Probate Judge Ralph Winkler
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
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 33,000 cases.
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.