J U D G E S


Sitting List w.e.f. 04/01/2017

JUSTICE ANOOP V. MOHTA

Born on 4th December, 1955. Enrolled as an Advocate on 12th February, 1981. Practised mainly at the High Court of Bombay, in Mumbai on both Original and Appellate Sides. Initially practised at Nagpur Bench. Dealt in Constitutional, Civil, Service, Criminal, Customs and Excise, Taxation, Educational, Commercial, Arbitration and Trademarks matters. Appeared on behalf of and against, various Public Bodies, Industrial Houses and Companies. Rendered services as Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor for Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli(U.T.) for four years. Was on the panel of Senior Counsel of the Central Government. Qualitatively contributed in books authored by Mr. V.A. Mohta, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India titled "Arbitration and Conciliation and Mediation" and "Trademarks, Passing Off and Franchising". Elevated as Judge of High Court of Bombay on 14th November, 2003.


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 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.