Experience and Education

Mr. Toney, a civlian military lawyer, has successfully represented clients in a wide range of military law matters. He has particular interest and experience in the areas of officer and enlisted promotions, discrimination, investigations, administrative separations, physical disability evaluations, discharge upgrades, administrative separation boards, and the correction of military records. He also provides aggressive representation for military personnel and former military personnel requiring emergency and non-emergency federal court action. He has a number of active federal court cases involving the violation of military regulations, federal statutes, the Privacy Act, and the U.S. Constitution.

 

Mr. Toney received the Bachelor of Science degree (with Honors) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was a member of the first class of cadets to be commissioned through the Army ROTC program. He graduated with Highest Honors from the School of Law, University of East Anglia, one of England’s leading law schools. Mr. Toney earned an advanced degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, where he was a member of Corpus Christi College. He was Visiting Lecturer at the School of Law, University of East Anglia, and the Faculty of Law, University of Trier, Germany.

 

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • New York state courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Mr. Toney may appear by permission of the court in federal proceedings throughout the United States.

Research and Publication

  • Raymond J. Toney, The Boards for the Correction of Military Records and Their Judicial Review, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Military Law Section, Bar Association of the State of Texas, June 2010.

  • Raymond J. Toney, Flores-Figueroa v. United States: The US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Mens Rea, (2009) 13(4) International Journal of Evidence and Proof.

  • Raymond J. Toney, English Criminal Procedure Under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights: Implications for Custodial Interrogation Practices, (2002) 24 Houston Journal of International Law 411.

  • Raymond J. Toney, Disclosure of Evidence and Legal Assistance at Custodial Interrogation: What Does the European Convention on Human Rights Require?, (2001) 5 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 39.

  • Raymond J. Toney and Shazia N. Anwar, International Human Rights Law and Military Personnel: A Look Behind the Barrack Walls, (1998) 14 American University International Law Review 519.

  • Rachel Brett and Raymond J. Toney, Torture in the Military?, in 20 ANS CONSACRES A LA REALISATION D' UNE IDEE, Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva (May, 1997).