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Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Haroen ("Harun") Calehr is half Indonesian and half Dutch. He started practicing law right after graduating from Texas Southern University, J.D, in 2001, and then followed by graduating from Tulane Law School, LL.M., in 2002 where he received his Master in Law in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Prior to pursing his LL.M, Haroen worked for two Houston law firms, a U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge, and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. Haroen is fluent in Dutch, German, and Indonesian.
Haroen currently focuses his practice in the following areas of the law: Litigation, Personal Injury, Admiralty Law, Immigration Law, Corporate Law, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Law.
Haroen is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are over 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 have been recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 21 select areas of law. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas at the request of State Bar of Texas and is the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas.
He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. Haroen is also a certified Domestic Arbitrator and Attorney Ad Litem. Haroen has a notable 10th Circuit Federal case, Tulengkey v. Gonzales, which has been published.
Haroen was awarded The Top Lawyers for the People Award by the H Texas Magazine. He has also been named Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Haroen was also presented with an Award of Appreciation for the efforts extended to the citizens of Indonesia in 16 states in 2003 for the seminars that he toured with the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston. He currently serves Of Counsel for the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Houston, Texas, as well as for Young & Husain, PLLC. He also serves as a committee member for the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, which is appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas.
Haroen has been interviewed on CNN Asian Edition Program regarding the prospects for democracy in Indonesia and the new Habibie government. He was also a guest speaker at a Continuing Legal Education seminar on deportation and removal proceedings. Previously, he taught a cross-cultural training seminar for ANADARKO executives on Indonesian politics and economy, Houston, TX, 2002.
He is an active member of Harris County Bar Association and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, The American Inns of Court – Houston Chapter, The Netherlands Texas Business Association, IABA, Indonesian American Business Association, Phi Alpha Delta, and the U.S. Maritime Law Association.
He has been admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, and U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas.
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German, Indonesian, Dutch, English
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||11/24/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Houston, TX||SuperLawyers||2020|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top Lawyers||Houstonia Magazine||2014|
|Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Houston, TX||Texas Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top Attorney||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2009|
|Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2007|
|Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2005|
|General Counsel||Indonesian Embassy Washington, D.C||2017 - Present|
|Owner||Calehr & Associates||2002 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Young & Husain, PLLC in Houston, Texas||2003 - 2014|
|Contract Attorney||Georgantas & Walters, LLP, Houston, Texas||2002 - 2002|
|Associate||Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Peña & Sampson, Houston, Texas||2002 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Peña & Sampson, Houston, TX||2000 - 2001|
|Judicial Intern||Hon. Manuel D. Leal, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas||2000 - 2000|
|judicial intern||U.S. Magistrate Judge Calvin F. Botley, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas||2000 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Immigration and Nationality Law||2007 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Maritime Law Association of the United States||Member||2001 - Present|
|Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee||Member/Investigator||2010 - 2015|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2003 - 2012|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||2002 - 2012|
|American Inns of Court Houston Chapter||Member||2001 - 2013|
|Texas Southern University||2001|
|University of Houston, main campus||Political Science||1996|
|Various Immigrations CLE's||Immigration||2015|
|Joint Task Force on UPIL||Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law||2012|
|Immigration and Nationality Law||ICE Bonds and Detainers||2010|
|Salfo Kabore-AAO Appeal||Appeal Sustained-Case Won and granted|
|State of Texas vs. Eshett Offonmbuk||Granted, previous plea vacated|
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