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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
  • 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
197 Questions Answered

Q. I have a Mri my question's is I had no treatment and now I have to see a doctor for max treatment can this be right
A: I think you need to hire a lawyer asap because your case is on the fringe of being finalized with MMI/IR. You need to have the extent of your injury decided and you must start with your treating doctor.
Q. I have a orthopedic doctor and a urologist do I get two mmi ratings
A: No but the MMI/IR could be from two different areas on your body. To get an impairment rating you have to be at MMI, maximum medical improvement, meaning you have gotten about as well as you will ever be. Sometimes medical providers refer injured workers out for evaluation to a specialist but when the DWC apppoints a DD they must give an IR for your whole compensable injury.
Q. If an employee neglected to take prescribed meds and passes out is the employer responsible for his hospital bills
A: This will be a factual issue to be decided by the fact finders. I have seen it go both ways on wc cases. For instance many times the DWC will look to the instrumentality of the injury. If for instance the worker was on a rig and fell off hitting his shoulder on the ground the DWC has held the injury was because he fell off the employer's rig. The same can be said for idiopathic falls when walking across the employers parking lot, DWC has held that it is a compensable injury. Keep in mind that wc is a no fault based system. It may seem it was the worker's fault for not taking medication but fault does not matter.
Q. I want to investigate my friends criminal case, post conviction. Can I access his trial transcripts off pacer?
A: No do not tear your hair out. You should be able to find the cause numbers, lawyers and specific charges on the County Website. Most Counties have them set up now. You need to look for district court criminal records which are generally found (strangely enough?) under "Law Enforcement" (Sheriff's Office) and under "public records" If you cannot find it let me know the county you are in and I'll send you the link if I can find it. I will post the link for Hays County below so you can see what it looks like. Good luck. Once you have the website above you click on "Law Enforcement" click on Sheriff and scroll down to "public records". Then select "criminal case records. Be forewarned getting records will be difficult. As a defense lawyer I am forbidden from providing my client with copies of documents the state gives to me as discovery. I understand the logic but I disagree they have a right to tell me how to best represent my client!
Q. Is there a legal way to show 1099 contractors as employees?
A: Unfortunately, you ask a very complex type of question because whether a person is an employee or a independent contractor as been subject to much litigation. Answering the question depends on may factual details such as whether you control the work details, hours worked, location, how payments are made and many other factors. You can just classify the workers as employees but that could land you in "hot water." As you probably know it is more expensive to have employees because you are required to pay SS on the wages among other things. I believe you should consult with a lawyer prior to making such a concession if it is worth it to you. Best of luck.
Q. This is a difficult question in my eyes, I work for a company who require's you to use your personal truck for work.
A: This is not really a wc question but I will answer for you. Go to the website below and it should give you the answers you seek because it provides information on what workers in Texas (not sure about Florida) are entitled to be paid for. Good luck to you.
Q. I’m scheduled for ACL surgery tomorrow... how to proceed? Help...
A: There is an old (? before I was practicing law) Texas Supreme Court (TSC) Decision that ruled if one of two insurance carriers (health care insurance or workers comp carrier) owe benefits to a person they are to pay and basically figure out who owes between them. Making the injured party pay was bad faith. (I think the name of the case was either Aranda or Arnold). However the TSC issued another decision just a couple of years back (named as Ruttlinger v. TMI) abolishing bad faith against wc carriers. So I recommend you file your claim with wc and with your health care provider. Be aware if your employer is in a "network" you MUST go to its medical providers or you could wind up owing for the medical care. I am sorry for your predicament. Also know that if your employer had actual knowledge of your injury then it has a duty at that point to file a notice of claim with the carrier and its failure to do so could have ramifications as for being able to dispute your claim. Good luck on getting it resolved
Q. Back story. At a party at a friends I feel asleep on the couch. A girl at the party wrote rape me on my forehead
A: I doubt it is an illegal act without more, although it is tasteless. You must be a sound sleeper. Suing them in civil court would probably not help much either because you would have to prove you were injured and have pecuniary damages.
Q. In texas what does this mean FILE MOTION PER JUDGE
A: You may have to speak with the court coordinator to know for sure but it looks as though the Judge has indicated a Motion need to be filed. It could be a motion to forfeit bond if you posted one. You bail bonds man would know if that"s the case.
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