Recent Accomplishments

Secured a reprimand instead of court-martial charges for soldier accused of fraud

December 31, 2011

An NCO faced Court-Martial charges for submitting a false lease claiming he was leasing a home he really owned. He knew he needed an experienced court martial attorney and hired Mr. Cassara.   Mr. Cassara was able to have the charges dropped and the soldier received a local letter of reprimand for filing the false […]

Convinced Physical Evaluation Board to reverse discharge recommendation for Army Officer

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara succeeded in having an Army officer retained on the TDRL after the Physical Evaluation Board recommended that he be removed and discharged from the Army with a 10% disability. Before the Board actually convened Mr. Cassara was able to convince the PEB to reverse their decision. Ruling allows officer to remain on the […]

Secured retention for a Marine Major who facing discharge for several alleged acts of misconduct in Iraq and CONUS

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a Marine major who facing an Other Than Honorable Discharge for several alleged acts of misconduct in Iraq and CONUS. After a prolonged hearing, the Board of Inquiry determined that the major had not committed the majority of the alleged acts and that he should be retained in the Marine Corps. This […]

Safeguarded retirement of Marine Major facing administrative separation for misconduct

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a Marine major with nearly 20 years in the military who was facing administrative separation for misconduct. After a hearing before a Board of Inquiry the major was allowed to remain in the military and will be allowed to retire. The decision saves the Marine’s retirement and allows him to continue to […]

Mr. Cassara represented several active duty members and reservists in federal court.

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented several active duty members and reservists in federal court.

Secured retirement eligibility for Navy officer discharge months before retirement

December 31, 2011

Navy Lieutenant Commander was discharged months short of retirement for adultery and making a false official statement. After being turned down by the Board for Correction for Naval Records, Mr. Cassara filed suit in Federal Court, which ordered that the officer be placed on the retired rolls.

Recovered money for spouse of a veteran who was badly burned in a V.A. hospital

December 31, 2011

Recovered significant sum of money for spouse of a veteran who was badly burned in a V.A. hospital due to medical negligence.

Obtained General Discharge for former Marine discharged for drug use

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a former Marine who had been court-martialed and discharged for drug use. The marine received a Bad Conduct Discharge. Mr. Cassara successfully petitioned the Navy Discharge Review Board on his behalf and secured an upgrade to a General (Under Honorable Conditions) Discharge by showing that the former Marine suffered from an undiagnosed […]

Obtained Honorable Discharge and RE code of 1 for Air Force NCO separated in lieu of court-martial

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a former Air Force NCO who was separated in lieu of court-martial with an Other Than Honorable Discharge and with an RE Code of 2C. Mr. Cassara appeared before the Board in DC and succeeded in getting the Airman’s discharge fully upgraded to Honorable and succeeded in getting his RE Code change […]

Obtained Honorable Discharge for sailor wrongfully discharged for spousal abuse

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a sailor who was discharged with an Other than Honorable Discharge for Misconduct. The Navy discharged him for alleged spousal abuse. Mr. Cassara successfully convinced the Navy Discharge Review Board that the allegations against his client were false, and that he should not have been discharged. As a result, the sailor’s discharge […]

William E. Cassara- Military Law Attorney

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