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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 was born and raised in Texas, graduating from Texas City High School. 10 years getting life's hard lesions he finally entered college where despite his late start he earned accolades and academic scholarships, graduating with honors in just 3 years while working also. He earned one of the 1st degrees for Bachelor of Accountancy issued by the University of North Dakota. Then took and passed the exam to become a CPA..Roy and Laurie (wife since 18 years old with their four children),decided to moved back to Texas so Roy could enroll 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 Super Lawyer Alton Todd where Roy became a successful and professional lawyer protecting people's dreams across Texas. The appeals he wrote, starting his1st year in law school (as a clerk) appealing lower court decisions to Appellate Courts and State Supreme Courts resulted in reversal of laws protecting 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 on an appeal to the Court of Appeals. He was arguing that case (by himself) against 3 seasoned lawyers;1 was so well known his argument against Joe Jamail was published in a book Roy just read in law school. For the past 28 years Roy 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, always being 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
  • 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
300 Questions Answered

Q. Can I sensor tax returns they are requesting?
A: Remember, if the fish kept it's mouth shut it would not have got caught. Because OIG is attempting to prosecute you, hire a lawyer to represent you. I would not trust them because if they just need to confirm his address they d/n need 8 years. Also going back that far in time could subject you to more criminal charges (most felony statute of limitations is 3 years). Please seek counsel before submitting any documents. Good luck.
Q. Is it legal for a Cohabitant to take your car titleand sell it to a salvage yards? What laws were broken and by whom?
A: I am assuming they did not just sell the title but the car also. If the person was not otherwise entitled as an owner to the car they had no right to sell it. The level of the theft charge (or conversion) would depend on the value of the car and how the theft occurred. Other factors that determine the level would be such as whether the car was taken under threat of harm to you...and so on. Altering the VIN number is also a separate crime.
Q. Can my wife have a warrant for her arrest for not paying the rest of the bond that she cosigned on?
A: No arrest would issue because it would be a civil suit to collect on the bond. Also if you ahev already pled to the case the reason for the bond has dissipated.
Q. I fractured my index finger and mangled my tendon on middle finger Do I get IR b4 therapy or After
A: Your MMI/IR should be after you have gotten as well as you will ever be from your injury. Typically it would be AFTER therapy, however that is not always the way medical providers determine it. I wish you the best of luck.
Q. My husband passed away while under WC.
A: Your question is simple but the answer is very complex. To establish the heart attack (HA) was related you have the burden of proof and must prove essentially what is a "but for" test. It is one of the most onerous burdens to prove; you must prove his job was a "substantial cause" of the HA. The WC manuel states: Pursuant to Section 408.008, a heart attack is a compensable injury only if the following requirements are proven: (1) the attack can be identified as: (A) occurring at a definite time and place; and (B) caused by a specific event occurring in the course and scope of the IW’s employment; (2) the preponderance of the medical evidence regarding the attack indicates that the IW’s work rather than the natural progression of a preexisting condition or disease was a substantial contributing factor of the attack; and (3) the attack was not triggered solely by emotional or mental stress factors, unless it was precipitated by a sudden stimulus. #2 is very difficult, sorry. Hire a good WC lawyer.
Q. I would like to know if I have a possible medical malpractice case.
A: I'm sorry for your situation. You ask whether you could have a medical malpractice claim. The WC Appeals Panel Manual provides the following: An IW who has sustained a compensable injury is not limited to compensation of merely the compensable injury itself if the injury, or any proper or necessary treatment of the injury, causes other injuries in addition to the original compensable injury. Western Cas. & Surety Co. v. Gonzales, 518 S.W.2d 524 (Tex. 1975); Maryland Casualty Co. v. Sosa, 425 S.W.2d 871 (Tex. Civ. App.—San Antonio 1968, writ ref’d n.r.e. per curiam, 432 S.W.2d 515 (Tex. 1968)). The question to be resolved in an extent of injury issue is whether the claimed condition is causally related to or is a part of the compensable injury. APD 971725. Where the matter of causation of the claimed injury is beyond common knowledge or experience, expert evidence to a reasonable degree of medical probability is required. Houston General Insurance Company v. Pegues, 514 S.W.2d 492 (Tex. Civ. App.—Texarkana 1974, writ ref’d n.r.e.). The IW bears the burden to prove the extent of his or her compensable injury. APD 001602. Extent of injury is a question of fact for the HO to resolve. APD 960407; APD 050031-s. So I believe you may be limited to the remedy available under the WC Act, to seek benefits as allowed rather than sue for medical malpractice.
Q. What does the term theft 2500/2 more prevs/ convs means
A: My best educated guess is it refers to theft of at least $2,500, with enhancement by two prior convictions. The Texas Penal Code Section 31.03 lists theft greater than $2,500 as follows: (e) Except as provided by Subsection (f), an offense under this section is: (1) a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is less than $100; (2) a Class B misdemeanor if: (A) the value of the property stolen is $100 or more but less than $750; (B) the value of the property stolen is less than $100 and the defendant has previously been convicted of any grade of theft; or ... (3) a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is $750 or more but less than $2,500; (4) a state jail felony if: (A) the value of the property stolen is $2,500 or more but less than $30,000, ...; (C) the property stolen is a firearm, as defined by Section 46.01; (D) the value of the property stolen is less than $2,500 and the defendant has been previously convicted two or more times of any grade of theft;... So you may be looking at a SJF even if the value was less than $2,500 IF THERE ARE TWO PREVIOUS CONVICTION FOR THEFT IN ANY AMOUNT. A SJF has a sentence of 6 months to 2 years with a fine. A class A misdemeanor is a fine and up to 1 year in jail (basically 6 months maximum because people are given 2 days for each day served). I hope this answers your question.
Q. My wife was convected for 5 yrs evadeing detention w/ vechicle we was affirmed how can i aske for house ares
A: You must make that request through your attorney but you should not get your hopes up. If the decision has been upheld you're in a tough spot--sorry.
Q. Is the verbal order of a judge to the prosecutor in a hearing unenforceable? Can the prosecutor ignore it if he chooses?
A: I think it would be enforceable, particularly if the DA wants to keep a good relationship with the Judge. Also if a court reporter was in the court the order may be recorded anyway. When a formal proceeding is being held the court reporter is usually typing everything said so you may want to check if there was a record. Also if Defendant had a lawyer that may be a good place to start to determine if the order may be enforced.
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