5.0 stars 66 totalReview Douglas Wilder
Posted by Danielle
I found Doug, Rebecca, and Judy through Avvo. To say that they are life-savers would be a gross understatement. My husband had outstanding cash-only warrants for Dallas County totaling $6000.00 and every attorney I spoke to said that they couldn't help us and that we were basically screwed. I called Doug's office and spoke to Rebecca and my hope was renewed! Rebecca is AMAZING!!! She took all of our information and immediately set up an appointment to meet with Doug. Doug was confident and extremely knowledgeable. He said we were facing one of the worst courts in the county but that he would do everything in his power to help us. My husband was facing 2 DWI 2nds and an assault charge. His most recent DWI was with a BAC of .31! Doug was able to get the judge to reinstate his bonds without us having to pay the cash warrants. Rebecca always knew exactly what was going on every time I called (which was a ton because I was a nervous wreck :) ). She really makes you feel like you are their only client! Doug and Rebecca got my husband into the programs that helped him clearly see the mistakes he had made and when his court date came up this month, he had already completed all of the certifications that are required as part of probation. Doug was able to get the assault dropped, the old DWI closed as time passed and he got 20 months probation on the one with a .31 and only has to have the interlock for 9 months! Doug kept my husband out of jail, kept him from getting a felony DWI and saved our lives! My husband made some really poor choices years ago and needed help. Doug was compassionate, he never stopped fighting for us and got my husband the help he needed. So, if you are looking for an attorney in Dallas for a DWI, stop and call Doug's office. Rebecca or Judy will answer the phone and you will immediately see what I am talking about! They are the best in the business and you will be glad you called.
Posted by Dale
I want to start off by saying if you are looking for a DUI lawyer Doug Wilder is definitely the way to go!! I was stopped in Dallas county on a Saturday night. It was my first and only DUI and had been coming home from a car club meeting when I made an illegal right turn and was stopped by the officer. I had had a few to drink earlier that night and had admitted that to the cop. Because my son was with me and he stated that, "I appeared intoxicated" he arrested me and charged me with a felony DUI with a minor. The next Monday I had called Doug's office to schedule a consultation. The office staff was very helpful during this entire process and helped me get everything set up to begin the long process of court hearings. Doug was very honest from the beginning about what he wanted me to do to get this dropped to a misdemeanor and get sentenced to the least possible outcome we could get it down to. He did not spare any information and informed me that I would have to do things I might not want to do such as AA every night, Alcohol breathing device (Soberlink), MADD classes, Alcohol Evaluation and so forth. I pushed through and did everything that he wanted me to do before my first court date and I was so glad I did! The judge was impressed that everything he was going to sentence me to on probation was already done he ended up dropping my felony DUI case with a minor all the way down to a class B misdemeanor and only 18 months probation. Seeing as I had already done EVERYTHING he was going to sentence me to again, thanks to Doug, I no longer had to do anything else other then check in with my PO once a month. It was a way easier process thanks to Mr. Wilder. I fought him some days with having to do AA every night but I honestly believe without his representation and me completing everything he wanted me to I was able to walk out of that court jumping for joy with what I got sentenced. I recommend Mr. Wilder to anyone needing any type of representation for a DUI!! He was amazing and I could not be more happy with him!!
Posted by Jon
I found Doug, Rebecca and Judy to be so amazing to work with at such a difficult time in my life. They genuinely are concerned about my situation and having me become a better person through the choices I have made. They put me in contact with people that can help get me on the path of sobriety. They have all treated me like family and not the typical client. I have had other attorneys in the past that once they were paid off then they rushed you off their agenda. That WAS NOT the case with this firm!!! They are representing me to the very best of their ability and I couldn't be more appreciative of the efforts they are providing for my case. They have great communication and terrific technology on keeping me abreast to my status.
Thanks Doug, Rebecca and Judy!! I can't thank you enough for the help you have provided me on your legal services.
Posted by anonymous
Was arrested in Aug '16 for a probation violation of a DWI from '08. Contacted my previous attny who helped with the case and told me he wanted x amount of money and that they wanted me to serve time for this violation. Decided to contact Doug BC of things I've heard and the outstanding ratings he received from other clients. This wasn't my first run in with law enforcement so I kinda knew my way around, but he well exceeded my expectations. His staff is terrific and very well informed, they advised me of what I needed to do and what our goal was for the outcome of my case. I followed their advice and did as I was asked from his staff keep in mind....I didn't meet and talk to Doug until we went to court the third week of september. That's how up to speed and aware he and his staff are when it comes to what needs to happen and needs to be done! I went to court by 9 am met Doug by 915 and the entire violation was dismissed and case closed by 11 am. I went from they want you to serve time on this case to case closed in about week and a half's time because of Mr Wilder. I've dealt with a few lawyers in my time and by far he was the best and easiest to work with. Without a doubt I would recommend Mr. Wilder and his staff hands down!
Posted by J.
I was devastated when I was arrested for a DWI and took the search for a defense attorney very seriously. I did hours of research on Dallas DWI attorneys before interviewing about a dozen in person. After narrowing to just four, one attorney asked who else was in the mix- when I mentioned Doug's name, this attorney said "well I'll be honest, Doug wins cases that I never thought were possible and if I were in your boat I'd pick him". I am sure glad I did. As a very career focused and driven person, I was sure that this event would ruin my chances at getting a highly competitive job or getting into a top grad program. I explained to him my situation, and my concerns and how any conviction for a DWI was just not in the cards for me. He reviewed my case and gave it to me straight the whole time which I greatly appreciated. Given the particulars associated with my arrest, as well as other medical factors, we came up with a plan to try and fight the charge. He warned me that this could take months or years, but that he truly believed this would lead to the best outcome. Over the nearly 2.5 years it took, I rarely felt like I wasn't in good hands. High office turnover made me nervous, the volume of posts to the electronic case management system was at times overwhelming, but Judy (his longtime paralegal) and Doug never made me feel like a random name on a client list. In the end, Doug worked his skill and his magic, and I plead to obstruction of a roadway. I have never been so grateful to have put my future in the hands of someone who could get the job done. Thank you Doug.
Posted by Jared Beals
I found myself in a bad situation with seemingly no way out. I was referred to Doug and he instantly made me feel like somehow, everything was going to be okay.
Before I met him face to face, he spent about 4-5 hours on the phone with me. Most of it not even directly about business. He let me vent about my circumstantial crisis and provided not only amazing legal advice but great life advice that I follow to this day.
This wasn't my first time in trouble with the law for drug possession and things were not looking good for my case but he managed to dramatically reduce my charges and set me up on a road to recovery.
Due to his diligent legal work and personal level of care he shows his clients, I have been given an opportunity to finally improve the quality of my life.
Posted by Amy
My name is Amy and I am a Registered Nurse in Texas. I am the first one to admit I am bad about writing reviews. I intend to do it more often, but get so busy and then forget. However, there was no way I could not give my feedback in regards to Doug Wilder! I had a situation last year that had me possibly facing a DUI second. As a nurse, I was petrified. This was scary to begin with and could have had monumental consequences for my career. There were some extenuating circumstances but I didn't think it would make a bit of difference. I was referred to Doug Wilder and from day one I was very happy with his professionalism and responsiveness to me. He was very honest. I was not in a good situation. However he worked incredibly hard for me and because of his reputation in the courts, he was able to work a miracle for me. I know miracles are not always possible, but I have no doubt in this situation, had I gone with ANYONE else, I'd be facing a DUI second. My charges were dropped to an obstruction charge which saved my career and saved me a ton of money. I didn't "get off". I had consequences, but I was happy to take those considering the alternative. When Doug met with me, he saw me as a person and not just a client. He was honest, direct and compassionate. He has since followed up without prompting to ensure that my probation process went smoothly. Picking an attorney is scary and you can be going in blind, but I felt compelled to let others know that Doug Wilder can be trusted with your future. He is forever on my Christmas card list.
Amy in Texas.
Posted by Devonna
Doug filled in for my original lawyer, he did an excellent job. Doug was able to get all of the charges on me dropped. I am so grateful for all of his hard work on my case. I would highly recommend him and his firm to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Steve
I hired Doug a few years ago after I read reviews that he was the best in Dallas for DWI cases. From the beginning to the end of the process Doug and his team were pinpoint on their decision making and guidance. Communication was clear and I know from time to time I asked a lot of questions, but he was always there to help : ) I followed his direction and the outcome blew my mind. There are other lawyers in DFW who can represent you in a DWI case, but if you want the best you need to call Doug! I'm not going to go into great detail about my case, but I will say when I thought there wasn't hope he found something and that attention to detail got me a very favorable outcome. There was an article written about him years ago that shows him with boxing gloves around his neck implying that he fights for his clients. It's sooooo true!
I'm sure a lot of people read reviews and try to hire the cheapest lawyer with good reviews. Don't do it. If you want the best to the represent you call Doug. He is a Prize Fighter who will have your back and get you the best possible outcome.
Thank you Doug for representing me and if you ever need anything I will gladly help!
Posted by Daniel
I first contacted Dougs' office after I found out I had a warrant for probation violation. I was in transition back to Dallas county from Denton when I called to see about what I needed to do to end probation. I had failed an interlock test one morning on the way to work and school. I had used my wife's mouthwash since I was out, it was the Walmart brand so I didn't think about the alcohol. It had failed me with a .12! I didn't know how bad I failed, but I knew it would take more time for it to clear than we had. So I went ahead and let my wife drive, causing me to be automatically guilty. I decided to research decent lawyers here on Avvo after having an absolutely terrible experience with the Stanley law firm during my initial DWI. When I first called, I talked to Rebecca. What nailed me was that she seemed genuinely concerned about what happened to me. My first of many lawyers with the same firm the last time around never really listened. So I went ahead and hired them that day. Doug was late the first appointment, but I had been notified already the night before by Rebecca. Had had two major cases that morning so it wasn't a big deal to me. He was very nice, a little on the goofy side, very straightforward, and honest. Never talked down to me or like I was ignorant, like I saw a lot of attorneys do their clients at the courthouse. He also didn't take any flack from the probation office either, even fed it right back. That worries me at first, but I learned that Doug just isn't an attorney to be messed with! He told me that he would more than likely be able to get everything dropped. He immediately had the warrant gone thanks to a personal recognizance bond. Which meant I didn't have to pay any money, but could get in serious trouble for not showing to court! You'd have to be insane not to show to court! I never had to wait long for Doug to show after that day, waiting for probation to do their job was another story though! I went and had my school counselor that I had signed up for classes with that morning, write me a signed statement about how I was not intoxicated. This just wasn't enough to sway the probation officer. So Rebecca initially recommended I take a repeat victim impact panel and sign up for intensive outpatient therapy with her friend Holly Hunter. I was stubborn and didn't don't immediately because I felt like I was admitting guilt. Doug firmly re-recommended Rebecca had prior. So I finally went to the panel, turned out to be a lot more informative than my first in Denton. I also signed up with Holly Hunter. I also learned a lot from that experience as well! She was a great and interesting person that definitely left a mark on me. She too, has quite the reputation in the North Texas legal system. Once I had completed everything, I brought all my paperwork in. Doug got me right in at 9 and three minutes later, everything was dropped!!!! There was always good lines of communication between Doug, Rebecca, and I. Rebecca was always very quick to answer any question I had through the team website and by text. Even after hours she would respond asap! She loaded all of my documents into the system for me so Doug would have them on court day. So very pleased that I found them when I did. They truly went above and beyond my expectations of an attorney's office. They helped me get this giant heap of stress off of my back! If you're looking for a great attorney and legal team, look no further!!!