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Roy Lee Warren

Roy Lee Warren

Law Office of Roy L. Warren,
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI...
  • Texas
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Roy is a Texan, graduating from Texas City High School. After getting life's hard lesions for 10 years he finally entered college, where despite his late start he earned accolades and academic scholarships. He graduated in the top 10% of his class in just 3 years while also working. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from University of North Dakota, he passed the CPA exam and entered law school. Roy and his wife Laurie (they met when they were only 15 and married at 18), along with their 4 children, moved back to Texas so Roy could enroll at South Texas College of Law, in Houston. While attending STCL he worked with Super Lawyer Alton Todd in Alvin Texas. Roy credits his legal success to the mentor-ship of Alton Todd where Roy became a successful and professional lawyer protecting people's dreams across Texas. The appeals he wrote, starting his 1st year in law school (as a clerk) appealing lower court decisions to Appellate Courts and State Supreme Courts resulted in reversal of cases and laws to protect Constitutional rights of people. In fact, the first week after becoming a lawyer he won his 1st trial against a well known Super Lawyer that had been practicing 20 years. The next week Roy was winning again, obtaining a reversal on an appeal to the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals. He had 3 seasoned lawyers as opponents; one was so well known an argument against Joe Jamail was published law school books Roy studied in law school. For the past 31 years Roy has earned a reputation to be creative, successful, and well regarded by clients, peers and judges alike. Throughout his life and career he has demonstrated he is intelligent, fearless and a winner. He has been fighting his whole life so he is ready to fight for you. He is never judgmental of anyone and always respectful. He is just the kind of lawyer you need because he cares, understands, and will compassionately fight for his clients to protect their dreams and freedom.

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
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Roy L. Warren,
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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State Bar of Texas
Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar
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Activities: Member
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Texas State Bar # 20888685
- Current
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Activities: Member as a CPA
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The North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant
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Activities: After passing the CPA examine I joined th North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
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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.
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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
335 Questions Answered

Q. Court ordered drug test at probation office
A: Sometimes a court will require an U.A. as a condition of bail. A problem with some U.A.s can arise when the test is disposed of immediately and there is no quantitative analysis to prove the level of a positive test. Oh and yes, the probation officer (PO) has almost complete discretion over requesting tests (ordered by the Judge--not the PO).
Q. Should i get a worker's comp lawyer and if so what do you recomend my pain is getting worse
A: First and foremost you must file a claim if you have not. An IE only has 30 days after the date of injury to report the injury to the employer. If you do not report w/i 30 days you must establish "good cause" for failure. Seeing the company doctor implies that you did report the injury. Because you were laid off when still having problems with the injury it would be best if you consulted with a lawyer in your county. Most WC lawyers will give you a free initial consultation, and if not, the Workers Compensation Division will appoint an ombudsman free of charge to assist you if you ask for it. Good luck to you.
Q. I was injured at my job but was still able to work. I changed jobs but my injury has gotten worse and need surgery.
A: I am sorry to say but the adjuster gave you a load of crap! It does not matter if you changed jobs. The definition for disability, and therefore entitlement to TIBs, is not dependent on the injured worker being with the same employer. We can look to the DWC, which publishes the "Appeals Panel Decision Manual", written by Bob Lang, with minor assists from Dan Berry and yours truly while Dan and I were Judges with the Appeals Panel. The manual provides, "Disability deals with an IE's inability, because of a compensable injury, to obtain and retain employment at wages equivalent to the IE's pre-injury wage. Section 401.011(16)." There is no mention of changing jobs. Disability results when the work injury is "a cause" of lost earnings. However, if you have been certified to be at MMI and given an IR you may not be entitled to TIBs without having disputed your MMI date. Two years after your income benefits accrue there is a presumption that you have reached MMI so if you reoccurring disability is after 2 years you may not be able to qualify for TIBs anyway, Contact DWC and ask for an ombudsman's assistance. Good luck to you.
Q. Do I owe them?
A: I am sorry you were deprived of your pet for that period of time. This is just my opinion, but I agree with you. The law generally makes sense. I would not pay them a penny for essentially cat-napping my cat! The neighbor should count themselves lucky if you do not sue for the loss of enjoyment and companionship of your pet. The neighbor took it upon themselves to claim the cat w/o making a determination if it was owned. They should have at the very least asked the vet whether it had a chip to show ownership or put up posters concerning a "found cat". Maybe even the vet bears some responsibility for not identifying the ownership of the cat.
Q. My neigbor took my jerican without my consent. she didnt return. I entered, picked but charged me tresspass
A: You should hire a lawyer to defend your case. You were fortunate that you were not charged with a more serious crime. I hope you did not enter any residence or building bc the DA could modify your charges to burglary of a building. I am sorry to say people seldom have the right to self help, just ask OJ Simpson, (not comparing you to him). Rather than going to get your property back you should have called the police.
Q. TX.. My husband was given a ticket for no divers license when he was walking out of his Uncle's house. Is this legal?
A: The Texas AG's office may be your best bet to stop harassment of this type. A legitimate police action is generally allowed but I see this type of behavior more and more and we, as citizens, need to stand up to it or we may lose more rights. You could also send a letter to the County Sheriff pitting them on notice of the harassment.
Q. My exHusband is being accused of sexual battery by his current wife & has been arrested, I have no idea how 2help
A: Thanks for your question and I am sorry for the situation. IF YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ASSIST HIM WITH BAIL, that would be the most immediate help. Hiring a lawyer would also be in his best interest. If you speak with him from the jail remind him telephone calls are subject to being recorded and will be used against him so it is best not to discuss his case with anyone. You can look on Justia or AVVO for lawyers practicing in the county where he is charged. Good luck to you.
Q. Son Injured on job. Filed WC claim. Co making him use all his PTO with no mention of pay after that.
A: It depends on whether he "elected" to take PTO rather than receive income benefits. Regardless he should be entitled to receive impairment income benefits. PTO does not replace that because that is for injuries to his body. If his PTO has been exhausted.
Q. Texas misdemeanor class B charge theft With previouse convictions they up the level of that charge to a State j
A: Sorry, you will surely need a good lawyer to help you through the morass. For the misdemeanors the theft charge can be enhanced with a FINAL conviction of a previous theft. The key point is whether they attempt to enhance the SJFs to a 3rd or 2nd degree felony. With that in mind I will paste a portion of a Motion to Quash that I filed recently. In a 2000 decision the Court of Criminal Appeals (see Webb v. State of Texas, 12 S.W.3d 808 (Tex.Crim.App 2000)), stated the Code of Criminal Procedure for both 12.42(a)(3) and 12.42(d), allow for enhanced punishment of an aggravated stat jail felony (i.e., a 12.35(c) state jail felony), which is itself an enhancement of a state jail felony (i.e., a 12.35(a) state jail felony). Its conclusion was the legislature explicitly provided for certain forms of "multiple enhancements" of [SJF] (i.e., enhancement of offense and punishment) Id. at 811. Importantly the Court added: “Further, if the legislature had intended that a non-aggravated state jail felony be eligible for enhancement under 12.42(d) as well as 12.42(a)(2), it is likely that it would have clearly said so, as it did with aggravated state jail felonies.” The Court explained; For example, 12.35(c) states that under certain circumstances, "[a]n individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony shall be punished for a third degree felony." Section 12.42(a)(3) states that "[i]f it is shown on the trial of a state jail felony punishable under Section 12.35(c) or on the trial of a third-degree felony that the defendant has been once before convicted of a felony, on conviction he shall be punished for a second-degree felony." Notably, this latter section refers to both a true third-degree felony and one that is a state jail felony, but with a punishment the equivalent of a third-degree felony under 12.35. Again, this level of specificity indicates that, had the legislature meant to provide "multiple enhancement" of a non-aggravated state jail felony, it would have explicitly stated so. ___________________________ I know, somewhat confusing; so hire a good lawyer. Best of luck to you.
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