Sitting Judges



Honourable Mr. Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia (Honourable Judge In-Charge Education, Uttarakhand Judicial and Legal Academy) : was born on 10thAugust, 1960 in a small Cantonment Town of Lansdowne in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. He is the son of Late Sri K.C. Dhulia ( Judge, Allahabad High Court) and grandson of Pundit Bhairav Dutt Dhulia, freedom fighter and editor of Karambhumi newspaper which he established in the year 1938 and which played a key role in the freedom struggle in Garhwal Region. Mr. Dhulia is the second of the three sons of Late Sri K.C. Dhulia. He started his practice before the Allahabad High Court in the year 1986.

Sri Dhulia was a retainer for Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Roorkee, State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd. (SIDCUL), Bhagirathi River Valley Authority, amongst others. He was also an Honorary professor in the Uttarakhand Academy of Administration (ATI) Nainital. On the creation of the new State of Uttarakhand, Sri Dhulia became its First Chief Standing Counsel. He was later appointed as the Additional Advocate General. In the year 2004, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Uttarakhand High Court. On 01.11.2008, he was elevated to the Bench and took charge as Judge, High Court of Uttarakhand.


Honourable Mr. Justice Alok Singh:- Born on 28.04.1959 at Roorkee. Justice Singh attained his primary education in Roorkee and thereafter did his Graduation in science from M.S. College, Saharanpur. After which he pursued law and joined practice in 1982 in Civil / District Courts Roorkee, Hardwar. During this period he represented U.P. State electricity Board, U.P. Awas Vikas Parishad, Oriental Insurance Co. National Insurance Co., Nagar Palika Mangalore, Nagar Palika Roorkee beside other organizations and individuals.

In April, 1993 shifted to New Delhi and started appearing before Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, State and National Consumer commission, Delhi beside other courts and tribunals.

Represented State of U.P. in different type of cases before Supreme Court of India being on the Senior Panel of Advocates of State of U.P.

After creation of State of Uttarakhand started appearing and conducting different types of cases before the Honourable High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital and has appeared for Central Government before Honourable High Court of Uttarakhand being Central Government Senior Panel Advocate and also appeared for Power Grid Corporation of India, Uttarakhand Power Corporation ltd., Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. , Food Corporation of India, Uttarakhand Wakf Board, Board of control of Cricket in India. Etc.

He was elevated to the High Court of Uttarakhand on 12.10.2009 as a Judge. On transfer, assumed office of Permanent Judge of Punjab & Hariyana High Court, Chandigarh on 21.12.2009 (F.N.). Took oath as the Judge of Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi on 13.06.2012. His Lordship was transferred to High Court of Uttarakhand and he assumed office of a Judge of High Court of Uttarakhand on 26/02/2013.





Honourable Mr. Justice Lok Pal Singh: Born on 15th February, 1959 in Village Mohanpur-Mohammadpur, Tehsil Roorkee (then District Saharanpur) now District Haridwar, Uttarakhand, in a family of a farmer Late Shri Harpal Singh, mother Smt. Yashoda Devi was house-wife. Primary education from Cantonment Primary School, Roorkee Cantt. High School and Intermediate from BSM Intermediate College, Roorkee. Did Graduation and Law Degree from Meerut University, Meerut. Started practicing since 1988 at Civil Court, Roorkee in Civil and Revenue side initially. On creation of District Haridwar in 1989, shifted to District Court Haridwar and started practising in Civil, Revenue and Criminal matters.

On creation of State of Uttarakhand immediately shifted to High Court of Uttarakhand and became founder member of the Bar Association. In the High Court, initially conducted Revenue, Civil and Criminal cases, and thereafter, conducted the matters relating to Constitution, Service, Company, Arbitration, Land Acquisition etc. Remained counsel for Pepsu Transport Corporation, Special Counsel on behalf of State of U.P. in some matters, Standing Counsel for Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd. as well as District Cooperative Banks of Uttarakhand and other private Banks. For a long period, empanelled in the pool of Advocates for the High Court.

On 19th May, 2017 elevated as a permanent Judge of High Court of Uttarakhand and was assigned independent judicial work from the date of assuming the charge.

Honourable Mr. Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari: Born on 19th September, 1965 at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand in the family of lawyers. His father, Shri N.B. Tiwari is a designated Senior Advocate and Maternal grandfather Shri Ram Datt Chilkoti was a leading lawyer in District Pithoragarh. Studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pithoragarh upto 10th standard. Did Graduation & Post Graduation from Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh. Passed LL.B. from Delhi University in 1990. Enrolled with Bar Council of U.P. Allahabad in 1990 and started practice at Honourable High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. Upon creation of Honourable Uttarakhand High Court in the year 2000, shifted to Nainital and practiced before Honourable Uttarakhand High Court. On 20.05.2009, he was designated as Senior Advocate. Held the office of President, High Court Bar Association, Nainital in 2008. He appeared as special counsel on behalf of the State Government in various cases. He was elevated as permanent Judge, High Court of Uttarakhand on 19.05.2017.

honourable Mr. Justice Sharad Kumar Sharma : Born on 1st January, 1962 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Justice Sharma attained his primary and secondary education from ‘Boys’ High School and Intermediate College, Allahabad and thereafter did his B.Com and LL.B from Allahabad University. He also holds Diploma in Material Management from Indian Institute of Engineering & Rural Technology, Allahabad. Enrolled as an Advocate on 29.02.1992 and started practice at Allahabad High Court on Civil, Constitutional, Service and Revenue Side matters from 1992 till 2000. His father Shri H.N. Sharma and brother Shri Anirudh Sharma are the Advocates and practicing at Allahabad High Court. His mother Smt. Sarla Sharma is housewife.

After creation of State of Uttarakhand in the year 2000, he shifted to Nainital and started appearing and conducting different types of cases before the Honourable High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital. In the year 2009, he was designated as Senior Advocate. Being Senior Panel Advocate, he appeared for High Court of Nainital, O.N.G.C., Dehradun, A.R.I.E.S, Nainital, Forest Corporation of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Transport Corporation etc. On 19.05.2017, he was elevated to the Bench and took charge as Addl. Judge, High Court of Uttarakhand.




Hon’ble Mr. Justice Narayan Singh Dhanik :-  Born on 20.5.1960 in Village Pubhauna, District Almora (Uttarakhand). Did his Intermediate education from Sarvodaya Inter College, Jainti, Almora and thereafter graduated from Rajkiya Mahavidyalaya, Almora. After doing LL.B. from Lucknow University, joined the PCS (J) in the year 1985 and the first posting was as Munsif in Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh). After carving out of the State of Uttarakhand on 9th November 2000, opted for Uttarakhand and thereafter remained posted as District Judge in Districts Rudraprayag, Bageshwar, Nainital, Haridwar and Dehradun. Remained Secretary to the Lokayukta as well as Legal Advisor to His Excellency the Governor of the State of Uttarakhand. Took oath as Permanent Judge of High Court of Uttarakhand in the Forenoon of 3rd December, 2018. 


Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe :- Joined Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service in the year 1987. Has worked as the Civil Judge (Junior Division) at Bareilly, Budaun, Bijnour, Nainital and Khatima. Became the Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Shahjahanpur in the year 1999, thereafter joined as Chief Judicial Magistrate at Udham Singh Nagar from 2001 to 2003. Also worked as the Additional District Judge at Haridwar, Haldwani and Roorkee. Has also worked as the Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal, Haldwani. Also worked as the District Judge, Uttarkashi in July, 2010. Thereafter in 2013 joined as Secretary Lokayukta; Chairman, State Transport Appellate Tribunal, Chairman, State Commercial Tax Tribunal and Principal Secretary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs. Was also the Legal Advisor to H.E., the Governor of Uttarakhand. Elevated as a Judge of the High Court on 03.12.2018.




Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ravindra Maithani :- Joined Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service in the batch of 1986. Was posted as a Judge in various districts of Uttar Pradesh and thereafter in Uttarakhand. Also worked as Deputy Director, Institute of Judicial Training Research, U.P. Lucknow, Member, Trade Tax Tribunal, Uttarakhand, Additional Director, Uttarakhand Judicial And Legal Academy and Administrator General, Uttarakhand.


Appointed as Registrar General, High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital on 28.03.2009. Transferred to Supreme Court of India as Registrar on 21.09.2010.


Appointed as Secretary General, Supreme Court of India, on 13.05.2013 and held that position till 15.11.2014.


Thereafter was posted as District & Sessions Judge, Almora, Uttarakhand.


Appointed as Secretary General, Supreme Court of India, on 11.12.2015 till elevation as a judge of the Uttarakhand High Court on 03.12.2018.


He was a member of various policy formulation bodies in the field of administration of justice. Was a member of National Court Management System (NCMS), Convenor of the Advisory Committee of NCMS, Member of General Body, Governing Council and Academic Council of National Judicial Academy and was also a Member of the Advisory Council of the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms. Also was a part of various legal fora at both national and international level.



Hon’ble Mr. Justice Alok Kumar Verma:- Born on 16.08.1964 in District Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Graduated from D.A.V. (P.G.) Degree College, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Did his LL.B. from Harish Chandra Postgraduate College in the year 1985. Joined Judicial Service of 1982 batch in Uttar Pradesh in the year 1987 and posted at Jhansi as Munsif [Civil Judge (Junior Division)]. Remained posted in various Districts in State of Uttar Pradesh. Opted for Judicial Service in the State of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) after creation of State on 09.11.2000.


In State of Uttarakhand, remained posted as District Judge at Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli, Udham Singh Nagar and Dehradun. Also posted as Principal Secretary, Law-cum-L.R. to the Government of Uttarakhand.


Appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Uttarakhand in pursuance of Notification No. K.13032/01/2019-US-I dated 22nd May, 2019 issued by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and took oath of his office on 27th May, 2019 in the Forenoon.