as well as Constitutional and Criminal Cases. He specialized in Civil, Succession Law and Arbitration matters. Worked as a part time lecturer at G.R. Kare College of Law at Margao from 1994 to 1996 and was associated with Law Committees constituted by the Government in the State of Goa. Was in the panel of advocates of the Financial Institutions such as Maharashtra State Financial Corporations, Bank of India, Ratnakar Bank Ltd. etc. and Insurance Companies such as Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. before the Hon'ble High Court. Has completed courses in Violin from Trinity College of Music, London and involved in sports such as table tennis, badminton, football and cricket in school and college level and was associated with charitable organizations in the city of Margao. Was appointed as an Additional Judge of Bombay High Court on 26th March 2009.


JUSTICE MAHESH SHARADCHANDRA SONAK

Born on 28th November, 1964. Completed school education from Don Bosco High School, Panaji, Goa; B Sc. from Dhempe College of Arts & Science, LL.B. from M. S. College of Law, Panaji, Goa (affiliated to Bombay University) in First Class. Portuguese Language Diploma awarded by Xavier Centre of Historical Research. Enrolled as an Advocate on the rolls of Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa in October 1988 and practiced at Panaji Bench of the High Court of Judicature, Bombay in civil & constitutional law, labour & service law, environmental law, commercial & tax laws, company law and public interest litigations. Additional Standing Counsel for Central Government, Special Counsel for State Government and Statutory Corporations. Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay on 21st June 2013.




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.