Justice J. H. Bhatia was born on 7th March, 1950. Joined Judicial Service as Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate First Class on 18th February 1976. Posted as such at Parbhani, Kaij, Ambejogai, Washim and Aurangabad. Promoted as Civil Judge Senior Division in June 1985 and as Additional District & Session Judge in December 1986. Served as Additional District Judge at Nagpur, Wasim and Thane.

Promoted as District Judge in October 1992. Served as Joint District & Session Judge at Amaravati and Beed and as District & Session Judge at Chandrapur, Akola and Union Territory of Diu and Daman at Silvasa. Elevated as Judge, Bombay High Court on 22nd June,2005. Appointed as a Judge of the Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transaction in Securities) Act, 1992. He retired on 7th March, 2012.