Jesse Barrett is the longtime husband of appeals court judge, Amy Coney Barrett, most recently President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court.
Jesse’s wife is a lawyer, jurist and academic who was nominated by Trump to the appeals court in 2017. She’s worked on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals since.
She is set to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Born Amy Vivian Coney on January 28, 1972; the New Orleans, Louisiana native studied her B.A. in English literature, magna *** laude, from Rhodes College. She later attended the University of Notre Dame’s Law School, graduating first in her class.
She worked as a law clerk for Judge Laurence H. Silberman and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. She was later an associate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C.
In addition, judge Amy taught at Notre Dame Law School, for 15 years where she was voted best professor three times and still teaches part time at the school.
She and her husband Jesse, have been married for several years. Together the couple are the proud parents of seven kids, including a child with Down syndrome and two children they adopted from Haiti.
Judge Amy gave birth to five children Emma 19, Tess 16, Liam 11, Juliet 9 and Benjamin who is 8. While Vivian 16, and John Peter 13, -were both born in Haiti while their youngest Benjamin was born with special needs.
Jesse Barrett, is also a lawyer working with a private firm. He is also a Notre Dame Law graduate -where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review.
Jesse was a former federal prosecutor and assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana for 13 years. He had previously worked on civil and criminal litigation at two national law firms.
He currently serves as a partner at law firm SouthBank Legal in South Bend, Indiana. According to a website, he specializes in commercial litigation, internal investigations, and defense of white collar crime.
Like his wife, Jesse Barret is also active in his alma mater — serving as an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame Law School where he teaches trial skills and criminal law.
The Barretts are said to be life-long members of People of Praise; a small, tightly knit Christian group.