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Dirken Douglas Winkler

Probate Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dirken

Learn Dirken’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate

    19 years, 100 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    20 years, 250 cases

  3. Estate planning

    17 years, 50 cases

  4. Elder law

The reason I practice law is to help individuals and families going through difficult times. Whether you are dealing with the end of your marriage or grieving the loss of a loved one, I am here to help you.  As your attorney I will advocate on your behalf and protect your interests at every stage of your legal matter.  Providing you clear guidance regarding difficult decisions is paramount.  I  represent each of my clients as though they are my only client, and I provide personalized legal services tailored to your specific needs. 


Winkler Legal Services, LLC
490 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43215

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Posted by Ken | October 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Satisfied
We hired Dirken Winkler to settle the estate of a family member who lived out-of-town. We wanted him to handle all aspects of the estate with minimal demands on our family. Dirk did so in an efficient and comprehensive manor. We were well informed of progress and requests for information were clear and concise. We are very happy with the way the estate was handled by Dirk and his assistant Heather.
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Posted by Joe | September 24, 2014
Well prepared, honest, and hard working.
As I was going through a very difficult, contentious divorce, Dirk was a tireless advocate for me. He provided me with rational guidance that put me in a great position for an ultimate favorable outcome. Dirk helped me take a step back and take the emotion out of my decision making so that I can make the best possible decisions. He was always extremely well prepared and took the time to explain all of my options to me. I highly recommend Dirk to anyone looking for an attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
Difficult Estate to Settle
I had a complex estate to settle involving no will, 4 properties, and many problems to solve before settling the estate. With Atty. Winkler's help and guidance, and the help of his paralegal, Heather, this case was settled by mid February of 2014. I had engaged him as my attorney in October of 2013. Both people were responsive to answering questions, and gave good directions for dealing with this case. I would recommend him to friends, and I would engage him as my attorney again in the matter of estate planning or if I had to deal with another estate.
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Posted by Paula | September 11, 2012
Highly Recommended
I would recommend this lawyer to anyone I know. He is the most trustworthy, honest, professioncal lawyer I have ever dealt with. I have been dealing with him for over a year now. I found his number on the internet and just called him out of the blue. He talked to me about my situation on the phone for over an hour and never charged me a dime. He was very helpful to me before I even hired him. He actually tries to help his clients and not his bank account. I have been to trial with Dirk, and Dirk was very professional and respectful to my defendent. I would highly recommend this attorney!!
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Attorney
  • Winkler Legal Services, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner / Attorney
  • Winkler & Rovito, LLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Owner / Attorney
  • D. Winkler Law Office
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Assistant Consumers' Counsel
  • Ohio Consumers Counsel
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Compliance Counsel
  • Nationwide Ins. Company
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk / Bailiff
  • Court of Claims of Ohio
  • 1994 - 1997
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  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • West Liberty University
  • BS
  • 1992


  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Columbus Bar briefs
  • So, I Opened My Law Practice
  • 2006
  • Columbus Bar briefs
  • So, You Want to Open a Law Practice
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Child custody Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dirk puts tremendous effort into his work and is highly focused on achieving a positive result for his clients. I feel confident endorsing him."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Winkler is a multi-faceted attorney in both family and estate law. My area is primarily family law and he demonstrates a great knowledge of the law and provides diligent representation for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dirk on cases involving divorce and child custody. His work is of excellent quality and I have no hesitation in endorsing this lawyer."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Columbus Probate Lawyer Dirken Douglas Winkler
Dirken Douglas Winkler
Probate Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation