Frank Cassiano was born and raised in Morehead City, North Carolina. Following graduation from High School he attended and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1980.
Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Lt. Cassiano attended flight school and assumed duties with a photo-reconnaissance squadron in California where he flew more than 340 hours, including carrier operations and armed engagements during the Grenada Invasion in 1984. In May of 1985, Captain Cassiano accepted orders directing him to law school at his own expense; he was accepted, attended, and graduated from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. While attending Law School, Captain Cassiano served as Editor of the Vermont Legal Research Group, participated in the Thomas Debevoise Moot Court Competition, restored a hundred year old house, coached a fledgling wrestling team to the New England Championships, and worked 20 hours a week at a local restaurant.
Following graduation from Law School in May, 1988, Captain Cassiano sat for and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam, attended Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I., and executed orders to Japan where he began a three year tour as a criminal defense attorney. While home-based on Okinawa in southern Japan, Captain Cassiano won numerous Acquittals based on a combination of skillful and relentless investigations within the various military services and his persuasive argument skills. In addition, he wrote and supervised the Deployed Family Assistance Program, which now applies service-wide, for the benefit of every service member's family whenever the active duty service member is deployed. Following the first Persian Gulf war, Captain Cassiano separated from the active duty component of the Marine Corps, returned to North Carolina and opened his Law Office in Greenville, North Carolina.
After initially continuing his successes as a criminal defense attorney, he accepted the position of Police Attorney for the City of Greenville and proceeded to standardize all procedures. With Accreditation of the Greenville Police Department well under way, Mr. Cassiano returned to the full-time, private practice of law, concentrating on serving accident victims and their families as an investigative attorney, trial attorney, and certified mediator.
Lieutenant Colonel Cassiano retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in October of 2004. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, the District of Columbia, all of the Federal Courts, and Japan. He is a Patron Member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as a member of both the North Carolina and District of Columbia Bar Associations.