“The young are too apt to believe what a great man says, especially if he be an authority in the profession they follow”
Born on 23rd May, 1980 in a family of highly intellectuals, as a grandson of Dr. Yenagi Balappa, an Agrarian and an exponent in Theatre and Arts, Mr.Sanket earned his graduation in B.A. (Criminology & Forensic Science) at Karnataka College, and, subsequently, acquired Graduation in Law viz.,LL.B. from Karnataka University, Dharawad in 2004, under the guidance and supervision of his father Mr.Mohan Yenagi – a leading Socialist Lawyer. Mr.Sanket has initiated his law-practice in the year 2004 in the Chambers of Mr.S. Vijay Shankar, Senior Advocate and Ex.Advocate General, Government of Karnataka and went on to build an impressive record as a High Court lawyer.
He soon crossed the threshold of conventional practicing of law and started thinking in broader terms of maintaining and enhancing his professional skills, and the quality of his service to the public, by significant voluntary participation in legal education.That means he goes above- and-beyond the minimum attorney education requirements,always striving to improve and to better advice his clients.
It’s often said that “lawyers are slow to change”. He contradicted that tradition, embraced the technology as a tool to help serving his clients more efficiently. In his more than 1.5 decade of practice, he identified many outdated methods in the practice of law and replaced them with new tools driven by technology. In essence, Mr.Sanket is the first Attorney in the Country to implement Artificial Intelligence in the legal services, for systematic and effective rendering of legal services keeping convenience of both clients and lawyers as the highest priority.
By listening to what is important, providing practical advice and preparing a formidable case, he has forged long-term relationships with his clients and delivered consistent results. The above unique tenets of Mr.Sanket helped him to garner so many accolades and he was named in the “List of Youngest Leading Lawyers of the Country”, at his 26th age itself, during an online survey.
Mr.Sanket has taught law at leading law schools, authored range of articles including maintaining regular columns on the subjects of legal, sociological, political, economic importance, which have been published in leading journals, websites and publications of national and international reputation. Several contesting cases where he submitted his legal acumen, have been reported in various law journals.
Mr. Sanket has addressed various seminars, conferences, symposiums, talks on the subjects of legal, sociological, political, economic importance. Various Television Channels, Newspapers, Weeklies, often broadcast and publish his interviews and expertise on various complex legal issues.
Legal acumen and expertise of Mr.Sanket in the matters pertaining to interpretation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India in relation to Jammu and Kashmir, power of the Speaker of the Assembly to disqualify Members of the Legislative Assembly on the ground of defection; on the powers of the Election Commission in relation to free and fair elections and election offences; on the powers of Enforcement Directorate under the PMLA to arrest and seize in relation to money laundering allegations; on the limitations of powers of the CBI to arrest and seize in relation to economic offences; on the Hyderabad rape accused encounter case,on Nirbhaya rape case, and on several important issues have been widely published in the media and in law journals.
Mr.Sanket, as a Founder and CEO, has been actively leading the law firm viz.,THE LAWMEN INTERNATIONAL since 2006, contributing to its success and achievements in the areas of law across Asia, more particularly for underprivileged and downtrodden class of the society.
Adding to all, Mr.Sanket is a Philanthropist, contributed significantly for education, clothing, shelter and employment of the poor and underprivileged.
Mr. Sanket Yenagi is also an Hon’ble Member of the following groups and organizations. His reputation and integrity reflects his experience of working with thorough responsibility, in the Bar/Profession.