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.
Brooke started with the Probate Court in September 2011 as a Deputy Clerk and moved to License Clerk Supervisor Position in January 2013. She was promoted to Chief Clerk in April 2014.
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, weapons carry licenses, residency verifications, and public fireworks display permits.