Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Sater, 101218 PASCDC, 2530-3

Docket Nº:2530 Disciplinary Docket 3, 157 DB 2018
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM
Party Name:OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL Petitioner v. DORY L. SATER, Respondent
Attorney:Paul J. Killion Chief Disciplinary Counsel Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr. Disciplinary Counsel
Case Date:October 12, 2018
Court:Court of Judicial Discipline of Pennsylvania
 
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OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL Petitioner

v.

DORY L. SATER, Respondent

No. 2530 Disciplinary Docket No. 3

No. 157 DB 2018

Court of Judicial Discipline of Pennsylvania

October 12, 2018

Attorney Reg. No. 83783 (Delaware County)

Paul J. Killion Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr. Disciplinary Counsel

ORDER

PER CURIAM

AND NOW, this 12th day of October, 2018, following consideration of the responses to this Court's Rule to Show Cause why Respondent should not be placed on temporary suspension, the Rule is made absolute. It is provided that: 1. Respondent is placed on temporary suspension until further definitive action by this Court;

2. Respondent shall comply with the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217; and

3. The President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County shall enter such orders as may be necessary to protect the rights of Respondent's clients or fiduciary entities with which he is involved, see Pa.R.D.E. 217(g).

In the event that Respondent fully complies with the ODC's records requests, he can seek dissolution or amendment of this order, or request accelerated disposition of the charges underlying this order pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 208(f)(6).

This Order constitutes an imposition of public discipline pertaining to confidentiality. See Pa.R.D.E. 402.

File Nos. C2-16-137, C2-16-434, C2-17-158, and C2-17-354

PETITION FOR TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND RELATED RELIEF PURSUANT TO Pa.R.D.E. 208(f)(1)

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

Petitioner, Office of Disciplinary Counsel, by Paul J. Killion, Esquire, Chief Disciplinary Counsel, and by Harold E. Ciampoli, Jr., Esquire, Disciplinary Counsel, files this Petition for Temporary Suspension and Related Relief, pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 208(f) (1) and §91.151 (a) (1) of the Disciplinary Board Rules, and in support thereof states:

1. Petitioner, whose principal office is situated at the PA Judicial Center, 601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 2700, P.O. Box 62485, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is invested, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement (hereinafter "Pa.R.D.E."), with the power and duty to investigate all matters involving alleged misconduct of any attorney admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to prosecute all disciplinary proceedings brought in accordance with the various provisions of said Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.

2. Respondent Dory L. Sater, was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on October 20, 1999. His attorney registration number is 83783. His public mailing address is 1113 Cornell Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Respondent is subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court.

3. By Order dated July 18, 2018, effective August 17, 2018, Respondent was administratively suspended, pursuant to Pa.R.C.L.E. 111(b).

4. On April 8, 2016, Respondent deposited a $275, 000.00 check into his PNC IOLTA ending in 5056 in connection with an arbitration award in the matter of Peter Khouri v. Outdoor Expressions and Michael Thomas Brink.

5. By DB-7A SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF RESPONDENT'S POSITION, dated October 11, 2016, ODC advised Respondent of additional allegations of misconduct against him by John A. Lord, Esquire in connection with file C2-16-137. (A copy of the October 11, 2016 DB-7A is attached and labelled "Exhibit 1".)

6. The October 11, 2016 DB-7A: a) advised Respondent that failure to respond to the request for his statement of position without good cause is an independent ground for discipline pursuant to Rule 203(b)(7) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement;

b) alleged inter alia that Respondent had deposited Regina Donnelly settlement funds into his...

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