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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
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,
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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
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
277 Questions Answered

Q. Q: If there is a recording device inside of a bag with marijuana, can police warrantlessly listen to recordings on it?
A: It may depend on whose bag it is but generally, no, they must have probably cause to open the bag. Once the bag has been opened the MJ would give them probable cause. But the US Supreme Court is currently to rule on whether the police have the right to search cell phones. That may change things.
Q. In South Carolina, there's a law that states it's legal to beat your wife on the first steps of a court house
A: So your Question? It is illegal to beat your wife anywhere in Texas, as I assume it would be in SC. Of course the Bible says a man should not beat his woman with anything bigger around than his thumb, thus the saying, "the rule of thumb". Still does not make it right.
Q. Can I be charged with possession of dangerous drug for having my bf prescription unopened in my car when he was with me
A: Probably, you can be charged but the real issue is whether you can be convicted, I do not believe so based on the facts you have presented. If the medication was your bf and he was in the car...
Q. I got my cousin pregnant when I was 17 but turned 18 while she was pregnant she is 15 can I go to jail for this
A: Yes, you could go to jail because having sex with a minor is against the law. However when the participants ages are not greater than 3 years apart the is an affirmative defense (meaning you must assert the defense or it is waived) known as the "Romeo and Juliet" law that can be a defense for you. Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.
Q. If I have 18 months jail credit on 1 case and 8 months credit on 2nd case do I receive jail credit on both cases
A: If your cases are in Louisiana you need to ask your question there because +your case is under state law an states can differ. But in Texas, yes, generally credit is given on both but only if you have been charged for the offense already. You do not get credit for time served on the second offense if you have not even been charged yet.
Q. The insurance adjuster I have said they are not workers comp the have there own insurance. I have been trying to get the
A: SORRY FOR YOUR SITUATION. I do not always trust employers, call Texas Department of Insurance,Division of Workers Compensation (I think the main line is 512 804-400; but you can look it up online). Or you can go to the website and look it up yourself. If the employer is truthful and they do not have wc, one of two things. They could be "self insured" meaning they still must follow wc laws. Or they could have an ERISA plan that is not wc. If that is the case ask for a copy of the policy so you can determine what your rights are. Most provide for income benefits for a maximum of 1 year and limited medical. If it is a defined benefit plan under ERISA you may find a lawyer that will represent you because is you are the prevailing party your attorney's fees are paid by the plan. Good luck.
Q. How much notice is required for a judge to be recused or recuse himself before a bench trial?
A: My favorite answer, it depends. I am kidding, I hate saying that. But you can object the day of trial if that is when you discover a disqualifying connection. But generally it is best to file a motion in accordance with the local rules in your County that is applicable to motions for defendants. Go to the County website and check its local rules. Good luck.
Q. If your employers fires you while you are on workers comp in Texas . Does workers comp stop paying you wages ?
A: Depends (I hate saying that) on whether you were terminated for cause or for a reason not your fault. If you are fired because you are no longer able to perform the functions of your job demands you may still be entitled to income benefits if you are not otherwise disqualified. A reason your benefits could be stopped is if you are at MMI and released to return to work. Also be aware once you reach MMI, assuming you are awarded IR, you are still entitled to impairment benefits awarded if you are otherwise qualified to receive IIBs. And IIBs should be paid regardless of your employment status. So if your TIBs are terminated because you lost employment not related to your work injury, you may still receive IIBs once certified as being at MMI. Best of luck to you.
Q. How do I find out if my employer has workers compensation? Do they have to file a claim or not? The doctor they sent me
A: You can call DWC in Austin or look your employer up online at the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) to see if they are covered. The employer has the DUTY to report all lost time injuries to DWC and its carrier or it can be penalized for failure to do so. It is NOT your responsibility to report the injury to anyone other than your employer (within 30 days). In fact even if you beg the employer not to report your injury it still has the duty to report the injury. That is not a duty that the employer can pass on to anyone else. If your employer belongs to a "network" it must inform you of the medical providers that you can go to and if you are not happy with the selection you have limited methods to appeal that you must comply with. For instance, you may be required to request an IRO (independent review organization) be appointed to obtain a 2nd opinion. Best of luck to you.
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