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Sylvia B. Penner

MEMBER

Sylvia Penner is a lifelong resident of Kansas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1999 from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, where she was a member of the varsity basketball and soccer teams and served on the college’s Student Senate. Ms. Penner received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas in 2004. While at KU, she served as a Student Ambassador and worked as a law clerk to the District Court for the Third Judicial District in Shawnee County.
After law school, Ms. Penner worked for four years as an Assistant District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District in Sedgwick County, where she prosecuted criminal actions in the traffic, juvenile, drug, sex, domestic violence, and gang units. As a prosecutor, she honed her trial skills, argued before the Kansas Court of Appeals, and served as an instructor at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

Ms. Penner joined Penner Lowe Law Group in February 2020 and practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, including White Collar Criminal and Civil Defense, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, and Juvenile Law. Ms. Penner is bilingual and takes delight in representing clients from both the English and Spanish speaking communities. She genuinely enjoys her work and especially the people that she meets and serves. Ms. Penner is a member of the American, Kansas, and Wichita Bar Associations. As an active Bar member, she serves on the Wichita Women Attorneys Association and the Criminal Practice, Law in Education, and Professional Diversity Committees of the Wichita Bar Association. In 2012, Ms. Penner was elected by her peers to serve on the WBA Board of Governors. Ms. Penner is active in a variety of community organizations and activities.  She serves on boards for The Salvation Army, Kansas Appleseed, Child Start, and Everence.  Ms. Penner is presently serving on the Kansas Criminal Justice Reform Commission.  She also provides pro bono legal advice at Wichita’s Union Rescue Mission, Hilltop Urban Church, and The Salvation Army.  While she is not working, Ms. Penner enjoys participating in a number of organized sports, cheering on her children in their many sports and activities, running, listening to live music, and spending time with her family.

Practice Areas

  • Worker’s Compensation

  • Criminal Defense

  • White Collar Civil and Criminal Defense

  • Insurance Defense Litigation

  • Constitutional Law

  • Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation

  • Juvenile Defense

Professional Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association

  • Wichita Bar Association

  • Wichita Bar Association Young Lawyers

  • Wichita Women Attorneys Association

  • Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court

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Jeff Lowe

MEMBER

Jeffrey N. Lowe received his doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.B.A. from Southwestern College. Professionally, Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association including several sub-committees, Kansas Association for Justice, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in the Kansas District Courts and the United States District Court - District of Kansas. Jeff has been repeatedly chosen by his peers as a top attorney as evidenced by his repeated "Rising Star" and "Super Lawyer" designations in KC Magazine’s Super Lawyers, and he carries an “A-V” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, evidencing a very high level of professional excellence. Jeff has also been repeatedly chosen to be included in the prestigious "Best Lawyers" publications in the areas

of Family Law and Family Mediation.  In 2020, “Best Lawyers” named Jeff “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Family Law for Wichita, Kansas. Additionally, Jeff is an author and contributor to the Kansas Bar Association Family Law Handbook, as well as a frequent lecturer for the Wichita Bar Association, the Kansas Chapter of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, and other organizations. Jeff has successfully achieved Board Certification as a family law trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, one of the highest, most stringent and most reliable honor an attorney can receive. Approximately three percent of American lawyers have earned board certification. Although Jeff focuses his practice in the areas of family law and civil litigation, he also practices in several other areas as outlined below.

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Practice Areas

  • Adoption

  • Annulment

  • Business Law

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Civil Litigation

  • Co-Habitation Agreement

  • Construction Litigation

  • Corporate/LLC Formation

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Torts

  • Domestic Violence

  • DUI

  • Estate Planning

  • Estate/Trust Litigation

  • Guardianship/Conservatorship

  • Parenting Time

  • Paternity

  • Plaintiff Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

  • Premarital/Post Nuptial Agreements and Co-Habitation Agreements

  • Probate

  • Protection from Abuse

  • Protection from Stalking

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • American Bar Association

  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

  • Kansas Bar Association

  • Kansas Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers

  • Wichita Bar Association

  • Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (Board Certified – Family Law) (2015 – current)

  • KC Magazine’s Super Lawyers. Rising Star. (2011 – 2015)

  • KC Magazine’s Super Lawyers. Super Lawyer – Family Law. (2016 – current)

  • Board Certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (2015 – current)

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