Wojtek (Voytech) Kornacki, Of Counsel.
Mr. Kornacki is a former Army judge advocate, with broad experience in military justice, military personnel issues, and military administrative law. During his JAG career, Mr. Kornacki served as a trial defense counsel, legal assistance and claims attorney, administrative and civil law attorney, and part-time military magistrate, among other positions.
Mr. Kornacki received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, from Pace University in New York. In 2004, he graduated from City University of New York School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Following law school, Mr. Kornacki completed the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Officer Basic Course. In 2011, he received a Master of Studies degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford, England. His criminal litigation training includes the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Sexual Assault Case Seminar, the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Criminal Advocacy Course, and the Air Force Criminal Advocacy Course.
In addition to his military justice experience Mr. Kornacki has assisted clients with concerns regarding the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, domestic relations, consumer protection, AR 608-99, tax matters, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, financial liability investigations, and review of fiscal, contract, and procurement actions.
Mr. Kornacki is successfully bolstering the administrative law and actions side of the practice.
Mr. Kornacki recently worked closely with a retired Soldier who experienced difficulty in his DoD civilian employment. The client’s security clearance was in jeopardy and he was brought back to the U.S. on a leave of absence. His career in jeopardy the client worked with Mr. Kornacki to have the adverse security clearance action reversed and he has retained his DoD civilian job.
Mr. Kornacki recently worked closely with an E-6 pending Article 15, in preparing a presentation. Regrettably the commander found misconduct and punishment was imposed. That did not stop Mr. Kornacki or the client. An appeal was submitted. As a result of the appeal, the commanding general decided to hold a personal hearing with the client to discuss the case and the appeal. As a result of that personal appearance the Article 15 was set-aside and a written nonpunitive warning given. Ultimately a successful outcome through persistence.
From a client: (Alleged drug possession. Drugs found in search for a knife used in the stabbing of a roommate. Result, counseling and loss of award.)
[T]his result was even better than I expected. I really appreciate you working on my case[.]