Recent Accomplishments

Court of Appeals

Conviction Reversal

July 25, 2018

We are thrilled to report that the conviction of MSgt Richard Collins has been set aside and his conviction reversed.  MSgt Collins was wrongly convicted of sexual assault.  Based on our efforts on his behalf, his conviction has been set aside.  You can read about it here. https://courtmartial3.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/collins_-_39296.pub_.pdf We are so happy for MSgt Collins […]

Security Clearance Reinstated

February 22, 2018

We have been representing a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) who was notified that his security clearance was suspended due to his alleged involvement in the GRAP recruiting scandal.  Years after his work as a recruiter CID interviewed all of his old recruits, and two of them did not remember my […]

Army Discharge Review Board

February 9, 2018

We recently represented a former soldier who had been discharged from the Army with a General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge for a “Physical Condition, not a Disability.” Essentially, he was kicked out because he had a previously undiagnosed anxiety disorder, which manifested itself once he went on active duty. We petitioned the Army Discharge Review […]

Discharge Upgrade for Soldier with PTSD

December 6, 2017

We are proud to announce that the State Bar of Georgia has named us one of Georgia’s “Lawyers who Help” and we will be featured on a Public Service Announcement sponsored by the state bar.  It will feature the case of a soldier who was discharged with an Other Than Honorable Discharge in spite of […]

Civilian Employee retains job Despite Misconduct

September 13, 2017

In addition to our military law work, we also represent civilian employees of the military in disciplinary actions. We have been representing a former first sergeant who is a civilian Army employee. He has a tremendous track record and, according to his supervisor “is one of the two best employees I have ever worked with, […]

Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Overturns Offenses

September 12, 2017

On 14 June 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned and dismissed two offenses for one of our Coast Guard clients. The CAAF decision about whether an amendment to a specification was a minor or major change overruled YEARS of precedent for all the military courts of criminal appeals. Because of our […]

Court-Martial Conviction Reversal

August 16, 2017

Happy to announce that we secured the reversal of the court-martial conviction of a sailor at Camp Pendleton. He was convicted of two specifications of sexual assault upon victims who were allegedly too intoxicated to consent. The convictions on all the most serious charges have been set aside. Great news for our client.

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

March 20, 2017

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 […]

Army Officer found Not Guilty at Article 15

March 3, 2017

I have been representing an Army Captain who came up hot on a urinalysis for THC. He swore he had no idea how it happened, and we did some digging. Turns out he had been to a music festival in Atlanta. When he got home there was a batch of cookies on the kitchen table […]

Soldier Avoids Confinement: Will be Allowed to Retire

December 12, 2016

I just represented an E-7 at Fort Benning who was charged with numerous allegations of falsely wearing a Ranger Tab. The evidence against him was overwhelming. But we were able to mitigate his damage down to a two rank reduction. No confinement, no discharge. As he has an approved MEB (due to numerous jumps) he […]