Elmore is currently a solo practitioner in Grand Rapids, handling misdemeanors, felonies, family law, criminal cases and civil matters. She has also served as a judge advocate general for the U.S. Air Force, as an assistant prosecutor in the Kent County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and as an assistant attorney general, with a focus on prosecuting people for failing to pay child support. Elmore has taught military law as a professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree at Tulane University Law School.
Elmore fills the seat vacated by Judge Donald Passenger and must stand for election in 2016 for a full six-year term.