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Sylvia Bribiesca Penner

Criminal defense Attorney at Wichita, KS

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2004
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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.

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  • University of Kansas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Tabor College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Wichita Bar Association, Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Wichita Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
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  • Honorable Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Ms. Penner. I did not know her very well until we had a large Federal case together. She may be small in stature, but she is commanding in the courtroom! Definitely someone you want on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sylvia is my law partner, trusted colleague, and friend. She is not only a phenomenal human being, but an exceptional lawyer. She is hard working, intelligent and tenacious in the courtroom. She is constantly improving her skills and knowledge as a lawyer for the betterment of herself and her law firm, but most importantly the clients she serves. Sylvia is well-versed in several practice areas, including, but not limited to, criminal defense, worker's compensation, employment law, immigration and civil litigation. For all the foregoing reasons, I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Wichita Criminal defense Lawyer Sylvia Bribiesca Penner
Sylvia Bribiesca Penner
Criminal defense Attorney
Wichita, KS
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available