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William Emil Cassara

About me

I spent six years in the Army JAG Corps on active duty and another 16 in the reserves. Most of my time on active duty and in the reserves was dealing with military law, as a prosecutor, defense counsel and appellate counsel.  For over 20 years my private practice has been in the area of military law.  I love what I do.  I love helping current and former service members who find themselves in trouble.  I practice mainly in the areas of courts-martail defense, courts-martial appeals, discharge upgrades, correction of military records and claims against the military. 


I am married and have two grown children.  If I can be of any assistance or if you just want to discuss your situation, please contact me for a free consultation. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 100%
    28 years, 3 thousand cases



Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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Contact info

William E. Cassara, P.C.

918 Hunting Horn Way West
Augusta, GA, 30809


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199711/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army2011
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWilliam E. Cassara1997 - Present
AttorneyWilliam E. Cassara, P.C.1997 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of South Carolina School Of Law1998 - 2007
Appellate Attorney and Defense CounselU.S. Army Reserve Jag Corps1994 - 2011
Military Law AttorneyStark & Little1994 - 1996
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Baltimore School Of Law1994 - 1996
AttorneyLaw Office Kevin L. Beard1993 - 1994
Defense Attorney and ProsecutorUnited States Army JAG Corps1987 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. CW4Not Guilty of all charges
U.S. v. SGT DNot Guilty to all charges related to HIV. Guilty to one unrelated assualt charge that was not contested.
Marine Discharge UpgradeDischarge Upgraded to Honorable
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Bar VA SymposiumMilitary Discharge Upgrades2012
University of Baltimore Law ForumDivision of Marital Property1988
The Baltimore LawyerSettling Fee Disputes1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
U.S. Army Command and General Staff CollegeN/ACertificate2004
US Army JAG SchoolN/AAdvanced Course2002
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Florida State University College of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Military Law SymposiumMilitary Discharge Reviews2012
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service CLECourt-Martial Appeals2010
Appellate Advocacy WorkshopAppellate Advocacy2009