Anthony Rath worked at John A Sinnott Solicitors from 2002 to 2020. During that time, he was a wonderful colleague whose dedication and energy has left a lasting positive impact on the firm.
He joined John A. Sinnott Solicitors on work placement during his first year in college. His experience confirmed to him that he would develop a career in law and his natural flair for problem solving was obvious. So, at the age of 17, he began working full-time with the firm and continued his studies at night. He graduated from Griffith College with a Professional Diploma in Legal Studies and from Waterford Institute of Technology as a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours).
His ambition, fervour and logical mind became immediately apparent to our clients and his peers. In March 2007, he was appointed Commissioner for Oaths by the Supreme Court.
Anthony’s reputation was further endorsed in 2013, and again in 2017 and 2018, when he was recognised nationally as one of the top six Legal Executives in the country at the prestigious Irish Law Awards.
Despite his many professional successes, we will remember him mostly for his kind nature and his eagerness to help, his perseverance if there was a problem to solve, his abundance of fun, huge sense of humour and love of a practical joke.
Beyond his workplace, Anthony was a dedicated father and always regaled with great pride, stories about the latest adventures of his two sons. He always had a story about another great passion too, horse racing. From a family with a successful background in horse racing, this was an interest piqued from a young age. One of his greatest joys as a horse owner, was travelling the country to race meetings often with his twin brother in the saddle and his older brother as trainer.