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Dr. iur. Priit Pikamäe
President since: 13 September 2013
Justice of the supreme court since: 7 June 2006
Career before being justice of the Supreme Court:
Dr. iur. Priit Pikamäe is acknowledged as an experienced lawyer and legal scholar. His main area of expertise is intention in criminal law (psychological aspects) and alternatives of criminal procedure. He has been a member of the Supreme Court of Estonia since 2006, and Chairman of the Criminal Chamber since 2010. Before the nomination as justice of the Supreme Court, he served as judge at the first instance and appellate courts of the Tallinn region. Before his career in the judiciary, he worked at the Ministry of Justice and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr Priit Pikamäe has been participating in drafting the main legislative changes of Estonian criminal procedure in past 10 years.