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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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
Legal Answers
95 Questions Answered

Q. I got injured at work and got a contusion in head can i file a lawsuit against company?
A: First, make sure they are a "subscriber" as defined by the WC Act. You can either go to the DWC website or call them. Next make sure you file a DWC-41 (report of injury) with DWC. Your employer may not have completed the written report of injury. Next, if the employer has WC insurance, find out if the employer and carrier have set up a medical provider "network" for medical benefits. If so, very sorry you must see one of their doctors. If not you may choose a doctor to give your care and treatment. Good luck to you.
Q. I'm afraid if I file for workers' comp I might get fired. Can my boss do that?
A: Your employer may have the "power" to fire you but does not have the "right" to fire you if it is because you file for wc. In that instance if you are fired you need to hire an attorney that can assist you with a wrongful termination. Good luck to you.
Q. Can I file for workers comp even after I quit my job?
A: Absolutely, try to make sure you have given notice to your employer about your injury within 30 days. Also to receive income disability from wc you must show your disability is from the injury, not from quitting work.
Q. I have waited a week to find out the process for WC.
A: Are you sure he has wc coverage? You can contact DWC to make sure. I will paste the website below. He can require a full release prior to your return to work but he cannot threaten action in the event you file a claim. Also if he has more than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of your job site, the FMLA applies and he must keep your job open for 12 weeks in order for you to recover. You need to speak with a lawyer that handles these type of cases. Good luck. http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employer/coverage.html
Q. I have a 2year old WC injury. It began troubling me again. Can I receive supplemental income benefits?
A: Depends, were you given an IR of 15% or greater. That is the first hurdle to clear, you must have an IR that qualifies you for SIBs.
Q. I got hurt on the job I was out of town workin can in town same night an got fired what can I do
A: MAKE SURE YOU FILE YOUR WC CLAIM ASAP. You should also speak with a lawyer to discuss why you were fired, bc if a reason you were terminated was your injury you may have a wrongful termination suit. Attorneys take those type cases on contingency basis many times.
Q. I own a business and we got a contract for some work.
A: Well you first state you own a business so that could disqualify you. It depends on the type of ownership you have. Do you own as the sole proprietor, in a partnership, corporation...I cannot find the exact statute at this moment but as best I recall if you are an officer or director of a corporation you would not be covered, nor would an owner. But check with the DWC, they can tell you for certain. The statute states; To be eligible for benefits under the Act, the IW must have been an employee of an employer that carries workers' compensation insurance coverage at the time the work-related injury occurred. Section 406.031...An employee is a person in the service of another under a contract of hire, whether expressed or implied, or oral or written. Section 401.012(a). An employer is a person who makes a contract of hire...
Q. Can my job not offer me some type of severance at all?
A: They can certainly try to do it, but if I were you I would not stand for it. The IC must prove your disability is solely caused by the intervening accident, a very difficult burden. Did you make a new claim on the new injury? (I hope). As you probably know TIBs typically stop after 104 weeks (2 years) but you should be awarded IIBs for your impairment. Speak with a good wc lawyer asap because your 3rd party case will be affected as well. Good luck.
Q. I was desperate for work and my employer asked me to sign a waiver
A: A waiver of PI claim before you are injured is generally not worth the paper it's written on; however, if the waiver is is more to let you know about an ERISA plan that is in place, rather than WC insurance, you are stuck. But they cannot just leave you high and dry, even if they have no coverage you can sue for negligence in that case.
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1775 Oakwood Loop
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Telephone: (512) 392-5188