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Elliot graduated from Michigan State University in 1972 with honors and a BA degree in Humanities-Pre-Law. He earned is Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law in 1977 (now Michigan State University College of Law). He first worked as the Judicial Assistant for the late Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Harry McAra until 1979 and then was a Hospital Attorney in Flint and Southeast Michigan until 2001.

In 2001, Elliot began his private practice specializing in Juvenile Delinquency/Child Abuse & Neglect, Parental Rights,Civil Rights & Harassment in Schools, Racial/Sexual/National Origin/Disability Harassment and Employment Discrimination. He has represented children, parents and employees primarily in Oakland, as well as Genesee, Macomb, Wayne and Saginaw Counties.

In November 2015, Elliot received the Oakland County Sandra Silver Child Advocate of the Year Award given by the Oakland County Family Court Judges to the attorney who they believe has exceptional dedication in representing children and parents.

Elliot has served as the Chairman & Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Juvenile Law Committee and presently serves as a member of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Advisory Committee and the State of Michigan Adult Foster Care Advisory Committee. Elliot is a regular speaker at the Oakland County Juvenile Law Brown Bag Lecture Programs. He also served as the President of the Michigan Society of Hospital Attorneys.

Elliot has been a softball umpire since 1968 and he was inducted into the Michigan USSSA Hall of Fame in 1988 and he will be inducted into the National USSSA Hall of Fame in November 2016.

Elliot has been married for 32 years and they have one son.