Sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India
Assumed Office31st Aug, 2021
Retires On25th May, 2025
Chief Justice of the Karnataka High CourtMay 10th 2019-August 30th 2021
Permanent Judge of the Bombay High CourtMay 10th 2005-May 9th 2019
Additional Judge of the Bombay High CourtAugust 29th 2003-May 9th 2005
Education and Career as an Advocate
Justice Abhay Shreenivas Oka completed his LLM from Mumbai University and enrolled as an advocate in Bombay in 1983. He started his career as an advocate in the Thane District Court in his father’s chambers. He then joined the chambers of the then Senior Counsel for the Union of India V.P. Tipnis in 1985.
Career as a Judge
In 2003, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court. He was made a permanent Judge in 2005 and remained in the Bombay High Court for more than 13 years. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court in 2019, before being elevated as a Supreme Court judge on August 17th, 2021.
During his tenure as a High Court judge, he passed many orders on environmental protection and for better living conditions in Bangalore and Bombay.