Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan (DoB 15.05.1949)
Term of Office: 17.11.2009 to
Born on 15.05.1949, Justice Radhakrishnan had his education at Cochin. Enrolled as Advocate on December 8, 1973, Justice Radhakrishnan practised in the High Court of Kerala and Subordinate Civil Courts at Ernakulam. Justice Radhakrishnan had functioned as a Standing Counsel for a number of educational and social organizations. Justice Radhakrishnan was Standing Counsel for Cochin University of Science and Technology, State Bank of India, State Bank of Travancore, Kerala State Cooperative Rubber Marketing Federation and State Trading Corporation of India and so on. Justice Radhakrishnan obtained Master's Degree in Law in Administrative Law from the Cochin University of Science and Technology and also Post Graduate Diploma in Constitutional Law from ICPS, New Delhi. He was a member of Faculty of Law, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Fellow of ICPS, New Delhi besides having functioned as Research Scholar under Dr. S. N. Jain, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
Justice Radhakrishnan was appointed as Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on May 17, 1995 and Permanent Judge on January 16,1996. Justice Radhakrishnan has also remained as President of Kerala Judicial Academy, Chairman, Lakshdweep Legal Services Authority, Former Chancellor, National University of Legal Studies (NUALS), Executive Chairman of Indian Law Institute, Kerala Branch and Chairman, Governing Council of Indian Law Reports. Justice Radhakrishnan was acting Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala from March 19, 2005 till April 27, 2005, from January 1, 2006 to January 22, 2006 and from January 24, 2007 to May 17, 2007.
Elevated as Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and assumed charge of office on 07-01-2008 and also functioned as Patron-in-Chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Legal Services Authority.
Justice Radhakrishnan had assumed charge as the Chief Justice of High Court of Gujarat on 04.09.2008 and functioned as the Member of General Council of the Gujarat National Law University and also Patron-in-Chief of Gujarat State Legal Services Authority, Gujarat State Judicial Academy and Gujarat High Court Mediation Centre. Justice Radhakrishnan has rendered many path-breaking decisions on all branches of law and has also participated in a number of National and International Conferences.
Elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of India on 17th November 2009.