Justice Pius C. Kuriakose was born on 2nd October, 1951 at Trippunithura, the capital town of the erstwhile princely State of Cochin in Kerala.
He graduated in Law from the Maharajas Law College, Ernakulam, Kerala with flying colours.
He joined the Bar on 9th November, 1974. He practised in the Kerala High Court and in various Sub-Ordinate Courts in and around Ernakulam. Within a few years he emerged as one of the most successful and sought after lawyers at Ernakulam.
He specialized in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters. He had the privilege of initiating a large number of invoices into the legal profession.
Most of them are doing very well. One of them is a Sitting Judge of the Kerala High Court and another member of the Kerala Higher Judicial Service.
His Lordship was appointed Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir on 07.01.2003 and as permanent Judge on 03.01.2005 and worked as such up to 28.04.2005.
He was elevated as Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on 9th September, 2002 and made permanent Judge of that Court on 8th September, 2004.
As a Judge of the Kerala High Court he disposed off about 41,000 main cases, about 500 of them pertaining to various discipline of law were reported in various law journals.
As the first President of the Kerala Mediation Center, he propagated mediation throughout the State.
He had the longest tenure as the President of the Kerala Judicial Academy.
He was appointed as the Chief Justice of High Court of Sikkim on 28th March, 2013.