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 2011. 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.
Chris returned to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2022. Prior to rejoining the Prosecutor's office, Chris has served as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Taney County, the First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Christian County and was the City Attorney for the City of Branson. Chris is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri School of Law. In his spare time he serves the City of Springfield as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is also an adjunct instructor in the Finance and Risk Management Department at Missouri State University.
Conner began working for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2018. Conner graduated cum laude from Truman State University in 2014 with a degree in Political Science. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2018. While in law school, Conner served as an Associate Managing Editor on the Missouri Law Review. He also participated in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic where he represented the State in criminal matters in Boone County, Missouri. He has also served as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.
Jacqueline joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in April 2021. She graduated with cum laude honors from the University of California Los Angeles in 2016 with a degree in Anthropology. She went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri of Law in 2020. During law school, Jacqueline participated in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic, and travelled to South Africa to study comparative criminal justice systems. In addition, Jacqueline worked as a law clerk for a TGH Litigation, a firm specializing in employment discrimination and civil rights. In her final year of law school, Jacqueline served as the Chair of the Board of Advocates, and the Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization which recognizes students who excel in oral advocacy and professionalism.
Joe returned to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in April of 2023. Joe is a native of Springfield, Missouri. Prior to rejoining the Prosecutor’s Office, Joe served as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Lawrence County, Missouri. He was in private practice with local law firms from 2002 to 2012. Joe is a graduate of Rhodes College and received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law in 1999.