ray-raya1Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. graduated from the prestigious William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. For over 11 years, he has successfully represented clients in every county in New Jersey. Mr. Raya’s cases have been featured in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger and the Asbury Park Press. Mr. Raya was appointed by the Governor to a State Commission to study and make changes to the state’s system of fines and procedures for motor vehicle offenses.

Ray Raya  is a trial attorney who practices throughout the State of New Jersey. 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, gaining for each client the second chance that can truly change a life. Contact Mr. Raya today for your free consultation.

PROFESSIONAL/PUBLIC EXPERIENCE

Municipal Public Defender
Currently PD in: Lakewood , Keansburg , Holmdel,  & Keyport Borough

Lakewood – 1998 to present
Atlantic Highlands – 2003 to 2005
Holmdel – 2003 to present
Manalapan – 2001 to 2003
Municipal Public Defender in Lakewood Township , Atlantic Highlands Borough, Holmdel Township and Manalapan Township . Defended most traffic violations, DWI, CDS, and Disorderly Persons offenses. Partial fluency in Spanish from work in Lakewood .

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.