Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. M. Kumar

His Lordship Born on January 5, 1953, did his L.L.B in 1977. His Lordship was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh in the same year. Practiced for a brief period at the District Courts, Sangrur and then left for England for his Master's degree. His Lordship was awarded degree of LL.M by the University of Birmingham in 1982. His Lordship also worked as part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Punjab University, Chandigarh, from 1984 to 1990. His Lordship authored a book titled 'Control of Exclusion Clauses in England and India' published in London in 1985. In 1991-92 his Lordship was elected to the office of Vice President, Punjab and Haryana Bar Association, Chandigarh. His Lordship also worked as an Additional Advocate General Punjab from October, 1995 to December, 1996. His Lordship lectured at Haryana Administrative Academy. His Lordship is President of International Law Association Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh Chapter. His Lordship is also President of Punjab ,Haryana and Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Law Institute. His Lordhship has been closely associated with Chandigarh Judicial Academy and has been delivering lectures to Additional District Judges and Civil Judges. His Lorship also attended various Seminars, National conference of the I.L.A. His Lordship was elevated to the Bench on July 2, 2001.
Remained Acting Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court from Sept. 2011 to Nov. 2011 and also from April 2012.

His Lordship took oath as Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 08.06.2012. His Lordship has been nominated as Member of the Jury for Nehru Award of International Understanding by the Presedent of India on recommendation of Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India.