Mr Hermann (pictured) — who was involved in a fatal cycling accident while on holiday with his family in Port Douglas on Saturday, 6 July — is being mourned by his colleagues and friends at Minters, where he served as the firm’s director of pro bono and community investment.
“It is with heartfelt sadness that we at MinterEllison mourn the loss of our great friend and colleague Anton Hermann,” said Minters managing partner in Melbourne Matthew Hibbins.
“Our thoughts and love are with his wife Karen and their children — Joel, Ella and Tahlia — and all of Anton’s family and friends at this sad time.”
Mr Hermann worked with marginalised citizens and charities around Australia, the firm noted in a statement, saying he combined his legal skills with a steadfast commitment to support the community and deliver positive change.
“Anton, in his role as director of pro bono and community investment, has over decades made an extraordinary contribution within and beyond our firm,” said Minters CEO and managing partner Annette Kimmitt.
“Anton’s sense of purpose and his deep commitment to social justice issues drove his professional and personal life.”
Mr Hibbins continued: “Anton’s legacy at MinterEllison will endure, and he remains an inspiration to us all.
“As a real believer in our profession’s ability to make a difference in the community, Anton’s sense of purpose and his deep commitment to social justice issues has been an inspiration to us all, and a helping hand to so many in need.”
The firm will celebrate Mr Hermann’s wonderful achievements and the role he has played in inspiring and driving the legal sector for so many years to make the world a kinder and more just place, it concluded.