Law Office of Lucas Wilder

Successfully Representing Clients Since 2001

Law Firm

The Law Office of Lucas Wilder is a criminal defense and employment law firm which prides itself on aggressive and successful representation. Since 2001 I have successfully defended those charged with crimes and litigated cases for wrongfully terminated employees. Since 2001, I have consulted with and/or represented over 2,500 persons charged with crimes or terminated from their jobs. I have defended close to 1,000 criminal cases at the trial and appellate levels. I encourage you to review my past cases, clients reviews, peer endorsements, etc. at: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/45402-oh-lucas-wilder-545044.html

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Memberships / Invitations / Selections

Criminal Law "Best 10 Attorneys" for Ohio

Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers

Premier Lawyers of America

Ohio State Bar Association

Dayton Bar Association

Criminal Law and Employment Law committees (DBA)

Greene County Bar Association

U.S. Federal District Court

U.S. Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project

Volunteer Activities

Head Coach (select baseball, rec softball and basketball) - Centerville, Ohio.

Commissioner (HS, rules, umpire training) - Centerville Baseball & Softball League.

Girls Rec Commissioner - Centerville Hustle Basketball.  

Education

Gibson Southern High School. Ft. Branch, Indiana.

University of Southern Indiana. Bachelor of Arts (History, Political Science)

University of Dayton School of Law. Juris Doctor

Educational/Employment Backdrop

From 1994 thru 1998 I attended the University of Southern Indiana taking coursework towards a double major in Political Science and History. During the summer months I interned at the Vanderburgh County courthouse in Evansville, Indiana. In May 1998 I graduated with honors from USI with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In the summer of 1998 I attended a law school preparatory seminar at American University in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 1998, I enrolled in law school at the University of Dayton. My coursework at U.D. School of Law consisted of: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Search and Seizure Law; Employment Law; Legal Rights of the Individual Employee; Discrimination in the Workplace; Civil Trial Practice; and Family Law. 

During law school I received two C.A.L.I. Excellence for the Future Awards® in the fields of Trial Practice and Law and Aging. While enrolled at U.D., I was also employed by a local Dayton law office specializing in employment law.   

I graduated from U.D. School of Law in May 2001. I passed the July 2001 Ohio Bar Exam and received my license to practice law in November 2001. Since passing the bar I established, and have maintained, a successful solo practice.

Business Approach

Born and raised in a small, rural community I have a strong appreciation for respect, hard work and a love for the "underdog". This upbringing also instilled a strong compassion for all persons and their rights. Representing persons charged with crimes and hard-working, wrongfully terminated employees comes naturally and highly motivates me.      

I first obtained experience with a local law firm while enrolled in law school. It was during this time I realized passion for criminal defense and employment law. I began my own practice in 2001. I started my own practice primarily to ensure my clients would get the one-on-one service and accountability that many law firms often cannot provide.

Personal Background

A resident of Owensville, Indiana for 21 years, I moved to Ohio in 1998 to attend law school at U.D. I currently live in Centerville with my wife, three children, and our French Bulldog.      

Awards

Law Day Counsel Award For Criminal Defense of 1st and 2nd Degree Felony Cases