Andromache Karakatsanis Wife: Who is Andromache Karakatsanis Married to?


Andromache Karakatsanis, born on October 3, 1955, is a Canadian judge. She joined the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2011, nominated by Stephen Harper.

She holds the distinction of being the first judge of Greek-Canadian descent on the Court. As of July 1, 2021, she became the longest-serving member after Rosalie Abella’s retirement and, later, Michael Moldaver’s retirement on September 1, 2022.

Andromache Karakatsanis was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Greek parents. Growing up near Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue, she learned about her Greek heritage. Her parents owned a restaurant named Top of the Mall, where she helped as a hostess and assisted her father.

She completed her B.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto’s Victoria College in 1977. Later, she attended York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, earning her LL.B. in 1980 and getting called to the Ontario bar in 1982.

After her bar call, she clerked for Ontario Court of Appeal judges from 1982 to 1983, then went into private practice. She served on the Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario, rising to Vice-Chair and eventually Chair and CEO. Later, she took roles like Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Secretary of the Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat. She became Deputy Attorney General and then Secretary of the Cabinet and Clerk of the Executive Council for the Government of Ontario.

Starting her judicial journey, she became an Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge in December 2002. Developing expertise in administrative law, she was promoted to the Ontario Court of Appeal in March 2010 and finally to the Supreme Court. Her mandatory retirement will be on her 75th birthday, October 3, 2030.

Andromache Karakatsanis Wife: Who is Andromache Karakatsanis Married to?

She is married to Tom Karvanis and they have two children, Paul and Rhea. Webcast of the ceremony in honor of the Honorable Andromache Karakatsanis, held on November 14, 2011.

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