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Theodore Edward Calleton, American lawyer, educator. Bar: California 1963, United States District Court (southern district) California 1963, United States Tax Court 1977.


Calleton, Theodore Edward was born on December 13, 1934 in Newark. Son of Edward James and Dorothy (Dewey) Calleton.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1956;Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1962.


Associate O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1962-1969, Agnew, Miller & Carlson, Los Angeles, 1969, partner, 1970-1979. Private practice, 1979-1983. Partner Kindel & Anderson, 1983-1992, Calleton & Merritt, Pasadena, 1992-1999, Calleton & Trytten, Pasadena, 1999—2002.

Private practice, 2002—2006. Partner Calleton, Merritt, DeFrancisco & Real-Salas, since 2006. Academician International Academy Estate and Trust Law, since 1974.

Lecturer California Continuing Education Bar, 1970—1996, University Southern California Tax Institute, 1972, 76, 91, California State University, Los Angeles, 1974—1993, Practicing Law Institute, 1976—1986, American Law Institute, 1985. Board directors University of California at Los Angeles/Continuing Education of Bar Estate Planning Institute, since 1979. Adjunct professor Golden Gate University Law School, 1997—2000, Loyola University School Law, 2002—2007.


Chairman Arroyo Seco Master Planning Communications, Pasadena, California, 1970-1971. Board directors Montessori School, Inc., 1964-1968, chairman, 1966-1968, American Montessori Society, New York City, 1967-1972, chairman, 1969-1972. Trustee Walden School of California, 1970-1986, 90-94, chairman, 1980-1986.

Trustee Episcopalian Children's Home of Los Angeles, 1971-1975. Board directors Los Angeles Master Chorale Association, 1989-1994, San Gabriel Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2002-2005. Lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1956-1959.

Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel. Member Los Angeles County Bar Association (chairman taxation section 1980-1981, chairman probate and trust law section 1981-1982, Dana Latham Memorial award 1996, Arthur K. Marshall award 2011), Aurelian Honor Society, Elihu, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Elizabeth Bennett Brown, February 4, 1961. Children: Susan Bennett, Pamela Barritt, Christopher Dewey. Married Kathy E'Beth Conkle, February 22, 1983.

1 child, James Frederick.