Judge Dimkoff's Professional Experience

What is Judge Dimkoff's professional experience?

→ Newaygo County Probate/Family Court Judge
  April 2, 1998 to present.

Judge Graydon Dimkoff
   Judge Graydon Dimkoff

Judge Dimkoff was selected to replace retiring Judge Thomas Eggleston after a vigorous triple application process and two extensive interviews. He was one of two candidates approved by the State Bar of Michigan's non-partisan, Standing Committee of Judicial Qualifications, which allowed him to proceed to the final interview with the Governor's Chief Legal Counsel. On March 18, 1998 Governor John Engler phoned to personally advise him of his appointment.




Graydon served the public operating a general practice of law from his office building at 9 E. Main in Fremont from 1976 to 1998. His practice included serving in the areas of criminal law, general litigation, personal injury, landlord/tenant, real estate, domestic law, business law, wills and trusts, and every area of law handled by the Probate and Family Courts.

  • 22 Year General Practice of Law, Fremont, Michgan
  • Adjunct Instructor of Business Law, Jordan College (5 years)
  • Circuit Court Mediator, 27th Judicial District.
  • District Court Mediator, 78th Judicial District.
  • Probate Court Referee/Estate Administrator, Newaygo County Probate Court
  • Law Clerk for the City of Detroit, 1969-1973, while attending law school

→ Military Legal Experience: Judge Advocate General's Corps.

  • U.S. Army Attorney from 1973-1976, including acting Chief Defense Counsel and Active Chief Legal Assistance Counsel.
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve Attorney from 1977 to 1995. After service as the JAG Corps Senior Reserve Coordinator at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Judge Dimkoff retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1993.

→ Judge Dimkoff has a history of sincere dedication to the public
  interest and his community:

Judge Graydon Dimkoff
Judge Graydon Dimkoff

» American Legion, (over 20 years, Fremont Memorial Day Parade Marshall, 10+years)
» Fremont Rotary Club, having held all offices
» White Cloud Rotary Club, current member
» Fremont Board of Education (4 years)
» Michigan Board of Foresters
» Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce
» Life Counseling Services (alcohol & drug abuse council)
» CATS (non-profit public transportation services)
» University of Michigan Club of Newago County, past president
» Member, Fremont Downtown Development Authority
» Junior Achievement Instructor

→ Educational Background:

  • Michigan Judicial Institute
  • National College of Probate Judges Conference
  • University of Virginia Army Law School
  • Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctorate Degree, 1972
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1969