Ian Goodnow

Ian Goodnow


Ian grew up in Essex, Vermont. As an alternative to law school, he read the law under Attorney Thomas Costello and successfully completed the Vermont Law Office Study Program in 2022. Ian graduated from the University of Vermont with undergraduate degrees in Russian Language and Political Science.

Ian’s practice areas are primarily criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law. 

Ian is currently serving as the Chair of the Brattleboro Selectboard and is completing his fourth year on the Board.  Ian also serves as a Justice of the Peace and in that position serves as an election official, wedding officiant and member of the Board of Civil authority. 

Ian lives with his wife Ruth Shafer in Brattleboro, Vermont. They enjoy hiking, biking and hosting parties in their backyard.