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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Summary

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.
  • Contingent Fees
    My contingent fees for workers compensation is 25%; for PI cases my fees are 1/3 of the recovery at most.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    With respect to criminal defense I must charge by the hour but I always give defendants a cap that my total charge for fees will never surpass; unless there is some extraordinary circumstance (which so far in 25 years has never happened).
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.
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
Worker's Compensation Section of the Texas State Bar
Board Certified in Worker's Compensation
- Current
State Bar of Texas
Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar
- Current
Activities: Member
Texas State Bar # 20888685
Member
- Current
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
CPA
- Current
Activities: Member as a CPA
The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant
- Current
Activities: After passing the CPA examine I joined th North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
USAA Amatuer Boxing Asssociation
Trainer/Judge
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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
78 Questions Answered

Q. . In February. I hired workman's comp attorney. I got incarcerated 2/28
A: Yes, either hire another lawyer or seek help from a DWC ombudsman. It would help with hiring a lawyer if you request a waiver of any fees owed from your previous lawyer because if another lawyer is hired, your previous lawyer is paid first. Also, even though an ombudsman's "assistance" is free, most are not lawyers and are only obligated to assist you (only required to meet with you for 15 minutes prior to hearing) because they do not represent you. I have actually helped to train some ombudsmen so do not get me wrong, many are very good. But even DWC stats indicate IWs with a lawyer wins more frequently. Good luck.
Q. I've developed carpal tunnel but I only work part time - does that affect my ability to collect workers comp?
A: Not at all, it would only effect your amount of income benefits if you miss time because of the CTS. Assuming the CTS WAS CAUSED from repetitive trauma, make sure you have given notice to your employer because that is one of the common areas a IC will dispute, saying you did not give it notice within 30 days of the date of injury. When exactly is your date of injury, (rhetorical) not the date you first felt pain, but (most commonly answered by DWC) usually when a medical provider tells you your work cause it. Good luck.
Q. I'm 19 years old & my girl it's 17 year old can she leave whit me if I'm working full time job ?
A: A 17 year old can make their own choices. As long as you are within 3 years of age the Romeo and Juliet law is applicable as a affirmative defense to prosecution. Having a job is of no legal consequence but is a good idea. If you expect a long term relationship you would be so much better off to seek counseling and try to get along with the family. If you have children grandparents can be awesome. On a side note, a general rule of thumb to determine appropriate age for a partner if to take the older person's age, say 30, divide by 2, and add 7. So 30/2=15+7=22 years old.
Q. Can I serve on a jury if I was once arrested?
A: Depends, if it was a felony, no. If it was a misdemeanor you can serve but depending on the case you will probably be struck, especially if its a criminal case. The DA will strike you.
Q. My wife was injured while being a volunteer on an out of town school trip. Might she be covered by the school's WC?
A: This is a difficult area of the law in Texas and you need a Texas answer, sorry about that.. Here is what DWC says: Generally, an injury is not compensable if it arose out of voluntary participation in an off-duty recreational, social, or athletic activity that did not constitute part of the IW's work-related duties, unless the activity is a reasonable expectancy of or is expressly or impliedly required by the employer. Section 406.032(1)(D). Such an injury is compensable if (1) participation in the activity is expressly or impliedly required by the employer; or (2) the employer derives some benefit from the activity, other than the health or morale of the IW; or (3) where the injury takes place at the place or immediate vicinity of employment while the IW is required to hold himself or herself in readiness for work, and the activity takes place with the employer's express or implied permission. Mersch v. Zurich Insurance Co., 781 S.W.2d 447 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth 1989, writ den'd). If the IW establishes that any one of the above three factors was present at the time of the injury, the injury is compensable. APD 000062. Whether the IW's injury is compensable under one of the three factors is a question of fact for the HO to resolve. APD 971330.. So if your employer expressly or implicitly expected you to volunteer, you may have a claim. Hope this helps.
Q. What has to be proven to get convicted of burglary of a building in Texas?
A: According to the Penal Code of Texas Sec. 30.02. BURGLARY [of a building] occurs where (a) A person without the effective consent of the owner, the person: (1) enters ...a building (or any portion of a building) not then open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault; or (2) remains concealed, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault, in a building ...; or (3) enters a building .... and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft, or an assault. (b) For purposes of this section, "enter" means to intrude: (1) any part of the body; or (2) any physical object connected with the body. Hope this helps.
Q. Got hurt on the job on 11/19/15. Got MRI , I have 2 herniated disc and sciatica ,was out of work for 4 months.
A: You may have a fight on your hands but you should still be entitled to benefits. I am not sure how anyone could tell you had been drinking from a telephone call but it appears you did the right thing telling them you could not come to work. As for termination, an employer can fire you for any reason, as long as it is not a "bad reason" such as the result of race or filing a wc claim.
Q. I filed a workers' comp claim, but my employer wasn't paid up on the insurance. Now what?
A: First to be sure, call Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation, 1800 252-7031 and ask if your employer is covered. If the employer is not covered you have a PI claim.
Q. If you are receiving workers comp and find out if you have cancer can the company stop your comp payments?
A: It could based on the fact your inability to work is solely the result of cancer and not your job injury. But that would be not only cold hearted, it would be difficult to prove the job injury has NOTHING to do with the disability.
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