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Roy Lee Warren

Roy Lee Warren

Honest, Dependable, Experienced, Law Office of Roy L Warren, 512 392-5188
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  • 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
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. (1991) | Law
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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
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
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
211 Questions Answered

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.
Q. I need a good DUI License Evaluation done in or near Collin County Texas. Adam Boss
A: I hate to answer to say I am not sure what you are asking for my opinion you need an attorney in Illinois to remedy any situation with your drivers license there first so you can obtain a license here. Once the situation in Illinois is resolved you will be able to obtain a license here.
Q. Been injured on the job and working with accommodations. If I quit, is workmans comp on the hook for the rest of rehab?
A: Yes, changing jobs does not affect your entitlement to life-time medical for your on the job injury.
Q. Why would they ask for medical records on workers comp?
A: Well it depends on the context in which you as, but generally they are looking for pre-existing conditions to claim you had previous injuries. They could also be looking for "contribution" from other carriers. But if its a new employer and you have not been injured it is a violation of the law.
Q. Can someone turn themselves in to State Hospital instead of jail?
A: In my experience they can turn themselves in to the hospital but unless the court places a hold on them they will not get credit for the time they serve. I think you would be better off hiring a lawyer to work that deal out beforehand. Good luck to you.
Q. after divorce can one parent use a child's iPad to access other parents personal info. on personal device
A: That is actually against the law according to laws that have been passed. In relevant part, the Texas Penal Code states: Sec. 33.02. BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system without the effective consent of the owner. (b) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class B misdemeanor, except that the offense is a state jail felony if: (1) the defendant has been previously convicted two or more times of an offense under this chapter; or (2) the computer, computer network, or computer system is owned by the government or a critical infrastructure facility. (b-1) A person commits an offense if, with the intent to defraud or harm another or alter, damage, or delete property, the person knowingly accesses: (1) a computer, computer network, or computer system without the effective consent of the owner; or... (B) in violation of: (i) a clear and conspicuous prohibition by the owner of the computer, computer network, or computer system; or (ii) a contractual agreement to which the person has expressly agreed; and (C) with the intent to obtain or use a file, data, or proprietary information stored in the computer, network, or system to defraud or harm another or alter, damage, or delete property. (b-2) An offense under Subsection (b-1) is: (1) a Class C misdemeanor if the aggregate amount involved is less than $100; (2) a Class B misdemeanor if the aggregate amount involved is $100 or more but less than $750; (3) a Class A misdemeanor if the aggregate amount involved is $750 or more but less than $2,500; (4) a state jail felony if the aggregate amount involved is $2,500 or more but less than $30,000;
Q. Is it some type of code or term I can use to get probation
A: I wish it was that simple. It comes down to your past histtroy and the severity of the crime you are charged with. Speak with your attorney about it they typically know how best to obtain probation in your county. Good luck.
Q. Hi..I had a roof installed on my house in August 2013 with a 5 year labor and material warranty..has a leak..which
A: Hopefully you had a written contract with the contractor. Also I hope the contractor either had deep pockets, had insurance or is bonded? Bonded would be best. The reason I say bonded is because then the bonding company can pay for the damages without you having to search for assets from the contractor to collect on. If there was a written contract you must look to that for damages, most will limit liability to labor and materials for the job. In addition a breach of warranty (or contract) the prevailing party can be awarded attorney fees. If there was no contract written or it does not address damages then if you convince the court your damages were "foreseeable" then you may be able to recover for those damages.
Q. Error on Credit report & Sears/CBNA will not fix it. 1 late & 1 good report on same page. Sears CBNA no action!
A: IF YOU HAVE NOTIFIED THE CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES (?) they have a mechanism to assist you with reporting errors. However if you would like you can hire a lawyer for a nominal (well at least some charge a nominal fee, like $50) and have a letter sent on your behalf. I will paste some of the relevant statutes below to try to help you. Texas Fair Debt Collection Statute Chapter 392. Debt Collection (a) An individual who disputes the accuracy of an item that is in a third-party debt collector’s or credit bureau’s file on the individual and that relates to a debt being collected by the third-party debt collector may notify in writing the third-party debt collector of the inaccuracy. The third-party debt collector shall make a written record of the dispute. If the third-party debt collector does not report information related to the dispute to a credit bureau, the third-party debt collector shall cease collection efforts until an investigation of the dispute described by Subsections (b)-(e) determines the accurate amount of the debt, if any. If the third-party debt collector reports information related to the dispute to a credit bureau, the reporting third-party debt collector shall initiate an investigation of the dispute described by Subsections (b)-(e) and shall cease collection efforts until the investigation determines the accurate amount of the debt, if any. .. (b) Not later than the 30th day after the date a notice of inaccuracy is received, a third-party debt collector who initiates an investigation shall send a written statement to the individual: (1) denying the inaccuracy; (2) admitting the inaccuracy; or (3) stating that the third-party debt collector has not had sufficient time to complete an investigation of the inaccuracy. (c) If the third-party debt collector admits that the item is inaccurate under Subsection (b), the third-party debt collector shall: (1) not later than the fifth business day after the date of the admission, correct the item in the relevant file; and (2) immediately cease collection efforts related to the portion of the debt that was found to be inaccurate and on correction of the item send, to each person who has previously received a report from the third-party debt collector containing the inaccurate information, notice of the inaccuracy and a copy of an accurate report. (d) If the third-party debt collector states that there has not been sufficient time to complete an investigation, the third-party debt collector shall immediately: (1) change the item in the relevant file as requested by the individual; (2) send to each person who previously received the report containing the information a notice that is equivalent to a notice under Subsection (c) and a copy of the changed report; and (3) cease collection efforts. (e) On completion by the third-party debt collector of the investigation, the third-party debt collector shall inform the individual of the determination of whether the item is accurate or inaccurate. If the third-party debt collector determines that the information was accurate, the third-party debt collector may again report that information and resume collection efforts.
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