The mission of the Solicitor is to protect the interests of the Village of Hicksville and its taxpayers by advising council and village department heads concerning legality of proposed actions and by drafting and reviewing legal documents to which the Village is a party.

The Village Solicitor advises and represents the Village as to all legal matters affecting the village. This includes prosecuting the misdemeanor crimes that occur within the Village corporation limits, drafting legislation, reviewing and approving all contracts and other agreements, and serving as legal counsel to the Village on all matters.

The Village Solicitor, Troy Essex, graduated from Hicksville High School in 1993, attended Ohio Northern University, graduating in 1997 with High Distinction. Troy attended the University of Toledo College of Law, graduating in 2000 Magna Cum Laude. He was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in November 2000.

Troy is a member of the law firm Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke with offices in Defiance and Hicksville, Ohio.