Hon'ble Ms. Justice S. V. Pinto
Date of Birth : 14/05/1967
Date of Intial Appointment : 17/03/2023 
Date of Joining : 17/03/2023 
Date of Retirement : 13/05/2029
Introduction : Elevated as Judge, High Court of Gujarat on 17th March 2023.
Full Profile :

Born on 14 May 1967 at Vallabh Vidyanagar, District Anand, Gujarat.

Completed schooling in St.Anne’s High School, Nadiad and graduation in Commerce from BJVM, Vallabh Vidyanagar.

Pursued studies in law in Anand Law College, Anand affiliated to the Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar and completed Diploma in Labour Laws and Practice, LLB and LLM (Gold Medalist).

Started legal practice initially at the office of Late Shri J D Patel, a leading lawyer of Anand on 15 June 1992 and subsequently started independent practice in Civil, Criminal, Revenue and Motor Accident Cases in the Courts at Anand and Nadiad from 1 April 1994. During this period, rendered services as a Visiting Faculty at Anand Law College, Anand and also worked as a Panel Advocate for Insurance Companies.

Joined the Judiciary as Civil Judge (Junior Division) and Judicial Magistrate First Class on 7 July 1997 and served in Vadodara, Dholka and Savli.

Was promoted as Civil Judge (Senior Division) on 17 February 2005 and served as Metropolitan Magistrate, Ahmedabad and Additional Senior Civil Judge, Surat.

Topped the list in the selection to the cadre of District Judges in the 10% quota by accelerated promotion on merits-cum-seniority basis and was posted as Additional District & Sessions Judge, Mehsana on 21 March 2011.

Served as Special Judge (CBI), City Civil and Sessions Court, Ahmedabad; as Principal District Judge at Vadodara, Surendranagar and Sabarkantha @ Himmatnagar and as Principal Judge, Family Court, Surat.

Held the Office of President, Gujarat Judicial Service Association from January 2022 till elevation.

Elevated as Judge, High Court of Gujarat on 17 March 2023.

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