Brendan Heil is a seasoned attorney in Bricker Graydon's Political Subdivision group. Brendan has extensive experience handling a variety of municipal law issues, including counseling cities and private entities on economic development transactions, public finance, legislation, eminent domain, annexation, land use, and zoning. Brendan is also well-versed in handling litigation matters for public and private clients in federal and state courts, including land use and zoning disputes, complex commercial class actions, and multi-district litigation.

In his previous position as the Law Director for the City of Sandusky, Brendan was the chief legal officer for the city overseeing all civil litigation, legal transactions, legislation, and advising city officials on a wide variety of municipal law issues. As law director, Brendan was the lead attorney managing economic development projects that involved public financing, incentives, and tax abatement, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact for the city.

Earlier in his career, Brendan served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Russ Kendig of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, where he managed trial proceedings, wrote opinions, drafted legal memoranda, and conducted legal research on bankruptcy and litigation issues before the Court.

For additional ways to contact Brendan Heil, you can reach his assistant Emily Wendt at 614.227.4909 or by email.


Ohio University, College of Arts and Science, Athens, Ohio B.A., cum laude, Classic Civilizations with a Minor in History, June 2009

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio M.P.A., May 2014

Cleveland State University - College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio J.D., magna cum laude, May 2014; Cleveland State Law Review: Senior Editor; Note published in 61 Clev. St. L. Rev. 529,2014


Cleveland State University Law: Robert D. Kensey Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Civil Rights (2014)

Professional Activities

Member, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2023

Board Member, Northeast Ohio Chapter, American Constitution Society

Board Member, West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood Development Corporation

Board Member, Legal Eagles, St. Edward High School Law Alumni

Presentations & Publications

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Brendan Heil

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  • 1350 Euclid Avenue
    Suite 650
    Cleveland, OH 44115 -1840


  • Ohio, Northern District of Ohio
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