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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. (1991) | Law
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.
Outstanding Contributions of Legal Services to Low-Income Texans
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
Providing legal services pro bono to those that cannot afford a lawyer.
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
228 Questions Answered

Q. Can my employer legally attend my workmen's comp doctors visit? I'm in Texas.
A: They can attend if you allow them to. Tell them to make their own appointment, that way they have to pay for it. You do not feel comfortable with strangers attending your appointments, right.
Q. Should I be paid for time spent with multiple doctors visits and physical therapy resulting from job injury?
A: You should ask for a BRC to resolve your issues. If you travel more than 30 miles one way to a medical provider you may be entitled to mileage reimbursement also. If you have restrictions on your ability to work, such as being restricted to part time work, you may be able to obtain TIBs for lost wages. If you cannot find a wc lawyer that can help DWC has a program to assist injured workers. Call DWC and ask to speak with an ombudsman that can assist you.
Q. Will a warrant be issued for old charges if my parole warrants were just lifted and my old charges now show up?
A: It is certainly possible so I suggest you get a head of it by hiring a lawyer to take care of it before officers show up to arrest you when you least expect it. That way you can choose the time of your arrest.
Q. if diagnosed with crps after impairment rating will rating be adjusted?
A: WE wish there was a class for "permanent" but no, the only similar class is LIBs but the statute sets forth the only injuries that qualify for LIBs. If the CTS was diagnosed prior to the 2 year anniversary of your injury you have a chance to get it revised/modified, Speak with a lawyer that is familiar with wc laws. Good luck.
Q. If i got hurt in texas but live in California can i receive workers comp in california
A: It depends on if you were hired or recruited in Texas also. If your employer is from California you may be required to file under Ca law. I would imagine the laws from Ca. would be better than wc laws of Texas. Your employer must have the proper coverage "known as other states" coverage in Texas in order to be covered.
Q. I was assaulted by a known drug addict that was know to assault people. I called the cops and they let him go
A: I think perhaps you are still upset because your question is difficult to understand. If I understand correctly the police charged you with assault? If you do not believe you were wrong insist on a trial, you can always change your plea later. If the other person has multiple assault charges in his past and you do not that is certainly to your benefit so good luck to you.
Q. Was spotted at a bar by someone at my probation office I wasn’t drinking and will pass all uas what could happen?
A: Well on the grand scheme of things your transgression is far from the most egregious violation of probation. Make sure you are in compliance with every other condition, classes up to date, cs and fines. I am sure you are aware just entering a "bar or tavern" violates probation so stay out of those places until your clear okay. Best of luck to you.
Q. Who generally pays for writ of habeas counsel (inmate, family, both)? What is the average hourly charge?
A: I believe if it is filed to set bail the inmate's counsel files it and if the inmate is indigent the filing of the writ is not initially paid for, similar to when there is no payment between an indigent inmate and appointed counsel. If the inmate hired an attorney, I believe $150 per hour would be the minimum charge.
Q. Can you get a DUI for prescription drug use while driving?
A: Yes you can. The laws prohibit driving when a person does not have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties on a public road (even with a riding law mower) because of intoxicants. The Texas Penal Code states: "Intoxicated" means: (A) not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body.
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