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Attorney Richard A. Paroutaud

Rich joined the firm in 1976 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law and clerking for Justice Charles Horowitz at the Washington State Supreme Court.  Rich’s practice emphasizes business planning, civil litigation, estate planning, probate, and real estate.  


Originally from Monterey, California, Rich received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1971.  He was Managing Editor of the Washington Law Review while in law school and has had papers published in several legal journals.  


He served 32 years in the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, retiring in 2010.  Rich is also a member of the Lewis County Economic Development Council, an officer of the Centralia-Chehalis Elks Lodge, and a football official for the Southwest Washington Officials’ Association.  He is a former chairman of the Community Board of Providence Centralia Hospital. Rich is a member of the elder law section of the WSBA and speaks frequently in the community and to the bar on estate planning topics.


Rich is married to the former Suzanne Flesch, a registered nurse, of Lexington, Kentucky. He has two daughters, Kara Paroutaud of Olympia, Washington, and Kelli White of Mercer Island, Washington.

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