Tokay Hackett has spent nearly two decades practicing law in the private and public sectors. As a JAG Officer for nearly ten years, he served as both a Prosecutor with the Military Commissions, Trial Counsel at Ft. Drum, NY, Defense Counsel at Ft. Meade, MD, Administrative Attorney at Camp Red Cloud, Korea, and as Deputy Command Judge Advocate at Camp Arifjan Kuwait.
During that time, he has litigated a prodigious number of jury trials and non-jury trials. Before joining the military, Tokay successfully operated a solo practice and worked for a mid-size Philadelphia, PA Law Firm where he handled a variety of legal matters including family law, criminal defense, personal injury, and civil litigation. Tokay’s other experience includes serving as a law clerk in the Family Division the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA, and having met the requirements of Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 154.052, he is a certified mediator.
Having served as an active duty and reserve defense attorney for the Army, Tokay is intimately familiar with the unique legal issues service members, veterans, and their families face. He has a passion for ensuring that Service members and Veterans are treated fairly and advocates zealously for this select group.
As a member of the Military Practice group, Tokay handles cases involving non-judicial punishment, courts-martial, letters of reprimand, officer/enlisted separation proceedings and military divorce, discharge upgrades, among others. Tokay also works to protect service members against discrimination with civilian employers by enforcing employment rights through the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
As a member of the National Security Law Practice Group, he helps navigate clients through the rigorous processes of gaining and maintaining security clearance, including filing SF-86 and DD Form 1879, interviews and interrogatories, as well as responses to Statement of Reasons, Letter of Revocation and Denial of Suitability.
Tokay also represents clients before all military commissions and the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA), Department of Defense, FBI, CIA, DHS and all federal government agencies, including document and witness preparation.
Leveraging his experience as a military Administrative Lawyer at Camp Casey, Korea, and a solo practitioner in Philadelphia, PA, Tokay also represents federal employees in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) litigation, assisting employees obtain disability accommodations and defending federal employees against adverse actions.
Tokay has also handled several types of labor, employment and employee benefits cases including but not limited to: claims of discrimination, claims of retaliation (including whistleblower reprisal), wage and hour violation, issues surrounding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, unfair labor practice charges and disability retirement issues.
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