Everyone knows a good lawyer joke! Althauser Rayan Abbarno is blasting away these stereotypes by being a law firm with a culture that fosters involvement in the community as well as going the extra mile for their clients, especially for personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.
Within the firm’s walls, caring for the community means making sure their clients have top-notch care, often going above and beyond their job description. “We set a goal for ourselves to not only serve our client’s but to serve the entire community,” says Todd.
And they certainly are vested – Althauser Rayan Abbarno sponsors Run A Mok Irish Running Club, Adopt A Block in City of Centralia, Centralia School Supply Drive, United Way of Lewis County, Centralia College Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis, Run from the Cops 8k to Support Centralia Police Fund, Centralia – Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, Centralia College Foundation, Centralia Youth Soccer, Pope’s Kids Place and Raise for Rowyn, just to name a few. The partners have all served on countless committees and boards throughout the area as well.
They take that same commitment to the community and apply it to the courtroom!
”An injury due to a workplace accident or automobile collision can be devastating to a person and their family,” says Todd. “When a client walks through the door, they know we are going to take care of them and get results. It is inherently inequitable when an unrepresented person is trying to negotiate with an insurance company attorney or adjuster. I understand they represent their shareholders, but those injured need a voice on their side to even the playing field.”
“I see being an injury attorney as delivering equal access to the court system and providing a level playing field for injured clients,” adds Peter Abbarno, a partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “I am up until 9 or 10 at night getting emails from some of my injury clients and I message them back! I want our clients to focus on getting better and sometimes that takes a little hand holding. They hire Althauser Rayan Abbarno for our injury experience and our attention to client needs.”
For a recent wrongful death case, Todd Rayan, is spending several days with the family to get to know them and understand how they live in their day to day lives. “It is important to really get to know your clients and their families,” Todd says. “Juries can tell when a lawyer is not genuine, if I am speaking from personal experience with the family, juries will know that too. We want our clients to be fully compensated and in large cases, like a wrongful death case, that means stepping into their shoes and really understanding the direct impact on a family.”
Even in worker’s compensation cases, the Althauser Rayan Abbarno team stays fully engaged in their client’s case. They want to make sure the firm meets all the needs of their clients. When an injury leaves a worker with no transferrable skills, they may require education and retraining. It is not uncommon for Peter to meet with the client, vocational counselor and professor throughout the process.
“We remain a resource for our clients. I want to see all our clients succeed and improve their quality of life,” says Peter. “There is no requirement that an injured worker will have an equal paying job after their injury and retraining. Our firm wants to put the client and their family in a position to improve their quality of life and job prospects. Our office has helped draft resumes, conducted mock interviews, and even directed them to clothing banks that have professional clothes for interviews.”
Althauser Rayan Abbarno is about creating relationships with our clients. An injured worker client one day may be need our firm to help create a corporation or draft an estate plan down the road. We want to keep them in the family so we treat them like family.”
For more information, visit Althauser Rayan Abbarno’s website or call their offices at 360-736-1301 (Centralia) and 360-352-1134 (Olympia).