Recent Accomplishments

Secured reinstatement to AD of NCO with 19 years discharged for drug use

December 31, 2011

NCO with 19 years active duty was discharged for drug use. Mr. Cassara petitioned the BCMR who reversed the findings, and ordered her reinstated to active duty, allowing her to keep her retirement.

Obtained removal of adverse EPR and Reprimand and restoration of rank for Air Force NCO

December 31, 2011

Obtained removal of adverse EPR and Reprimand and restoration of rank for Air Force NCO. NCO received an adverse EPR which caused her to be removed from the promotion list. Mr. Cassara filed a petition with the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records which agreed that the EPR was erroneous and that the […]

Secured advancement on retired list for Army officer

December 31, 2011

Secured advancement on retired list for Army officer. The officer, who served over 20 years combined active and reserve time, was retired as an 0-4 in spite of having been selected for 0-5. After being turned down by the Army Board for Correction of Military Records, the officer hired Mr. Cassara who requested reconsideration and […]

Obtained removal of former soldier’s negative CID and Army data, allowing him to obtain a security clearance

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a former soldier who had previously been court-martialed and sentenced to confinement. The soldier’s conviction was reversed by the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. However, the Army and CID continued to maintain derogatory information on the soldier in their database. The soldier unsuccessfully sought to have this information removed. After the soldier […]

Obtained withdrawal of charge against Navy ensign charged with sexual harrassment

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a Navy ensign accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and conduct unbecoming an officer. The Article 32 (b) hearing officer recommended dismissal and the charges were later withdrawn. The member then went to Non Judicial Punishment ((NJP) where he was found not guilty of the majority of the charges against him.

Obtained retention of Army Major convicted of BAH fraud

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Major who was charged with larceny of government funds through illegal receipt of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH.) After a sentencing case that included more than 10 witnesses the Military Judge did not dismiss the officer, in spite of the prosecution’s request that he do so. This will allow the […]

Obtained dismissal of all charges day before court-martial

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Staff Sergeant charged with larceny of government property. Through the tireless efforts of Mr. Cassara and the Trial Defense Service attorney, the defense was able to cast sufficient doubt on the charges to have the convening authority dismiss all charges the day before trial was to begin. This will allow […]

Obtained set aside of conviction of child sexual abuse for USAF E-7

December 31, 2011

Obtained set aside of conviction of child sexual abuse for USAF E-7. Service member convicted of sexually abusing his daughter. Conviction affirmed by Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Cassara succeeded in getting that decision set aside. Decision allows service member to again appeal his conviction and to seek a new trial. United States […]

Obtained reversal of all charges for Army Specialist convicted of child molestation and sentenced to 25 years

December 31, 2011

Mr. Cassara secured a reversal of all court-martial charges for an Army Specialist serving 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth. The Specialist was convicted by a Military Judge, sitting alone, at Fort Eustis, VA. After the Army Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction, Mr. Cassara petitioned the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces […]

Obtained reversal charge and disapproval of sentence for sailor convicted at court-martial of drug charges

December 31, 2011

Obtained reversal of most serious charge and disapproval of sentence for sailor convicted at court-martial of serious drug charges and sentenced to confinement, loss of pay and loss of rank. As a result the sailor is eligible for reenlistment and will obtain back pay and entitlements that were taken from him.

William E. Cassara- Military Law Attorney

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