Roy Lee Warren
Roy L Warren at 512 392-5188
About Roy Lee WarrenRoy was born and raised in Texas, graduating from Texas City High School. The same night his HS class held its graduation ceremony Roy was in North Dakota getting married at just 18 years old to his sweetheart, Laurie from Walhalla, North Dakota. They met one summer when they were just 15 years old. After his parents and family went back to Texas, Roy and Laurie stayed in contact by writing letters (occasionally speaking on the phone) until Roy was able to go to ND (after HS) to get married.
Then after their marriage, they lived and worked in ND where they went through life's school of "hard knocks". After learning some hard lessons from "life's school", such as #1. even though (much to his surprise) some work weeks consist of more than 100 hours, it is a "hard", "hard" living on minimum wage. He worked for various farmers and ranchers, (who are exempt from paying over-time), working enough to be almost up to the level of âflat brokeâ! But he grew up and learned to be a man and work like a man. He also learned to be a trucker, driving 18-wheelers, (aka semi-trucks). Earning money as a trucker allowed him to earn enough money to help his wife through college to become a license vocational nurse, LVN.
One day, returning from a "long haul trip" to Colorado, Roy discovered his spouse, Laurie, had sold everything they had in the world. She told him it was his turn to attend college! Although he had much trepidation, (at the time they had two children and it had been 10 years since he had been in HS) he enrolled at University of North Dakota.
While attending UND he earned accolades and academic scholarships and graduated with honors in just 3 years. He earned one of the first degrees for "Bachelors of Accountancy", ever issued by the University of North Dakota. He then took and passed the certifying exam to become a CPA. By this time Roy and Laurie, now had four children, and moved back to Texas so he could enroll in law school at South Texas College of Law, located in downtown Houston.
While attending STCL he worked with the Law firm of Alton Todd in Alvin Texas. Roy credits his success to the mentorship of Alton Todd where Roy learned to be a not only a good lawyer, but also a professional.
Over the past 20 years as a lawyer, Roy has proven to be creative, successful, and well regarded by clients, peers and judges alike. Throughout his life and career he has demonstrated he is intelligent, resilient, and a winner. He had to fight, scratch and claw his whole life coming from humble but noble beginnings. He is never judgmental of anyone for mistakes, always being respectful. He is just the kind of lawyer you need because he cares, understands, and will compassionately fight for his clients because he knows how, from fighting his whole life.
- Criminal Law
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
- Expert Witness Regarding Insurance
- Various other case
- Free Consultation
- My fee depends on the type of case, for instance defending a criminal charge I must charge a retainer, personal injury cases I take on a contingency fee so you do not have to pay up front, workers compensation depends on the situation but if you think your do not need a lawyer ask yourself why the carriers have them.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Board Certified in Worker's Compensation (by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization)|
|Owner/Lawyer, Law Office of Roy L. Warren,|
|With respect to worker's compensation few people can match my experience. I have been involved with more than 4,000 worker's compensation cases by: (1) representing injured workers (IW) at all levels, including judicial review (jury trial); (2) working for insurance carriers, (3) teaching or moderating WC to other attorneys (3) working as administrative Judge for the Appeals Panel with DWC reviewing cases to ensure legal and factually sufficient reasons to affirm or reverse; (4) testifying as an expert witness on WC matters. Also I represent those charged with crimes whether it’s a traffic violation, misdemeanor, murder, or First Degree Felonies. Regarding Personal Injury cases, I have represented people for violation of Constitution rights, injured in automobiles, slip and falls, injured when sitting on a broken toilet seat, and I even assisted people with having their tortoises returned|
|South Texas College of Law||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Received American Jurispudence Award for Excellence in Property Law I and also Property Law II. Received award for highest grades in Civil Rights and Civil RICO.|
|Activities: While at UND I was elected as a Student Senator and I was appointed to be the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I was also a member of VITA. While at STCL I was a member of the moot court team and was a quarter finalist.|
|South Texas College Of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)|
|University of North Dakota||B.A.||Accounting|
|Honors: Awarded Accounting Department Scholarship for excellence in Accounting; Graduated in top 15%, Named to Honor Society Beta Alpha Psi; Named to deans list and National Deans list on multiple occassion.|
|Activities: I was elected Student Senator at UND and was also elected to be the Chair of the Appropriations Committee.|
|Board Certified in Worker's Compensation, Worker's Compensation Section of the Texas State Bar|
|Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar, State Bar of Texas|
|Member, Texas State Bar|
|CPA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants|
|Activities: Member as a CPA|
|Certified Public Accountant, The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants|
|Activities: After passing the CPA examine I joined th North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants|
|Trainer/Judge, USAA Amatuer Boxing Asssociation|
|Activities: As a certified boxing instructor with U.S.A.A. I trained amateurs in boxing. I was also certified to judge the events.|
|Law Office of Roy L Warren|
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Texas Attorney - Laywer
- Overall: 99th
- Overall: 28 Answers
Q. Is it legal for a company to inform you that they are not renewing your contract while you are on workers comp..
A: I believe that your injury, and resulting disability, would fall within the family medical leave act (FMLA) that is applicable when the employer has at least 50 employees. Your question also does not state whether you are a "Texas employee". You may be a Texas employee, covered by the Texas Worker's Compensation Act if yo were hired or recruited in Texas? Each State has their own worker's compensation laws so it is important to know which State has jurisdiction on your case. I am not an expert in FMLA law but I believe it "protects" injured workers for up to 16 weeks. After that,you may indeed be legally terminated if you cannot return to your previous job because of your injuries. If the FMLA applies your employer is required to make "reasonable" accommodations to allow you to continue with your employment but if that cannot be done...you will be done. Also it appears you may have a contract with your employer? If so, look to your contract to see if it addresses your situation. You should also review whether you have short or long term disability insurance through your employer. Best of luck.
Q. If convictedof a felony and probation in tyler texas, can I move to Oklahoma?
A: You should not have a problem getting it transferred. Speak with your probation officer about getting your probation transferred to the county you plan to move to in Oklahoma.
Q. If a worker is injured while doing a job other than her regular job, but during work hours, will workers comp still pay?
A: While you do not say whether you are furthering the affairs of your employer, you could proabably make the argument you were furthering their affairs just by being at work so you were available to them. Also you do not sy whether you were at work? As long as you were not on a lunch break, off the premise, or working for another employer you should be on solid ground to get paid. There was a case a few years ago where an airline stewardess slipped and fell in a shower at a hotel while waiting for her next day's shift; her injuries were compensable. Your injuries should be also! Good luck. Roy Warren, Board Certified in Workers Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Q. I was running an errand for my company when I was hit with a truck in a parking lot. Can I file workmans comp?
A: You ask a great question concerning one of the most complex areas in workers' compensation. I would say yes! You did not indicate whether you were on a lunch break, if so that could affect my answer. When I was with the Appeals Panel as a PA/Judge we argued amongst ourselves with decisions on course and scope such as this. The conclusion we came to is that it depends. Essentially look to whether you were engaged the furtherance of the affairs or business of your employer at the time of the MVA. See APD 031900-s. I believe the "dual purpose" doctrine may apply. As I indicated this is a complex area so other factors may come into play such as whether you were in a vehicle, if so whose and were you "on the clock". Best of luck and if you have additional questions, I would be happy to assist. Roy Warren (512) 392-5188.
Q. How much percentage do you get for get surgery with workers comp, and how do you go about finding out with your manager?
A: There is no set percentage for surgery "per se". In Texas DWC has adopted the 4th Edition of the AMA Guides so medical providers must adhere to the guidelines set forth in that publication. The percentage assigned for an injured worker is based on the type of compensable injury sustained, considered along with measurements taken such as the loss of range of motion, function or atrophy. To find out about your impairment I would recommend speaking with your treating doctor or a lawyer familar with workers compensation. Good luck with your case. Roy Warren; San Marcos, Texas
Q. How do I go about asking my wc manager about a lump some/percentage for getting injured and surgery?
A: Unfortunately, Texas no longer allows injured workers (IW) to settle their workers’ comp case for a lump sum. However, you may be entitled to an impairment percentage. Benefits paid for a "percentage" as you state, are called impairment income benefits (IIBs). Generally, the IW’s treating doctor, or a doctor the IW is referred to assigns the rating. An impairment rating (IR) is only given after the date when your condition has stabilized or you are deemed to be about as well as you will be. That date is known as your MMI date. The percentage of impairment assigned varies greatly with the compensable injury. I would strongly suggest you to seek guidance of an attorney because IRs are a very difficult area that involves complicated laws and expert opinions. Besides it would not hurt to have a lawyer that is knowledgeable in WC law review your case to ensure you obtain proper benefits and to review the calculation of your benefit amount. Good luck in pursuit of your claim. Roy Warren; San Marcos, Tx.
Q. I have a full disability and receive monthly worker's comp and full time nursing. If I marry, will my workers comp
A: No, worker's compensation in Texas does not change with respect to your marital status. If your thinking of getting married do not let worries about state workers compensation in Texas give you pause.
Q. Workerscomp will not pay for my surgeries can I sue
A: The short answer is maybe, eventually, when your administrative appelas are exhausted. Assuming there is a compensable injury and the request for surgery was properly requested by your provider. Were your surgeries preauthorized by the carrier, was your claim accepted as compensable and if the surgery was preauthorized was the surgery performed within the deadlines. Sorry it seems I am asking more questions than you did. The problem is that each action may result in a diffierent action. Lets say the IC does its usual two step. First assuming a back injury the IC say it accepts a sprain/strain but you have cadua equina syndrome and need immediate surgery because you cannot even walk. Under an emergancy situation you are entitled to go to the ER for surgery but that does not guarantee the IC will pay for your surgery. Lets change the situation and you hurt your back and providers treat you in accordance with AMA guides, first PT, then injections, then when all other treatment has failed they ask for pre-authorization and it is initially approved. Providers have you come in and give blood before surgery. The next day you go to the hospital and you are preped for surgery (shaved "down there", not very dignified) having to under go several humiliating act and almost put under sedation when a nurse comes in (and just as you see in the movies where the warden says there has been a stay) you discovery the IC has cancelled the surgery in effect because they will not pay for it. They can even do that! They cop out and say, "well the provider could have gone ahead with the surgery! Lets look at another senario, (an actual case I handled a few years back) IC denied the claim in its entirety. The IW had surgery, the IW required nursing services at home. I advised the law requires reasonabel and necessary medical is required so if the doctor owrites a prescription for NURSING SERVICES I WILL GET HIS WIFE PAID. When it was all said and done I was able to get her paid $24,000 for taking care of her husband, even though she was not a nurse and she did not charge her husband. Like I say, my name is Warren, so I am at the end of the alphabet so I must be creative to stay in business. Another thing about the nursing service you are sure to love, a lawyer is not to take fees because it is medical services. Why did I fight for it knowing I would not take fees, I care! That's why I fought for it my client deserved every penny of it! Not many lawyers fight for nursing services because it is the wrong situation and they cannot or they do not know how to get the nursing services or they know they do not get paid for obtaining medical to be paid to the IW. I hope I have answered your question and I wish you good luck. I believe you will need a good attorny but if you are not getting paid income benefits and only have medical expenses left, your going to have a tough time getting representation, sorry. I hope you can find someone to help. Roy Warren, San Marcos Board Certified Lawyer, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Q. How much time can you get for a second degree felony?
A: Taking your question simply as it states, with no enhancements or aggravating factor it is 2 to 20 years in prison in addition to a fine up to $10,000. Also if eligible for probation, the maximum probation even for 1st degree felony is 10 years.