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
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.
South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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
Board Certified in Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation Section of the Texas State Bar
- Current
Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar
State Bar of Texas
- Current
Activities: Member
Member
Texas State Bar # 20888685
- Current
CPA
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Current
Activities: Member as a CPA
Certified Public Accountant
The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Current
Activities: After passing the CPA examine I joined th North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Trainer/Judge
USAA Amatuer Boxing Asssociation
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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
Legal Answers
65 Questions Answered

Q. Can A 17 Year Old Date A 24 Year Old With Parents Permission?
A: Your question has other implications, date yes, have sex, no. There is a "Romeo and Juliet" law in Texas but their age must be within 3 years.
Q. I was made to register as a misdemeanor drug offender 18 years ago. Ive not had any trouble since. Can i buy a firearm
A: Yes, the restrictions on firearm purchases relates to felonies and family violence.
Q. can i be asked to leave my home if a search warrant was executed
A: You could be asked to step out while the warrant is executed for the "safety" of the officers but if they are requesting you to "leave", I would say no, a court order would be required.
Q. Hello I'm on sibs My injury date is 10/30/2008 I stop do the job search 6/15/2016 do my ingerd I'm asking when it end ?
A: Hi, I was having trouble with my computer so it took me a while to answer. Sorry about that. IWs in Texas typically are limited to wc benefits to 401 weeks from the date of injury, not the first date of disability. So a person could actually lose entitlement to income benefits before disability begins if it is after 401 weeks. I agree with Munsing about the offset. Good luck.
Q. I need to get an expunction in Texas. Why is it MY money and time that must pay for something that I didn't mess up?
A: I'm sorry for your troubles. I think the best way to explain the "why of it?" is to tell you what a police office once told me when he pulled me over for speeding. I asked him, "Why me, there were many others in the group driving the same speed or even faster than me? He said, "Have you ever gone duck hunting?" "Yes", I replied. He said, "You ever wonder why a particular duck get shot and the others fly away?" Well that's the same situation we have, sometimes you fly away, ad some times you get shot down." That kinda made sense to me.
Q. I was working for a hospitality staffing company when I was injured while carrying large trays at the Sheraton.
A: I am sorry for your situation with WC. Unfortunately workers in Texas have no idea until they are touched by the process when they are injured. Many good lawyers have become frustrated and have quit handling WC cases. I hope I can offer you some assistance. First, if your job was part-time, but prior to your injury you had been a full time employee, either because you worked for different employers or your hours were cut due to no fault of your own, you may be able to increase your weekly income benefits as a result of proving "dual employment". Your AWW must include all wages as an employee from any source for the 13 weeks prior to your injury. I do not know if that helps you but I hope so. I assisted an injured worker (IW) obtain an adjustment of his TIBs rate and he was paid over $13,000 in a lump sum. Also if you travel more than 30 miles one way for medical care you may be entitled to mileage reimbursement rate that the State pays its employees, (last time I checked it was about 56 cents mile). Very few people know this but many years back, while I was still in law school, I wrote the winning Supreme Court brief arguing employers/carriers could not reimburse its employees at a rate that was less than the rate given to State employees because it was a violation of the equal protection clause of the US Constitution. As a result of my Constitutional argument in the winning brief thousand of people have a little extra jingle in their pockets; but alas, I was not even credited with the accomplishment of obtaining higher reimbursement rates for all injured workers because I was a law student at the time. As for the job exceeding your abilities to perform the work, you have the right to refuse work if you cannot perform the work within your restrictions but you will need a medical provider that will agree the work exceeded you ability to perform or was outside the restrictions the provider had given you. One final note for you, in Texas employers can"opt out" of WC but if they do so you may be able to seek the full range of monetary damages allowed in Texas. You can call DWC to discover whether your employer is actually a subscriber to WC. Good luck on your claim.
Q. Does workers comp have to abide by what the designated Dr who did my MMI tells them to or can they keep denying everythi
A: I am sorry for your plight. The Supreme Court of Texas (SCT) did the injured workers of Texas no favors by ruling they cannot sue insurance carriers for bad faith. I believe the SCT is wrong with the decision because it is to interpret the law, not make it. With its ruling the SCT has usurped the legislative powers of the State by essentially rendering Section 416 of the Texas Labor Code meaningless. That Sections states that, "Sec. 416.002. EXEMPLARY DAMAGES. (a) In an action against an insurance carrier for a breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, recovery of exemplary damages is limited to the greater of: (1) four times the amount of actual damages; or (2) $250,000. Each law is to be interpreted to give effect to the other laws but the TSC has rendered that statute surplusage! So essentially I am saying, "yes, the carrier can mess with you" and many times the goal seems to be to make workers just give up. I hope you are able to sort out the difficulties. Lawyers and medical care providers really have an uphill climb to help injured Texans.
Q. I quit my job (unrelated to accident). Is my ongoing claim still covered by worker's comp?
A: Absolutely. However depending on the reason you left you may not be entitled to income benefits known as TIBs. To prove disability you must prove you lost your job due to no fault of your own. Good luck.
Q. I have a MTR and parole violation I was wondering does it do any good too turn your self in they are technical violation
A: From my experience the advantage to "turning yourself in" is you get to pick the time and place for your arrest. Otherwise your arrest could be anywhere, anytime. Good luck.
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