Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Amatangelo, 022117 PASCDC, 2197-3

Docket Nº:2197 Disciplinary Docket 3
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM
Party Name:OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL Petitioner v. GUY N. AMATANGELO, Respondent No. 130 DB 2015
Judge Panel:P. Brennan Hart, Board Member Board Members Leonard and Goodrich did not participate.
Case Date:February 21, 2017
Court:Court of Judicial Discipline of Pennsylvania
 
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OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL Petitioner

v.

GUY N. AMATANGELO, Respondent

No. 2197 Disciplinary Docket No. 3

No. 130 DB 2015

Court of Judicial Discipline of Pennsylvania

February 21, 2017

Attorney Registration No. 84312 (Allegheny County)

ORDER

PER CURIAM

AND NOW, this 21st day of February, 2017 upon consideration of the Report and Recommendations of the Disciplinary Board, Guy N. Amatangelo is suspended from the Bar of this Commonwealth for a period of three years, retroactive to August 17, 2015, and he shall comply with all the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217. Respondent shall pay costs to the Disciplinary Board pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 208(g).

BEFORE THE DISCIPLINARY BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL Petitioner

v.

GUY N. AMATANGELO, Respondent

No. 130 DB 2015

Attorney Registration No. 84312 (Allegheny County)

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DISCIPLINARY BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

TO THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE AND JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA:

Pursuant to Rule 208(d)(2)(iii) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement, the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ("Board") herewith submits its findings and recommendations to your Honorable Court with respect to the above-captioned Petition for Discipline.

I. HISTORY OF PROCEEDINGS

By Order of August 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania placed Respondent, Guy N. Amatangelo, on temporary suspension from the practice of law, pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement ("Pa.R.D.E.") 214(d)(2), as a result of his criminal conviction. Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a Petition for Discipline on December 10, 2015. Respondent did not file an Answer to Petition for Discipline.

A prehearing conference was held on March 11, 2016. A disciplinary hearing was held on May 16, 2016, before a District IV Hearing Committee comprised of Chair Susan Shin Connelly, Esquire, and Members Lisa A. Zemba, Esquire and Matthew T. Mangino, Esquire. Respondent appeared pro se.

Following the submission of a brief by Petitioner, the Hearing Committee filed a Report on August 29, 2016, concluding that Respondent violated the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement and recommending that he be suspended for a period of three years, retroactive to the effective date of the temporary suspension.

The parties did not file exceptions to the Hearing Committee's recommendation.

The Disciplinary Board adjudicated this matter at the meeting on October 13,2016.

II. FINDINGS OF FACT

The Board makes the following findings:

1. Petitioner, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, whose principal office is located at Pennsylvania Judicial Center, Suite 2700, 601 Commonwealth Avenue, P.O. Box 62485, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17106-2485, is invested, pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 207, with the power and the duty to investigate all matters involving alleged misconduct of an attorney admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to prosecute all disciplinary proceedings brought in accordance with the various provisions of the aforesaid Rules.

2. Respondent is Guy N. Amatangelo. He was born in 1972 and was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1999. His attorney registration mailing address is 2529 Shenandoah Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Respondent...

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