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Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. is a woman-owned and operated law firm located in the heart of Montgomery County, Texas. We are ready to assist clients with business, commercial real estate, construction, litigation or estate planning matters. Our firm offers a unique approach to handling legal matters—we do not feel like the practice of law is a one size fits all approach. Instead, we provide curated professional and practical solutions designed to meet the individual needs of each client. We take great pride in the excellent service and work product we deliver to each client in each unique matter. We service clients in Montgomery, Harris and surrounding counties.

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Practice Areas

Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. can assist you with a wide range of legal services for your business, construction, employment, trademarking, or litigation matters. We also offer comprehensive, high-level business coaching to ensure our clients continue to grow while remaining legally compliant.

About Us

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Bates Wilder McGee PC Kyla Wilder McGee

Kyla Wilder McGee - Partner

Kyla Wilder McGee is a dynamic, high-energy and self-motivated attorney with unique professional and practical experience in business and corporate law, employment law, including negotiating and drafting employment and noncompete agreements, real estate law, and construction law. She proudly and zealously represents her clients. Kyla spent her elementary school years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As an ex-pat kid, she had the opportunity to travel the world and gain a unique sense of cultural empathy which she relies on in her legal practice daily. She also studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic while in law school. In middle school, her family relocated to The Woodlands, Texas where she attended The John Cooper School. Kyla went on to attend Texas A&M University, College Station, and received her bachelor’s degree in 2008. After college, she attended South Texas College of Law and has been licensed to practice since 2013. After working at a couple various-sized firms, she decided to start her own practice in 2016. Since licensed, Kyla has proven that she will work hard to help her clients achieve their goals. She is known to take a unique approach to resolving all ranges of disputes, from small-figure settlements to multi-million dollar disputes. There is no legal matter within her practice area that she is afraid to take on.
Kyla is passionate about serving Montgomery County. In the community, Kyla sits on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Women’s Shelter and sits on the Distribution Committee for the Montgomery County Community Foundation.

Bates Wilder McGee PC Kristen Bates

Kristen Bates - Partner

Kristen’s practice focuses on providing practical, targeted legal guidance to individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profit associations relative to real estate, general business and civil litigation matters. Throughout her practice, Kristen has built a reputation for zealously advocating for her clients and providing well-reasoned solutions to complex legal issues. Kristen is a certified mediator which allows her to offer private mediation services and serve as a volunteer mediator with the Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center.
Prior to her current role, Kristen practiced at a mid-size firm in downtown Houston where she represented consumer and commercial financial creditors in varying collection matters from civil litigation to bankruptcy to foreclosure to contested probate. In 2017, Kristen moved to The Woodlands where she expanded her practice to representing businesses and individuals in all areas of civil litigation, real estate, and general business law. Over the course of her career, Kristen has regularly represented individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses of all sizes, mortgage companies, banks, credit unions and property owners associations. Kristen has practiced in all counties throughout the state of Texas and all four federal district courts. She has won favorable results for her clients in civil trials and private arbitrations with results ranging from injunctive relief to equitable title to real estate to seven-figure monetary awards.
In the community, Kristen is on the Board of Directors for the Woodlands Bar Association, Executive Women’s Alliance and Yes to Youth – Montgomery County. She is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County – Class of 2020.

Bates Wilder McGee PC Nathan Muha Prado

Nathan Muha-Prado - Of Counsel

Nathan Muha-Prado is an attorney focusing on business restructuring, entity formation, and real estate, in addition to specialized practices in privacy law and trademarking. Nathan grew up in Northwest Indiana (affectionately known as “The Region”), went to undergrad at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and law school at Indiana University Bloomington – Maurer School of Law. Nathan relocated to The Woodlands in 2022 and enjoys spending time exploring the Greater Houston area with his husband Giacomo and his Shiba Inu, Patrick. Nathan’s goal is to provide professional yet personable legal advice that is always strongly rooted in the practical realities of his clients’ situations, and loves to explore creative solutions to achieve clients’ goals.

Bates Wilder McGee PC Lisa Prado

Lisa Prado - Senior Paralegal

Lisa G. Prado is a professional paralegal with over 25 years of experience in litigation, transactional, probate, and estate planning work. Lisa’s positivity and joy are absolutely contagious. She is passionate about helping her team and clients succeed, no matter what it takes.

Lisa is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas where she attended Del Mar College while working for a mid-size law firm. It was her first job at a personal injury firm where she gained an extensive amount of litigation experience. Through her dedication and loyalty, Lisa expanded her knowledge and experience and began offering assistance to attorneys in other practice areas such as corporate litigation and arbitration, residential and commercial real estate, homeowners association litigation and compliance, estate planning and probate, and various other civil litigation matters.

Bates Wilder McGee PC Brittney Gibson

Brittney Gibson - Legal Assistant

Brittney received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Houston in 2020 and takes great pride in keeping the firm organized and running smoothly. Brittney handles the firm’s engagement paperwork, assists with monthly invoicing, and is the kind and positive voice you will hear when you call our office. She enjoys spending time in nature with her daughter.

Bates Wilder McGee PC Frankie McGee

Frankie McGee - Office Guard Dog

Frankie is a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier and spends his days taking care of his girls at Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. If you have visited our office, you likely have received his lovable and unforgettable greeting. He tries really hard to be a good boy and takes his job protecting the office very seriously.



Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. is proud to represent clients in the community and across the State of Texas. Both Texas natives with deep roots in the area, Kyla and Kristen are proud to serve Montgomery, Harris and surrounding counties for all of their legal needs.



Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. believes in giving back to the community as much as possible. Pro bono legal representation, assistance with local projects and involvement in community programs are just some of the ways Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. gives back to the community.


Our clients are the lifeblood of our business. Meeting and exceeding client expectations is Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C.’s standard, and what our clients should expect from us. Our team strives to provide professional legal experiences coupled with quality legal guidance to help clients succeed.




phone number

(281) 904-8323

fax number

(832) 558-4600

email address

26419 Oak Ridge Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 


In-Person By Appointment Only

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