THE HONORABLE RALPH E. WINKLER, JUDGE
Judge Ralph Winkler is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Colerain High School in 1979 and the University of Cincinnati in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his J.D. from Chase Law School at Northern Kentucky University graduating in 1987. While in law school, Judge Winkler worked full time as a law clerk in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. After passing the Bar in 1987, he worked in the private practice of law and as an assistant prosecutor until April of 1999 when the Governor appointed him a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge. In 2004, he was elected to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and was reelected for a second term in 2010. In 2004, Judge Winkler received his diploma in Judicial Skills from the American Academy of Judicial Education and in 2008 was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Hamilton County Trial Lawyers Association. He has served as adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College Of Law. After winning the Election for Hamilton County Probate Court Judge in November 2014, in 2015 Judge Winkler began serving the public by hearing cases involving adoptions, mental health care, guardianships, estates, and other probate cases. He is married to Tracy Winkler, Hamilton Clerk of Courts, and has three daughters and six grandchildren. As a judge for over 16 years, he has presided over 35,400 cases, giving him a wide variety of great experience. He feels blessed to hold a job he loves and looks forward to what each new day brings.
The Honorable Paul Rattermann, Chief MagistratePaul D. Rattermann is the Chief Magistrate of the Hamilton County Probate Court. Before joining the Court in 2003, he was in private practice for 17 years and was a partner in the firm of Statman, Harris and Eyrich. His practice concentrated in probate administration, estate planning and credit union law. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is a member of the Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations and the Ohio Association of Magistrates.
The Honorable Kendal M. Coes, MagistrateKendal M. Coes earned his B.A. Degree from Oakwood University in 1990 and his Juris Doctor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in 1993. He served as an Asst. Prosecutor for the City Of Cincinnati until 1998. From 1998 until February, 2005, he served as a Magistrate in the Hamilton County Court Of Domestic Relations. In February 2005 he was appointed Judge in the Hamilton County Municipal Court. In December 2005 he began his service in the Hamilton County Probate Court.
The Honorable Karen D. Rosen, Magistrate
Karen D. Rosen was appointed as a Magistrate in July, 2008. She spent many years with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office working in the child support, dependency and delinquency divisions. She earned her B.A. from Miami University in 1987, her J.D. from the University of Akron in 1991 and admitted to the Ohio Bar in November of 1991.