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Law Firm

The Law Office of Lucas Wilder is a criminal defense law firm which prides itself on aggressive and successful representation and personal attention to clients.   For over 20 years I have successfully defended those charged with crimes and have consulted with and/or represented over 3,000 persons charged with crimes.  I have defended over 2,000 cases at the trial and appellate levels. I encourage you to read about my past cases, clients reviews, peer endorsements, etc. at:


Memberships / Invitations / Selections

Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2022 & 2023

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Inc. "Top 10 Attorney Award For The State of Ohio""

Criminal Law "Best 10 Attorneys" for Ohio

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers In 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 / Clubs

Head Coach (Boys Baseball & Girls Basketball)

Centerville Baseball League Commissioner  

Centerville Quarterback Club

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer Project


Gibson Southern High School. Ft. Branch, Indiana.

University of Southern Indiana. Bachelor of Arts (Double Major in 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 college 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.

After graduating, 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.   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 for over 21 years.

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 in me a strong compassion for all persons and their rights. Representing persons charged with crimes comes naturally and highly motivates me.  I grew up watching my parents work hard, run their own businesses and care for their community and customers.        

I began my own practice in 2001 primarily to ensure my clients would get the one-on-one service and accountability that many law firms often cannot provide.  


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

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