Ian Penders is an Associate Attorney with Xavier DWI Defense Attorneys, joining the firm in 2014. Mr. Penders is dedicated to helping client’s navigate the complexities of the New York State’s DWI Laws, and is passionate about criminal defense. Mr. Penders earned his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University, and his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY College at Brockport. He lives in Western New York where he was born and raised. Mr. Penders coaches youth lacrosse, enjoys downhill skiing, and rooting for New York’s only NFL team – the Buffalo Bills.

Why DWI Defense?

I am passionate about defending the rights of the accused. The criminal justice system in this country is the best, but it is flawed in many ways. These flaws result in an unequal playing field, and I believe it is the criminal defense attorney’s job to level that playing field.


  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association