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Pasadena Attorney Theodore Calleton Honored by County Bar Association

Partner at Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Real‑Salas, Receives 2011 Arthur K. Marshall Award

Published on Thursday, July 7, 2011 | 4:24 am

Theodore E. Calleton was named the 2011 Arthur K. Marshall Award recipient on June 30, 2011 by the Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Pasadena-based Law Firm of Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Real-Salas, LLP has announced.

Established in 1981, the award honors leaders of the Los Angeles bar who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the legal profession in the field of probate and trust law.

The award recognizes Calleton’s contributions to the legal profession and to the local bar over a career of almost 50 years. The honor reflects his achievements in the practice of probate and trust law, in the education of the probate and trust bar, in the advancement of knowledge through publication of significant writings, and in the public service to the Bar and the community.

“Having been a friend of Art Marshall’s and involved in the establishment of the Arthur K. Marshall Award, I am doubly honored to receive it, particularly when recognizing that it has only been bestowed twelve times in the prior 30 years,”said Calleton.

Mr. Calleton is a graduate of Yale University and of Columbia Law School. He is the author/co-author of six estate planning books, as well as the California automated drafting program, Calleton’s Wills and Trusts. He has also written more than forty articles on estate planning, life insurance and irrevocable trusts for legal and academic publications.

In addition, Mr. Calleton is currently a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He has been a member of the Board of Advisors of the U.C.L.A./C.E.B. Estate Planning Institute since its inception in 1979, and has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for over 25 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Calleton received the Dana Latham award from the Los Angeles County Bar Taxation Section in 1996 for service to the tax bar.

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