The Hon. Raymond J. Arata, Jr. (Ret.) served as a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California.
Arata earned an A.B. from the University of California in 1957. He then received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1960.
He is the son of the Hon. Raymond J. Arata (deceased). The late Arata served on the State Board of Education. He was also president of the San Francisco Republican Assembly as well as vice-president of the California Republican Assembly.