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: Employment Law; Legal Rights of the Individual Employee; Discrimination in the Workplace; Contract Law; Criminal Law; 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.
Born and raised in a small, rural community, I have a strong appreciation for honesty, respect, hard work and a love for the "underdog". Representing hard-working, wrongfully terminated employees comes naturally and is something that highly motivates me.
I first obtained experience with employment law at a local law firm while enrolled in law school. It was during this time I realized my true passion for 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 law firms often cannot provide. For over the last ten years I have consulted with and/or successfully represented close to a thousand terminated workers.
Memberships / Activities
Dayton Bar Association (member: Employment Law & Criminal Law committees)
Ohio State Bar Association
Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
Greene County Bar Association
U.S. Federal District Court Ohio
U.S. Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Volunteer Baseball, Basketball and Football Coach for Centerville Sports
A resident of Owensville, Indiana for 21 years, I moved to Ohio in 1998 to attend law school. I currently live in Centerville, Ohio with my wife and two sons.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Day Counsel Award (Criminal Defense, Felony 1st/2nd degree)||Montgomery County Common Pleas Court||2013|
|C.A.L.I. Excellence Award (Civil Trial Practice)||University of Dayton School of Law||2001|
|C.A.L.I. Excellence Award (Law and Aging)||University of Dayton School of Law||2001|
|Attorney||Law Office of Lucas Wilder||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dayton Bar Association (Employment Law Committee)||N/A||N/A|
|Dayton Bar Association (Criminal Law Committee)||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Federal Bar (District Courts; 6th Circuit)||N/A||N/A|
|D.H. v. AirTran||Confidential|
|W.H. v. SBC Ameritech||Confidential|
|J.B. v. Medquist Transcription||Confidential|
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|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Southern Indiana||Political Science & History||B.A.||N/A|