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Tyler Lee Czapla

Child custody Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Ty Czapla

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tyler

Learn Tyler’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Criminal defense
    misdemeanors, felonies, pre-indictment negotiations, etc.

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    Custody, child support and enforcement, adoptions.

I'm Ty Czapla, a former Houston and now East Texas attorney with western roots and a deep appreciation and respect for the power of family.  I founded TLC Law, PLLC to help families traverse the often-complex legal system.  I also founded this firm to represent those families, and hard-working men and women, caught up in all-too-common legal controversies.


My passion for representing hard-working families and individuals stems from my upbringing.  I grew up in Gillette, Wyoming, on the sprawling high plains, roughly between Devils Tower (think Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and Yellowstone National Park.  My family has always been close knit and hardworking: my Mom owns and operates two daycares and my Dad worked at a coal mine and industrial parts company before retiring. I have, despite my hardheadedness, acquired their work ethic.  I also developed a great appreciation for children and the parent-child relationship, working as a teacher at my mother's daycare several summers and after-school.


After graduating with a political science degree and then a J.D. from The University of Wyoming, it was only natural that I gravitate towards a career helping children and families just like the ones I had grown to respect in my youth.  After working for two years as a motions practice attorney, perfecting my research and writing skills, I began taking family law and criminal cases.  These cases opened my eyes and rekindled my passion to influence families and the working-class in a positive way; through affordable legal representation individually tailored to each client.

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112 E Line St.
Ste. 302
Tyler, TX, 75702

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  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Belinda | June 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr. Czapla helped me through a very confusing and difficult experience. He was both patient and professional. . I recommend TLC Law to anyone who is looking for a law firm that is both knowledgeable and genuine.
Posted by Ashley | May 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top knotch criminal lawyer
I reached out to Ty when I needed to consult a Tyler Criminal Defense attorney for a family member. He was really helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Megan | August 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend
Ty was my court appointed attorney and I have to admit, I expected very little from a “court appointed” attorney... but Ty was amazing! He met with me in person early on, maintained contact throughout the whole process, answered my litany of questions, and really made me feel as at ease as one could feel in that type of situation. The best part was, you could tell he has a good professional rapport established with the States Attorney, which only comes from experience and mutual respect. He secured a plea deal for me that dropped a DWI (which would of cost me my career as a Nurse) to reckless driving... and when I couldn’t come up with entire amount needed (court costs, fines, attorney fees) to satisfy the terms in my plea deal, HE WAIVED HIS $400 ATTORNEY FEE! He changed my opinion about “court appointed” attorney’s. If you are looking for representation, you will not find a better lawyer and if you are assigned him as you public defender, you hit the jackpot!! Thank you, Ty!!
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Response from Tyler Czapla August 14, 2020
Thank you for the kind comment.
Posted by Dana | July 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I worked with Ty after receiving divorce papers I created through a website attorney. He took the time to meet with me and edit the papers to better fit my situation. I appreciated that he listened to my concerns and explained my next steps. I'm very happy that I reached out for a second opinion. Ty made this difficult process much easier.
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Response from Tyler Czapla August 14, 2020
Glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ty Czapla
Ty did a great job he was honest, knowledgeable and very responsive. Highly recommend!
Posted by Melissa | January 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Law
Ty did an amazing job with my divorce. He was readily available for my questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Ty's services in the future.
Posted by Bambi | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Urgent Title Issue
Ty helped resolve an urgent issue with our title company regarding a property we sold. He was knowledgeable, easy to get in touch with, and very approachable.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal - Theft by Check Class A&B
Ty was absolutely amazing to me! I contacted him after finding out he would be my appointed lawyer...He responded very quickly and was very compassionate...He kept me informed of everything and answered all my billion questions...I had 5 charges total and he was able to get the DA to give me a short sentence and ran all concurrently...He also convinced the judge to let me serve my time on the weekends...I couldn't be happier...He genuinely cares about people...
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Posted by Kiara | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
family / custody
Ty Czapla is an amazing lawyer / person .. He helped me a lot on my family case . He made me feel confident and not worry too much about my whole situation . Other than just a lawyer you can count on him on advice etc . He helped me win my case , was very concerned and on top of things . I am so thankful that he got me over 2yrs of Drama . Would 100% recommend him ..
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motion to Revoke Child Support
He did everything he could to get me out of jail and he was successful doing so. I was set for a hearing weeks away, and would have had to spend Christmas in jail, but he arranged a hearing in a few days time and convinced the judge to release me.
Posted by Annecia | November 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
I needed help with a landlord/tenant case and was referred to Tyler Czapla and I was very happy of that referral. He genuinely cared and seemed concerned of my situation. I was a little dismay on the fee but you get what you pay for! I would retain him again if I needed an attorney.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • TLC Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Landman
  • Tiger Stripe Resources, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • Atlas Legal Research
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Extern
  • Second Judicial Circuit Court, Albany County, Wyoming
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern in HELP Committee
  • United States Senate
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Wyoming
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Eviction case
  • Favorable settlement
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Finding for client
  • Bench trial (child custody)
  • Verdict for client


  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Service
  • Panel Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • N/A
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • TAALP Monthly Meeting
  • Ethical Issues in Divorce
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Tyler
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"He is not an "in your face" super aggressive kind of lawyer, but he is a master of procedure and often finds creative solutions to complex cases. More than that he is passionate about families and children. He works with people on payment plans and is honest with clients about their chances of success. I wish all lawyers were like him."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ty is a highly skilled, competent litigator and lawyer that does great work for his clients. He is a worthy adversary and talented lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Oil and gas Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ty has a keen attention to detail and a good professional approach to all of his work."
Lawsuits and disputes
Securities and investment fraud