Attorney Lauae Kaleikau

Lauae Kaleikau

Senior Trial Counsel

Phone: 713.650.1313

Location: Houston Office


Lauae Kaleikau, “Lu” to her clients and friends, has a depth of experience as both a transactional and trial attorney, able to handle matters from consulting to litigation.

Lu regularly handles matters including state and federal litigation, commercial real estate transactions, corporate law transactions, class/collection actions, constitutional law cases, government/public law matters, and a full range of labor & employment law disputes.

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Professional Background   

  • Lu joined Germer in 2023 as a Senior Trial Attorney, successfully manages cases from pre-litigation through appeal.
  • Lu advises her corporate clients on commercial real estate transactions and disputes, on business organization matters including formation and mergers, and negotiates organizational leases and other contracts.
  • Lu began her legal career working for a well-known real estate firm in Houston, handling general transaction and litigation matters. Lu advised corporate clients on federal statute compliance, advised clients on corporate governance, and successfully negotiated informal resolution of pre-litigation matters. Lu represented large and small business owners and worked closely with HOA’s to resolve matters without the need for litigation, as Lu supports legal intervention to prevent court-intervention.
  • As a former federal government attorney working for an agency’s Office of General Counsel, Lu became a first-chair trial attorney handling administrative matters including EEOC, NLRB, and MSPB cases and appeals. Lu provided day to day legal guidance for executive leadership, briefed her agency on legislative updates, and negotiated settlements in and out of formal mediation.
  • Lu is no stranger to negotiating with union representatives and interpreting labor contracts, and as both an attorney and a former Director of Human Resources and Administrative services, she has handled the full gambit of employment and labor matters, including executive compensation, drafting and editing policies and procedures, drafting and auditing emergency response plans, and drafting and auditing employee handbooks.
  • Lu has also served as first-chair on a variety of arbitrations and assisted in class action defense.
  • Lu interned for Judge Vanessa Gilmore (now retired) in the Southern District of Texas , writing an FLSA order on a subject of first impression for the fifth circuit.

Bar Admission(s)

  • State Bar of Texas – 2019
  • State Bar of Idaho – 2023
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas state courts
    • Idaho State Courts
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional Certifications

  • Senior Human Resources Certified Professional, SHRM-SCP


  • University of Houston Law Center
    • Juris Doctor 2019
    • UHLC Dean’s List
    • Interscholastic Moot Court Team – 2019 AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court
    • Southern Region, 2nd Place & Best Brief; 2017 Tom Newhouse Mediation, Semi-
    • Finalist; 2017 Lorance Thompson Negotiation, 2nd Place.
    • Rosenberg Scholar
    • U.H. Public Service Fellow
    • Scholarships/Awards:
      • David Toomim Scholarship
      • Jackson Lewis Employment Law Scholarship
      • Irving J. Weiner Memorial Scholarship
      • Judge Mary Bacon Scholarship
    • President for the Labor & Employment Law Society
    • Houston Journal for International Law
    • Civil Practice Clinic
    • Street Law Instructor Milby High School
    • Center for Children the Law & Policy.
  • Western Washington University
    • Bachelor of Arts Human Services 2005
    • Refugee Literacy Project ESL Instructor

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Section
  • Texas Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section
    • Labor & Employment Section


  • Lu is a classically trained violist, an avid reader, and she spends her free time with her three kids. Lu enjoys taking her kids on family trips to the theater, as season subscribers to Broadway at the Hobby Center, and taking regular trips to Disney World as annual passholders.

Civic Involvement

  • ISBP – Pro-Bono, legal aid clinic volunteer.
  • Board Member & Volunteer, American Heritage Girls Troop 471

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler and surrounding areas.


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
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Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

1826 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Ph: 210.640.1650
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102 N College Ave, Suite 303
Tyler, TX 75702
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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