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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
Houston College of Law Houston
J.D. / Law (1991)
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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
AVVO site
Legal Answers
126 Questions Answered

Q. If I have had repetitive pain , numbness and tingling in my left wrist, hand , upper arm, shoulder and extreme pain in
A: Absolutely. The insurance carrier (IC) will dispute your claim saying, 1st you did not give timely notice, and second there is no causal relationship between your condition and your job. Do not be discouraged when it is disputed. Hire a skilled lawyer that knows how to handle such cases. You must report your injury to your employer w/i 30 days of the date you knew or should have known it was related to your job. The appeals panel has most often ruled that date of injury (DOI) on repetitive trauma type of injury is the date you first went to the doctor. If your employer knew that you believed you had an injury it is considered to have "actual notice" and the duty then falls on it to file the proper notices; even if you beg them not to file. Best of luck.
Q. Need help..I did not get a fair CCH hearing
A: I am sorry for your situation. Because you had a CCH you must appeal the decision wi the time allowed or you will forever lose your rights. I believe you have 15 working days from the date on the first page of the Decision and Order. Look on this site or on AVVO to see if you can find a good WC lawyer. I am not sure where Spring is located (North of Houston?) but regardless you should be able to find help because DWC offers assistance through their ombudsman program.
Q. I was violently assaulted and choked a week ago. I have facial fractures a broken nose. Why hasn't he been arrested yet?
A: I am surprised there has not been an arrest. Are you sure there was no arrest and then the person is out on bail? Also the police may still be conducting its investigation and will present the evidence to the DA to decide exactly what charges will be brought. I am sorry for your troubles.
Q. Can charges be pressed if they weren't made at the the police have already come and gone?
A: Yes charges can still be pressed. Many times the police will gather evidence from witnesses and present it to an "intake DA" who determines the charges that will be brought. While people provide testimony and evidence of a crime the State "presses" charges, not victims or witnesses.
Q. In Texas, does a defense attorney have access to transcripts of conversations between their client and police?
A: Absolutely they do. However there are restrictions on sharing discovery released by the State with defendants. However I find such restrictions offensive because our first duty is to our clients.
Q. Where does a first timer female 18 years old get locked up? Juvenile or county jail? Is it illegal to put her in county?
A: She is considered an adult and would be placed in the county jail where she was arrested pending her case being disposed of or bonding out.
Q. If the police have a search warrant for my home can they jimmy open my car open the trunk . search it with out a warrant
A: Sure they can but is it legal? I think not, and any evidence found should be suppressed because of an illegal search.
Q. Do I have to show the police my identification if I'm only reporting a crime
A: No, but you must identify yourself by giving your name, date of birth and address if asked.
Q. I was injured 2/2013. Adjuster appvd meds, tests and 1 surgical treatment that didn't work. I need help!
A: Surely, there is no time limit on getting MMI/IR so you can call the Division of WC and ask to have a DD appointed to perform the certifying exam to get that assigned. Good luck to you.
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