Darren Fittler | Hot 40 2014

Darren Fittler | Hot 40 2014

Darren FittlerDarren Fittler, Gilbert + Tobin

Proving that anything is possible with passion, tenacity and a never give up attitude, Darren Fittler has achieved a world first and raised awareness for blind people around the world. Fittler is a lawyer in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory group and became the first blind person in the world to complete the Tough Mudder in October 2013. For those unfamiliar with the race, it is a 21km army-style obstacle race where participants run through bales of burning hay, immerse themselves in a skip bin filled with ice and water and undergo a form of electro-shock therapy slithering on their stomachs through and beneath dangling wires carrying 10,000 volts.

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Lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers (2004)
Social Worker, People with Disabilities Australia (1999-2001)
Years of Experience:
9 and a half years post admission
Young Guns 2010, Lawyers Weekly
  • NSW Department of Justice and Attorney-General's Disability Advisory Council
  • Volunteer Director on the board of Media Access Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Law,  University of New South Wales (2003)
  • Bachelor of Social Work from the University of NSW (1997)
Current Town Sydney, NSW, Australia
Hometown Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
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