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Roy Lee Warren

Roy Lee Warren

Honest, Dependable, Experienced, Law Office of Roy L Warren, 512 392-5188
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI...
  • 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
  • DUI & DWI
  • 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.
  • 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
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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
Houston College of Law Houston
J.D. / Law (1991)
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.
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.
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
- Current
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- 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
Activities: As a certified boxing instructor with U.S.A.A. I trained amateurs in boxing. I was also certified to judge the events.
Articles & Publications
Suing IC for Medical Benefits
Appeals Panel Decision No. 030664
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.
Board Certified in Worker's Compensation
by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Public Accountant
The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Websites & Blogs
AVVO site
Legal Answers
157 Questions Answered

Q. Employer is writing me up for false reasons after w/c claim. I feel like they are trying to fire me. What can I do?
A: It certainly could be discrimination but depends on the facts. Are others treated differently, does the employer pay bonuses for "no lost time" to employees, many things factor into the analysis.
Q. Do I get a lump sum for whatever impairment rating I get or do the insurance company pay it out weekly?
A: If you have returned to work for at least 90 days you can ask for IIBs to be paid in a lump sum but you give up rights to ever receive SIBs for that injury so I recommend against it.
Q. Is an employee suppose to pay for workers compensation Benefits if employee is not injured?
A: It is illegal for employers to pass the cost of wc on to employees. Contact DWC in Austin and ask to speak with Compliance and Practice. Good luck to you.
Q. Is it illegal to tell worker ro wait for day off to seek medical attention and tell worker they can't file workers comp
A: Telling workers not to report an injury is a "No, No"! Once your employer know of the injury it is its duty to report the injury to the carrier and file the paperwork, even if the employee begs it not to report the injury if it is a lost time injury. Protect yourself by giving written notice so employer cannot deny knowledge.
Q. I was injured at work while assisting pt to get off from the MRI table. My both shoulders and my lower back was injured.
A: It looks as if you may have an occupational disease type of injury? With that type of injury your benefits could last longer because your date of injury is the day you know your condition is work related and you have sought medical care. With a specific injury (certain time place and manner) your benefits begin to accrue when you have disability (defined as loss of earnings because of your injury). The accrual date for income benefits is the date the IW is first entitled to receive payment of income benefits. Income benefits do not begin to accrue until the eighth day of disability. Section 124.7(b) ; APD 032435. [Cross-reference: Existence/Duration of Disability Raised by Other Evidence (I03) ]. For dates of injury occurring on or after September 1, 2005, if the disability continues for two weeks or longer after the date the disability begins, the income benefits shall be computed from the date the disability begins. Section 408.082(c) . You ask if you can get payment for impairment after 2 years, 104 weeks from date income benefits begin to accrue. YES. An IW may be found to be at the statutory date of MMI (the expiration of 104 weeks from the date on which income benefits begin to accrue) even though he or she requires additional and/or continuing medical care and treatment. Once you are at MMI you can be assigned IR and you get 3 weeks of IIBs for each % point of IR given to you. Good luck.
Q. I was injured at work and told my boss told me to file it on my ins and he would pay it now and the story changed
A: I am not sure what your question is but I will try to give you some useful information. After an injury on the job and you report it to your employer it has a duty to report the injury to the insurance carrier. Even if you plead with the employer not to report the injury it must still report it, or it could waive its rights. It is not your duty to report the injury to the carrier. Once you report the duty to your employer your reporting duty is finished. After that you must seek medical help. If you sought medical through your health insurance that does not foreclose filing a wc claim. You probably were required to pay co-pays or a deductible so it would be better to file a wc claim. I hope your medical provider states in the record how you were injured and that it was at work? Many times that is excluded bc if it is work related health insurance may not have to pay. File your claim with DWC to make sure you have your wc claim filed.
Q. Greetings. My name is Robin and I live in Ne. and have been scammed by someone in Tx. Do need tx or Ne atty.?
A: Oh say it ain't so, a good ol boy from Texas would never dar do such a thing! I am very sorry about you being scammed. I believe you should have a Texas lawyer because jurisdiction will probably be here, meaning legal action would be required in Texas. Good luck to you.
Q. Can I change treating doctors twice? I'm not happy with my treating doctor. The first one was through work.
A: Maybe, depending on whether a "network" is involved. If your employer (actually the insurance carrier) has a network the DWC has held it does not have jurisdiction over issues concerning the network. Even with a network you get one "free" change, thereafter according to DWC rules, you must espouse a reason (such as the doctor/patient relationship has been destroyed) you want to change. Good luck I hope the provider is not in a network.
Q. Can I get rid of my Theft Under $100 offense from my record?
A: From your facts, it is not clear if he was actually charged by the state or if he was detained by store security and told he must pay a fine. Many retailers have been trying to obtain money in such instances so they do not turn it into the police to prosecute. SO I would say 1st make sure he was charged by the state. Next make sure he does not go back into the store for the period of time required, generally 1 year, because if he does he could be charged with criminal trespass. If he was never charged by the police he does not have a criminal record.
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