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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
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
Member
- Current
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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
CPA
- Current
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
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.
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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
385 Questions Answered

Q. Can texas or county courts enhance drug charges for controlled substance less one gram charges. Because of 2 charges in
A: Unfortunately a current charge may be enhanced with previous convictions, not charges but final convictions. You will need a lawyer to review the charges to determine whether an enhancement is proper under the situation.
Q. Is Texas a one party consent law for recorded phone conversations? Is this admissible in court?
A: Yes, it is a one party consent state as long as you are a party to the conversation you may record it.
Q. if Public corruption is reported to a sheriff, is he obligated to open an investigation?
A: The prosecutor has wide discretion in which cases to pursue, such as in the Ramsey case in Colorado.
Q. Will you get two for one sitting in county jail before you're sentenced for State Jail
A: You only get credit for 20% if the court determines you are "satisfactorily participating". I suggest working as a trustee, even if you get no credit you get certain perks. Good luck.
Q. What to do for bond reduction
A: Hopefully you have a lawyer to help, if not, you need to get a lawyer that practices defending the type of charges pending in the county where the charges are. Your attorney may be able to use the "attorney bond" to have the defendant released. There has been a movement as of late to overhaul the entire bonding system because it has developed into an offensive weapon used by the state. Bail is supposed to ensure a person's appearance at their court date, not to keep people locked away. The amount of bail depends on several factor such as, the crime committed, danger to society, time lived in County, ties to community, and ability to pay bail. A domestic violence charge may be difficult to get bail reduced, particularly if a TRO has been filed. I'm very sorry for your situation and wish you the best of luck.
Q. Workers comp opted out of workers comp now they want to put my wife in a transition to work program?
A: Sounds as if she has been referred to a work hardening program? I agree with S. Michael, employers cannot "opt out" after a worker has been injured. They are either "all in" or "all out" at the time of the injury.
Q. Should I just move on from my Texas Worker's Compensation Case my Attorney just dropped me today 01/17/2020
A: I doubt any lawyer will advise that you "just move on", particularly if you feel you legitimately have a valid claim. You claim seems to be mor eof an occupational disease or repetitive injury than one caused by "pulling, pushing, twisting" so I would not worry about the statement "sinking your battleship". Keep in mind that a "specific event" may result in a claim being easier to prove but there are plenty of injuries that are compensable where a person cannot point to a specific event that resulted in an injury when they can prove they were fine when arriving at work but the work resulted in a progressively worsening condition. Pursue your claim and find good representation. Best of luck to you.
Q. So was injured back in 2011 did the whole workers comp thing. Come 2013 they drop me from workers comp and back was not
A: Yes you can apply to have the carrier pay continued medical benefits but since the Texas State Supreme Court (TSSC) has taken away the right of injured workers to sue carriers for bad faith most are lef with little to no remedy. The TSSC must believe the carriers will pay or reopen claims based on its "good nature" to help injured workers. Personally I just do not see it happening very often. However, if you need help the Division of WC can appoint an ombudsman to help file your medical dispute. I hope things work out for you.
Q. My husband was arrested yesterday for sexual assault against a minor. What's our next step?
A: I would say the chances of finding a pro bono lawyer are slim but you may be able to obtain someone that will charge a reasonable rate and take payments. Many times the difference in the price between a good lawyer and a great lawyer is very similar, the key is to find a lawyer that your comfortable with. For instance I heard a lawyer speaking with a client that he was appointed to defend and the lawyer actually said he does not work as hard on court appointments because he does not get paid to. Personally I find that statement replusive, lawyer should work as hard or harder on those cases. You may be able to obtain a lawyer that can asssist with an attorney bond so hiring the lawyer will serve as a bond to get released. Best of luck to you.
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