Haroen Calehr

Haroen Calehr

Attorney at Law
Houston, Texas

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.

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.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Admiralty Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Immigration and Nationality law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2004


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
    • Jurisprudence Doctor (J.D.) - 2001
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • LL.M. Admiralty - 2002
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    • B.A. - 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers for the People Aware - H Texas Magazine
  • Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • HBA (Houston Bar Association), Member
  • USMLA ( United States Maritime Law Association), Member
  • American Inns of Court - Houston Chapter, Member
  • Harris County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyer Association, Member
  • The Netherland Texas Business Association, Member
  • Indonesian American Business Association, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Indonesian


  • Phi Alpha Delta