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Douglas L. Wilder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Plano, TX

The Wilder Firm
5600 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 290
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 469-912-2039
Fax: 888-702-0042
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019, 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006
Licensed in Texas Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Licensed to practice in Texas since 1994, Douglas L. Wilder is a zealous criminal defense attorney serving Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. When he founded the Wilder Law Firm in 2000, he envisioned a practice that offered personalized services and treated clients with empathy, nobleness and compassion.

A skilled litigator, Mr. Wilder is fully prepared to argue cases at trial. He understands that life may spin out of control when accused of a criminal charge and fights for the constitutional rights and best interests of his clients from the start to the end of every case. He helps his clients feel at ease by remaining available to them at all times and answering a million questions racing through their heads.

The criminal cases Mr. Wilder has handled over the course of his 28-year-old career involve felony DUIs, traffic offenses, domestic violence, aggravated assault, sexual abuse, prostitution, child pornography, drug possession and manufacturing, child abuse, intoxication manslaughter and more. He has been successful in securing many dismissals and not-guilty verdicts for his clients in several cities and counties throughout Texas.

An honors graduate of Texas A&M University, Mr. Wilder obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1991. He then earned a doctorate in law from South Texas College of Law Houston in 1994.

Mr. Wilder has prosecuted thousands of driving while influenced (DWI) cases in his five years as a prosecutor at the Denton County and Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Equipped with this experience, he thoroughly investigates his clients’ cases and finds evidence to effectively fight the prosecution. He is also a certified field sobriety test instructor and has taught field sobriety testing courses to students across the country.

Some of the organizations Mr. Wilder is affiliated with include the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

As a result of his accomplishments and dedication, Mr. Wilder has been rated “Superb” through Avvo and named to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list by D Magazine.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Criminal Law


10 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019, 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006
Office Location for Douglas L. Wilder

5600 Tennyson Parkway
Suite 290
Plano, TX 75024

Phone: 469-912-2039

Fax: 888-702-0042

Last Updated: 5/31/2022

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