ray-raya1Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. graduated from the prestigious William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. For over 16 years, he has successfully represented clients in every county in New Jersey. Mr. Raya’s cases have been featured on CNN, in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger and the Asbury Park Press. Mr. Raya was appointed by Governor McGreevey to a State Commission to study and make changes to the state’s system of fines and procedures for motor vehicle offenses. A well-known figure in Central Jersey courts, he has tried and won many high profile cases involving motor vehicle violations and criminal charges. Mr. Raya’s commitment to his clients extends far beyond the courtroom. Mr. Raya turns each case into a life changing experience as he works to gain for each client the second chance they deserve. Contact Mr. Raya today for your free consultation.

PROFESSIONAL/PUBLIC EXPERIENCE 

Municipal Public Defender Currently in: Holmdel, Hazlet, Matawan, Keyport, Keansburg and Millstone

Millstone – 2015
Hazlet – 2012 to present
Matawan – 2012 to present
Keansburg – 2010 to present
Keyport = 2009 to present
Holmdel – 2003 to present
Wall – 2013 to 2014
Atlantic Highlands – 2003 to 2005
Manalapan – 2001 to 2003
Lakewood – 1998 to 2010 

Defend clients with traffic violations, DWI/DUI charges, CDS, and Disorderly Persons offenses. Partial fluency in Spanish.

Monmouth County Municipal Public Defender’s Association

Helped guide organization through issues facing municipal public defenders. Established response system for Assignment Judge policies as related to municipal court practice.

Governor’s Task Force on Motor Vehicle Fines Selected as the only Defense Attorney in the State to sit on Task Force. Conducted exhaustive study of fines associated with the Motor Vehicle Code and participated in Task Force meetings with the MVC, Attorney General’s Office, N.J. State Police and Administrative Office of the Courts.

Pringle Quinn Anzano, P.C. – Of Counsel

July of 1998 to present Worked with numerous insurance companies as well as the State of New Jersey in their efforts to eliminate insurance fraud. Conducted Examinations Under Oath of individuals suspected of committing insurance fraud, including staged auto accidents and car thefts.

Monmouth County Prosecutor ‘s Office

Law Clerk, May 1995 to August 1995 Assigned to Appellate section. Prepared briefs and memoranda on varying aspects of criminal law. Conducted briefing sessions for all prosecutors on current issues of law.

EDUCATION

William & Mary Law School

J.D. 1997 William and Mary Bill of Rights Law Journal

Binghamton University – State University of New York

BA, Political Science 1992 Men’s Varsity Soccer Letter Winner

BAR ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of New Jersey – Admitted September 1998. United States Federal District Court – Admitted October 1998.