Judge D'Antonio took office as Muscogee County's elected Probate Judge on January 1, 2013. Prior to taking office, since January 2006, he worked in the Probate Court as the Hearing Officer / Chief Clerk and later as Associate Judge.
Judge D'Antonio received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1991 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia that year.
Judge D'Antonio is married to Catherine Dietrich D'Antonio and they have two children, Kate and Jack, and a significant number of dogs and cats.
Mary Beth Ringgenberg, Chief Deputy Clerk
Mary Beth Ringgenberg started with the Probate Court in early 2012 as a Deputy Clerk/Estate Clerk. As of January 2013, Ms. Ringgenberg is the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Probate Court.
Originally from Charlotte, NC, Mary Beth graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting from Liberty University. Ms. Ringgenberg moved to the Fort Mitchell, AL area in 2011. She has two children and a German Shepherd.
Brooke Bolstad, License Clerk Supervisor
Brooke started with the Probate Court in September 2011 as a Deputy Clerk and moved to the License Clerk Supervisor Position in January 2013.
Brooke graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Justice Studies. She is originally from LaGrange, GA and moved to Columbus in 2010. She now lives in Phenix City, AL with her husband and their two dogs.
With a staff of seven employees, the Muscogee County Probate Court exercises exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians (minor and adult) and involuntary in-patient and out-patient psychiatric commitments of individuals with severe mental illness. Among other things, the Probate Court also gives oaths of office to elected officials and issues marriage licenses, concealed weapons carry permits, residency verifications, and public fireworks display permits.