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Rachel Veatch

Personal Secretary to Dee Wampler

Rachel Veatch, personal secretary to Dee Wampler, has approximately 20 years clerical experience with the judicial system.  She worked as a clerk at the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office off and on for 18 years, was the major crimes secretary/Assistant Office Manager at the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office from January 4, 1999, to March 9, 2001.  She was the secretary to the Juvenile Judge, Thomas E. Mountjoy, from March, 2001, to February, 2002.

Rachel graduated from Wheaton High school, Wheaton, Missouri, in 1982.  Rachel and her husband, Mike, have been married for 28 years and have two children, Chelsey and Jordon.

Shawna Kipp

Assistant to Joseph Passanise

lodw_shawnaShawna Kipp, Personal Assistant to Joseph S. Passanise. A native of Colorado Springs, CO, Shawna moved to Southwest Missouri in 1987.

Shawna assists Mr. Passanise with the Law office administration, client management and trial preparation and brings with her over 17 years of executive administrative experience with cross functional skills in marketing, project coordination and human resources. Shawna presently continues her educational development working towards her paralegal certificate.

Sandy Ellis


LODW_sandy_2012Sandy Ellis, Receptionist for the firm, has over 35 years of clerical and administrative experience in the educational and judicial systems, including the Greene County Prosecutors Office, Willard RII Schools, and the Missouri Court of Appeals.

A native of Bolivar, Missouri, Sandy graduated from Bolivar High School and attended Southwest Baptist University.

Sandy is a past board member and long time volunteer for the Discovery Center of Springfield and a special events volunteer for The Kitchen, Inc.

Teresa Chadwick


lodw_teresaTeresa Chadwick serves as an Investigator with over 30 years of secretarial experience in both the medical and judicial fields. After working for the Greene County Court, Associate Division, for over 4 years, she came to work for Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise.

Teresa graduated from Central High School in 1979, and married her high school sweetheart, Brad, in 1981. They have three children, Zac, Rebecca and Thomas.

Sarah Greer

Paralegal to Joseph S. Passanise & Scott Pierson

lodw_sarahSarah Greer, Paralegal to Joseph S. Passanise & Scott Pierson joined the firm in October 2013. She brings with her legal and clerical experience.

Sarah is a native of Nixa, Missouri, but has been a Springfield resident since 2007. Sarah graduated from Central High School in 2010 and is currently working towards her paralegal degree.

Sarah and her son enjoy time with friends and family and in her downtime she enjoys being outdoors, going to the park, horseback riding, camping, and rodeos.

Sarah Greer assists Mr. Passanise and Mr. Pierson in trial preparation, performing legal research, and drafting legal documents.