Justice Rajendra Menon was born on 7th June 1957, passed his Higher Secondary Examination from Christ Church Boys Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, graduated in Science from Govt. Science College, Jabalpur under Rani Durgawati University (Jabalpur), did LL.B from NSE Law College (Jabalpur) in the year 1981.
Started practising Law soon thereafter and was Standing Counsel for Central Government from 1991 till his elevation to Bench, beside being Standing Counsel for several Private and Public Sector Undertakings like South Eastern Coal Fields Ltd., Northern Coalfields Ltd, Western Coalfields Ltd., Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, Rani Durgawati University, M P Dairy Development Corp., Associated Companies Ltd., Reliance, Tata Motors and various other private establishments.
His Lordship was elevated as Additional Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court and took oath on 01.04.2002. He was posted in Gwalior Bench of said High Court till March 2008, when he got posted at Principal Bench at Jabalpur till he took oath as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 15th March 2017.
During his Lordship’s posting at Madhya Pradesh High Court, he was associated with several Administrative Committees. He was also appointed as Chairman of Bhopal Gas Victims Compensation Commission under the Statutory Act during the period December 2010 to March 2015. His Lordship was also In-charge of Judicial Education & Training and also Chairman of M P State Judicial Academy. He was also Chairman of M P State Legal Services Authority from March 2015 till 14th March 2017. He was also Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court from 13.05.2016 to 14.03.2017.