District 98 – Brett Hillyer

Brett Hillyer

Uhrichsville City Law Director and Prosecutor, Brett Hillyer has lived in Ohio all his life.  Born and raised in Uhrichsville, Brett learned from an early age the importance of fairness and leadership.  Hillyer’s family have lived in Eastern Ohio for over 200 years.

Attorney Hillyer earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Akron and his Juris Doctor Degree from Ohio Northern University. Brett Hillyer began private practice in 2011 at the Law Firm of Connolly, Hillyer & Ong.  In 2016, Attorney Hillyer became an Agent for Ohio Bar Title and Commonwealth Title.

In 2013, Attorney Hillyer was elected Uhrichsville City Law Director & Prosecutor.  As Law Director, Hillyer managed Tuscarawas County’s only functioning land bank by working closely with County Prosecutor Ryan Styer & Attorney Robert Stephenson.  The Land Bank has successfully acquired and sold abandoned properties and salvaged blighted properties to raise property values and clean up neighborhoods with minimal costs to taxpayers.

In addition to his service to Uhrichsville, Hillyer advises the Villages of West Lafayette, Freeport, and Roswell.  Hillyer further lends his time to the Dennison Rotary, The Tuscarawas County Business Factory, and the Uhrichsville Clay Museum.

Attorney Hillyer is engaged to Anna Martinelli of New Philadelphia.  In his free time, Hillyer is a waterfowl hunter, pheasant hunter and avid fisherman.