Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer graduated from Davidson College’s Honors College and received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law. Judge Stormer practiced law in the private sector until 1989 when she was appointed General Counsel to the Summit County Executive. In 1991, Judge Stormer was elected to the Akron Municipal Court and in November 2004, she joined the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
In 2012, Judge Stormer was elected to the Probate Court. In her first two years in office, she has started a Help Desk and a Mediation Program. Consistent with other Probate Courts, she has begun a Senior Visitor program and a Volunteer Guardian Program. Her transition team led a review of the Court resulting in streamlining procedures to ensure a timely final result. She was reelected to a six year term in 2014.
Among others, Judge Stormer serves as a board member of the Akron Children’s Hospital. She is currently a member of the Probate Practices committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference as well as the Best Practices Committee of the Ohio Probate Judges Association. In the past, she has served on their Specialized Courts Committee and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on the Mentally Ill in the Courts, as well as numerous other community organizations.
Judge Stormer has received many community awards including the Liberty Bell Award from the Akron Bar Association, a Pinnacle Award and the Spirit Award from Stewarts Caring Place, and the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Akron Law School. She has been recognized in the past with the ATHENA Award for Leadership, the HEROES Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Public Official of the Year Award from the DAR.