Enrolled as an Advocate on 05.09.1980.
Practised for one year at Dharwad in
the Chambers of Sri I.G.Hiregoudar, Advocate before shifting
practice to Bengaluru. Joined the Chambers of Sri. Shivaraj V. Patil,
Advocate (as he then was), who later adorned the Supreme Court of
India. Started independent practice in the year 1984. Practised mainly
in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters.
Served as Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council from 1991 to
1993 and as Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council during 1995 and
1996. Served as State Public Prosecutor of Karnataka State from 1999
Appointed as Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court on
12.05.2003 and as Permanent Judge on 24.09.2004. Was the President of
Bangalore Mediation Centre and Karnataka Judicial Academy.
On transfer, sworn-in as Judge, High Court of Kerala. Assumed charge
as Acting Chief justice on 01.08.2016. Sworn in as the Chief Justice
of the High Court of Kerala on 22-09-2016