Raymond “Ray” M. Masciarella II was born on June 25, 1958, to Raymond and Loretta Masciarella. Reared in the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey, he graduated from Rutgers University in 1981 and Temple University School of Law in 1984. In 1993, Ray married Karen A. Reilley of Pitman, New Jersey, the daughter of Robert and Suzanne Reilley. Ray and Karen have two sons, Raymond and Anthony.
Mr. Masciarella was admitted to the Florida bar in 1984 and is certified by the Florida bar as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of construction. He has practiced in Palm Beach County his entire career, focusing on complex construction litigation. He is rated a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and is a lecturer on various legal topics. Mrs. Masciarella is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has anchored the hygienist staff at several prestigious dental practices in the Palm Beach County area for over 20 years.
A sportsman and amateur historian, Mr. Masciarella is the author of Most Perfect: An Illustrated Guide to M. L. Lynch Turkey Calls (2013). He has also contributed to the Corvette Restorer Magazine and has collected stamps, coins, game calls, firearms, automobiles, furniture, and other historic objects during his lifetime. The Masciarellas reside in historic homes they restored in the Prospect Park section of West Palm Beach and on Pulaski Square in Savannah.
The Masciarellas established the Raymond M. Masciarella II, Esquire and Family Fund at the Georgia Historical Society in 2015, ensuring that their dedication to history education will continue in perpetuity.