What Ever Happened to Philip Alito, Son of Justice Alito?

What Ever Happened to Philip Alito, Son of Justice Alito?

Philip Alito was born on February 17, 2007, to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann Minow. The couple gave birth to their first child at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland. He was named after his father’s long-time friend and college roommate at Princeton University, Philip A. Alito, Jr., who later became an attorney and partner of Dechert Price & Rhoads LLP in New York City.


Justice Samuel Alito Jr. became a family man and married professional journalist Martha-Ann Blandin in 1994. They had two children: Phillip (born in 1998) and Gabrielle (born in 2000). Upon the swearing-in of President Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017,

their son joined his father as the only Supreme Court justice with young children living at home. Judge Samuel Alito Jr. is now the Senior Associate Justice at the Supreme Court and resides in Potomac with his wife Martha-Ann Blandin and two children Phillip and Gabrielle.

Philip Jr. attended Princeton University where he studied Political Science. Philip Alitograduated with honors in 2010 before moving on to Columbia Law School where he received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2013.

Early Years

During his early years, Philip did not enjoy school. Philip Alito found it difficult and was distracted by the restlessness caused by Asperger’s Syndrome. Philip Alito had been diagnosed with the syndrome in middle school when he underwent a psychological evaluation at the request of his teachers.

Around that time, Philip Alito also developed anorexia after watching a weight loss infomercial on TV and wanted to emulate what Philip Alito saw on TV to get rid of his Asperger’s Syndrome. His eating disorder caused him so much pain that he finally ended up going through treatment for it when he turned 13 years old.

College and Career

Philip Alito went on to college and studied economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His professional career includes working for Goldman Sachs in New York City and the Swiss banking group UBS AG in Zurich. In addition, he has worked as a managing director for the Deutsche Bank in London, New York City,

and Toronto. His work involved market strategy, capital markets, and asset management. He returned to the United States where he became Vice President of Lehman Brothers from 2002-2005 when it filed for bankruptcy protection. He then moved back overseas as co-head of Deutsche Bank’s global credit portfolio (Europe’s largest investment bank) before retiring. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr.

Personal Life

Philip Alito was born in New Jersey but moved to Princeton as a young child when his father, Antonin Scalia Jr., became the chairman of the University’s department of Romance Languages. Growing up with one brother and two sisters he naturally gravitated towards literature.

He left home after graduating from Princeton High School for Annapolis and then went on for a degree in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following college, he studied law for one year at Duke Law School before transferring and completing his law degree at UCLA Law School in 1983.

Recent Activities and Final Thoughts

Alito attended Catholic schools in Ramsey, New Jersey, and John F. Kennedy High School in Edison. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale Law School. Following graduation from law school,

he served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey where he focused on healthcare fraud and racketeering cases under the supervision of then-US Attorney Christie Walsh. From 1989-1992 he was an associate with the Philadelphia-based firm Blank Rome LLP working primarily on civil defense litigation and commercial litigation.


Philip’s business relationships were strained as his father’s stance on controversial issues took center stage in national politics. He thought he could launch a non-profit organization but after months of working on the project in 2012,

it dissolved because it wasn’t yet attracting donors. In 2013, when his father became a Supreme Court justice and the press requested comments from him on his work ethic and what he was up to with projects outside of school, Philip declined to say I’m not comfortable with being judged by my father. Instead, he just focused on getting through college while trying to deal with depression and seeking professional help for substance abuse.

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