Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph Winkler has served our community with distinction for over 20 years as part of our county's judiciary, first in Municipal Court, then the Court of Common Pleas and currently as the Probate Judge.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Ralph Winkler, worked 11 years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and a Probate Lawyer. In his 20 years on the bench, Judge Ralph Winkler has presided over more than 70,000 cases.
Judge Winkler with his wife and five of their grandchildren
Judge Ralph Winkler's compassion for the children awaiting adoption in our community and those suffering from mental illness, prompted him to seek this position.
Judge Winkler is married to Tracy Winkler. They have 3 daughters, Allison, Andrea and Allayna and 7 beautiful grandchildren.
Judge Ralph 'Ted' Winkler with his three daughters.
Hamilton County Probate Judge
January 2015 - Present
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge
January 2005 – January 2015
Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge
April 1999 – January 2005
Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor
September 1987 – April 1999
September 1987 - April 1999
Northern Kentucky University—Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Juris Doctorate, Law
1983 – 1987
University of Cincinnati College of Business
1979 – 1983
Colerain Senior High School
1976 – 1979