5.0 stars 40 totalReview William Cassara
Posted by anonymous
I served overseas as an American Soldier. Feb 2013 I served a prison sentence for crimes I never committed under UCMJ until my release in Aug 2014. My family contacted the firm of Mr. Cassara and my case was overturned Aug 2015. Afterwards I was returned to active duty as a result and honorably discharged Apr 2016.
Posted by Donald
Bill was great, positive from the beginning my case would be successful, he is a true professional that knows how to work the Military Courts in your favor, if I ever have a case in the future, the only one I will call is Bill Cassara.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Cassara accomplished everything he set out to do in my case. Upon finding myself under investigation for G Rap allegations I hired him. At that point in time I had little confidence that my case was going to end up positive. He expeditiously reviewed my case and quickly drafted a contract with an objective of pre-indictment negotiation. They then set out to turn my reputation around with the justice department and negotiated a proffer agreement. The outcome of his efforts resulted in an avoidance of indictment altogether and was resolved with a pre-trial diversion. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Cassara and Mr. Carl Lietz I can now get my life back together and moving forward. If you are seeking a very good lawyer I highly recommend Mr. Cassara- especially if you are being investigated for G Rap.
Posted by Robert
Provided outstanding service. He responded promptly to my questions and concerns. Represented my case well and got me an acceptable settlement in a few months.
Posted by Nicholas
I cannot recommend Mr. Cassara enough. He is realistic, responds to emails quickly and answers questions truthfully. Do not go in front of a board without him. His experience was a make or break for me and I would not have been granted a change on my dd-214 without him with me at my hearing.
Posted by Brian
I was facing losing my job due to some previous issues that had been dealt with but were not up to date at DOD CAF. Mr. Cassara handled my case and within 1.5 months my clearance was granted. This would not have happened if I had not hired Mr. Cassara to handle my case.
Posted by Johnny
After reviewing various attorneys over the phone in regards to a false rape accusation, I chose Mr. Cassara. At the time my world was upside down with no one but a handful of friends who supported me. Mr. Cassara assured me that he would take my case and handle it with the utmost discretion. He reviewed the files and gave me a no nonsense data dump telling me it didn't look good. He didn't give up or drop the case, but continued to push for more information. He spoke with the Trial Defense Services and the prosecution and gathered information from witnesses and the evidence presented. He created a plan of attack in which we had a 25% odd we could win at the Article 32 hearing. He kept me informed of all matters pertaining to the court martial allowing me to continue working as a soldier until the time came for the Article 32 hearing.
We met and he introduced to me his plan of attack. He again provided a truthful assessment in which he said that if we didn't get the case thrown out at the Article 32 hearing, then we will proceed to a court martial and fight the allegations there. Mr. Cassara had interviewed all witnesses and reviewed the evidence and prepared me for the article 32 hearing.
At the article 32 hearing, I was amazed by his knowledge of the military court system, his passion to fight on my behalf and his tenacity to show the court the true circumstances of the case. He provided an excellent cross examination of the witness calling into doubt her testimony. The preparation he provided me the evening before assisted me on the stand to discuss the facts of the case and to remain calm in the face of the prosecution. He countered the prosecutions claims and provided the court with the accurate picture through words, evidence and character witnesses. At the end of the article 32, the officer presiding over the hearing ruled that the evidence didn't sufficiently support the charge of rape. He found the evidence insufficient because it was based on the credibility of the accuser and he didn't find her to be credible after the expert cross examination of Mr. Cassara. The charges were dropped and the government's case against me was thrown out because of Mr. Cassara. I'm a free man because of him and his skills and ability to show the truth to the court. He is truly a lawyer you want by your side if you face a situation with the military and UCMJ.
This isn't the only case where Mr. Cassara helped me, but it was the most serious. The next matter he assisted me on was the QMP. After the article 32, the government decided that they invested too much money in the rape case and decided to prosecute me on adultery. Mind you, I was legally separated at the time, but UCMJ doesn't recognize legal separation. Mr. Cassara assisted me with preparing the documentation and gather character references. He took time out his day to assist me. He was always available for questions and never left me uninformed.
Lastly, his assistance helped me retain my clearance due to the debacle of the incident listed above. He again gathered the paperwork, assisted with the character references and then communicated directly with the Special Security Officer. He kept on top of the matter and ensured I was kept up to date on the matters that had transpired. On 16 January 2016 I was granted my TS/SCI clearance and gained employment as a contractor.
If you need assistance for any matter pertaining to UCMJ, QMP or Security Clearance issues to include revoking of security clearance, CONTACT MR. CASSARA!
Posted by anonymous
I was facing multiple charges, which included Grand Larceny, False official statement etc. which covered the entire span of my military career, and amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars in BAH payments. To state the obvious, I was completely innocent of these accusations, nonetheless I thought my life was over because the U.S Government was after me. I did some research for a competent attorney and hired Bill, who was very responsive. After we meat, he immediately sprung into action on my behalf. He used his leverage with CID to find out exactly what those accusation entailed. Once that was done he had a course of action that included a meeting with CID and played hard ball. I recalled Bill stating if CID comes with any nonsense we get up and walk out. I was nervous but I followed his lead. After our meeting with CID I thanked Bill furiously because I saw for the first time how weak and nonsensical the case against me. Bill told me to sit and wait on them (CID). We did not require any further meetings with CID and the investigation was later dropped for No wrongdoing on my part. If the Army accuses you of any crime, you want Bill to represent you. He is direct, extremely skillful, well networked, and understanding. I was able to retire honorably after the ordeal.
Posted by Tracey
Mr. Cassara was a huge asset in helping me get my records corrected. On his advice, I sought out a Psychiatrist to conduct a forensic psychological evaluation to determine the truth with my past and current mental health issues. Once it was determined that I DID NOT suffer from Personality Disorder, Mr. Cassara took that information (among other things) and presented my case before the AFDRB. Not only did the board come to the decision that my records were in error and needed to be corrected, they also concluded that I had not been treated fairly by my chain of command at the time of my discharge. It was wonderful to feel that the truth had finally come out, and that I could hold my head high again re: my discharge. I owe that ALL to Mr. Cassara. Thank you, Sir!
Posted by Eric
I retained Mr. Cassara as my lawyer when my case entered appeal and it has been success after success since. He was able to get a criminal conviction on an invalid urine drug screen set-aside by proving that I didn't get a fair trial and that my military lawyer had made some egregious errors. I am no longer a convict, I am an exonoree! After that he worked diligently with a forensic team to scientifically prove that this urine sample was contaminated with a major contribution of DNA from another person. There were attempts to discredit the evidence, which Mr. Cassara skillfully parried. At a subsequent Board of Inquiry alleging the same charges as the court-martial he kept all stakeholders focused on one central issue - this urine drug screen was invalid and when taking additional exculpatory evidence into account, such as a negative hair follicle test and negative polygraph - my innocence is proven. The government did not meet it's burden of proof! If you are a military service member who is in pursuit of justice - you need this man by your side!