|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Volunteer of the Year||Thurston County Volnteer Legal Clinic||2001|
|Boss of the Year Award||NALS, Thurston County Chapter||2000|
|Daniel Bigelow Lawyer of the Year Award||Thurston County Bar Association||1997|
|Owner||Paul Battan Attorney at Law||1985 - Present|
|Associate||Law Office of Gary Andrews||1983 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Board Member||N/A|
|Thurston County Bar Association Guardianship Section||Chair||N/A|
|Thurston County Bar Association||President||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association Interprofessional Relations Committee||Member||N/A|
|Thurston County Bar Association Family Law Section||Chair||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Family Law Deskbook||N/A|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1983|
|University of Arizona||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|WA-AFCC Conference Seattle||Interface of Family and Criminal Law||2015|
|Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section 2014 Conference Oean Shores||Intersection of Family and Criminal Law||2014|
|Lunchtime Education Series at Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court||Child Support and Post Secondary Support Issue||2014|
|Boot Camp||Client Interviewing Skills||2009|
Posted by Andy
This a 5 star review, I would give 10 stars if they'd let me.
My custody case was very complex. I spoke to many Washington lawyers only to be told by all of them that this is a losing battle. I was told that I would spend a lot of time and money and still lose. I hired an attorney, in Oregon where I live, to work on my custody case in Washington. They did nothing, I hired a second Oregon attorney who was helpful, they found Mr Battan, discussed options and advised me to work directly with him. I was apprehensive at first as Paul had told me that my case was not only possible, but that he felt he could get it done fairly quickly and easily. This was in contrast to what previous attorneys had said. He cited the cases that were similar, explaining why he felt a judge would rule in my favor. I decided to move forward with Paul Battan and his approach with this matter, about a month later I was awarded temporary custody, another few months and it was finalized. Paul was confident, reassuring, and was always 10 steps ahead of the other party. My only regret is that I didn't find Paul first..... about 6 months and numerous consultations were wasted on other less experienced attorneys. Don't make my mistake, you "better call Paul"!
Posted by Frank
I met with Paul after two Olympia lawyers recommended him as a fair, knowledgeable, and resolute lawyer who worked toward negotiated settlements that both parties could support. I found Paul, and his paralegal Patti, to meet or exceed in all of these attributes. They helped me get through this very trying change in my life with grace. Paul's fairness earned my trust, his civil approach minimized unnecessary conflict and his resoluteness resulted in a settlement i could live with.
Posted by Jodi
Paul helped me navigate through several very hard and emotional legal matters. He and his para legal Patti White were extremely efficient and at the same time were empathetic. They made me feel like I was their top client at all times! I would highly recommend Paul and Patti to anyone who needs legal advice and help.
Patrick Rawnsley, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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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