Mahesh Jethmalani Fees, Cases, Income, Net Worth, Internship, Wiki

This is a wiki or biography about Mahesh Jethmalani, Sr. Advocate, where details of his fees, cases, income, net worth, internship, wife, children and family is set out

Mahesh Jethmalani Wiki, Bio

Mahesh Jethmalani is a leading advocate practicing in the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court.

He primarily practices criminal law though he has also appeared in civil matters.

Mahesh Jethmalani

Age, Education

Mahesh Jethmalani was born in 1960. He is about 57 years old.

He did his Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier’s College. He did his Master of Arts from Oxford University, UK.


Mahesh Jethmalani is the son of Ram Jethmalani, the famous criminal lawyer and politician.

His mother’s name is Durga Jethmalani.


It is customary for advocates of the seniority and caliber of Mahesh Jethmalani to charge fees of at least five lakhs per case.

Usually, advocates specify a retainer fee of a fixed amount and a variable fee depending on the number of appearances.

For instance, the common practice amongst lawyers who are senior advocates is to charge a fixed retainer fee of Rs. 3 lakh and an appearance fee of Rs. 80,000 per hearing.

Mahesh Jethmalani is very well known in Court and so his fees can be expected to be somewhat higher than the fees charged by other senior advocates in Mumbai and Delhi.


Mahesh Jethmalani’s office is at the following address:

Chambers of Mahesh Jethmalani, 29, Jolly Makers Chambers No 2, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021.
(Opposite Atlanta Building)

The telephone numbers of the office/ chamber are the following:

022 22820550
022 22028470
022 22875830
022 22875829


Like most other senior advocates practicing in the Bombay High Court, Mahesh Jethmalani also accepts internship applications from students.

The internship programme is a short one and lasts between 30 to 60 days.

The basic advantage of doing internship with Mahesh Jethmalani is that one gets close insight into the practice of criminal law.

The intern is expected to go to the police stations, the magistrate’s court and the Sessions court to see how the matters are being handled.

This will give the intern a good idea about whether he or she would like to practice criminal law in future after being a lawyer.


Haseena Jethmalani is the wife of Mahesh Jethmalani.

Haseena is a socialite and an activist.

She takes up a number of socially relevant causes and uses her enormous influence in Society to do things for the downtrodden sections.

She is also a fashion designer.

One of her favourite causes is that of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). “I couldn’t conceive, so I took the help of IVF and Tony (Mahesh) was very supportive through it all. I think IVF is one of the ways forward for women but most people shy away from it as unfortunately there is a certain stigma attached to being infertile,” she told DNA.

Daughter, children, Family

Mahesh and Haseena Jethmalani have three children.

The eldest is a daughter named Serena Jethmalani.

Serena is about 20 years old.

Serena is also training to be a lawyer. She has made it clear that she does not want to work for monetary success or fame.

Instead, she wants to be a lawyer who is known for arguing pro-bono cases for disadvantaged women.

The other two children in the family are twins. They are named Amartya and Agastya.

The interesting aspect is that Serena was born when Mahesh Jethmalani was 40 years old.

The twin children were born when he was 50 years old. As stated above, the birth was with the help of IVF.


In his capacity as a well known senior advocate appearing in high profile criminal and civil cases, Mahesh Jethmalani’s income can be estimated to be between 4 to 6 crore per annum.

The income of Mahesh Jethmalani’s peers such as Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Gopal Subramanium, Mohan Parasaran, Shuva Mandal and other leading lawyers is also in the range of 4 to 7 crore per annum.

The income would vary from year to year depending on the number of cases handled and the extent of their completion and whether bills/ invoices have been sent to clients.

Net worth

Mahesh Jethmalani’s net worth can be estimated at Rs. 100 crore.

This estimate of net worth is based on the fact that he has been practicing as a successful lawyer for more than 30 years now.

If he has made an average income of about 2 crore per year and the same is carefully invested in stocks and real estate, the net worth can comfortably rise to a level of Rs. 100 crore.

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