Quick Facts of Tony Balkissoon

  • Full NameTony Balkissoon
  • NicknameTony
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceScarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionLawyer
  • NationalityCanadian
  • Active Year2010-present
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • SpouseLaura Jarrett (2012-present)
  • EducationLaw Degree/ B.A.Sc.
  • Children1

Tony Balkissoon is an American lawyer. Moreover, he is the son of a famous Canadian politician, Bas Balkisson. He works as Vice President and Executive Counsel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Also, he is renowed for being the husband of Laura Jerrett, a CNN reporter.

Moreover, he works at Loevy & Loey. Do you want to know more about his bio, net worth, wife, and personal life? Then read an article written below.

Early Life

Tony Balkissoon was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Moreover, we don’t have information about his exact birthdate. He is the son of a father, Bas Balkissoon, a former politician and Legislative Assemblymember of Ontario. His mother’s name is Tahay Balkissoon. He has two siblings, a sister, Denise Balkissoon, an editor, columnist and freelance journalist, and a brother. Moreover, he has an Indian descent.

Tony attended his school in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, where he grew up. He is a B.A.Sc. graduate with honors in 2007. Later, in 2010, he went to Harvard Law School and completed his graduation. At that time, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholar for trademark Law and Sex Equality. While studying in Havard Law School, he sharply raised voice against sex equality as representer for Harvard’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Career after Education

Soon after graduation, Tony’s career started as a lawyer.  Further, he began to work in a Law firm in Chicago as high-stakes patent litigation. Moreover, he was represented, pro-bono clients in criminal and immigration cases. Also, Balkissoon workes as a law clerk twice. His first job as a law clerk was to the Honorable Manish S. Shah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of  Illinois.

Tony Balkissoon picture.
Tony Balkissoon’s picture. Image Source: Pinterest

Likewise, for the second time, he was a clerk to Honorable Ann Clarie Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit. Later, in October 2016, Balkissoon started working at Loevy & Loevy as a justice Fellow. Since 2018, he is a part of the LAF Board.

Wife- Laura Jarrett

Well, moving towards his personal life, Balkissoon is a married man. He walks down the aisle to marry his wife, Laura Jarrett. She is an American journalist, attorney, and reporter at CNN since September 2016. Furthermore, she is the daughter of Valerie Jarrett, who was the senior advisor to President of US Barack Obama. Moreover, former U.S. president also attended their marriage in 2012 in Chicago with the presence of 280 guests.

Tony Balkissoon with his beautiful wife, Laura Jarrett.
Tony Balkissoon with his beautiful wife, Laura Jarrett. Image source: Pinterest

The couple met for the first time while they were the students of Harvard Law School. Since then, they are living a happy life without any rumors and controversy. Further, the couple shares a strong bond and supports each other to the fullest. There is no sign of their separation and enjoying each other company in every up and down of life.

Tony with her wife and son.
Tony, with her wife and son, Anthony. Image Source: @Instagram

Moreover, the duo was blessed with a son in July  2019. His wife announced it on Instagram on July 16 that their son had finally arrived in this world. The kid was named Anthony Balkissoon. Furthermore, he is enjoying his parenthood with his wife in Chicago.

Net Worth

Tony might have earned a whopping amount as a lawyer. There is no exact figure for his net worth. Moreover, he might have a net worth around million. Later in the future, we will update his net worth figure. Moreover, there is no information about his houses, car, and other assets.

Besides, his wife Laura Jarrett earns around $47,000 to $51000  as a CNN reporter. As he was born in a decent family, he might have lived a lavish life. Moreover, he is living happily with his wife and son in Chicago.