5.0 stars 58 totalReview Douglas Wilder
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!!!
Posted by Edgar
In November 2013 I was falsely accused of an assault. The complainant stated that I had caused a small bruise to her left knee. The Police was called and a couple of days later I was arrested by Dallas Police Department which was the Department I was at the time working for. By that time I had already hired an attorney who failed to be with me at the time of the interrogation regarding the false accusation. One week later I couldn't afford this one attorney so I ended up hiring another attorney who just kept on telling me to accept the plea that the court was offering me, but since I knew I committed no assault, why would I accept and plea bargain and have an assault charge in my record for the rest of my life?
Lastly, I knew I had to get myself another attorney that will give me a fair result. Someone who I could trust, someone who was not just going to get my money and not work for it.
I contacted another Dallas Police Officer who was also arrested and had hired Doug Wilder as his attorney. This one Officer gave me a great reference. I decided to call another Officer who also knows Doug Wilder and also talked really good about him and how successful his results are. I placed that call to Doug and within a couple of minutes of being on the phone with him I told him I wanted to hire him and to represent me regarding my case. By then I was already living in another city nowhere close to DFW, but the distance was never a problem. Doug worked hard, quick and efficient to help me solve my case. Within a couple of months Doug Wilder had worked with the DA's to look at the evidence and my case was dismissed. This was the best decision I could ever make. I had finally hired the right attorney. If I would've heard of Doug way before, he would've been the first to hire. If I wouldn't have hired Doug I could've faced some time in jail and a fine.
Thank you Doug.
Posted by Christi
I rec'd my 2nd DWI with child 10 years after my first. For the type of work I do, I could NOT have a felony charge on my record. I met with Doug and was impressed. He was very honest and explained this would be difficult but not impossible. He immediately had me attend AA meetings, attend repeat offender program, attend A Court Class, and get a sober link which I breathed in 4 times a day. My case took a while to finally see a court room which made me stress more but worked in my favor because it allowed me the time to do all the things he asked me to do. I made sure I did it all too!! I finally met with the DA and went before the judge. Doug was not only able to have my felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor but I did not have to do any jail time. Doug & his staff were very detailed oriented & kept me up to date through text, email, phone, & program that I had access to at any time. I highly recommend him to anyone who can benefit from his services. I would have my friends and family use his services, if, god forbid, they got a felony or misdemeanor charge brought upon them. Doug actually cared about me and my case and made sure I knew that.
Posted by peter
I was arrested last year on a DWI in carrollton Dallas county,was found sleeping in the back of the car. I failed all the sobriety tests and my alcohol content came back a .21. I hired Doug Wilder and his team and he adviced we decline the plea bargain since it was alittle harsh so we went ahead with the trial option. At the trial Doug was excellent and the prosecution could not prove beyond doubt if i was driving..The verdict..NOT GUILTY..The team has been so supportive especially Ms Rebbecca Burns who was in constant communication through all stages..I highly recommend the wilder firm to anybody who might be going through similar predicaments.. Thank for giving me my life back
Posted by Crystal
After receiving my DWI at double the legal limit, I had to get a lawyer quick. First, I called a few lawyers some very rude almost laughing at me for even asking how much it was to hire them and some sounding like they just wanted my money. I felt a little helpless still not giving up on faith that everything will be okay. I finally I called Doug's office (didn’t call them at first because they had so many good reviews I thought there was no way I could afford them) and spoke with Rebecca. She was very informative she told me everything up ahead, she told me what to expect. She made me feel prepare so I had to hire them. With little income that I had they were willing to help me, I gave them all I could to pay them off and still they didn’t treat me any different when I couldn’t pay them off right away. A year later Doug was able to get me 15mo probation with NO INTERLOCK!!
I am so satisfied with the Wilder Team, I couldn’t be happier!
Posted by CJ
Doug is very passionate and does care about people. I would highly recommend him for any legal representation. He will go the extra mile and explain in detail what is needed to beat your case. Doug is awesome and one of the best attorneys I have dealt with in the past years. Doug to the rescue!!
Posted by a client
Excellent representation. Reduced what could have been a bad outcome to an acceptable and manageable result. Better results than I thought possible under the circumstances. Doug Wilder and his staff care about there clients enough to fight tirelessly and never give up.
Posted by a client
Doug was able to help me get multiple 2nd chances at life after I had 3 DWIs in 10 years! I was stubborn in learning my lesson but after my most recent incident, Doug was able to get me a reasonable sentence considering my checkered past. I'm happy to say I've definitely learned my lesson but i wouldn't have gotten that chance if it hadn't been for Doug and his awesome professional team! Thanks again!
Posted by David
I am a corporate lawyer who was arrested and charged with DWI in Dallas County. A forced blood draw indicated my blood alcohol level was .13%. I wanted the best representation available and was prepared to vigorously defend myself. I interviewed several DWI attorneys and chose Doug Wilder because a friend of mine, who happens to be a former DWI prosecutor who had tried cases adverse to Mr. Wilder, recommended Mr. Wilder to me. My friend, the former prosecutor, admired Mr. Wilder's tenacious approach to case preparation and his formidable skills in the courtroom. I hired Mr. Wilder. Based on my personal experience, Mr. Wilder is an excellent DWI attorney whose strong reputation as a trial lawyer and willingness to try cases is respected by the prosecution, and is strategic advice is spot on. My case resulted in no DWI conviction. I am very happy I hired Mr. Wilder and I would strongly recommend him to anyone charged with a crime in Dallas, especially the crime of DWI.