Judge Profile

Elma A. Bellini

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Monroe County, Elected, 2009 to 2022
  • Acting Supreme Court Justice, Integrated Domestic Violence Parts, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2004 to 2008
  • Judge, Monroe County Court, Elected, 2001 to 2008
  • Judge, Monroe County Court, Appointed by Governor George Pataki, 2000 to 2001

Other Professional Experience:

  • Special Matrimonial Referee, NYS Unified Court System, 2000 to 2000
  • Arbitration Administrator, NYS Unified Court System, 1999 to 2000
  • Confidential Law Clerk to Chief Administrative Judge, NYS Unified Court System, 1999 to 2000
  • Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County Public Defender's Office, 1989 to 1999


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1986

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1987

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America, Explorer Program
  • Camp Good Days and Special Times
  • Traveling Auschwitz Museum
  • Families with Children from China
  • St. Rita's Parish - Childrens Liturgy Instructor
  • Italian American Women's Civic Club
  • Italian American Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • Rochester Sister Cities Host Family
  • Rochester Women's Network
  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
  • Monroe County Bar Association
Profile provided by the New York State Office of Court Administration.