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Major Crimes


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 FuhrmanPhilip Fuhrman First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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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.

Ashley TwibellAshley Twibell Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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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.

Chris LebeckChris Lebeck Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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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.

Conor BrowneConor Browne Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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Conor joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2020. He graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of History degree in 2017. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2020. During law school, Conor participated in the Veteran’s Clinic. He also served as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office in Springfield and as a Rule 13 intern at the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office.

Joseph BlissJoseph Bliss Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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Joe joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2018. He graduated from Westminster College in 2015 with a Major in Spanish and a Minor in Anthropology and Sociology. He then received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-School of Law in 2018. While in law school, Joe worked his first summer as a legal intern with the Audrain County Prosecutor’s Office before working as a law clerk during the remainder of his time at law school at the firm of Jones, Schneider, and Stevens LLC in Columbia, Missouri, helping with both criminal and civil cases.

Nicholas BergeonNicholas Bergeon Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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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.

Patrick ParadisePatrick Paradise Assistant Prosecuting Attorney [email protected]
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Patrick joined the Green County Prosecutor’s Office in November of 2022. He received a B.A. in Legal Studies and a M.S. in Acquisition and Procurement from Webster University while on both Honor Roll and the Dean’s List.  Patrick received his juris doctorate from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law. Prior to Law School Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps and worked for the Department of Defense. During Law School Patrick interned for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office (Kansas City), and the Department of Veteran Affairs.