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Protect Your Family And Property With Estate Planning

Althauser Rayan Abbarno Estate Planning Attorneys have provided has provided estate planning and probate services for people throughout Washington state for over 70 years.

If you need experienced legal representation to assist with your estate planning goals or assist with the probate of an estate, contact us today to schedule a consultation in Olympia or Centralia at (360) 736-1301. 

WATCH our Estate Planning Seminar (highlights):

Our Estate Planning Services

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Are you Ready for the Changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act?

The Legislature made many changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act: Are you prepared for the changes?

Althauser Rayan Abbarno  attorneys Jake McGhie and Peter Abbarno gave a Residential Landlord-Tenant Act update to the Lewis County Chapter of Washington Realtors after the Washington State Legislature changed many provisions, and added a few, this past session! Our attorneys enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the new laws.

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For a consultation with our Althauser Rayan Abbarno property attorneys in Olympia or Centralia, call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com

*This presentation should not be considered legal advice. Every Property and Landlord-Tenant case is fact specific. For more information about your case or for legal advice, contact your experienced property attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno.

Vocational Counseling: L&I Workplace Injuries

Vocational Counseling: L&I Workplace Injuries

If you were injured at work and have an open L&I claim, you may be eligible for a Vocational Counselor.

Vocational Counselors help injured workers and employers identify return to work options including job modifications. If no appropriate return to work options can be identified with your employer, the vocational counselor will assess your ability to work or need for further services.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys and professional staff help secure all your benefits and protect your rights throughout the workers’ compensation process, including vocational counseling.  For a FREE consultation with our attorneys about your case, call (360) 754-5844.

If you are eligible for vocational services your counselor will help you develop a rehabilitation plan aimed at helping you return to the workplace; including but not limited to continuing your education.

Are you not eligible for any jobs in your area?

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School Bus Laws and Safety!

Students are back to school and buses are back on the road. The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to our students to be safe and remind our local drivers of the law. Here is a remind of the School Bus Laws in the State of Washington. 

Under Washington law, stopping for a school bus is required when the motorist is driving in the same direction as the bus or approaching an oncoming bus. If a driver is heading the opposite direction of the school bus, they must stop unless the roadway is divided by barrier. Bus drivers will use red stop signs and lights to signal such a stop.

Bus drivers may also use yellow lights to indicate they are slowing down and preparing to stop. Bus drivers are trained to be on the lookout for cars and use caution when making pickups and drop-offs, but the duty remains on other drivers to pay attention and obey the law to avoid an accident and keep children safe.

Injury Attorneys in Olympia and Centralia

Contact the law office of Althauser Rayan Abbarno today for a free consultation in Olympia or Centralia. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (360) 736-1301 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.

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Delivering Access, Fairness, and Results!

Olympia and Centralia Injury Attorneys

Since 1946, the Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have been delivering results to their clients by making sure you have access and fairness. We know the rules! We know the procedures! We know how to get results for you and your family.

Car Accident – Personal Injury Attorneys

After a collision, injury victims often feel the insurance company is not playing fair.  Victims are often asked to give the insurance company a taped statement, give the insurance company access to all their medical, and accept an insurance company’s low offer.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno will protect your rights and benefits! Our experienced car accident and personal injury attorneys have gone toe-to-toe with the insurance companies and won.  If you don’t recover financially, Althauser Rayan Abbarno charges NO FEES!  That is our promise to you.

To meet with our attorneys in Olympia or Centralis for an no cost – no obligation appointment, call (360) 736-1301

Workplace – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

After a workplace injury, injured Workers often feel the Department of Labor and Industries

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is not playing fair.  Workers at bullied by employers, asked to see Department doctors, and urged to go back to work before they are healed.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno will protect your rights and benefits. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys will fight for your medical care, time loss, vocational services, and all your rights and benefits.

To meet with our attorneys in Olympia or Centralis for an no cost – no obligation appointment, call (360) 736-1301

Contact Injury Attorneys in Olympia and Centralia

Local Lawyers in Olympia and Centralia!

For a FREE Injury consultation in Olympia or Centralia, call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com. Our six (6) attorneys in Olympia and Centralia are ready to assist you with all your legal needs. Call (360) 736-1301 and schedule an appointment today.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno was voted Best Place to Work by the Daily Chronicle and nominated for the Best Customer Service the past 4 years. Come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno and schedule your no cost – no obligation appointment today by calling (360) 736-1301.

 

Centralia Law Firm Building Relationships For Over 70 Years!

Look no further than the law firm of Althauser Rayan Abbarno when you think about local businesses with deep community roots and a history of involvement and public service. Since 1946, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP has served our community and provided exceptional legal services.

Based in the heart of downtown Centralia, Althauser Rayan Abbarno is a full service law firm that seeks long-term relationships with its clients. While partners Todd Rayan and Peter Abbarno focus their practices on personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation, their team of six attorneys and nine staff help the community in many areas of law, such as estate planning and probate, family law, criminal defense, real estate and property law, and corporate and business formation.

Here are four ways that Althauser Rayan Abbarno builds relationships that help their clients:

1. Commitment to Excellence

“Althauser Rayan Abbarno is proud to have a history of attorneys that were not only great lawyers, but cared about our community,” says Todd Rayan, partner since 2006. “Two recent partners, Ralph Olson and Chuck Althauser, were a credit to the legal profession and our community through their involvement with groups like Rotary, Centralia Dollars for Scholars, and the Providence Centralia Community Foundation.” Recent Althauser Rayan Abbarno partners have also donned the black robe with James Lawler serving as a Superior Court Judge and Wade Samuelson serving as a District Court Judge.

2. Dedication to Centralia
A partner in the firm since 2010, Peter Abbarno is dedicated to the people of Lewis County and was elected to the Centralia City Council in 2015. “I love coming to work every day knowing that I am giving my clients a voice in the judicial system and equal access to justice,” says Peter Abbarno, partner since 2013. “I feel that same commitment to my community as I do my clients. As a Centralia City council member, I focus each day on moving the ball forward and creating a better community and better life for my children, my neighbors, and the region as a whole.”

Abbarno is also vice-chairman of the Centralia College Foundation, a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis, and hosts the weekday morning talk show “Let’s Talk About It” on KELA.

3. Deep Community Roots
Todd was born, raised, and educated in the area and has been building relationships in Centralia-Chehalis since he joined Althauser Rayan Abbarno in 2004. “We’ve got to give something back because we’re able to,” he says. “It’s not an obligation, it’s an honor.”
The firm’s deep community roots and experience in personal injury cases regularly aid clients. In personal injury cases involving vehicle collisions, Rayan often uses local and regional Forensic Mechanical Engineers to gather information and data from a vehicle and/or scene and then recreate it to try and find out what happened. “Not every attorney has these relationships or personal injury experience to successful represent injured clients,” says Rayan. “We have the personal injury experience and the relationships with the right experts.”

4. Culture of Public Service
A credit to their efforts, Althauser Rayan Abbarno was nominated the Best Place To Work in Lewis County award, Peter Abbarno was nominated the Best Elected Official in Lewis County award and Associate Jake McGhie was nominated the Best Young Professional in Lewis County award for the last two years.

“Althauser Rayan Abbarno believes in taking care of its staff, clients and community,” says Abbarno. That means encouraging staff to contribute their time to public service.”
Attorney Jake McGhie serves as president of the Lewis County Bar Association, Attorney Emily Laz is president of the Lewis County Bar’s Legal Aid, and Attorney Allyson Felt is a board member for Lewis County Seniors as well as the Historic Fox Theatre Restoration non-profit as is Todd Rayan. The firm also organizes a back-to-school supply drive each year for the Centralia School District, and does so much more.

For more information about Althauser Rayan Abbarno’s legal services, their attorneys, or their service in the community, visit them on Facebook, online at CentraliaLaw.com or call their Centralia or Olympia offices at (360)736-1301. To read more, visit Chronline.com

Learn to drive safely in the rain. . . Again!

Do you remember how to drive safely in the rain? Many drivers forget the basics that could help them avoid a collision and car accident.  Here are a couple tips to keep you and your family safe.

Plan Ahead
Planning is easier said than done. The best advice for driving in heavy rain and slick conditions is to simply avoid it, if possible. However, if travel is unavoidable, plan your trip to avoid the most hazardous and congested highways and roads. And, be sure to build in extra time.

Slow Down
Vision is poor, reactions times are slower, and slick roads means automobiles are harder to stop. To prevent collisions, try driving 10 miles an hour slower than usual. This will give you more time to brake and delivers more control over the vehicle.

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Peter Abbarno: Guest Editorial on Civil Legal Services

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney and Centralia City Councilmember Peter Abbarno: Guest Editorial in the Chronicle on Civil Legal Services!

We all know that there are critical components of every thriving community. We see them every day in our community, professional and public work — like vibrant public schools, servant leaders taking active roles in our community, volunteers helping those less fortunate to improve their lives, and a fair justice system.

Lewis County Bar Legal Aid has provided civil legal services to low-income residents in Lewis County for more than 25 years. Supporting Legal Aid is not only the right thing to do, but it is a fiscally responsible approach to budgetary constraints. Thank you, Carolyn Hipps, Director of Lewis County Bar Legal Aid, Todd Chaput, and the United Way of Lewis County for your effort and continued support of Legal Aid in Lewis County.

In this time of budget and policy challenges, we should all be able to agree that access to justice is part of what helps our community succeed and is a central part of our democracy.  We should encourage our elected leaders to do all they can to ensure the fairness of our civil justice system, and continue to adequately fund the civil legal aid system.

Read my guest commentary with Todd Chaput in The Chronicle.

Peter Abbarno: Emcee, Auctioneer, and Supporter of Legal Aid

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney and partner Peter Abbarno recently helped the Lewis County Bar Legal Aid raise funds at the Lewis County Veterans Memorial Museum to provide free legal assistance to low income and senior citizen residents of Lewis County.

Lewis County Bar Legal Aid has been a client-centered non-profit organization serving Lewis County for over 25 years. Their mission is to provide local, accessible, client centered civil legal services to low income residents of Lewis County.

Peter Abbarno delivers keynote address at Chamber Scholarship Luncheon

Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney Peter Abbarno delivers keynote address at Chamber Scholarship Luncheon.

The top 25 graduating students from both Centralia and Chehalis were honored by the business community and received scholarships Monday at the annual Rob Fuller Luncheon hosted by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce.

The seniors spoke briefly on plans to attend colleges, trade schools or join the military to become everything from teachers and nurses to accountants and underwater welders during the event at the Great Wolf Lodge.

“Education is the building block for any community,” keynote speaker and Centralia City Councilor Peter Abbarno said. “Graduation is not the end or beginning. Life is a series of chapters in a book.”

At this point, one chapter is closing and another one is beginning for the students, he said.

To read more, visit the Chronicle article.