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


Appellate Court Sets Aside Conviction for 44-Year Desertion Offense

November 30, 2023

The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals recently decided the case of United States v. Miller. On its face, the case seems rather straight-forward. Antonio Miller served honorably for a four-year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps from 1972 to 1976. Upon his discharge, Miller enlisted in the United States Navy. Almost two years … Read more

Promotion of National Guard Captain  Aug 2023 

November 27, 2023

The firm of William E. Cassara successfully represented a National Guard Captain who was denied promotion to Major due to a letter of reprimand triggered by the improper titling by the Army CID.  After five years of filing numerous petitions, the Army granted the promotion retroactively ensuring the officer received back dated date of rank … Read more

William E. Cassara, Military Law Attorney

US Navy Publishes New Guidance Concerning “Vessel Exception” in Nonjudicial Punishment Cases

November 16, 2023

Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice allows commanders to impose punishments for minor offenses without sending the matter to a court-martial. It is intended to allow commanders to deal with lower-level disciplinary matters quickly and then move forward with the mission. The servicemember can decide whether to appear before the commander personally … Read more