Recent Accomplishments

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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.