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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


  1. Divorce: 50%
    32 years
  2. Child Support: 15%
    32 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    32 years
  4. Family: 10%
    32 years
  5. Probate: 10%
    28 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patrick William Rawnsley

    I have known Paul for the entirety of my legal career (20+ years) and have worked numerous cases with him as opposing counsel. He is skilled, honest and diligent in the representation of his clients both in court and in mediation. He is a skilled negotiator and is highly effective in resolving conflict. I have referred cases to Paul and will continue to do so as I have confidence in his abilities.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Paul Battan Attorney at Law

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


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/AJD - Juris Doctor1983
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