Texas Personal Injury & Immigration Law Attorneys
Haroen Calehr, Attorney at Law
Born 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. 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.
Teresa Pham Messer, Associate
Teresa Pham Messer received her Juris Doctor Degree from South Texas College of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. As the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Ms. Messer appreciates the difficulties many immigrants to the United States have encountered in their country of origin.
Ms. Messer is committed to assisting refugee populations fleeing persecution, as well as helping immigrant communities better assimilate into American society. As an undergraduate at the University of Houston, Ms. Messer was recognized by the Darfurian Association of Greater Houston for her work in establishing a student organization to provide English classes to Sudanese immigrants. While in law school, Ms. Messer worked as a legal intern for Boat People SOS, a non-profit organization providing legal services to low-income Asian immigrants, to assist Vietnamese asylum seekers with the United Nations’ refugee status determination process. In addition, Ms. Messer represented clients as a Student Attorney in the South Texas College of Law Immigration Clinic. She has also worked on complex business immigration issues as a law clerk for a leading immigration firm. After law school and prior to joining Calehr & Associates, Ms. Messer worked for an immigration law firm in Pennsylvania.
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