A native of Ocean County, Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer earned an Associates Degree in General Education from Ocean County College before transferring to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. As a Dean’s List student, Prosecutor Billhimer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1994.
Prosecutor Billhimer began his public service in Washington, D.C. in 1994, as an intern for former United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ). Prosecutor Billhimer attended Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was Vice President of the Student Bar Association, campus liaison for the American Bar Association-Law School Division, and Vice President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. In 2000, Prosecutor Billhimer earned his Juris Doctorate, and was the recipient of the Dean Arthur A. Weeks Outstanding Service Award for his graduating class.
Prosecutor Billhimer continued his public service as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara Ann Villano, J.S.C. (now retired) in Ocean County for the 2000-2001 court term. Following his judicial clerkship, he entered into private practice as an associate with a Toms River law firm. Prosecutor Billhimer became a partner in the Law Offices of Mohel & Billhimer. Prosecutor Billhimer opened his own private law practice in February 2010 with a focus on criminal defense litigation in both the Superior and Municipal Courts and continued to share his legal acumen as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Ocean County College from 2005 through 2018.
While in the private sector, Prosecutor Billhimer served two consecutive terms on the District IIIA Ethics Committee, as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character for applicants to the New Jersey State Bar. He is a former member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee for the Ocean County Bar Association. He proudly served on the Board of Trustees for the Community Medical Center Foundation and the People’s Pantry. Prosecutor Billhimer is a member of the Ocean County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
In September 2018, he was appointed by Governor Philip Murphy to be Ocean County Prosecutor. On October 09, 2018, in front of family, friends and colleagues Prosecutor Billhimer was sworn in by the Honorable Marlene Lynch Ford, A.J.S.C.