Roy Lee Warren

Roy Lee Warren

Law Office of Roy L Warren, 512 392-5188
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation...
  • Texas
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Roy 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.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Bankruptcy
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expert Witness Regarding Insurance
  • Various other case
Fees
  • 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
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Lawyer
Law Office of Roy L. Warren,
- Current
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
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Law
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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
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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.
Awards
10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in Texas
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Based on Client Satisfaction
10 Best DWI Attorneys in Texas
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Board Certified in Workers' Compensation Law
State Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified in Worker's Compensation Law 2005-2015
Certified Public Accountant
The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Professional Associations
Board Certified in Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation Section of the Texas State Bar
- Current
Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar
State Bar of Texas
- Current
Activities: Member
Member
Texas State Bar # 20888685
- Current
CPA
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Current
Activities: Member as a CPA
Certified Public Accountant
The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Current
Activities: After passing the CPA examine I joined th North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Trainer/Judge
USAA Amatuer Boxing Asssociation
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Activities: As a certified boxing instructor with U.S.A.A. I trained amateurs in boxing. I was also certified to judge the events.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Suing IC for Medical Benefits
Lawyer.com
Appeals Panel Decision No. 030664
TWCC
Speaking Engagements
Adjusting Workers' Compensation Cases, Workers Compensation, Radisson Hotel San Antonio
Texas Mutual Insurance
Moderated the event as well as presented other WC topics with other speakers.
Adjusting Workers' Compensation Cases, Workers Compensation, Radisson Hotel San Antonio
Texas Mutual Insurance
Moderated the event as well as presented other WC topics with other speakers.
Certifications
Board Certified in Worker's Compensation
by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Public Accountant
The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Legal Answers
50 Questions Answered

Q. My son was arrested for controlled substance, PG1>=4G<200, , tamper fabricate evident with intent evading arrest
A: I would think he would be offered probation, rather than jail time, if the charges all stem from one incident and he has no other arrests. Good luck.
Q. Can you reopen workmans comp case from 1993 or 1995
A: Yes you may be able to open it. Check with DWC, the website link is: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/index.html You are entitled to life-time medical but IC are contesting "extent" issues to try to close the case. Good luck.
Q. Is it mine or my employers responsibility to make contact to go back to work after being released with no restrictions?
A: I am sorry your question has not been answered yet. As a practical matter your doctor is supposed to send notice to your employer that you have been released to RTW. At that point employers typically contact the IW but it is not a requirement. Where you placed on leave via the FMLA? If so there could be requirements under that act for the employer (FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees) to keep your job open for you and to give you notice. Hope this answers your question. Good luck.
Q. I got a small cut at work and reported it. I don't want to follow up or get lab work. Can I drop it? No bills yet
A: Absolutely! The onus is on the employer and IC to report the injury once you have reported it.
Q. I have an MMI rating of 17 and I have been refused treatment by a workman's comp medical director. Please help me.
A: I am sorry for the shabby way you are being treated. You can ask for help from DWC. Its website is http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/index.html There are some exceptional WC attorneys around if you can locate the correct one. Most represent ICs because they get paid win or lose and there is not restriction to 25% of the recovery. Have you been paid the 17%? I am sure the IC will dispute that amount because it could entitled you to SIBs benefits. I sincerely hope your not regulated by a "network" of doctors? Is your employer in a "network? If so they must tell you. And if so, even DWC has said they have no jurisdiction over such matters. If your in a "network" situation you can request a change of TD, one time. After that you must "show cause" to change. Good luck on your case.
Q. Can a person who is waiting 2 months on worker man's compensation receive money from family to help out?
A: Oh course. There is no effect on WC benefits, perhaps on ss though.
Q. I reported my work injury the following day. My employer is selfinsured and my case is being denied. Timely requirement?
A: The only legal requirements are to report the injury within 30 days and file the claim within 1 year with DWC by filing a DWC 41. The forms can be downloaded at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/index.html The employers request reporting by the end of your shift because they will request a drug test to try to disqualify workers from obtaing benefits. Your co-workers should be able to attest to your sobriety, establishing your claim. Although it is not required you should provide written notice of your injury, thus making it easier to demonstrate you reported within 30 days.
Q. how long after I was injured can I still file for workers comp?
A: There are two requirements, 1st report your injury within 30 days. It is apparent you have fulfilled that requirement. Second you must file your claim with DWC within 1 year by filing a DWC 41. You can access that form online athttp://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/index.html Best of luck in pursuit of your claim.
Q. I was injured at work, claim was denied by non subscriber adjuster because I reported the following day.
A: 1st are you certain the employer is "nonsubscriber". You can check with DWC to make that determination. Its website is: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/index.html Some employers are "self-insured" so that distinction must be made. The requirement for WC is to report injuries within 30 days. I recommend you give the employer written notice ASAP because the next dispute maybe you did not report within 30 days. There is no requirement to report an injury in writing but it is certainly easier to prove. Even an email would suffice. The argument for employers is that if you report an injury they will require an immediate drug test. By waiting until the next day any such drug test would not be valid as to whether an injured worker was under the influence on the day of the injury. If the employer is indeed a nonsubscriber, not following WC rules, there is no requirement to report an injury within 30 days even. Also with no coverage, you can sue the employer for causing your injuries; you must only prove "slight negligence" and you can even recover for pain and suffering among other damages. Common law defenses (such as assumption of the risk, open and obvious danger) are not available to the employer. Good luck.
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