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Peter Jaret Abbarno

About me

Peter graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.   For almost 10 years, he worked in the field of government and politics as a media and policy coordinator, campaign manager, and executive director of statewide political non-profit organizations.  In that capacity, he assisted candidates and political parties to comply with state and federal campaign finance and election laws.


Peter earned a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 2008 and a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington in 2009.  In 2010, Peter joined Olson Althauser Samuelson & Rayan, LLP, and now calls Centralia his home.  Prior to working for Olson Althauser Samuelson & Rayan, LLP, Peter worked as a Deputy Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in King County and attorney with the University of Washington’s Federal Tax Clinic.


Peter has offices in Olympia and Centralia to serve the needs of his clients. Visit him at or


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Contact info

Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP

114 W Magnolia St
Centralia, WA, 98531-4316

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
  2. General Practice: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 15%



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 20 Professionals under 40 in Lewis CountyThe Chronicle Newspaper2012
Grassroots Achievement Award- Elephant HuntWashington State Republican Party2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAlthauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyOlson Althauser Samuelson & Rayan, LLP2010 - Present
Deputy Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2009 - 2010
Clinic AttorneyUniverity of Washington Federal Tax Clinic2008 - 2009
Executive DirectorWashington State Republican Party2001 - 2005
Executive DirectorVermont Republican Party2000 - 2001
Media and Policy CoordinatorNew York State Assembly Republican Caucus1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
City of CentraliaConcilmember2015 - Present
Centralia College FoundationBoardmember2013 - Present
Lewis County Bar AssociationBoardmember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Lewis County Bar Legal AidBoardmember2013 - 2015
United Way of Lewis CountyBoardmember2013 - 2014
Lewis County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Lewis County Bar AssociationVice-Chair2012 - 2013
City of Centralia- Economic Development Advisory CommitteeBoard Member2010 - 2012
Centralia Downtown AssociationBoard Member2010 - 2011
King County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Vermont v. KulzerAffirmed 2009 VT 79, 979 A.2d 1031
Van Ginneken v. Van GinnekenUbpublished at 2015 WL 6688811
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Publication nameTitleDate
Southwest Washington Family MagazineFamily Law 101: Know Your Rights2011
The East County JournalJob Hunting Advantage: Vacate Your Criminal Conviction2011
The Chronicle NewspaperGetting Paid For Your Children without Selling Them.2011
The Chronicle NewspaperInnocent Spouse Relief: DON’T GET STUCK WITH YOUR SPOUSE’S IRS TAX DEBT2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws2009
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
State University of New York, College at FredoniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morning Radio Show"Let's Talk About It"2014
LIghted Tractor ParadeParade Announcer2014
Roanoke ConferenceThe role and influence of the Washington State Republican Party2011
Election Debate2011 Centralia City Council Elections2011
CLEIRS Tax Controversy2011
Twin Cities Chamber of CommerceEstate and Gift Tax2010