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

Court of Appeals

Military Appellate Court Sets Aside Conviction for Broadcasting Intimate Images

July 22, 2024

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently issued its decision in United States v. Grijalva. Petty Officer Grijalva was a member of the Coast Guard in 2019 when he guessed the Snapchat password of a female civilian, B.C.. B.C. had several photographs stored in her Snapchat account, including some nude pictures of herself. … Read more

President Issues Pardon for Certain Article 125 Court-Martial Convictions

June 28, 2024

From 1951 until 2013, Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice criminalized consensual sodomy between adults. The military pursued incidents of consensual same-sex sexual activity under this provision for decades. In 2003, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion in Lawrence v. Texas that struck down statutes criminalizing consensual sodomy between adults. The … Read more

Court of Appeals Sets Aside Sentence in Guilty Plea After Military Judge Error

June 20, 2024

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently released its opinion in the case of United States v. Cole. Airman First Class Cole pled guilty to committing three different assault offenses against a fellow airman. He pled guilty to assault via strangulation on multiple occasions, to simple assault with an unloaded firearm, and to … Read more