Juvenile & Probate Divisions

  KKG Karen K. Gallagher, Judge

The Honorable Karen Kampe Gallagher presides over the Williams County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile and Probate Divisions.  The duties of the Judge include the oversight and disposition of all estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, marriage licenses, wrongful death, abuse, neglect and dependency cases, delinquency, juvenile traffic, truancy and parentage cases.

Williams County Juvenile Court

The Williams County Juvenile Court handles the filing and processing of the following types of matters: juvenile delinquency and unruly cases; juvenile traffic offenses; abuse, neglect and dependency cases; truancy, paternity, custody and child support actions; failure to send child(ren) to school (Adults) cases; and contributing to the delinquency/unruliness of a minor (Adults) cases.

The Williams County Juvenile Court is staffed by Court Administrator, Craig Bills; Administrative Assistant and Clerk, Annie Zervos; and Deputy Clerks, Cam Miller, Susan Sheets, and Jessica Cummins.

Williams County Probate Court

The Williams County Probate Court handles all filings and hearings for the admission of wills; the administration of decedents’ estates; applications for and administration of guardianships and conservatorships; adoptions; adult protective services actions; birth registrations and corrections; complaints for civil actions; disinterment’s; mental illnesses; minor settlement cases; name changes; testamentary trusts; and wrongful death actions. Additionally, this Court issues marriage licenses.

The Williams County Probate Court is staffed by Court Administrator, Craig Bills; Administrative Assistant and Clerk, Annie Zervos; Deputy Clerk, Ronda Muehlfeld and Deputy Clerk and Guardianship Liaison, Deborah Hurni-Willis.

  1. Juvenile Court


    Physical Address
    One Courthouse Square
    1st Floor
    Bryan, OH 43506

    Phone: 419-636-2934
    Fax: 419-636-3200


  2. Probate Office


    Physical Address
    One Courthouse Square
    2nd Floor
    Bryan, OH 43506

    Phone: 419-636-1548
    Fax: 419-636-5405


  3. Craig Bills

    Probate/Juvenile Court Administrator
    Phone: 419-636-2934

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