also known as Ray Raya, Esq.
While the guilt or innocence of my clients is very important, I take my responsibility as their attorney far beyond the courtroom. I have relationships with local and regional job banks and fast food establishments who have hired some of my more deserving clients. I have found that the best way to rehabilitate the thief is to provide them with a job so that they may purchase what they need and the road to recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction can begin with the self-respect that a good day’s work can provide.
Blindly defending those that are guilty will only serve to see them before court again in the future. I will always vigorously defend those that seek my counsel to the best of my ability. But those individuals in whom I see a chance for rehabilitation will receive a dose of my brand of social work as well.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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I handled matters with Mr. Raya while I was an Assistant Prosecutor, and have seen him at work in my new capacity as a defense attorney. I am always impressed with his knowledge, and his passion for each individual client.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Citizen Award for Help with Hurricane Sandy Relief||Borough of Keansburg||2013|
|Municipal Public Defender||Keansburg Municipal Court||2008 - Present|
|Municipal Public Defender||Holmdel Municipal Court||2003 - Present|
|Solo Practioner||Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. Attorney at Law||2003 - Present|
|Municipal Public Defender||Keyport Municipal Court||2007 - 2014|
|Municipal Public Defender||Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court||2003 - 2005|
|Associate General Counsel||Prinle Quinn Anzano||2000 - 2003|
|Law Clerk||Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office||1995 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Monmouth County Municipal Public Defender's Association||President||2006 - Present|
|Monmouth Bar Association, Municipal Court Committee||Member||2005 - Present|
|Governor's Task Force on Motor Vehicle Fines||Member||2004 - 2004|
|Asbury Park Press||Situation's Pal Avoids Drug Conviction||2012|
|Asbury Park Press||Situation Resolved; No Complaints||2011|
|Asbury Park Press||"Snooki" Charged with Annoying Others||2010|
|Asbury Park Press||Snooki's Guilty of Being Annoying||2010|
|Asbury Park Press||Weaving the Evidence to Fit a Murder Charge||2008|
|William & Mary Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Municipal Court CLE Conference||Municipal Court||2012|
|State v. Yazed Essa||Legal Commentator||2010|