(5/28/1948-4/8/2015): Our dear colleague, Theodore Osman Creason Jr., passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, after battling leukemia (AML) for almost nine months. Ted was a generous, compassionate, fun, loyal, adventurous and eloquent gentleman. Highly regarded in every aspect of his life, Ted’s personal and professional accomplishments are too numerous to list.
Ted was born on May 28, 1948, in American Falls, Idaho, to Theodore Osman Creason and Helen Patricia Ritchey. He graduated from Aberdeen High School and received his bachelor of arts in history from the University of Idaho in 1970 and his juris doctorate from the University of Idaho, College of Law, in 1973. He immediately went to work with his grandfather and uncle at the firm of Creason and Creason in Rupert, Idaho. In Autumn 1975, he moved to Lewiston, where worked as a part-time deputy prosecutor and also maintained a general practice, being a partner in several small firms in the Lewiston area. In 1985, he joined the firm of Ware, O’Connell and Creason. In 1988, he became the senior partner of our firm.
He enjoyed being part of many organizations associated with the practice of law, some of which he served as president. He was especially proud of being given the exceptional professional and ethical “AV” rating by his legal peers for more than 15 years, and always strived to live up to that high standard. Mr. Creason held several accreditations and distinctions recognizing his skill in his practice.
He was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, Idaho & International Associations of Defense Counsel, International Society of Barristers, and was a sustaining Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Creason also served as a member of the Idaho State Bar, Washington State Bar, American Bar Association, Ray McNichols’ American Inns of Court and the Federal Bar Association. He was President of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association from 2005—2006.