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, currently known as Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP, and became partner in 2013. Prior to working for Althauser Rayan Abbarno, Peter worked as a Deputy Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in King County and attorney with the University of Washington’s Federal Tax Clinic.
Peter dedicates his practice to helping injured workers navigate the complex workers compensation laws and those injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls, and due to the negligence of others.
Peter is an elected City Councilmember in the City of Centralia and serves on the board of many organizations, such as the Lewis County Bar Legal Aid, Centralia College Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Chehalis. Peter enjoys spending time with his wife Holly Abbarno (Hawes) and two children, Sophia and Antonio, as well as, running, wine tasting, and is an avid comic book collector.
Peter has offices in Olympia and Centralia to serve the needs of his clients. Visit him at www.centralialaw.com or call (360) 736-1301.