Associate attorney Jake McGhie of the law firm of Althauser Rayan Abbarno LLP has been elected as the 2018 president of the Lewis County Bar Association. McGhie is a criminal defense attorney that has been with the firm since 2014. He represents clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses, DUI and traffic infractions.

“For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has had a long and proud history of community service and serving the legal community,” Peter Abbarno, a partner at the law firm, said. “Jake continues that tradition and we are proud of his activity in the community.”

In addition, Emily Laz, another attorney at the firm, will also serve as the 2018 president of the Lewis County Bar Legal Aid. The nonprofit is a client-centered organization that serves the legal needs of the community. Its mission is to provide accessible, local, client centered civil legal services to low income residents of the county.

Laz, a family law attorney, has been with the firm since 2014 and assists clients with adoptions, divorces, child custody and support cases and cases that involve domestic violence.

“Althauser Rayan Abbarno could not be happier that our attorneys have adopted our law firm’s long standing commitment to the community,” Abbarno said. “We are always looking for opportunities to give back and improve the quality of life in Lewis County and beyond.”

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