Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey was born on 8th December, 1960 in Village Wattoo, Tehsil Damhal Hanjipora, District Kulgam, Kashmir. He received school education in native village and did his graduation and LL.B (Hons) from the University of Kashmir. He was enrolled as Advocate in the Hon’ble High Court of Jammu & Kashmir in the year 1984 and started practicing law in the District courts, including Revenue Courts/Tribunals and simultaneously started conducting matters in the High Court. He remained as Standing Counsel from 1986 onward for the State Financial Corporation, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, SIDCO, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Power Development Department, Service Selection Board, Jammu & Kashmir Wakf Board. He was appointed as Additional Advocate General in Feb. 2003 with allocation for General Administration Department, Health and Medical Education Department, Service Selection Board, State Public Service Commission, Estates Department, SKIMS and Vigilance Department. He was appointed as Senior Additional Advocate General in September 2009 with additional charge of Home Department. He appeared and conducted important Division Bench and Full Bench matters on behalf of the State Government in the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and also in numerous appeals in the Supreme Court of India. He also appeared and conducted important Public Interest Litigation matters, constitutional matters, Service matters, Tax matters, Civil matters involving and important issues. He appeared in Commissions of inquiry also on behalf of State of J&K etc.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey was elevated as Judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and his Lordship took oath on 8th March, 2013.