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Recent Accomplishments

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Doctor’s GOMOR Moved From Performance Fiche to Restricted Fiche

October 30, 2016

We have been representing an Army doctor who received a GOMOR for allegedly falsifying medical records. As anyone who does military justice knows, commands frequently use GOMORs when they simply don’t have enough evidence to give someone an Article 15 or a Court-Martial. This was such a case. In spite of the GOMOR the doctor … Read more

Court-Martial conviction overturned on appeal

July 30, 2016

I recently represented a Coast Guardsman who was convicted of sexual abuse of a child and a general disorder for making a statement to a child that was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.  Two days prior to the court-martial, the alleged minor victim completely changed his story from the conduct alleged … Read more

Former Airman’s Discharge Upgraded

October 17, 2015

General Discharge upgraded to Honorable. We have been representing a former Airman who was kicked out for a “personality disorder.” The military frequently uses this “catch all” for those they want to be rid of, especially those with mental health issues, including PTSD. As our client did not have six years active duty, he was … Read more

No Charges Against NCO Suspected of BAH Fraud

March 15, 2015

I have been representing an Army NCO who was suspected of BAH fraud. He called me after CID called him wanting an interview. I advised him to not speak to CID (which is what I always advise.) We then put together a rebuttal packet. We were able to convince the command to not prefer charges … Read more