The attorneys in the Major Crimes Unit have substantial experience in prosecuting the most dangerous offenders. This unit prosecutes homicides, serious assaults, vehicular assaults, dangerous and career criminals, home invasions, robberies, and dangerous drug offenses. The Major Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Philip joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College, majoring in Political Science. Philip received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2009. Philip first worked for the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as a Rule 13 intern during the summer of 2008. Upon graduation, he returned to our office first working as a prosecutor in the General Crimes Unit and then in the Person's Unit. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Assistant in the General Crimes Unit where he focused on prosecuting felony crimes and assisting in training our new prosecutors. In 2013, Philip was assigned to the Major Crime Unit. Philip specialized in handling involuntary manslaughter cases in which the defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol or was otherwise reckless. Currently, Philip prosecutes homicides, assaults, and robberies.
Scott Lucy joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in March of 2016. Scott was born and raised in Springfield, MO and in 2011 received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Political Science from Missouri State University. In 2014, Scott received his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. During law school, Scott completed an internship where he clerked for the Honorable Mary E. Donovan, at the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, as well as working for two private law firms in the Dayton area. Prior to joining our office, Scott worked for the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office, primarily working in Ripley County, MO.
Zack graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Honors College from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), double majoring in Criminology and Sociology. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2008. Zack joined the Warrant Unit in the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in November of 2012, reviewing felony and misdemeanor cases submitted by law enforcement, preparing investigative subpoenas, and reviewing search warrant applications. In 2013, he moved to the General Crimes Unit where he focused on prosecuting driving while intoxicated offenses, minors in possession of alcohol, domestic violence, and Missouri Department of Revenue administrative license refusal hearings. In 2015, Zack was assigned to represent the Prosecutor’s Office in the Greene County Drug and Intensive Supervision Treatment Courts. Also in 2015, Zack was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Major Crimes Unit and assigned to handle a drug distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking caseload.
James joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2014. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. James received his Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. During law school, James served as the captain of the Trial Advocacy team at Washington University. James also completed internships at the Orange County District Attorney's Office as well as the Missouri State Public Defender's Office in St. Louis County.
Emily first joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2007. In 2012, she left to work in private civil practice, where she defended municipalities and government officials in federal civil litigation. In August of 2015, she returned to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. She received her undergraduate degree from Drury University, majoring in Public Relations and Advertising. Emily received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Emily worked in our office as a Rule 13 intern and also with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Upon her return to our office after graduation, she began in the General Crimes Unit, where she focused on traffic prosecution and bad checks. She was then assigned to the Warrants Unit, and later to the Persons Unit. While in Persons, she prosecuted domestic assault cases and vehicular crimes resulting in physical injury to victims. In 2010, Emily moved to the Major Crimes Unit, where she prosecuted robbery and assault cases, as well as serious vehicular crimes. At present, Emily prosecutes robberies, assaults, homicides, and serious vehicular matters. She also has a special assignment working with the Prosecuting Attorney on measures designed to address overcrowding at the Greene County Jail.
Ashley Twibell joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2014. Ashley is originally from Kansas City and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas. In 2012, Ashley received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Prior to joining the Prosecutor’s office, Ashley worked at Legal Services of Southern Missouri here in Springfield. There, she primarily focused on family law cases and worked with the juvenile unit representing parents in abuse and neglect cases in Greene County. She also assisted with the Domestic Violence unit, aiding clients with obtaining orders of protection. Recently, Ashley was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Property/Fraud Unit. Prior to receiving this promotion, Ashley worked with the General Crimes Unit, where she managed various Associate Circuit Court Dockets and was the designated APA for all Greene County Traffic Bureau and Bad Check cases.
Rachel joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in June of 2017. She earned her undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Upon graduation Rachel received a commission as an Officer in the United States Army. She served for six and a half years as a Military Police Officer in various assignments, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009-2010. Although no longer in the Army full-time, Rachel continues to serve in the Army Reserves. In August 2013 Rachel left the active duty military to attend the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as the 3L Class President. While in law school Rachel interned at the Wake County District Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also worked as a student practitioner in the Domestic Violence Clinic during her 3L year of law school.