Herman Van Ommen, QC
First Vice-President

hermanvanomenHerman Van Ommen, QC practises corporate commercial litigation at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Vancouver where he is the senior partner of the Litigation Group. He was the Regional Managing Partner from 2012 to 2015. He was called to the bar in 1985 while at Shrum Liddle & Hebenton, the predecessor firm.

A Bencher since 2009, Herman is currently Chair of the Governance Committee, Access to Legal Services Advisory Committee and Law Firm Regulation Task Force, Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Complainants’ Review Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Appointments Subcommittee, Litigation Subcommittee and Regulation and Insurance Working Group.

Herman has served on the executive of the Vancouver Bar Association. He has instructed at the Professional Legal Training Courses and frequently speaks on ethics and practice issues at various client and continuing legal education seminars. Before becoming a Bencher he acted as counsel for the Society in a variety of discipline, credentials, and unauthorized practice cases.

He is a Director of the United Way Lower Mainland and is Chair of its Nominations and Governance Committee. Previously, he was a Director of the Delta Gymnastics Society, managed a PeeWee baseball team and volunteered with Operation Rednose.