It is with great sadness that Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC says farewell to The Honorable Raymond A. Hayser who passed away on February 9th at the age of 77.

Judge Hayser was an attorney with the Firm in the 1990’s before ascending to the bench. Judge Hayser served as a Judge of the Tax Court of NJ, as well as serving in Superior Court (Monmouth County and Mercer County).  While in Superior Court, the Judge served in the Civil and Special Civil Parts, as well  as Chancery Division, Family and General Equity Part.  During his time on the bench, Judge Hayser authored many reported opinions on land use, taxation, constitutional law and family law.  He also lectured on these same subjects.

After 18 years on the bench, Judge Hayser retired and returned to the Firm, where he often assisted younger (and, sometimes, not so young) attorneys in numerous areas of the law where he had expertise.  Judge Hayser had a great legal mind and will be missed by all who worked with him; not just at the Firm, but in the legal community generally.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Judge Hayser on Thursday February 16, 2023, and Friday February 17, 2023 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ 08736. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Saturday February 18, 2023 at St Denis Church 90 Union Avenue Manasquan, NJ. Entombment to follow at St Catharine Mausoleum, 1100 W. Chicago Blvd Sea Girt, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To send condolences to the family please visit

Judge Hayser’s obituary can be found here.