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Washington County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division
Judge Timothy A. Williams serves as the Probate Judge for Washington County. The position is an elected, non-partisan office with a six-year term. He was first elected in February 1997.

Judge Williams is a 1984 graduate of Ohio Northern University law school. He served as an associate editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. After graduation, he entered private practice from 1984 through 1997. From 1989 to 1997 he also served as a part-time Juvenile Court Magistrate for Washington County.

Probate Court Staff
Rae Ward, Court Administrator  740-373-6623 Ext. 252 
Pam Richards, Fiscal Officer 740-373-6623 Ext. 363
Pat Ralston, Deputy Clerk 740-373-6623 Ext. 255
Trish Whiteley, Deputy Clerk 740-373-6623 Ext. 253
Rachel Davis, Deputy Clerk 740-373-6623 Ext. 254

Probate Court Jurisdiction
The Probate Court has jurisdiction in estates, guardianships, trust, adoptions, mental commitments, wrongful death cases, minor settlements, and name changes. The Court also issues all marriage licenses for Washington County.

The Judge and his staff are dedicated to serving the public in a professional manner. However, the staff of the Probate Court is prevented by law from practicing law, and are therefore limited in the amount of advice that they are permitted to give. All efforts will be made to help the public within the constraints of the law.

The day-to-day operation of the Court, including supervision of all employees, is managed by the Court Administrator, Rae A. Ward. Ms. Ward holds a National Certificate in Court Management from the National Center for State Courts. If you have questions or concerns about the operation of the Court, please contact Ms.Ward at (740)373-6623 Ext. 252.

Timothy A. Williams
Judge Timothy A. Williams
Washington County Probate Court

Rae A. Ward
Court Administrator
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Courthouse Annex
205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Ph: (740) 373-6623 ext. 254
Fax: (740) 376-7425

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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