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 2,000 persons charged with crimes or terminated from their jobs.  I have defended close to 1,000 criminal cases at the trial and appellate levels. 

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Memberships / Invitations:
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
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 (baseball and basketball) for Centerville sports.
Centerville Baseball and Softball League Board Member, Commissioner and Umpire Trainer.


Bachelor of Arts.  University of Southern Indiana.  1998

Juris Doctor.  University of Dayton School of Law.  2001

Educational Backdrop

In May 1998, I graduated with honors from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History.  

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 Civil 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.   

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".  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, Ohio with my wife, three children, and our French Bulldog rescue.      


Law Day Counsel Award For Criminal Defense of 1st and 2nd Degree Felony Cases (June 2013)