The Persons Unit prosecutes child physical and sexual abuse, child endangerment, assaults, sexual assaults, rapes, violations of orders of protection, physical elder abuse and domestic violence cases. The Special Victims Unit attorneys are:
Elizabeth joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 2008. In 2015, Elizabeth received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. While in law school, Elizabeth was a member of the National Moot Court team, the Trial Advocacy team, and the Journal of Dispute Resolution. During her last year of law school, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Board of Advocates. Elizabeth was named to the Order of Barristers, which recognizes students who excel in oral and written advocacy and professionalism. Elizabeth also completed internships at the Federal Public Defender in Jefferson City, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a private civil firm in Columbia.
Dane started working at the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2015. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009 with a degree in theatre with an emphasis in performance. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2013, graduating Order of the Barrister. While in law school Dane served as the Chairman of the Board of Advocates as well as captaining and coaching multiple mock trial teams. During law school Dane worked for a solo attorney who focused on bankruptcy and criminal law and interned with the Jefferson City Municipal Prosecutor. Dane is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois as well.
Megan joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August 2018. She graduated from Truman State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a minor in Justice Systems. She received her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Criminal Justice from University of Missouri School of Law in 2018. During law school, Megan interned with Missouri Office of Prosecuting Attorneys and worked as a law clerk for both Cline, Braddock & Basinger and Veteran’s United Home Loans. Megan also participated in both the Criminal Prosecution Clinic and the Innocence Clinic during her 3L year.
Stephanie joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in September of 2020. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Missouri Southern State University and her Master of Arts Degree in Communication & Rhetoric from the University of Arkansas. Stephanie received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2008. During law school, she was a competing member of the nationally ranked trial advocacy team and served as President of the Moot Court Board. Prior to joining the Prosecutor’s Office, Stephanie worked for the Missouri State Public Defender as well as the Greene County Juvenile Office. As a part of the public defender system, she represented indigent clients during all stages of their criminal cases throughout southern Missouri. Stephanie’s recent work with the Juvenile Office involved the prosecution of juvenile offenders for felony and misdemeanor offenses in Greene County.