A.S. Oka

A.S. Oka

Sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Assumed Office31st Aug, 2021

Retired On25th May, 2025

Previously

Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court2019-2021

Permanent Judge of the Bombay High Court2005-2019

Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court2003-2005

Age: 71

Tracked Cases: 0

Education

L.L.M. Mumbai University

Profile

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.

 

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 in 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.