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Thomas Charles Althauser

Thomas Charles Althauser

also known as Chuck Althauser

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Real Estate, Wrongful Death, Lawsuits & Disputes

Thomas Althauser

About Me

I have enjoyed the practice of law for more than 35 years.  In that time I have had the privilege of serving thousands of excellent clients.  I have had the opportunity to litigate on behalf of many people who would not have been treated fairly had they not retained the services of an attorney.  

Throughout my career I have made it a point to share my skills and experiences with other attorneys, ecucating them on the finer points of litigating complex cases.

If you would like to talk to me about your situation, please give me a call and we'll see if an attorney can help.  360-736-1301


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    39 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    39 years
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    39 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    39 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    39 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I have worked with Chuck Althauser for over 15 years. He is unquestionably one of the brightest and most adept attorneys in his field. He is completely dedicated to obtaining the very best results for his clients and demonstrates a true concern for their well-being.


    Wade Samuelson
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Todd S Rayan

    I have worked with Chuck since 2003 and have nothing but respect and admiration for not only his capacity as an attorney, but also his compassion for his clients. Chuck continually impresses me with his uncompromising work ethic, attention to detail and intellectual prowess. He places his client's needs at the forefront of every case. He is efficient, fair and an unwavering advocate for those fortunate enough to have him as their counsel. I strive to learn from him everyday we work together and am proud and privileged to call him my mentor, business partner and friend.


    Todd Rayan Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP

114 West Magnolia Street
Centralia, WA, 98531



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rotarian of the YearCentralia Rotary Club2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerOlson Althauser Samuelson & Rayan1977 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2009 - Present
Limited Practice Board, Washington State Bar AssociationChairman2003 - 2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - 2009
Judicial Recommendation Committee, Washington State Bar Assoc.Committee Member1997 - 2000
Lewis County Bar Legal AidFounding Board Member1995 - Present
Disciplinary Committee, Washington State Bar AssocitionCommittee Member1995 - 1998
Washington State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct CommitteeCommittee Member1991 - 1994
Community Advisory Board, Providence HospitalBoard Member1990 - 1997
Centralia Rotary ClubPresident1983 - Present
Lewis County Bar AssociationPresident1983 - 1983
Lewis County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Dollars for Scholars FoundationPresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bloor v. Fritz, 143 Wn. App. 718Recovery of damages, fees and costs for client.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Community Resource Page at LocalAccessReal Estate Transactions - What An Attorney Can Do For You2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Puget SoundPolitical ScienceBA1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lewis County Assn of RealtorsEthical and Legal Boundaries In Preparing Contracts2014
Rotary Club of CentraliaEasement Law in Washington2010
Lewis County Association of RealtorsEasement and Right of Way Issues2007
Lewis County Association of RealtorsReal Estate Transactions2000