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Roy Lee Warren

Roy Lee Warren

Honest, Dependable, Experienced, Law Office of Roy L Warren, 512 392-5188
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI...
  • 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
  • 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
262 Questions Answered

Q. I was charged with poss of cs, Looking for a probono attorney who would be able to look in my case.
A: You can contact the State Bar and ask for names of those in your area that do such work. Also see the link below. Good luck. https://www.sll.texas.gov/for-attorneys/legal-resources-online/
Q. If witness comes forward claiming to have been forced to make false testimony will that witness be charged with pergury?
A: It likely depends on the credibility of the witness and the circumstances tending to corroborate the different story. You may want to have the witness speak with defense counsel first.
Q. My workers comp case was denied do to wrong onset date..texas dept. of insurance said to refile under the right onset.
A: You will need to request a BRC followed by a CCH so you can establish the date of injury (DOI). Assuming you have an occupational disease (such as repetitive type injuries) type of injury, the DOI is more difficult to establish. The DOI is seldom the date you first experienced symptoms of the injury. The DWC has stated the DOI is generally the date when the condition requires the worker to seek medical attention.
Q. I am needing an attorney to write a demand letter for me dealing with a Verizon Wireless Store in Conroe, Texas .
A: Hi Mr. Ward, I will see if I can at least point you in the right direction in case no one else can help you. First, you may find the answers you are looking for in the first few pages of the phone book. It is a great resource for the laws and regulatory agencies that govern phone companies. Also I will provide a link to legal aid type of help that assist people with situations you are faced with. The link is: https://www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/where-to-go-for-help/legal-assistance-organizations/ Also see: Texas Bar Association — Referral Directory and Other Resources for Low-Income Texans [PDF] This directory is published by the Texas Bar, the state's principal bar association. It contains contact information for many legal aid organizations that are available across Texas. In addition, the Texas Bar has written and collected informational legal resources for the public. TexasLawHelp.org Legal Aid Directory This is a listing of all the legal services providers in Texas. Service providers are listed by name as well as by service area. It also provides information about Legal Aid and has an online form for finding legal assistance. Texas Legal Services Center The Texas Legal Services Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free representation and assistance to Texans who qualify for their services based on income or other criteria. They also sponsor several projects that assist low-income and disadvantaged Texans who need legal help: a legal hotline for Texans who are 60 years of age or older or who receive Medicare, a CPS family helpline for questions related to Child Protective Services, and a legal hotline for veterans. In addition to these services, the TLSC also trains and assists poverty law advocates and helps maintain TexasLawHelp.org. Best of luck.
Q. Are schedule injury benifits suspended from when i was arrested and incarcerated or when i was convicted ?
A: I also answer to let you know that under Texas WC, once you are certified as being MMI and assigned an impairment rating, you are still entitled to be paid those benefits, known as IIBs, because that is for damage to your body, not lost wages.
Q. I just found out my roommate sexually assaulted his daughter 14 months ago. What happens to her after he is arrested
A: Fortunately, in Texas, once she is 17 she can move where ever she wants. I am not sure if the State still handles the children the same way as in the past. In the past those juveniles that "got in trouble with the law" were sent to TYC. UNFORTUNATELY Texas also has children that for some reason lose all familial relationships and have no other place to go. They too are sent to TYC when there is not a foster home they can be sent to. I sure hope that policy has been changed. It is a horrific dynamic for children that must be taken away from their parents because of abuse because the child through no fault of their own, are separated and excluded from the family home. Of course that results in losing contact with the whole family.
Q. Can an acquitted and expunged case be used against you in a new criminal trial on a different charge?
A: Sometimes instances of "prior bad acts" are allowed into evidence, even with no conviction. If the Judge allows the jury to hear such evidence, such conduct may well lead the judge's decision to be exposed to a reversal. Also if the judge allows the da to use previous "non-convicted" conduct against you, you are allowed to request a limiting instruction advising the jury not to consider such evidence to prove you acted in conformity with it to convict you of the current charges. (For what it is worth...)
Q. There is no time limit on appeal..its people's lives..please tell me this is the case
A: I am sorry but I do not understand your question? But I do agree there should not be a time limit on appeals. I hope you find the answers you seek.
Q. My finance was released from his doctor the 1st of June 2018. Workers Comp has not notified him of a settlement yet.
A: I am sorry to say you will need to ask this question in the forum located in the State where his case is pending because wc cases are specific to the state. I hope the laws in SC are more favorable than they are here for injured workers.
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