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

Discharge Review

Court of Appeals Sets Aside Sentence In Involuntary Manslaughter Case

September 11, 2023

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently decided the case of United States v. Harrington. Airman First Class Harrington was tried and convicted of involuntary manslaughter, communicating a threat, and the unlawful use of cocaine and marijuana. The drug and threat specifications resulted from a separate incident from the involuntary manslaughter offense. The … Read more

NCIS Expunges Sailor’s Name from Federal Background Check Records After Change in Law

August 28, 2023

On January 1, 2021, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 took effect. One of the provisions of that law significantly improves servicemembers’ chances of getting their names removed from the federal DCII and NCIC background check databases. The new law allows a servicemember who was investigated by military law enforcement agencies to … Read more

Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court and Dismisses Charges After Unlawful Command Influence

August 16, 2023

Unlawful command influence has been called the “mortal enemy” of military justice. Article 37(a)(3) of the UCMJ prohibits any person subject to the UCMJ from attempting to coerce or, by any unauthorized means, attempting to influence the action of a court-martial. Some common examples are when a command prevents other servicemembers from testifying on behalf … Read more