District Court Dhule had been established in the year 1860 by the British Government. Before establishing District Court at Dhule Aurthor St. Gorge Richardson was looking after Judicial work of this reagion. Hon'ble Justice Shri. Mahadev Govind Ranade also worked as Assistant Judge at Dhule from 1880 to 1881. Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar also visited the District Court. District Dhule was previously known as Khandesh district. In ancient times, it was known as Rasika. Later, under the Yadavas, it was called as Senuadesa after the name of King Senuachandra who ruled over it. With the advent of Muslims, the name was changed to Khandesh to suit the title Khan given to the Faruqi Kings. The entire area of Khandesh included two district viz. Dhule and Jalgaon and some part of Nashik District. Its headquarters was at Dhule. However, in 1906 for administrative purpose, the Khandesh was divided into two districts known as West Khandesh and East Khandesh. Dhule , Nandurbar , Nawapur Peta , Pimpalner , Shahada , Sindkheda , Taloda, were included in West Khandesh district with headquarters at Dhule. With the reorgnisation of States in 1956, West Khandesh has been included in Bombay State and subsequently i.e, in 1960 it has become a part of Maharashtra State. In 1961 the name of the district was changed from West Khandesh to Dhulia and later on to Dhule district with Dhule as its headquarters. Thereafter, the Dhule District has been divided on 1st July, 1998, in two New Districts i.e. Dhule & Nandurbar. The newly created Revenue District Nandurbar (having its headquarters at Nandurbar) consists of Nandurbar, Shahada, Nawapur, Akkalkuwa, Taloda and Akrani (Dhadgaon) talukas. Thereafter Nandurbar Judicial District has been separated from Dhule Judicial District from 31-10-2013. At present in Dhule Judicial District there are Courts of Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class at Sakri, Shindkheda, Shirpur and Dondaicha. At Dhule Headquarters there are District and Sessions Court, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Courts of Civil Judge Senior Division, and Chief Judicial Magistrate as well as Judicial Magistrate First Class. Besides the aofresaid Courts at Dhule Headquarters, the other Four Courts i.e., :- one Labour Court, one Industrial Court, One Family Court and one Assistant Charity Commissioner are also functioning at Dhule
List of the District Judges who worked as District Judge in Dhule District and
elevated as the Hon'ble Judges of the Bombay High Court
Sr.No. Name of the Hon'ble Judges of the Bombay High Court
01 Hon'ble Shri Justice B.C. Gadgil as he then was.
02 Hon'ble Shri Justice D.J.Moharir as he then was.
03 Hon'ble Shri Justice K. N. Patil as he then was.
04 Hon'ble Shri Justice S. D. Pandit as he then was.
05 Hon'ble Shri Justice V. K. Barde as he then was.
06 Hon'ble Shri Justice P. V. Kakde as he then was.
07 Hon'ble Shri Justice K. J. Rohee as he then was.
08 Hon'ble Shri Justice S. G. Mahajan as he then was.
09 Hon'ble Shri Justice P. R. Borkar as he then was.
10 Hon'ble Shri Justice M. T. Joshi
List of Hon'ble High Court Judges who have been elevated from Bar
1. Hon'ble Shri. Justice V. S. Kotwal as he then was.
List of the Hon'ble High Court Judges who practiced in District
1. Hon'ble Shri Justice P.S. Bhramhe as he then was.
2. Hon'ble Shri Justice I.G. Shah as he then was.
3. Hon'ble Shri Justice S.K. Shah as he then was.
4. Hon'ble Justice Shri. P.R.Bora
List of the District Judges who practised in District
1. Shri. K.N.Wani
2. Shri. P. S. Paranjape
3. Shri. S.P. Kulkarni
4. Shri. S. N. Saundankar
List of the other Judges who practised in the District
01 Shri. Y. P. Tawar
02 Shri. Y. D. Shinde
03 Shri. S. C. Magare
04 Shri. D.S.Bhamare
05 Shri. K. L. Vyas
06 Shri. S. N. Maind
07 Shri. S. D. Vasave
08 Sau. Smita Kulkarni
09 Sau. Pushpa S. Sapkal
10 Sau. Chaya V. Patil
11 Shri. Premkumar P. Sharma
12 Sau. Manju Shahurao Dube Patil
13 Shri. A. P. Raghuwanshi
14 Kum. Sunayana Dilip Vibhandik
15 Shri. Shailesh S. Bafana
16 Shri. Satish Patil
17 Kum. Mrudula Kochar
18 Shri. Kunal Nahar
19 Shri. S.P. Deore
20 Shri. Nikam