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What is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys offer free injury consultations in Olympia and Centralia. Many injury victims will ask: What is my personal injury case worth?  An injury victim is entitled to recover compensation for property damage, medical bills, wage loss, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.  While some of the damages can be calculated, like medical bills; pain and suffering cannot.

There are many factors that determine the value of pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life: the duration of the injury, the nature and duration of treatment, the effect on an injured person’s daily life, the effect on an injured person’s ability to enjoy life, and the disability suffered by the injured person. Every case is different.

consultation2It is difficult, if not impossible to predict what a case is worth before a person has undergone the necessary treatment and reaches their pre-injury condition or maximum medical improvement. It is also difficult, if not impossible, to predict the value of the case without first meeting with an experienced injury attorney in person.

For a FREE injury consultations with our attorneys in Olympia or Centralia, call (360) 736-1301 or visit

Parenting Plan? Do you want visistation on Halloween?

Did you know that Halloween is not a standard holiday included Washington parenting plans?

In Parenting Plans in the State of Washington, the holiday schedule, found in Section 10, determines visitation between parents and children on holidays.  Standard holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are included by default in every Parenting Plan; however, if you want visitation with your children on Halloween, then it needs to be included in the holidays.

Too often important holidays like Halloween are absent, leaving many parents without a remedy to see their children on Halloween.

Be sure to review your parenting plan with an experienced family law attorney before it becomes final. To meet with our family law attorneys in Olympia or Centralia about your divorce, parenting plan, child support, or family law matter, call Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP (360) 736-1301 or visit

Peter Abbarno wins “Best Volunteer” award!

Peter Abbarno, Partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, recently won the “Best Volunteer in Lewis County” award presented to him by the Daily Chronicle newspaper. The award was voted on by the readers of the Chronicle.

“Thank you Lewis County and the Chronicle readers for voting me the “Best Volunteer in Lewis County,” said Abbarno.  “This award goes out to all the volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live.”  Peter volunteers for a number of organizations in the community, including President of the Centralia College Foundation, Centralia City Councilmember, Watch D.O.G.S, W.F. West mentorship program, Morton High School Mock Trial Team, Special Olympics, Centralia Community Foundation, Centralia Back to School Supply Drive, and many more.

“I want to thank my wife Holly and children for understanding my time away from home and appreciating my passion for giving back,” Abbarno added.  “This community is an extension of my family. Volunteering and lending a hand is just what families do for each other. It is truly an honor, Thank you.”

Althauser Rayan Abbarno wins “Best Place to Work” award!

The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno recently won the “Best Place to Work” in Lewis County award. The award was presented by the Daily Chronicle newspaper.

We want to thank the Lewis County Community and The Chronicle readers for voting our law firm the “Best Place to Work in Lewis County.”

We strongly believe in providing a positive work environment for our staff where they are vested in our law firm and your case. In return, our clients get better costumer services and better results. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing individuals and businesses in the South Sound and Southwest Washington for more than 70 years. With offices in Olympia and Centralia, our staff and attorneys can address all your legal needs.

We encourage you to come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno! Schedule your consultation with our attorneys in Centralia or Olympia by calling (360) 736-1301 or visit

Seattle Seahawks Injury Report- Week 1 v. Denver

The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are proud sponsors of the weekly Seattle Seahawks Injury report and live broadcast of Seattle Seahawks games on KMNT 104.3! Be sure to tune-in!

For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented individuals and businesses in our community. For a Free Injury Consultation, contact our injury attorneys in Olympia and Centralia at (360) 736-1301.

Estate Planning explained by Althauser Rayan Abbarno on KELA AM1470.

For more than 70 years, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented individuals and businesses in our community. In the South Sound and Southwest Washington, our attorneys have helped clients plan for the expected and unexpected events in life.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney Todd Rayan was recently on AM1470 KELA’s  “Let’s Talk About It” show to discuss Estate Planning and Probate. To listen to the episode visit Estate Planning on KELA through the Althauser Rayan Abbarno Facebook page. 





Vote For Althauser Rayan Abbarno: Best of Lewis County!

Thank you for the recent nomination of Althauser Rayan Abbarno, Peter Abbarno, and Jake McGhie for the “Best of Lewis County!” Please consider voting daily at beginning August 16th.

our-teamThe law office of Althauser Rayan Abbarno was recently nominated:

  • Best Place to Work in Lewis County, and
  • Best Customer Service in Lewis County!

Please consider voting daily at The Chronicle.




peter-abbarnoAlthauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter Abbarno was nominated:

  • Best Volunteer in Lewis County; and
  • Best Elected Official in Lewis County!

Please consider voting daily at The Chronicle.




jakob-mcghieAlthauser Rayan Abbarno attorney Jake McGhie was nominated:

  • Best Young Professional in Lewis County!

Please consider Voting daily at The Chronicle.

Local Attorneys Help Provide Educational Opportunities to Students

The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno believe the foundation of any successful community is a quality education. So, partners Todd Rayan and Peter Abbarno made supporting educational opportunities for all students one of their core business values.

The Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys at Tri-Club Rotary Auction to support Discovery! Children’s Museum!

The attorneys and staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno invite you to join them in supporting some great local organizations that really make a difference in the life of our students. Here are ways you can help our students succeed:

W.F. West Mentorship Program

The Chehalis School District Mentorship Program is a good example of a program that builds relationships and creates partnerships between students and leaders in the community. Abbarno, an active mentor at W.F. West, is looking to help build the program by recruiting mentors. “The Chehalis School District Mentoring Program’s goal is for W.F West seniors to be better prepared for their future pathway, persist through high school challenges, and achieve overall success because they have the support of a mentor,” said Autumn Ledgerwood, Chehalis School District Mentor Coordinator/At-Risk Specialist. “Mentors, like Peter, become part of our students’ lifelong network of people who genuinely seek to foster their professional and personal success beyond high school.”

To read more visit the Chronicle. 

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Grandparents May Have Visitation Rights in Washington!

Washington has a new law that allows for grandparents and other relatives by blood or marriage (including step-family members) the chance to gain visitation with a child who is not their own biological child. The non-parent must prove: (1) they have a strong relationship with the child; and, (2) that the child will suffer harm if visitation is not granted. Although the burden is high for grandparents to awarded visitation with their grandchildren, the door has been opened by the Washington State Legislature.

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Attorneys Helping South Sound Residents with their Estate Plans Since 1946!

According to a new recent survey, only 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have estate planning documents such as a will or living trust. For those with children under the age of 18, a mere 36 percent having an end-of-life plan in place.  And, having a will may not be enough. Many individuals have a will, but it may not be valid.

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