Hon’ble Shri Justice Virender Singh, LL.B.
Born on 07-10-1954. After graduation from Government College, Rohtak, completed his Degree of Law from J. V. Jain College, Saharanpur. Entered the legal profession in June, 1978. Practised mostly on Criminal side besides dealing with cases under the Motor Vehicles Act and Hindu Marriage Act. Upon the year 1988 practised at Rohtak. Thereafter came to Chandigarh. Remained as Deputy Advocate General, Haryana firstly from May 1995 to April 1996 and then from July 1996 to January 1999. Elavated as Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 02.07.2002.
Transferred to High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and assumed charge of office
on 19.04.2007.
Functioned as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir from 02.04.12 to 08.06.12.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, LL.B.
Born on 28-05-1957 at Village Rajpora, Pulwama.Did  his LL.B from Kashmir University, joined the Bar and  practised as Advocate from 1981 to 1993. Appointed as District & sessions Judge on 27th of May 1993.Remained posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge, Baramulla, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Anantnag, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Kashmir, Registrar General, High Court of J&K and Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar.
Attended “International Conference on Arbitration (ICCA).  Was granted selection grade in July 2001 and was placed in Super Time Scale in April, 2007. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 23.11.2007. Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 01.10.2009.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, LL.B
 Born on 30th January, 1955 and was Special Public Prosecutor in various cases. He did his graduation from Anantnag College in 1975 and LLB in 1977. He was registered as pleader in the month of September, 1977 and as Advocate in the year 1981 and subsequently enrolled as an Advocate in 1985. He remained Additional Advocate General from 1997 to 2002 and appointed as Special Public Prosecutor in various cases. Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 05.11.2008.
Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 05.03.2010.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Hasnain Massodi, LL.B
Born at khrew, a suburb of Srinagar, on 02-01-1954 to Sh. Ghulam Ali Massodi and Zainab Khatoon, a pioneer in women’s education who established first girls school in the year 1938 AD. Had his early education at a Govt. school in his native place and thereafter graduated in science from S.P.College, Srinagar. Did his LLB, three years Degree Course from Faculty of Law, Kashmir University, securing first position in the faculty with distinction in five subject areas and was awarded certificate of merit in 3rd Annual Convocation of the University. After brief stint at bar, appeared in J&K Civil Services (Judicial) Examination and passed the examination with first rank in the state and was appointed as Munsiff, JMIC on 16-11-1982. Was also selected for Kashmir Administrative Services in 1984 but decided to continue as a Judicial Officer. Proceeded for Higher Education to United States in 1992 and did his Master’s in Law from Harvard University Massachusetts, USA with Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Environmental Law and Planning , as major subject areas.
During his career as Judge, spreading over a period of about 27 years held important positions in the district judiciary and High Court Registry. Served as Registrar Vigilance, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Justice , Registrar General of the Hon’ble High Court, Special Judge Anti Corruption, Kashmir and Principal District and Sessions Judge Budgam and Srinagar. Participated in 1998 UN conference on Organized Crime and played a significant role in strengthening the Institution of Lok Adalat and Legal Services in the State.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 13.11.2009. Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 26.10.2012.


Hon'ble Shri Justice ALI MOHD. Magrey, LL.B
Born on 8th December, 1960 in Village Wattoo, Tehsil Damhal Hanjipora, District Kulgam, Kashmir; received school education in native village; did his Graduation and LL.B (Honís) from the University of Kashmir; was enrolled as Advocate in the year 1984 and started practicing law in the District courts, including Revenue Courts/Tribunals; simultaneously started conducting matters in the High Court. Remained as standing counsel from 1986 onwards for the State Financial Corporation; Jammu & Kashmir Bank and SIDCO; Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences; Power Development Department; Service Selection Board; Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Board; was appointed as Additional Advocate General in Feb. 2003 with allocation for, General Administration Department, Health and Medical Education Department, Service Selection Board, State Public Service Commission, Estates Department, SKIMS and Vigilance Department; was appointed as Senior Additional Advocate General in September 2009 with additional charge of Home Department; appeared and conducted important criminal, Division Bench and Full Bench matters involving important questions of law, on behalf of the State in the High Court as also in numerous appeals in the Supreme Court of India; also appeared and conducted important Public Interest Litigation matters, constitutional matters, Service matters, Tax matters, Civil matters involving high stakes and important issues, Arbitration matters; appeared in commissions of inquiry also on behalf of State of J&K etc; was appointed as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide notification No. K.13021/01/2012-US.II dated 7th March, 2013 and took oath of office on 8th March, 2013.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, LL.B

Appointed as Permanant Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 08.03.2013.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Tashi Rabstan, LL.B
Born in an agriculturist family of Varsudopa on 10th April 1963 at Village SKURBUCHAN, District Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, did his Graduation and LL.B from University of Jammu; was enrolled as an Advocate on 6th March 1990 in Bar Council of Jammu and Kashmir and started practicing in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir & various other High Courts on Arbitrations, Constitution, Service, Election, Civil and Criminal matters. Experienced in researching intent of laws & judicial decisions & apply law to clientsí circumstances. Remained as Standing Counsel for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh from 1997 till 2005; was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel, now Central Government Counsel, for Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Jammu Wing in September,1998 and continued till elevation; was also remained as panel counsel for Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi from April, 2008 till 31st December 2011; was appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir vide Notification No. K.13021/01/2012-US.II dated 7th March, 2013 and took oath of office on 8th March, 2013.
Appointed as permanent Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 16.05.2014.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Bansi Lal Bhat, LL.B
Born on 19-04-1954 at Village ARIHAL Tehsil & District Pulwama Kashmir.Passed Matriculation from Government High School, Hawal when he was below 14 years. Did Graduation from Amar Singh College, Srinagar in 1972 and obtained his Law Degree from University of Kashmir in 1974. Enrolled as pleader with Bar Association Srinagar on 15.01.1975. Shifted to Pulwama and practiced in Civil, Criminal and Revenue Courts until selection in KCS Judicial. Joined as Munsiff on 17.11.1982. Promoted as Sub Judge on 29.06.1989. Served as CJM, Jammu till his induction in Higher Judicial Service in August 1999. Served as Principal District & Sessions Judge in both capital cities of Jammu & Srinagar besides at Poonch, Reasi and Kathua. Also served as Presiding Officer of Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, Jammu for a year. Got selection Grade on 01.02.2005 and was placed in Super Time Scale on 01.02.2009. Served for two tenures as Special Judge Anti Corruption Jammu. Was appointed as Special Judge of the newly created Anti Corruption Court for trial of CBI Cases on 18.08.2011 where he served till his elevation.
Contributed to development of Law by delivering many Landmark judgments & settled thousands of disputes as Presiding Officer of the Permanent Lok Adalat. Regularly contributed to SJA Newsletter. Contributed to raising of standard of Legal Education by delivering lectures in State Judicial Academy and Faculty of Law University of Jammu.

Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 08.03.2013.


Hon'ble Shri Justice Janak Raj Kotwal, LL.B
Born in Bhaderwah on 29th August 1956. Was appointed Munsiff Hira Nagar in November 1982, after qualifying Kashmir Civil Service (Judicial) exam. After rendering excellent judicial service for 17 years he was promoted as District & Sessions Judge in August 1999. He was posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge of all most all the districts of Jammu province besides serving two times as Special Judge Anti-corruption Court Jammu. Because of his outstanding performance his services were placed at the disposal Chief Justice of the J&K High Court & served as Registrar Judicial, Principal Secretary to Chief Justice, Registrar Vigilance & Registrar General High Court. He was conferred Suppertime Scale on 05.01.2009. His over 28 years of service he proved his mettle by delivering various judgments of public interest on Civil & Criminal side besides deciding numerous accidents claims as President of the MACT Jammu & landmark judgment as Judge of the Anti-corruption Court Jammu. He has always maintained judicial decorum & dignity of the court wherever he was posted & his administrative qualities on all the prominent posts in the High Court administration. His last postingbefore elevation was as Judicial Member, J&K Special Tribunal (appellate authority).
Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 08.03.2013.