Justice Pagone is the judge in charge of the Commercial Court and manages List A of the Commercial Court.
Justice Pagone was admitted to practice in 1980 and after the signing the bar roll in 1985 he was appointed Queens Counsel in 1996. He previously held a position on the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2001-2002 and has held positions on the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal and was Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office.
Whilst at the Bar, his Honour specialised in taxation law and was the President of the Tax Bar Association. Justice Pagone also practiced widely in commercial, constitutional, public and human rights law. He has also been a member of the Victorian Bar Council, the Taxation Institute of Australia and is a member of the Law Council BLS Executive, of which he was chairman in 1999-2000.
In 2002, he was appointed a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has taught in both the undergraduate and the post graduate program at Monash University and the post graduate program at Melbourne University.