Chief Justice           
Incumbency List     
Former CJs             
Former Judges       
Admin Details         
Contact Details       
Cause List              
Classification code  
Case Status /
Judgement / Orders
Right to Information Act              
Daily Notices & Sitting List    
Mediation Centre    
Judicial Academy    
Official Liquidator                
Related Links              
Contact Us              

Hon'ble Mr. Justice

Jayant M. Patel

Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Gujarat.


           Born on 04.08.1956 at Veraval, Junagadh District.

           Passed B.Com. and LL.B. from M. S. University, Baroda and LL.B. (Spc.) at Saurashtra University, Rajkot. Having first class educational career and was also awarded National Merit Scholarship while studying LL.B.

           Entered Bar in August, 1979 and initially started practice at District court, Rajkot. In the year 1985 shifted to Gujarat High Court.

           In November, 1990 appointed as Additional Central Govt. Standing Counsel and worked for 10 years and then was also made in-charge Sr. Central Govt. Standing Counsel.

           Since 1998 appointed as Sr. Counsel to Railways, Govt. of India and continued posts till elevation.

           Appointed as Counsel for the Income Tax Department during 1997-98.

           Appointed as Standing Counsel for SAFEMA (Ministry of Finance), Govt. of India since 1991-92 and continued to work till elevation.

           Represented large number of Banks, Panchayats, Municipalities and conducted large number of Constitutional matters, variety of civil as well as criminal matters on behalf of private parties as well as Central Government and had lucrative practice at the Bar.

           Has keen interest in various methods of working in the system of administration of justice in various countries and also visited Courts at High Court and Supreme Court level in USA, England, France, Singapore, Germany.

           Elevated as Additional Judge, High Court of Gujarat on December 3, 2001 and confirmed as permanent Judge on 09.08.2004.

           Appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Gujarat w.e.f. 13th August, 2015.