Judge Hyer is an elected New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Nineth Judicial District, is the Chairman of the 9th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee and previously served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. Judge Hyer has served as the President of the Westchester County Bar Association, and served as Chair of the Law Day Committee, Public Service Committee, Awards Committee, as well as a Hearings Officer for the Grievance Committee. Judge Hyer is a member of the New York State Bar Association where he served on the House of Delegates, Nominating Committee, Task Force on Incarceration Release Planning and Programs and serves as a New York Bar Foundation Fellow. Judge Hyer was awarded a New York State Senate Commendation for Human Rights Advocacy, Pace Law School Leading Attorney Under 40, Westchester Bar Association Leadership Award, and Westchester Residential Opportunities Human Rights Champion Award. Judge Hyer holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and a J.D. and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace Law School.