Born on 13.11.1972, Justice
Gopinath completed LL.B from the Government Law College Ernakulam
and was the first rank holder in the LL.B Final Examination. He was
enrolled as an advocate on 7.1.1996 and started his practice under
the tutelage of Sri.K.Ramakumar, Senior Advocate.
In 1998 he secured admission for
the LL.M Degree Course at the University of Cambridge, United
Kingdom and was also the recipient of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
Scholarship, a fully funded Scholarship, for undertaking post
graduate study at the University of Cambridge, in that year. While
at Cambridge he was selected as the incoming Pegasus Scholar of the
Inner Temple and thus had the opportunity to intern at leading
Barrister's Chambers in London.
Later he joined the office of
Sri.P.S Sreedharan Pillai, who was then the Senior Standing Counsel
for the Government of India. After setting up independent practice
in 2004, he was appointed as Central Government Counsel for two
consecutive terms and also as the Senior Standing Counsel for the
Central Board of Excise and Customs. In 2009 he joined Menon & Pai
Advocates as a Partner. He had extensive practice in areas of
Constitutional Law, Taxation, Company Law and Banking. He was
designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Kerala on
He was sworn in as an Additional
Judge of the High Court of Kerala on 06.03.2020.