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Hon'ble Thiru. Justice A.D. Jagadish Chandira

Hon'ble Thiru. Justice A.D. Jagadish Chandira

Mr.Justice A.D.Jagadish Chandira, was born on 15.02.1966 in Virapandiapatnam Village in Thoothukudi District. His father Late Prof. Dasan Fernando was the Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Chemistry in Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur. Mother Mrs.Metilda Dasan was a Home Maker, who had taken the role of heading the family after the demise of his father in his early ages. His wife Mrs. Chiara Jagadish had completed her M.A (Public Administration) and M.Sc (Counselling and Guidance), however had chosen to be a Home Maker.

Mr. Justice A.D. Jagadish Chandira though initially got admitted in Madurai Law College later transferred and completed his Law Degree at Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai and enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1989. Initially he had trained himself with M/s. King and Partridge as Junior Advocate (1989-91) and thereafter practised as Junior Advocate in the office of Mr.P.Peppin Fernando, in both the offices he had appeared in the Civil cases and later joined the office of his maternal uncle Shri.G.R.Edmund and practiced extensively in Criminal sides both in trial and appellate sides.

He had started his individual practice in the year 1997 and had practiced in both trial and appellate sides in Civil, Criminal matters, before Consumer and other Commissions and also in Writ Jurisdictions. He served as an Additional Public Prosecutor of the Madras High Court during the year 2010 and this apart he has served as Panel Counsel to the State Human Rights Commission and also as the Honorary Legal Advisor to the Tamil Nadu State Women's Commission, Chennai. He was a Honorary Associate Editor of the Law Journal-Chennai Law Times (Criminal).

He was appointed as a Amicus Curiae to assist the Court in the matter of Katta Panchayat in the year 2016.