5.0 stars 42 totalReview Douglas Wilder
Posted by Mimi
I had so much fun at my company's crawfish boil, I never made it home that night, whomp whomp! Instead I found myself swimming in a whole lotta trouble with the local police dept and facing a DWI charge. I was completely overwhelmed and terrified of what was to come. So I sought out in search of a lawyer, someone to bat in my corner. After interviewing a few lawyers (all high profile), I chose Doug because he took his time when consulting with me, and I felt reassured by his expertise and demeanor (think traits of a good attorney). Best decision ever! My license was NEVER suspended from the ALR hearing and eventually my case was dismissed. Absolutely the best outcome I could've asked for considering the circumstances. I highly recommend Doug. Choose Wilder! Oh and I like Judy too, she's awesome.
Posted by Daniel
I had a DWI/2nd Offense and was devastated, scared, and lost. By far, my best decision through this whole process was engaging Doug Wilder. From Day One, he and his outstanding associates calmed me, walked me through alternatives and suggestions, were there every step of the way from the beginning, through my court date, and afterwards. As I went through the various steps of the process, I talked to many of the people in my same situation and it was clear that Doug's outstanding service to me and my case is not the norm, at least from my peers. Talk of no response from their attorney, no help, no advice, and most important to me, no compassion to these peers' situation and willingness to help. Doug was a superstar and that's not only my opinion. At my Occupational Drivers License hearing, in open court, the judge addressed me and said "I hope you know you have one of the finest attorneys in the State of Texas. Follow his advice and you'll be ok." I couldn't have said it better myself. And a shout-out to his paralegal Rebecca. I will be forever grateful to both. Daniel - Dallas
Posted by a client
I was arrested for suspicion of DWI 2. My professional career, clearance and retirement were at stake. My whole world as far as I was concerned would be turned upside down. Doug gave me a since of comfort relief after our initial meeting that I had found the person to save my career. I felt very confident with hiring this man and his team to save my life as I knew it.
Knowing now that, after meeting with 4 different Attorneys before Doug. Doug had great references, online positive reviews & the lack of negative review and a history of winning cases. His attentiveness in listening and understanding my extenuating circumstances with my job (my clearance), his case management skills (his team notifying me on every issue immediately), his "CAN DO" spirit, attention to detail (note taking during our meetings, his questioning me about the details surrounding the day & night of the arrest), professionalism (he didn't treat me like I was there for him, I wasn't just another poor sap for him to help), Being chosen as the "Super Lawyer of the year" by his colleague in Dallas County multiple years running
( http://www.superlawyers.com/texas/lawyer/Douglas-L-Wilder/4302d017-75cc-4c37-a72a-586c028bbb82.html ), courtroom experience (he seemed at home in the courtroom like it was "HIS" home playing field) and being a former prosecutor for Dallas County were reasons not only why I chose him, but why am glad to endorse and recommend this man and his team.
My case was pushed back for quite a time for my job out of country. The Dallas ADA's team were adamant in hanging me out to dry they wouldn't budge or sway at all. They even had a supervisor with them through the entire trial, and they still didn’t prevail against Doug.
During our meetings, Doug explained both sides of my case (good & bad), walked me thru every process, spoke of his network of experts readily available for us,
worked with me on every issue and stayed positive thru it all. Getting an experts witness to inspect blood work process, to test the vials and blood independently.
Doug and I seemed to be a team going into combat getting ready for trial. He gave me a since of trust in him and we built a camaraderie that I normally only get when I head "down range" with men that I will have to trust with my life and that was a real morale booster.
Getting ready for trial, Doug was a machine... driving out to the area I was arrested, taking pictures, looking up state and local laws, finding loop holes wherever they may be that applied to my case, working and building a case like you would hope & expect a true professional attorney should.
I was found NOT GUILTY by the judge and jury!!!
One of the best days in my entire life!! My record, my good name,
my freedom, my job, my clearance, my retirement... I owe it all to Doug Wilder.
Judy was (and still is I'm sure) a knowledgeable and true asset to the "WILDER TEAM"! She handled my expungement process as stress free on me as possible. Very sweet and wonderful person as well.
Although I didn't get to work with Rebecca very long, from the times we did interact, she was very professional, knowledgeable at her job and very sweet lady.
I am a better person knowing Doug and his team.
Thank you Doug, A thousand times thank you!!
For saving my life, my career and returning my hope in the justice system that there are great lawyers out there like you who will fight to win not just settle, for those of us caught up in the legal system.
Sincerely & eternally grateful,
Posted by Tim
This guy is amazing. The .137 that I blew was discouraging! Doug went to ALR hearing for me and documented the report. This was KEY. He took the time to go to scene of arrest and take pictures. There was a lot of little things in this case that took a big part in the results. He felt that going to a jury trial would be the best. He is about winning the case and not robbing you!! I can communicate with him with phone, mostly text. I could always call and talk to Judy or Rebecca if I needed to. During the trial he pointed out enough inefficiencies from the cop that the judge basically gave me NOT GUILTY. My job was on the line here! (CDL) Thank You Doug, my life, career and family are back to normal. I highly recommend Doug Wilder for a DWI case!!
Posted by Michelle
He is very honest. Helped me through the whole process. Available when I needed to speak with him. Advised me well. Which allowed me to maintain my freedom and keep my job.
Posted by a client
Being in trouble with the law is very scary! It is important to have an attorney who truely cares and gets things taken care of promptly. The Wilder Firm does exactly that. My job was on the line and I needed answers fast. I was told these details that I needed take around 3 months. Douglas and his team got me answers in one week! He has been great fom the start. I interviewed many attorneys and I personally would not deal with any other attorney than Douglas. Thank you to you and your team!!!!!
Posted by a client
I was facing a DWI 2nd Conviction and called Doug as a recommendation from a family member whom he had helped out in the past. Doug met with me immediately to start reviewing my case and my accounts of what occurred the night of my arrest. Doug never made me feel like this was going to be an easy case to win, but he went over my case thoroughly and found evidence out what I thought was a lost cause. I had no hope in winning my case. Doug was able to get my case lowered to an Obstruction of Roadway and then went even further to get my case completely dismissed. Doug worked extremely hard and went above and beyond what I expected. If you want someone who is extremely diligent and knowledgeable in his field, Doug is the man for you.
Posted by LARRY
DOUG,WALKED ME THROUGH A DWI CHARGE,HE WAS THERE WHEN I NEEDED HIM IN PERSON
OR OVER THE PHONE,IF YOU NEED TO FIND SOMEONE,I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOUGS EXPIERIENCE
WITH THESE TYPES OF CASES
Posted by Joseph
Facing a felony 3rd DUI, I reached out to Doug and his team after talking to him and three other lawyers about my case I decided on the Wilder Firm. The other lawyers that I talked with were more salesman than lawyers stating that they could get the breath test thrown out along with the field sobriety test. This concerned me because they had not seen any of the evidence against me. Doug was the only lawyer that gave it to me straight. He did not make any promises about getting the case dismissed or reduced. What he did was give me the real picture, he needed to see the evidence before making any claims about getting the case dismissed. What he did promise was that he and his team would do their best to defend me. I was facing my 3rd DUI needless to say I was very scarred. Once the evidence was in their possession they contacted me to come to the office to review. Doug and Paul worked very hard with the DA and was able to get the charges reduced to 1st DUI I don’t know how they did it but I cannot praise them enough. I was able to keep my license, probation 18 months (this is standard), and I can now put this mistake behind me. I don’t know what I would have done without the Wilder Team.
Posted by Todd
I am writing this review with regards to not only my arrest and subsequent charge of DWI w/ child but to convey the journey that this incident has taken me on and to emphasize the caliber of attorney that Doug Wilder is.
I made a very bad decision, one that I have had the opportunity to reflect on and realize the severity of what that decision and it’s possible consequences could not only have on me, but my family as well.
I have always considered myself to be a responsible person, a person that takes charge and makes the right decision regardless of what others are telling him, yet on this particular night I failed in making that right decision…. when I should have had my wife drive, I instead chose to drive under the influence of alcohol and put my family in jeopardy. After my arrest, I have had the chance to go through a lot of feelings: humility, embarrassment, sorrow, regret and in the end, thankfulness. I have taken a moral inventory of where I was in my life and realize the things that are most precious and dear to me I put in harm’s way.
Doug Wilder was right there with me through it all from the very beginning as I faced some very serious charges. Charges that could affect my life and my family forever. Doug was able to think "outside of the box" and truly have a compassionate look at what I was facing. Had it not been for Doug, I could have lost everything. I would recommend Doug to anyone facing a situation such as this as he took the time to think through my case, consider my options and come up with the best plan for me to address it. I initially faced felony charges with state jail time. I walked away with a misdemeanor.
I can't thank you enough Doug Wilder.