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Roy Lee Warren

Criminal defense Attorney at San Marcos, TX

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Roy L. Warren

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Roy

Learn Roy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have successfully represented thousands of people with respect to all levels of criminal allegations against them, from misdemeanors to murder. I will stand beside you (not behind you) during this difficult time of your life!

    31 years, 2,250 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Not only do I represent people on their injury claim, I have successfully negotiated reduction of subrogation claims and liens, putting more money in the pocket of injured people. Even if you do not hire me, if there is a subrogation element to your case, please be sure to hire a lawyer that understands subrogation and how to reduce the claim.

    33 years, 550 cases

  3. Business
    I have assisted with resolving business disputes through mediation of disputes as well as litigation. I have also assisted with negotiating of contracts as well as establishment of initial start-up and organization of businesses.

    34 years, 500 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    A DWI can result in costs to you of at least $17,000 and can result in some life altering consequences. You need to hire someone that gives you the best bang for your buck! Experience and creativity are the keys.

    31 years, 75 cases

  5. Violent crime
    Sometimes good people make a poor choice are simply get charged with something they were not involved with. I have been to trial on the most serious type of cases you can imagine. If you are charged with a crime I am the lawyer you need to call.

    31 years, 125 cases

  6. Workers compensation
    I am sorry I have drastically reduced my case load for WC cases. But if I cannot help I will try to point you in the right direction. I have assisted injured workers from the beginning of their case through jury trial.

    34 years, 3,500 cases

I always try my best to treat every client like they are a cherished family member and strive to get the best possible outcome. 

If you have been injured or charged with a crime, (misdemeanor, felony or MTR) and need great representation at a fair price, give me a call. I will use my more than 28 years of legal experience to help you during this difficult time.  As those I have assisted in the past can tell you I am compassionate, caring and will fight for you. If for some reason other lawyers are unwilling to assist you, give me a call. I have assisted many people who have been turned away by other lawyers.

With respect to criminal defense, I have experience representing people charged with all classes of felonies as well as misdemeanors. I also defend clients on "Motions to Revoke Probation".  If you need help defending criminal charges, at least speak with me (free initial consultation). I have been successful in obtaining dismissals, successful plea bargains and successful litigation.

The other main areas of my practice are personal injury and employment law, including work injuries. As a teenager my parents had lawyers representing them on a personal injury case. When the case settled the lawyers charged them all sorts of expenses, but I was particularly upset they charged $500 for coping costs. Their contingency fee of 40% was bad enough, but after all the "expense" deductions the lawyers took over half the settlement. I have never, and will never, get paid more money than those I represent! I will do my best to get the result you deserve. Also, if you need medical attention I assist with obtaining proper medical care. 

I have worked hard for the people of Texas. I am honest, diligent, intelligent, and forthright. I understand the problems you and your family are, or will, be facing and I will stand with you. Although I am very seldom the first lawyer people contact, (because my name, “Warren” is near the end of the alphabet), I am often the last. I have made my living off cases other lawyers have turned away. I typically handling criminal defense, personal injury and workers compensation cases but also take a few other cases that come up.  I have litigated cases across the State of Texas. You have nothing to lose; try me and hopefully I can assist you.

For workers compensation and personal injury cases you may have been advised you do not need a lawyer, but consider the fact the carrier has a head start on you. It knows how to dispute your claim even before you are injured.  If the carrier disputes even a portion of your case and a hearing is scheduled you may regret not having a lawyer by your side because the adjusters know the law.  

For instance, in WC cases, at the hearing, called a CCH, looking around the room you will discover you are alone. That is because generally every person there (hearing officer, adjuster, carrier lawyer) makes a living on WC, you do not. Most injured workers feel as though everyone is speaking a foreign language in the hearing.  Also, keep in mind carriers are in the business of making money, not paying claims.  They have no heart; they are corporations that you cannot reason with.

When you are injured, you may be requested to provide a statement.  That initial statement may be critical.  You need to be aware of your rights and the proper way to answer questions. You need to make sure you report the entire injury and you must be very careful in that regard.
Consider a WC situation where you have an occupational or repetitive trauma type of injury that has been getting worse in increments over a few years.  When does your 30 days begin to run? Is it when you first had pain (no), when symptoms are so bad you miss work (most likely no), or maybe it’s the last day you work?  The appeals panel has most often ruled when you seek medical help you either know or should have known; so that is typically your injury date for reporting purposes. The appeals panel has also ruled the date you first had symptoms is not the injury date.  

I know when you are injured either in an accident or at work, and cannot work, this is a troubling time for you and your family.  I will do my best to walk with you during this difficult and trying time and warn you about the traps before they are set. We can find doctors that will take on your medical care without you having to pay as well as assisting you in other ways.
I have handled cases from across the State. Please at least speak with a lawyer. An injury can ruin your life and you may not know it until too late and then there is nothing anyone can do to assist you. Give us a call at.

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Law Office of Roy L. Warren
1775 Oakwood Loop
San Marcos, TX, 78666

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5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by James | July 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Take a moment.....
I am in the early stages of charges of DWI and to be honest. I had no sound idea of what to even do or how to proceed. Mr. Warren responded to my inquiry before I imagined anyone would have even read it, he had read, percieved, and formulted the answer to me. Its obvious that the punctuality he showed to my simple inquiry would only be amplified in any precedingof legality that he's involved in. Thank you Mr. Warren for noticing and addressing my concern.
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Response from Roy Warren July 5, 2018
I very much appreciate your kind words. Thank you.
Posted by R | June 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Invaluable Advice
Unfortunately, my former attorney failed to follow through on crucial portions of my case, leaving me without representation in a fully corrupt system. Mr. Warren consulted with me on some tough Workers Compensation questions that otherwise would go unanswered. Mr. Warren was knowledgeable about content and his advice is greatly appreciated.
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Response from Roy Warren June 5, 2018
I appreciate the kind words, I only wish I could have changed some of the unfortunate circumstances you endured.
Posted by Wyatt Faught | June 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Was able to clearly answer my questions.
Posted by Kelley Rogers | April 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
star only review
He was kind and caring. He is sincere and knowledgeable!
Response from Roy Warren April 3, 2017
Thanks, I am glad I could help and I appreciate you giving me 5 stars, that is kind.
Posted by Rebecca | February 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super fast response and good info!!
Thank u so much for your advice and words of knowledge. You have been so helpful and i really appreciate you! If i could, i would use u as my lawyer when i seek one!
Posted by Richard | February 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest Dependable
Roy Lee Warren is the most honest caring man i have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He has been thru and understands. You could never go wrong Hiring Rot Lee Warren to defend your case, He will defend you and win your case.
Posted by Jesse isbell | February 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Posted by Lauren | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Claim
Roy Lee represented me after a motor vehicle accident last year. I was rear ended by a large truck while stopped at a red light. Thankfully I was able to walk away with minor injuries. Unfortunately, it left me without transportation to my place of work or school for months. He negotiated a more than fair medical settlement that helped me get back on my feet, pay off my debts and my medical bills easily. He has been representing me and my family for years. I highly recommended Mr. Warren for consultation as well as representation. Thank you for everything you do!
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Response from Roy Warren February 12, 2017
Thank you very much for allowing me to assist you. It was an absolute honor to help you with your case. Maybe one day you will decide upon law school and work with me. That would be awesome!
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I asked Roy a few quick questions and it made my life easier to not have to worry about wage garnishment anymore. He was able to answer all of my questions, quickly without pause and give me more information to be helpful in the future. I appriciate the help with the information i was looking for.
Response from Roy Warren January 31, 2017
I appreciate your comments more than you know. Such kind remarks come at a particularly good time to help lift my spirits. I hope that I was able to help you as much as your kind remarks have helped me. Thank you.
Posted by Paul & Jackie | December 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend Roy. He really cares about your situation and puts in the time to give the best advice!
Roy took the time to provide legal advice when our family had our entire wages garnished by employer which by law is not permissible.
Response from Roy Warren December 26, 2016
Thank you for the kind words, it means so much to me that people are thankful for the advice. I hope that things have been sorted out for your family.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
he is really good
He is really good I learned a lot. He showed me how to file the correct paper work to fire my previous attorney. He is an expert when it comes to worker compensation cases.
Response from Roy Warren October 24, 2016
Thank you very much for the nice review. It makes it all worth it when people such as yourself show appreciation for the effort we make to help.
Posted by Bob | April 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are in the San Marcus, TX area and find yourself in need of a good lawyer, contact Roy Lee Warren. I contacted Roy about a $550 parking ticket I received while out at the San Marcus outlet mall. Roy was very prompt in responding to a call I placed to him and after hearing my case agreed to help. Within a matter of days he was writing the JP court requesting a hearing on my behalf. After no response from the court was received, Roy.....well lets say hounded them for one until I finally got a court case for which I would not have to appear. I live in the DFW area so it saved me time and lots of money. Recently, Roy told me met with the DA and they tossed the case. Wow, all I can say is thank you Roy for going to work on my behalf. This whole thing only cost me $100.....his fee. Though this was only a parking ticket...and a very expensive one at that, Roy acted in my best interest at all times. He was polite, friendly and willing to indulge my silly questions. More importantly, he did not try to rake me over the coals with outrageous fees. I highly recommend Roy Lee Warren if you are in need of legal services. TC Stings for Life - Bob
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Response from Roy Warren November 28, 2016
When speaking with Bob I learned we both went to Texas City High School, small world indeed. I was glad I was able to assist him, saving him money.
Posted by David | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
From my initial consultation, thru depositions, to the court room and beyond, I could not be more pleased with the services provided by Mr. Warren. From the beginning of my case he was there not only as my attorney, but legitimately cared about my recovery. He was very vigorous in obtaining a suitable settlement for my injuries, and to this day still checks on my recovery progress. Thank you Mr. Warren, your professionalism is outstanding in your field and I will most certainly continue to recommend you to friends and colleagues.
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Posted by LaShaye | October 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers compensation
Mr.Warren is a very compassionate and knowledgeable person, and lawyer! He took my case on without hesitation when other lawyers basically told me to give up. He explains everything step by step to make sure you understand this difficult and consuming process. He is very passionate about his job and it shows in the work he does. I still have a long ways to go with my workers compensation case but I feel so incredibly blessed to have Roy by my side and representing me! If you want a lawyer who actually CARES, I would recommend Mr. Warren without question!
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013
Super Attorney
Mr. Warren represented me for my workers compensation case. I highly recommend Mr. Warren if the Insurance Company is disputing your case. Mr. Warren was able to find me a doctor that same day I hired him. His knowlege regarding workers compensation is unbelievable (I guess that's because he's written some of the laws regarding workers compensation when he worked as a Judge on the appeals panel) I tried hiring two other attorneys who didn't feel they could help me. Then i found Mr. Warren who took my case to an administrative hearing and proved my injuries that I suffered were caused from my job. I have. lifetime medical treatment thats related to my injuries, and I was also compensatated for lost wages. His son Kyle Warren who also works with him was very helpful, whenever I had a question or needed somethings done he was was all over it. I felt that both Mr. Warren and his son were very caring of my case and future.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • The Law Office Of Roy L. Warren, San Marcos, Texas
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Wayne Wright, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • Texas Mutual Insurance, Austin, Texas
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Administrative Law Judge/Attorney
  • TWCC – Hearings & Appeals, Austin, Texas
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Lawyer
  • The Law Office of Roy L. Warren, Texas City, Texas
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Lawyer
  • The Law Office of Alton Todd, Alvin, Texas.
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • Joseph Larson II Law Firm, Jamestown, ND.
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1990
  • University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, (with honors)
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault-Family Violence/Impeding Breath
  • Won a dismissal
  • 2018 Aggravated Assault--family violence; impeding breath
  • Dismissed
  • Aggravated Assault of family member with a deadly weapon; and Retaliation
  • Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, a 2nd degree felony that falls within the 3(g) penalties mandating the Defendant must serve 1/2 of the time before eligible for parole) was dismissed.
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  • Republican Party of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Republican National Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • North Dakota Society of Public Accountants
  • CPA
  • 1988 - Present
  • Federal Aviation Adminstration
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Community Justice Program--San Antonio
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Mainland Boxing Club
  • Founder-President
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Bar of U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2001
  • Texas City High School
  • Volunteer Debate Coach
  • 1994 - 1997
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1996
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1999
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1999
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2001
  • VITA
  • Volunteer
  • 1987 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Texas in 2019.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Award 2017
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer Rating 10
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Awards 2017-18
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Texas Inmate Families Association
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Named Top Ten Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 25 years of Law Practice
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2016
  • Named as Top Ten Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas
  • 2016
  • Named as one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Texas for DWI
  • 2015
  • 20 Years Practicing Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Workers' Compensation
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2005
  • Certified Boxing Trainer/Judge
  • USAA
  • 1997
  • Amjur Award, highest score Property Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1989
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • North Dakota Society Of Certified Public Accountants
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adjusting Worker's Compensation Cases
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2005
  • Texas Workers' Comp Update 2004 - San Antonio
  • Workers' Compensation
  • 2004
  • In-House CLE
  • Updates in Worker's Compensation
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (28)
Endorse Roy
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roy Lee Warren is one of the top attorneys in his field. He is extremely knowledgeable, skillful, and knows the ins-and-outs of the law. However, this is not what makes him great. His most valuable asset is his strong conviction for what he does. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Roy Lee Warren is knowledgeable and astute. He has a broad range of experience and knows his stuff. I would refer any and all individuals to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Warren is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Warren is an expert in criminal defense matters and you can take his legal advice to the bank. Roy also has an outstanding reputation for excellence in worker's compensation cases. His responses here on AVVO demonstrate not only his mastery of the law, but also his kindness as a person. I highly recommend Roy Warren to anyone that needs an attorney here in Central Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roy gives a frank and direct answer to those who post on the AVVO site. His approach and insight suggest a deep understanding of the law and an ability to cut to the chase. His years of experience serve his clients well."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Warren provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Roy Warren. He is highly knowledgeable and extremely well regarded in central Texas. He is also a frequent contributor on Avvo, giving generously of his time to help those in need of guidance."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roy is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roy's frequent answers on Avvo evidence his command of the law and concern for the well-being of individuals. Those are important qualities in an attorney and I am pleased to endorse Roy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and provides a great service to AVVO users in answering their questions both thoroughly and with great insight."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Warren has demonstrated a high degree of knowledge about the workers compensation system. I have no reservations recommending injured workers in his community consult with him for advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Roy Warren for workers' compensation matters. He is experienced in this field among others. John Pringle"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Other
"I do not know nor have I ever met Mr. Warren but we have answered many common AVVO questions, and Mr. Warren's answers consistently demonstrate the highest level of competence, integrity, professionalism and sincerity. If ever I have occasion to refer a criminal defense case (or a DUI, Personal Injury or Bankruptcy or Debt case) in the San Marcos, TX area then Roy Lee Warren will be my first recommendation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roy Warren as a kind, compassionate, patient, and knowledgeable lawyer whose responses to those persons that seek help on AVVO, reflect those very important qualities. I believe his approach creates calm in those seeking help who are otherwise under a tremendous amount of stress and anguish about the situation of either themselves or a loved one. I can only imagine that he treats his clients with the same qualities that he expresses here and I commend him for this."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I give my highest and unqualified endorsement to Roy. Quite frankly, it is hard to imagine a more qualified Workers' Compensation attorney than Roy. Roy is a former Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel Judge. In this position, Roy reviewed 100s of Workers' Compensation CCH Decisions, and as a result, Roy is one of the most knowledgeable Workers' Compensation attorneys in Texas."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow personal injury attorney, I have worked with Roy for many years. He is our firm's "go to" guy for worker's compensation claims. His knowledge in the field is unsurpassed!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have handled a number of workers' compensation claims against Roy over the years and always found him to be knowledgeable. He also represents his clients zealously while remaining a gentleman. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
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