Corporate, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Lawyers

Honolulu and Hilo, HI

Jacob Tokunaga


Employment Litigation

Jacob Tokunaga is an Associate in the Honolulu office and a member of the labor and employment law department. He assists in all aspects of labor law and employment litigation and counseling.

He completed his law degree at William S. Richardson School of Law and earned his Master of Human Resource Management from the Shidler College of Business. While in law school, Mr. Tokunaga was a member of the Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team and a recipient of the Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Law Scholarship. During and after law school, Mr. Tokunaga assisted in the Re-Employment and Community Service Program (RACS) at Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi.

Mr. Tokunaga’s other past experience includes roles as a Human Resources Specialist and Supervisory Human Resources Specialist where he focused on areas that included policy administration, recruitment and placement, pay classification, position management, and employee compensation. His assignments included creating and classifying new job descriptions, supervisors’ training, designing effective work structures, advising management on employment issues, and participating in workforce planning projects that impacted hundreds of full-time employee positions.

Mr. Tokunaga has also been a member of the Hawaii National Guard since 2008 where he is next pursuing a certification in federal acquisition and procurement.


  • J.D., 2019, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law
    • Member, Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court
  • M.H.R.M., 2019, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business
  • Inductee, 2019, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • B.A., 2013, Philosophy, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • B.A., 2013, Sociology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Admitted to Practice

  • The State Bar of Hawaii, 2021
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii, 2021

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment Law