Our Legal Team
Gigit grew up in Forney, Texas before she moved to Austin, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas. Gigit then moved to Oklahoma City to follow her dream of becoming an attorney. She attended Oklahoma City University School of Law where she met her husband, Christopher, and her business partner, Carly Maderer. Gigit graduated first in her class and was a member of Law Review. Gigit and her husband stayed in Oklahoma where she worked at Forbes and Forbes and took over their Social Security Disability and Bankruptcy practices. In 2015, Gigit and Christopher decided it was time to return home to Texas to raise their children.
Gigit understands that for many of her clients, she is seeing them on one of their worst days. She tries to ease their struggle by taking as much off their plate as possible. She treats her clients like family. She is dedicated to returning calls and emails as soon as possible.
Gigit is admitted to practice in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, Western District of Oklahoma and Southern District of Texas. She currently serves as the President for the Northwest Bar Association
Carly Maderer grew up in Houston, Texas before moving to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After graduating in the top 10% from Oklahoma State University, Carly received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Oklahoma City University. It was also at Oklahoma City University School of Law where she met her partner in the Firm, Gigit Tyler.
Prior to opening her own practice, Carly worked at Gordon & Rees (Houston office) and Ewing & Jones, PLLC. Carly’s experience includes working on mergers and acquisitions; drafting various business contracts; helping individuals and companies with employment matters; assisting with complex corporate organizations; and representing clients involved in start-up ventures, investment deals, private capital raises and franchise opportunities. Carly utilizes her business education not only to advise clients from a legal perspective but with a unique understanding of their overall corporate needs.
Carly and her husband, Jason, are blessed with four children. In 2017, their third child was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder (Dup15q) causing mental and physical disabilities. It was this life event and her family’s overall protection that inspired Carly to help other families safeguard their loved ones from whatever life might throw their way. Carly uses her personal experience and legal intellect when advising clients about their Last Will and Testaments, Testamentary Trusts, Revocable Family Trusts, Special Needs Trusts and Power of Attorneys.
She is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and is a member of the Houston Northwest Bar Association.
Stephen is a home-grown Houstonian, born and raised. After graduating high school, he became the first in his family to attend college. Stephen graduated from The University of North Texas in Denton. After leaving UNT, he returned to Houston to further his education in the law. Stephen then attended South Texas College of Law, where he achieved his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2011. Stephen later passed the bar and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas the same year.
He joined Sanez & Burkhardt, PLLC working for a variety of clients; both commercial and individual. Discovering a passion for the transactional side of the law, Stephen began his solo career practicing in estate planning and business law. Developing his legal career in both estate planning and business law led to an opportunity with Tyler & Maderer. Stephen joined the firm in 2022 with a desire to further develop and grow with this emerging law practice.
Stephen has a passion for working with the elderly and special needs communities. He enjoys spending hours at the Houston Food Bank and doing other volunteer work in his local community. Stephen is also a member of the Houston Hispanic Bar Association and The Greater Houston LULAC Council. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and learning Spanish with his son.
Lisa Mendes joined Tyler and Maderer as a Social Security Case Manager in 2019 after leaving her role as a Project Manager in the record retrieval industry working product liability cases. She has managed multiple litigations, some with over 40,000 cases. Lisa has over 10 years of experience in record retrieval, training programs, litigation processes, and customer service. After earning a degree in science, Lisa quickly realized that her true calling is in the legal field.
As the firm’s Case Manager, Lisa quickly established herself as a versatile, hard-working, and determined leader working on numerous Social Security cases. She has gained vast experience working directly with Gigit Tyler and Carly Maderer. From experience, Lisa knows that dealing with government entities can be challenging for people, so she has made helping our clients her number one priority.
Lisa is originally from the small Caribbean Island of Grenada. She is married and has 3 children. She enjoys traveling, hanging out with family and friends, dining out and warm weather. Of course, that's one of the many reasons she and her family have moved to Texas.