Attorney Tony Balkissoon’s Net Worth, Wikipedia Bio

Tony Balkissoon is a Chicago-based lawyer. Born in Ontario, Canada, in 1985 to the famous politician father Bas Balkissoon and mother Tahay Balkissoon, Tony has a sister and a brother. Although he has his own identity as a lawyer now, he is still famous as the son of a Canadian politician.

He is married to the CNN show host and political correspondent Laura Jarrett with whom he has a son, James Anthony Balkissoon.

What are his total net worth and income source? Find in this Wikipedia-type biography.

Early Life and Education

Tony attended his school in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, where he grew up. He graduated B.A. Sc. with honors from the University of Ontario in 2007. Later on, he went to Harvard Law School. He graduated from the prestigious law school in 2010. He has also won the Dean’s Scholar for Trademark Law and Sex Equality.

While he was the Harvard Law School, he strongly raised his voice against sex equality as a representative for Harvard’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.

Tony Balkissoon Career

After graduating from law school, Tony started his professional law career at a law firm in Chicago. With his work experience at the law firm, he went on to work as a law clerk under two federal judges.

First, he worked as the law clerk under the honorable Manish S. Shah of the US District Court of the Northern District of Illinois. Later, he also worked in the same capacity under the honorable Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeal.

He serves as the Vice President and Executive Counsel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Before John Jay, Tony worked as a litigator for criminal-justice and civil-rights cases in federal trial and appellate courts across the country. He is a justice fellow at Loevy & Loevy since 2016 and became a member of the Legal Assistance Foundation Board in 2018.

Although he is successful in his profession, many people know him for being the son of Bas Balkissoon and the husband of Laura Jarrett. The public image of his father and wife has overshadowed his professional success.

His wife, Laura Jarrett, is a famous political correspondent on CNN. She is also a lawyer who he met in the Harvard Law School. The two married in 2012.

Many U.S. dignitaries including President Barack Obama, attended their wedding.

Personal Life: Parents and Family

Tony is the kind of person who loves to keep things private. He does not share information on social media. It seems that Tony doesn’t even have any social media account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. However, he seems to have an account on LinkedIn but hasn’t shared anything. So, it is not sure if that account belongs to him.

He is kind of a person who wants to stay in low-key, both in his personal and professional life. His and his wife’s families are well-educated and quite successful in what they did. His wife’s mother was the Senior Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama during his tenure in the White House.

Having so many public figures in his family, Tony likes to stay away from the limelight.

 Tony Balkissoon Net Worth and Income

As an attorney, Tony must have a lucrative income. But as he doesn’t share his personal information with the public, his net worth is unknown. However, looking at his successful career as a lawyer and his wife’s net worth, he is in a strong financial condition.


Tony and Laura have welcomed their son in 2019. They have named him James Anthony Balkissoon. Despite living a busy life, both have been raising their son quite well as good parents.

Image of a successful attorney, Tony Balkissoon with his family
A successful attorney, Tony Balkissoon with his wife, Laura Jarrett, and their child

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