William E. Cassara

-Military Law Attorney

Discharge Upgrades
Court Martial Appeals
Boards of Inquiry
Records Correction

About Us

At William E. Cassara, PC, we devote our firm's resources to representing current and former military members in military related matters. Mr. Cassara has nearly thirty years of experience in military law. If you or your loved one is facing a court-martial, Mr. Cassara is well versed in the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, and has been defending service members around the world his entire career. If a service member has been convicted at court-martial, Mr. Cassara has extensive experience in court-martial appeals, and has represented service members before all service courts of criminal appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Cassara's expertise has lead to the reversal of numerous court-martial convictions, as shown here in our representative cases.

In addition to representing service members at courts-martial and court-martial appeals, Mr. . Cassara also draws on his extensive experience to protect your rights in a variety of other military matters. These matters can include corrections of military records, discharge upgrades, security clearance revocations, MEBs and PEBs proceedings before Boards of Inquiry/Administrative Separation Boards and a variety of other military legal matters to include disenrollment from ROTC or service academies, adverse fitness report appeals, GOMOR and other reprimand appeals and other related matters..

Call Mr. Cassara at 800-511-9293 to discuss your case. You will not speak to a legal assistant, "chat box" or answering service. If he is not in, he will return your call, and you will speak directly with an experienced attorney.


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Recent Accomplishments

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Army Court Denies Government Appeal Over Suppressed Statement

March 27, 2023

Article 66 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) provides servicemembers who are convicted at court-martial with the ability to appeal those convictions to the service appellate courts. These Article 66, UCMJ, reviews are the majority of the cases that these courts see. However, there are some instances in which the service courts address … Read more

Navy-Marine Corps Court Sets Aside Conviction for Leaving the Scene of an Accident

March 21, 2023

On New Year’s Day in 2020, nine Sailors assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina were celebrating the new year at a local river bank. While there, Hospitalman Apprentice Helems drank six to eight beers. He then volunteered to drive all eight of his fellow Sailors in his pickup truck. He had five Sailors with … Read more

DoD Announces That Poppy Seeds May Lead to a Positive Urinalysis for Codeine

February 21, 2023

For decades, servicemembers facing court-martial, nonjudicial punishment, or administrative separation for positive urinalyses have argued that certain results could come from the ingestion of perfectly legal substances. One example of an innocent substance that could lead to a positive opiate urinalysis is poppy seeds, found on bagels, in seasonings, and on other food products. The … Read more