Recent Accomplishments

Obtained upgrade from Bad Conduct Discharge to General for former Army NCO

August 1, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented a former Army NCO who had been convicted at court-martial of drunk driving while in Japan, after he had received two Article 15’s for the drunk driving. The NCO received a bad conduct discharge at court-martial.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Army Discharge Review Board and, after a personal appearance in Washington, D.C., […]

Obtained removal of bar letter for Army contract employee in Afghanistan

November 13, 2010

Mr. Cassara represented an Army contract employee (and retired NCO) in Afghanistan who faced a bar from the installation over an alleged assault.  The command proposed to bar him from post, which would have meant a return home and the loss of his job.  These are very difficult cases to win because the standard for […]

No charges against Army 0-6 suspected of BAH fraud

October 1, 2010

Mr. Cassara represented an Army O-6 who was suspected of BAH fraud of a significant amount of money.  When the officer was first suspected the command was looking at a General Court-Martial.  After months of negotiating, Mr. Cassara successfully negotiated a resolution that allowed the officer to retire at his current grade and not face […]

Army NCO accused of attempted murder and other charges acquitted of all charges.

August 1, 2010

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Sergeant accused at a court-martial of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and numerous other charges arising out of a shooting in Germany.  His co-accused went to trial before him and was convicted of several charges and sentenced to two years confinement and a bad-conduct discharge. One of the main […]

Soldier accused of detainee abuse acquitted of all charges

June 1, 2009

Mr. Cassara represented a soldier accused at court-martial of abusing a number of detainees at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.  Several soldiers stated they saw the soldier abuse detainees, and one detainee, who gave a deposition at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, testified in great detail to the abuse he allegedly suffered at the client’s hands.  The client […]

Obtained reversal of most serious charges for soldier convicted of child abuse

October 31, 2005

Mr. Cassara obtained reversal of most serious charges for soldier convicted of child abuse. After a rehearing, soldier received an honorable discharge. United States v. Boese (Army Court Criminal Appeals, Oct 2005) (HTM)

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