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Paul Lanan Battan

Paul Lanan Battan

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Probate, Family

About Me

We are a law office in Olympia, Washington that is committed to personal and respectful service for clients and their families with the most difficult legal matters - family law matters. This is the focus of our practice and we are experienced with family law cases of all types. We also have extensive experience in the areas of guardianship and probate. We work for our clients as assertive negotiators and litigators to settle cases or to resolve them at trial.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    31 years
  2. Child Support: 15%
    31 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    31 years
  4. Family: 10%
    31 years
  5. Probate: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Christina Ann Meserve

    Paul Battan is an excellent lawyer. He is respected in the community and by our local judicial officers, which is important in a town this size. He is always well-prepared for hearings and trials but, more important, he has the ability to look at the "big picture" in family law cases. He is a good friend, a valued colleague and a worthy adversary. I recommend him without reservation.


    Christina Meserve Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Charles E Szurszewski

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had a number of cases with Mr. Battan over the last 20 years including one that went to trial. He is an extremely effective advocate and sound advisor for his clients. You will find him to be quite knowledgeable in the law and understanding of your personal needs.


    Charles Szurszewski Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Paul Battan Attorney at Law

2620 RW Johnson Blvd SW
Suite 208
Tumwater, WA, 98512



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Volunteer of the YearThurston County Volnteer Legal Clinic2001
Boss of the Year AwardNALS, Thurston County Chapter2000
Daniel Bigelow Lawyer of the Year AwardThurston County Bar Association1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPaul Battan Attorney at Law1985 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Gary Andrews1983 - 1984

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Thurston County Bar AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Thurston County Bar Association Guardianship SectionChairN/A
Thurston County Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Washington State Bar Association Interprofessional Relations CommitteeMemberN/A
Thurston County Bar Association Family Law SectionChairN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationFamily Law DeskbookN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1983
University of ArizonaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WA-AFCC Conference SeattleInterface of Family and Criminal Law2015
Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section 2014 Conference Oean ShoresIntersection of Family and Criminal Law2014
Lunchtime Education Series at Thurston County Family and Juvenile CourtChild Support and Post Secondary Support Issue2014
Boot CampClient Interviewing Skills2009