The General Crimes Unit prosecutes a variety of cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to felony property crimes and white collar offenses. Traffic offenses include speeding and licensing violations, driving while intoxicated, driving while license revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless and imprudent driving. Property crimes include burglary, trespass, tampering, property damage, stealing, passing bad checks, stealing rental property, failure to pay taxes, misdemeanor drug cases, and county planning and zoning violations. White collar offenses include identity theft, embezzlement, and forgeries. The General Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Stephanie joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2007. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Women's Studies and English. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2006. Upon graduation, Stephanie worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division. There she handled criminal cases on appeal writing appellate briefs and making oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for both the Eastern District and Southern District of Missouri.
Stephanie began her career in the Persons Unit. Stephanie was promoted to Senior Assistant in 2011 and then to First Assistant of the Persons Unit in 2013. As a Persons Unit prosecutor, Stephanie handled child homicides, physical and sexual abuse of children, and physical and sexual abuse of adults. In May 2014, Stephanie became the First Assistant of the General Crimes Unit. In this position, she supervisors the General Crimes Attorneys while still prosecuting some sex offenses.
In addition to her official duties, Stephanie is also a certified instructor at the Springfield Police Academy and is also responsible, specifically, for teaching "Evidence-Based: Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases Without the Victim" to the Springfield Police Department Academy and the Drury Law Enforcement Academy. Stephanie is one of twelve attorneys from the State selected to participate in the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy for the 2013-2014 academy class. In May 2014, she was also appointed to serve on The Missouri Bar's Joint Commission on Women in the Profession.
Nick joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in September of 2015. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Washington University School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Nick interned at the Criminal Litigation division of the Wisconsin Department of Justice and completed a student-practice externship at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office.
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.
Nicholas joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2015. He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Agricultural Journalism. He then graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2015, where he earned a Juris Doctor with the distinction of Order of the Barristers. In law school, he competed on the school’s negotiation and arbitration teams, winning the American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition in 2015. Additionally before graduating law school, Nicholas worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Economic Development, as well as for a private law firm in Jefferson City.
Max joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office full-time in August of 2016 after serving as an intern during the summer of 2015. Max graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Missouri in 2013. After college, Max remained at the University of Missouri where he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in May of 2016. Max also received his concentration in the field of criminal justice from the University of Missouri School of Law. During law school, Max served as vice-president of the Criminal Law Association, participated in MU’s Criminal Prosecution Clinic with the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and received the Edward H. Hunvald Student Prize in Criminal Justice.
Paul Rebar began working for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2016. He previously served as an intern with the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Paul graduated cum laude from Truman State University in 2013 with a dual degree in English and Communication. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2016 where he also completed a concentration in criminal justice. While in law school, Paul served on the executive board of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He also participated in the Landlord/Tenant clinic where he represented indigent clients in civil housing matters.