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Thomas Charles Althauser

Thomas Charles Althauser

also known as Chuck Althauser

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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


  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



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Peter Jaret Abbarno

    Chuck is a superb personal injury attorney and civil litigator. He has experience, knowledge and a keen-eye for detail.


    Peter Abbarno Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jakob Daniel McGhie

    I endorse Mr. Althauser. Few can match his legal knowledge and experience, and he is a dedicated and compassionate advocate for his clients.


    Jakob McGhie DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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