Tony is a lawyer famous as the son to politician Bas Balkissoon. He was born in 1985 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. His parents are Bas Balkissoon and Tahay Balkissoon. His father Bas was a liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario between 2005 and 2016. He has a sister by the name Denise Balkissoon and a brother. He studied at Harvard law school. He won the Dean’s Scholar for Trademark Law and Sex Equality.
Tony is married to Laura Jarrett, a CNN reporter. The couple met while in law school. They held their engagement ceremony was held at the Paris Club. The couple tied the knot in 2012.
Tony started his career t a law firm in Chicago. Later he went on to work as a law clerk under two federal judges. He worked under the Honorable Manish S. Shah of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and also Honorable Ann Claire Williams of the US Court of Appeal.
He now works at Loevy & Loevy as a Justice Fellow.