Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Mauna M. Bhatt
Date of Birth : 15/01/1964
Date of Intial Appointment : 18/10/2021 
Date of Joining : 18/10/2021 
Date of Retirement : 14/01/2026
Source :BAR
Introduction : Elevated as Judge, High Court of Gujarat on 18th October 2021.
Full Profile :

Born on 15th January 1964 at Ahmedabad.

Completed her Bacherlors of Science (Microbiology) in the year 1984 from Sardar Patel University and then went on to complete Diploma in Medical and Laboratory Technology in the year 1985. Post completion of her studies, worked with Karamsad Medical Hospital and College.

Owing to her father being a distinguished Advocate at Anand, she always had an inclination towards the legal profession. This desire was soon fulfilled after being married into a family of lawyers, when she decided to pursue LL.B. from L.A. Shah Law College and was awarded Bachelors of Law in the year 1990.

Started practice at the Gujarat High Court in the year 1990 and was appointed as a Senior Standing Counsel for the Income Tax Department in the year 2002 and continued to remain on the said Panel till her elevation to the Bench. Apart from her expertise in Income Tax laws, is well versed in various other fields such as Service laws, Matrimonial laws, Contract laws, etc. Was also empanelled as a Special Counsel, Union Public Service Commission for State of Gujarat.

Was the Managing Partners of her law firm in Ahmedabad. During the said tenure, worked in various fields of law and represented several private and public sector clients.

Prior to her elevation, was holding the post of President, Federation of Women Lawyers, Gujarat (FWL, Gujarat) – a non-political organization established with the object of promoting the rights and welfare of women and children, particularly through legislation. Was active in various other pro bono activities and services for providing legal assistance to the less privileged.

Was also appointed as the External Member on the Internal Complaints Committee for two reputed companies to deal with and redress grievances of sexual harassment at workplace.

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