Recent Accomplishments

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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.

Aggravated assault acquittal

October 23, 2011

Obtained full acquittal for Air Force E-3 charged with aggravated assault in a court-martial. Airman charged with violent assault on fellow airman. Military Judge acquitted him of all charges.

Preserved retirement for Army E-8 charged with IMPAC credit card fraud

October 23, 2011

Represented Army E-8 in a court-martial charged with IMPAC credit card fraud allowing NCO to keep his retirement.

Obtained removal of GOMOR for Army officer accused of misconduct during deployment

October 14, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Special Forces officer who received a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) for allegedly allowing his troops to consume alcohol during a deployment, in violate of General Officer Order 1.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board and proved that the consumption of alcohol during this … Read more

Removal of Article 15 from Air Force Officer's promotion packet

August 1, 2011

Mr. Cassara represented an Air Force Captain who received an Article 15 for alleged relationship with an enlisted female.  The captain was coming up for promotion to major and knew he would not be promoted with the Article 15 in his packet.  Mr. Cassara petitioned the Air Force and succeeded in convincing them to remove … Read more

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., … Read more

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 … Read more