William Cassara has a private practice, William E. Cassara PC in Augusta, Georgia, devoted to representing current and former military members in military-related matters. He has been defending service members around the world his entire career.
Nicolas was a soldier who was discharged with an “Other Than Honorable Discharge” in spite of evidence that his AWOL was due to the existence of severe PTSD brought on by his time in combat. William was successful in getting Nicolas’ discharge upgraded, allowing him to use the VA for treatment for his post-traumatic stress disorder. The case set a precedent that will help others suffering with PTSD.
He remembers his time with Nicolas, “I think Nicolas would agree—I was a comrade to him of a different kind, but I fought for him nonetheless. It was the least I could do, to help a soldier who was willing to die for this country, regain what he was owed.” Cassara adds, “and it is extremely rewarding to know that Nic’s case will affect future deserving veterans who suffer from the same.”