Chief Justice, Orissa High Court

Hon'ble Dr. Justice Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi

Justice Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi was appointed as Judge of Orissa High Court on 10th February, 2020. He was enrolled with Odisha State Bar Council, Cuttack in 2006 soon after completing his LL.M (Business Law) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. After working a brief stint as Research Assistant of Hon’ble Judges, Supreme Court of India, he joined the Chambers of Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Senior Advocate and appeared in  a number of high stake matters of corporate houses along with him.

Justice Panigrahi, as a Practicing Advocate in Supreme Court of India, High Court of Orissa, High Court of Delhi and many other High Courts, has gained wealth of practical experience in the highly challenging areas of Law including Civil laws, Commercial laws, Constitutional Law, Taxation Laws, Corporate laws, Intellectual  Properties Rights Laws, Environmental laws, Service laws, Criminal laws, Banking and Insurance related laws, Mining Laws, Electricity laws, Telecome Laws and so on. Besides, Supreme Court and High Courts, he has also vast experience and exposure in appearing before various tribunals like ITAT, CESTAT, NCLAT, PMLA, TDSAT, Mines Tribunal, CAT, NGT, NCDRC and Appellate Tribunal for Electricity.

He has been an Advocate-on-Record in Supreme Court of India and has represented the State of Odisha before the Apex Court as a Panel Advocate since 2013 till his elevation. Prior to this, he was also appointed as Panel Counsel for Union of India for conducting cases before Supreme Court of India from 2009 to 2014. He was closely involved in conducting some important Public Interest cases before the Apex Court which include the elephant mortality on railway tracks, Improvement in the hygienic quality of mid-day meal for school students, Improvement in the geriatric care facilities for the welfare of the old aged population across the country, Setting up of dialysis machines in all districts of the country, Curbing hate speech in the country and so on. He is also an alumnus of the famous International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Besides being an avid reader of Economics, Philosophy, literature and regular writer in several national English dailies on contemporary legal and policy issues, Justice Panigrahi is a passionate music lover and cultural enthusiast.