HAROEN CALEHR, Attorney at LawBorn June 26, 1969, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Haroen Calehr 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. 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.
He is an active member of Harris County and American Bar Associations; Member State Bar of Texas; Texas Young Lawyers Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association; The American Inns if Court, Houston Chapter; The Netherlands Texas Business Association and IABA, Indonesian American Business Association.
Haroen is a member of Phi Alpha Delta. An Associate of The American Inns of Court, Houston Chapter; Associate member of the U.S. Maritime Law Association. Texas Young Lawyers Association and AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is certified by Tulane Law School, in Domestic Arbitration, 2002, and received his Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem Certification from the State Bar of Texas in 2002. Haroen founded CALEHR & ASSOCIATES after graduating from Tulane Law School and attaining his Master of Law in 2002, while having worked for two sizeable Houston law firms, a U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge prior to pursuing his LLM at Tulane.
Year admitted to practice:
TX 2001 24031787
Year admitted to practice:
Federal Court Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. 4th, 5th & 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.
Certified by Tulane Law School in Domestic Arbitration, 2002. Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Member College State Bar of Texas.
Interviewed on CNN Asian Edition Program Re. Prospects for democracy in Indonesia and new Habibie government by Jakarta Bureau Chief Maria Ressa, 1998.
Taught a cross-cultural training seminar for ANADARKO executives on Indonesian politics and economy, Houston, TX, 2002.
Also in 2002, I toured 5 U.S. cities and held seminars in special registration (NSEERS) for immigrants that had to register with immigration under a new law established after 9/11. The events were organized through the Consulate General of Indonesia in Houston, and I was their sole attorney speaker.
Honors and awards:
I was awarded The Top Lawyers for the People Award March 2005 in personal injury law by the H Texas magazine.
I was presented with an Award of Appreciation for the efforts extended to the citizens of Indonesia in 16 states in 2003 for the seminars that I toured with the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston.
I am a member of these professional organizations:
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA)
College of State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association (HBA)
American Ins of Court-Houston Chapter
Fort Bend County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association (FBA)
United States Maritime Law Association (USMLA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Texas Netherlands Business Association, Houston Chapter
I am admitted to practice law in the following courts:
US supreme court
Texas supreme court
New York Third Appellate Division
4th 5th and 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
The US district and Bankruptcy Courts for Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Texas
Board Certified-Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization-2008
Member American Bar Association Forum Committee on Air and Space Law;
Section on Aviation and Immigration Litigation;
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section-Admiralty and Maritime Law;
Aviation and Space Law;
International law and Trial Techniques
Notable Published Federal; Case, Tulengkey v. Gonzales, 425 F.3d 1277, 1280-81 (10th Cir. 2005).
Prior legal employment:
Of Counsel, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Houston, Texas, (05/02-present)
Of Counsel, Young & Husain, LLP in Houston, Texas, (09/03-present)
CALEHR and ASSOCIATES, Attorneys and Counselors At Law, Houston, Texas, (05/02-present)
Private practice as a general practitioner with an emphasis in Immigration, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Admiralty and Maritime, Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense.
Georgantas and Walters, LLP, Houston, Texas, (09/2002-11/2002)Admiralty Attorney working as independent contractor for admiralty firm representing shipping companies and P and I clubs worldwide, conducting research and writing legal memorandums for supervising attorney and main partner at firm, Mr. Dimitri Georgantas.
Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena and Sampson, Houston, Texas (07/2002-07/2002) Bankruptcy Attorney for Taxing Authorities; Attended Bankruptcy Court hearings on behalf of clients; researched, and prepared legal memorandums, client's representation.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX (Summer 2000)
Judicial Intern for The Hon. Manuel D. Leal, Judge. Researched, cite checked, wrote a memorandum and opinion, and prepared bench briefs.
U. S. Federal District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX (Summer 2000)
Judicial Intern for The Hon. Calvin Botley, Magistrate Judge. Researched, wrote two memoranda and orders (Habeas Corpus and SSI), cite checked, and prepared detention orders.
Linebarger Heard Goggan Blair Graham Pena and Sampson, Houston, TX, (01/2000-08/2001) Law Clerk in litigation department. Researched and analyzed complex litigation issues, wrote legal memoranda, responded to discovery, transactional work (incorporation of non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, assisted in trial preparation for court and accompanied attorneys to court.
I cater to the gamut of current immigration law needs of our clients-whether H, L, E, O or P visas, family sponsored, asylum, F-1 students, B-1/B-2 visitors, deportation, consular processing, J visas and waivers, BIA and federal court appeals. I provide a full array of immigration services for both individual and corporate needs with flat rates.
Bank Indonesia Representative Office, New York, NY; Indonesian Consulate General, Houston, Texas; Medcure Clinic, Inc., Houston, Texas; Winterpediatrics, Houston, TX; Integrated Trade Systems, Inc. (PEMEX), Houston, TX; Southwestern Energy Company; Castillo Dental Clinic; Lewa Inc., Braid America, Inc., Hilton Americas Houston; Hilton Austin Hotel; Hilton Garden Inn, New Orleans; Avenue Plaza Resort, Wyndham Vacation Ownership Resort, New Orleans; United Neurology, Headache and Pain Clinic, Houston, TX; Fidelity Exploration and Production Company; Edward Ziegler, P.E., C.S.P.; St. Regis Hotel, Houston, TX; Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans; PT. Mayindo, Jakarta, Indonesia; PT. Kori, Jakarta, Indonesia; PT. Tenar Indoam Oil Service, Jakarta, Indonesia; PT. TIOS, Jakarta, Indonesia; PT. Tekbora Citra, Jakarta, Indonesia; OJMA Trading, Inc., Houston, TX; Call-Comm Import & Export, Inc; Dimassiís Houston, TX
In 2004, I won two cancellation of removal for non permanent residents. They only grant 4000 of these in the United States a year. I had two Civil Jury Trials in 2005. Won an Administrative License Revocation Hearing for a DWI case in 2004, which allowed the alien to naturalize as a U.S. Citizen.
I won an adjustment of status case in conjunction with a waiver for two crimes involving moral turpitude. This is when the United States attempts to deport an alien based on findings that they have criminal convictions. I helped this client obtain his green card that enabled him to stay in the United States.
I was asked to be a speaker at a legal (CLE-Continuing Legal Education) seminar on immigration, specifically deportation/Removal at Thurgood Marshall's School of Law my alma mater in April 2007. Since early 2007, I in conjunction with an international team of lawyers have been representing multiple clients and victimís families in two (7) complex international aviation crashes out of Indonesia, Adam air Boeing flight KL574, Garuda Boeing flight 200, Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507, in Doulla, Cameroon, TACA Airlines Airbus Flight 390 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, a Hawker Beechcraft 1900 C-1 Southern Sudan Air Connection, 2008, and Sudan Airways A310-324 Airbus Flight 109, 2008. Since 200I I have been very active in suing the FBI & US Immigration (USCIS) on behalf of alien-clients with year long stalled citizenship and green card applications due to pending FBI/Security Name checks and most of these cases which have been pending for 2-4 years get resolved in our clients favor 4-6 months after we sue the government. One of our cases in Columbus, Ohio got resolved in 3 weeks after we sued the FBI and USCIS! This year, in April we won a complicated deportation case for the spouse of a US citizen with several criminal convictions and had the immigration court and government attorney withdraw their removal grounds, thereby allowing our client to obtain his green card. In 2005, I won a 212(c) waiver application for a client in the Houston Immigration Court; I was his 4th and last Attorney!
As a proud member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, I keep informed of the latest developments and new laws. I use my legal knowledge to counsel my clients and to meet every viable immigration law need and possibility under existing law.
My main goal is to provide cost effective legal immigration services that are equitable and in sync with the constant and fluid development of immigration law, which is in continuous flux and at the mercy of our legislators in Congress. Allow me to assist you in your immigration needs and queries by calling or emailing me at your convenience 24 hours a day to put your legal needs to rest.
I speak Dutch, German, and Indonesian.
We structure payment plans.
We schedule after hours and weekend appointments.
In 2003 I performed 90 hours pro bono work as an immigration attorney.
School name: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Year of graduation: 2001
Additional Information: The Solicitor Magazine Editor, Special Achievement Award, 2001.
School name: University of Houston
Field of study: BA in Political Science
Additional information: PERMIAS (Indonesian Students Assoc. of America) Houston Chapter, General Affairs Secretary (1991-1992), National Conference and Seminar Organizing Committee Chairman (1992-1993); Senior Advisor (1993-1996); Fundraiser (raised $120,000 for conference).
Other education (1)
School name: Tulane Law School
City: New Orleans
Field of study: LL.M.
Additional information: Master of Law (LL.M.) in Admiralty May 2002. Member Tulane S.B.A. and MLA. Invitational Judge for 2002 Ninth Annual John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Eastern Dist. of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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