Discharge Review Boards

Statistically, very few discharges are ever upgraded. When you were discharged, you may have been told your discharge would be "automatically upgraded" in six months. This is not true. You may have been told "you can apply to have it upgraded." This is true, but without experienced counsel your odds of getting it upgraded are not good. You need an attorney experienced in military discharge upgrades.

At the law firm of William E. Cassara, PC, we have succeeded in getting numerous discharges upgraded over the years, and have appeared before all service discharge review boards. Mr. Cassara has taught discharge upgrades to both civilian and military lawyers, and is frequently called upon to present Continuing Legal Education courses on the subject of military discharge upgrades. You can get free assistance from the VA or DAV in certain cases, but they are not lawyers, and frequently never speak to their clients until the morning of the hearing. It is truly a case of "you get what you pay for."

Which Civilian Attorney Should You Hire?

Military law is not like other areas of criminal law, and is a unique system unto itself. You need an attorney with experience in military discharge upgrades. Mr. Cassara has years of experience in private practice and in military discharge upgrades. Contrary to what you might have heard, you only get two shots at this. You can do a "records review" and then you can appear in person before the Discharge Review Board. Frequently, we advise clients to skip the "records review." Unless you have hired an attorney with experience in military discharge upgrades, he or she will not know when and how to properly present your case.

Changing The Reason For Your Discharge

If you were discharged prior to your ETS or EAS date, and want to have your discharge upgraded, you need the advice and guidance that a Georgia discharge upgrade attorney can provide. Email our firm with the following information:

  • What service you were in
  • When you were discharged and what type of discharge you received
  • A brief summary of the circumstances leading to your discharge

While no one can guarantee you a particular result, one of the best indicators are past results. Look at our recent accomplishments pages for an indication of what we have done for others, and what we can do for you.

If you have further questions regarding discharge upgrades, schedule a free consultation at the law firm of William E. Cassara, PC, today.