Judge Graydon W. Dimkoff was appointed Chief Judge of the Newaygo County Probate Court by Governor John Engler and took the bench on April 1st, 1998. Judge Dimkoff graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 and Wayne State University Law School in 1972. Judge Dimkoff served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp as a U.S. Army attorney from 1973 to 1976, and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993.
He opened his law office in Newaygo County in 1976 and practiced general law until his appointment to the bench.
Judge Dimkoff also serves as a judge in the Family Court Division of the 27thCircuit Court, handling many different types of cases in what is commonly referred to as "Family Court." Judge Dimkoff is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Newaygo County Bar Association, U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan and U.S. District Court – Western District of Louisiana. He was a former member of the Fremont Downtown Development Authority, Fremont Public Schools Board of Education, Fremont Rotary Club, and Michigan Board of Foresters, among other civic and charitable endeavors.