The judicial branch of the state government has sole authority and responsibility for the interpretation and application of the state’s laws as well as the adjudication of disputes or controversies. It consists of eight courts: the High Court of Justice, the Magistrates Courts, the Customary Courts, the Juveniles Courts, the Revenue Courts, the Sanitation Courts, the Mobile Courts and Ports Related Offences Courts. It is governed mainly by the Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice.

There are about 26 serving judges in the High Court of Justice, which comprises 10 Judicial Divisions including Port Harcourt, Ahoada, Degema, Nchia, Bori, Omoku, Isiokpo, Okrika, Okehi, and Oyigbo.

List of Judges In Rivers State Courts

  • Hon. Justice Obie O. Daniel-Kalio – Port-Harcourt
  • Hon. Justice C.I. Uriri – Port-Harcourt
  • Hon. Justice B. E.Ugbari – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice I.A. Iyayi-Lamikanra – Bori
  • Hon. Justice Joy N. Akpughunum – Nchia.
  • Hon. Justice S.O. Iragunima – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice S.C. Amadi – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice E. Teetito – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice B.G. Diepiri Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice E.N. Ogbuji – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice B. A. Georgewill – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice J.M. Kobani – Oyigbo.
  • Hon. Justice W.A. Chechey – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice C.A. Okirie – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice T.S. Oji – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice A. W. Jumbo – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice E. N. Thomson – Isiokpo.
  • Hon. Justice Adolphus Enebeli – Degema.
  • Hon. Justice R.I. Ahiakwo – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice S. H. Aprioku – Port-Harcourt.
  • Hon. Justice M. O. Opara – Okrika (Sitting in PH).
  • Hon. Justice George O. Omereji – Ahoada.
  • Hon. Justice G.C. Aguma – Omoku.
  • Hon. Justice L. L. Nyordee – Okehi.
  • Hon. Justice M. W. Danagogo – Bori.
  • Mr. Sobere Biambo, High Court (newly appointed).
  • Mr. Igwe Paul Chigozi Igwe (newly appointed).
  • Mrs. Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike (newly appointed).
  • Mrs. Ibiwengi Roseline Minakiri (newly appointed).
  • Mrs. Harriba Judith Dagogo-Jack (newly appointed).
  • Mrs. Cresent Kiri Dappa-Addo (newly appointed).
  • Hon. Justice Christiana I. Gabriel-Nwankwo.
  • Hon. Justice G. T. Irikefe-Ojo.
  • Hon. Justice I. W. Obuzor.