For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been active in our community from Olympia to Longview and beyond. Althauser Rayan Abbarno is not only invested in the community, but employs some of the best lawyers in the area. They are set on proving their commitment to defending the rights of their clients, but also on proving their commitment to making our community a better place to live.

It begins with knowing you and your community. Althauser Rayan Abbarno is local and has been since it was originally formed in 1946 in Centralia.  It has since grown to more than 13 lawyers and staff and two offices—one in Centralia and one in Olympia.

School Supply Drive
Peter at a school supply drive for Centralia School District. Photo courtesy: Althauser Rayan Abbarno.

“There is a stigma that if you have a traumatic injury or serious issue, you have to go to Seattle to get legal representation; that’s just not true,” Peter Abbarno, a partner at Althauser Rayan Abbarno, says. “Actually in many respects you get better representation locally because we understand local issues.  Our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined injury law experience. Even beyond personal injury and workers compensation, our firm has attorneys dedicated to family law, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, and business/corporate law. When you come to Althauser Rayan Abbarno, we treat you like family because we want to be your law firm for whatever legal issues you have today or in the future.”

“Every person has a right to equal access to the court room and legal representation,” says Todd Rayan, a partner.  “When someone gets injured and they are facing an insurance company lawyer or adjuster, we even the playing field and make sure our client gets fair compensation.”

Their attention to clients continues with being vested in your shared future. After all, in order for them to succeed, you need to succeed.

Youth Soccer
Holly Abbarno helps with a pizza party for Centralia Youth Soccer and Althauser Rayan Abbarno soccer team. Photo courtesy: Althauser Rayan Abbarno.

All you have to do is go to the biographies of the partners and associates to see that these lawyers are something different. Peter Abbarno is involved with Centralia College Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis, is a Centralia City Councilman city councilmen, and that’s just a partial list. His wife Holly is a teacher in Centralia and coaches the Centralia Youth Soccer team Althauser Rayan Abbarno sponsors.  Peter is active member of the Lewis County Bar Association and Washington State Association for Justice.

Todd Rayan is a graduate of St. Martin’s University, and former high school teacher and coach in Thurston County. He volunteers for Lewis County Legal Aid and the Historic Fox Theatre Restoration project, among other things. Todd was born and raised in Rochester and lives in Tumwater, where he is active in his community. “My roots, and the roots of my family, run very deep in Thurston and Lewis counties,” says Todd. “Our law firm is committed to making our communities a better place to live and work.”

“I want to leave our community in a better place than when I came,” Peter says, and that’s part of the reason he does so much giving back. “For me, I want my children to grow up here, graduate from high school here, go to college, and have the opportunity to come back to Centralia, Lewis County, and our region to continue what I’ve done. That is why I am so active in the community.”

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Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP water bottles made it out to Stan Headwall Park on the last day of the Lewis County SPARC summer camp. SPARC is a program that provides social and recreational events that increase self esteem, better health and public awareness of people with disabilities. Photo courtesy: Althauser Rayan Abbarno.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno spearheaded this year’s school supply drive to benefit students in the Centralia School District. “Education is the gateway for opportunity and I don’t want a child in our community to go to their first day of school without the necessary tools for success,” Peter says. “We collected more than seven boxes full of school supplies for children in need in our community.”

Choosing a local law firm also means keeping those hard earned dollars in your own community, which in turn helps everyone continue to grow.

For more information, visit Althauser Rayan Abbarno’s website or call their offices at 360-736-1301 (Centralia) and 360-352-1134 (Olympia).


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