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.
Posted by anonymous
Paul Battan is an incredible attorney. He is knowledgeable, thorough, professional and caring. He has done a terrific job of keeping me informed and making me feel at ease. I had several consultations with different attorneys and Paul was the only one who came across as genuine and gave me useful information to best help my situation while others seemed purely motivated by money. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Aubrey
My ex-husband and I had a terrible relationship and I was thankful that he lived out of state. We had in place a parenting plan that worked for me, but allowed little time for my ex and our 4 year old to bond. Out of the blue he submitted court papers to have a total change in custodial parent for our son. I felt attacked, angry, and hurt. My husband looked online at attorney reviews as we had only days to find an attorney and respond to the courts. We read up on Paul Battan and saw many reviews stating that he was outstanding, trustworthy and knowledgeable. He proved to be all that and much more.
Mr. Battan listened to my situation with sensitivity and care. He was a strong advocate for healthy family dynamics and worked with me to propose a parenting plan that would last through the next 14 years. He was encouraging and helped me form a plan that I was comfortable with. He was on time and well prepared for every court session and kept me informed of the legal process. I have been very grateful to have an attorney who represented me in a dignified, constructive light, rather than an attorney who attacks and destroys.
I would recommend Paul Battan to anyone! We was fantastic and I am so thankful that it was him we hired.
Posted by Pat
When looking for an attorney to handle my divorce case, I received two glowing recommendations for Paul. In the interests of finding the best fit, I set up interviews with three lawyers, Paul being the first. I was highly impressed with his legal knowledge, his sense of fairness and his honesty and was tempted to offer a retainer right there. I did go on with a second review just to be thorough, but knew within the first five minutes that I couldn't do any better than Paul. I cancelled the third interview and was very grateful that Paul accepted my case. My then-spouse was obstructionist and ultimately did not participate in the process. I was concerned that this would drag out proceedings indefinitely, but was calmed by Paul's logical approach, his knowledge of the law, and his experience with the human dynamics typical in divorce situations. With Paul's expertise, we were able to bring my case to a successful, timely conclusion. We were fair and honest in approaching the property settlement issues and ultimately the court granted what we asked for. I had absolute confidence in any counsel Paul offered and was comfortable in asking questions whenever they arose during the process. Paul and his wonderful legal assistant, Patti, were incredibly timely with their communications to me. I received respectful, professional and compassionate help from Paul and Patti during a very difficult time in my life. After the divorce, I asked Paul to help me update my other legal affairs regarding estate planning, to include updating my will, my health care directives and power of attorney documents. Again, all matters were handled smoothly, efficiently, and with attention to detail. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul Batten and his office for help with a variety of legal matters.
Posted by Sam
I hired Paul Battan to assist me in a custody case regarding my son. Being a single father of a new baby I was ready to be involved in my son's life to the fullest. Paul Battan was amazing in assisting me in this process, while helping keep my emotions grounded and focused on being with my son and away from conflict with the mother.
Paul is a down to earth guy who is also an outstanding professional in his field. He was very compassionate to my situation and did everything he could to work towards the outcome we were looking for. In the end, no one really wins in these type of cases but we were able to achieve the best result possible. I wouldn't have changed a thing in the way Paul handled my case.
If you want an attorney who knows the law, who will diligently advocate for you and who also understands family dynamics then go with Paul Battan. I can't say enough about his competency. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
Paul was recommended to me by a friend of mine (a dad) that Paul represented with good results. I didn't hire Paul until after spending the better part of three years and thousands of $$ going to court with my ex and his aggressive attorney.
We ended up going to trial with the GAL backing my ex. Paul accurately presented my children's situation while cutting through the layers of smokescreen and mud slinging put forth by my ex and his attorney. Paul also very effectively pointed out the major deficiencies with the GAL's investigation and analysis. When it was all said and done, my children and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I also feel very good about the outcome because we always stayed on the high road (Paul isn't one to sling mud).
My experience interacting with Paul was very consistent with the different roles that he describes on his website. He is very easy to communicate with and almost always available via email. He even told me that he'd be checking his email on the beach while vacationing in Hawaii, but I didn't have the heart to actually test his dedication during his vacation.
Going to trial represented by an attorney is expensive. But I found Paul and his staff to be very conscious of my budget and they kept costs under control. Based on my experience with other attorneys, I believe that Paul's years of experience translate to lower costs because he can get stuff done in a fraction of the time of a less experienced attorney with a lower hourly rate.
Posted by anonymous
I interviewed four attorney's and Paul Battan stood out as the attorney who would be the most likely achieve the outcome I sought for my forthcoming dissolution and custody case. Paul held a genuine interest in determining what issues were most important to me and what would be the most beneficial for the children. Paul encouraged me to maintain co-parental communication and to rally around the children while he worked my objectives through the legal channels. Although this wasn't intuitive at the time, as I was willing to fight it out, working it out was certainly going to be more productive. It did not take very long to see that Paul's reputation for being knowledgeable and tactically sound would be very challenging for the opposition. Throughout Paul treated my ex-wife and her attorneys with respect. In the end I was awarded primary custodian of my two children, the home and achieved an arrangement that has fostered reasonable communications with my ex-wife. Thank you Paul.
Posted by anonymous
I have used Paul Battan several times in the last 8 or so years and he has always been professional, informative and fair. I appreciate his work immensely.