Judge Rick Elmore was elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in November, 2002. He resides in Greensboro where he practiced law for twenty years. His general practice emphasized criminal defense and real property law, areas of law of significance to the Court of Appeals.
Judge Elmore has extensive trial experience in the District and Superior levels of state court, ranging from general misdemeanor representation to capital murder. He was available for representation of indigents throughout his years of practice, a service which extended to the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
A 1974 graduate of Guilford College, Judge Elmore enjoyed employment with the N.C. Department of Correction and the Muscular Dystrophy Asssociation prior to receiving his law degree in 1982 from the N.C. Central University School of Law where he served as a member of the Law Review.
Judge Elmore has been active in the Guilford County community, having served on the Guilford County Planning Board and fulfilling a four-year term on the Guilford County Board of Elections. An active volunteer with the Greensboro Jaycees since college, he concluded his service in 1987 as legal counsel for the Greater Greensboro Open. More recently, Judge Elmore served as volunteer legal counsel for Greensboro AAU Basketball for the years encompassing his sonís participation.