After graduating from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993, Mr. Sattler began his legal career at a small law firm in downtown Hempstead, Long Island. Immediately, he was responsible for defending clients charged with various crimes, handling bankruptcy and immigration cases and assisting others with their divorce or family court matters. In 1995 he moved his practice to New York City and became associated with DIENST & SERRINS, LLP, the general counsel to many law enforcement unions including the New York City Detectives Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Correction Officers Benevolent Association as well as members of Transport Workers Union.
While at the firm, Mr. Sattler expanded his practice to also include personal injury law and as well as administrative and disciplinary matters for the firm’s many union clients. The practice often took him to police precincts and court houses at all hours of the day and night, where he was known for always zealously representing the members of service charged with crimes and offering important strategic advice. After a short time, Mr. Sattler was asked to manage the firm’s domestic relations department consisting of 3 attorneys and 2 paralegals. As a department head, Mr. Sattler was responsible for ensuring that all union members received superior representation and counsel in their divorce, child support and other family court matters.
Since founding the firm in 1998 with Mr. Ebanks, Mr. Sattler has been responsible for managing the personal injury lawsuits, handling the divorce and family law matters, representing the firm’s entertainment and sports clients in their civil matters and offering counsel on all of the trust and estate cases. Mr. Sattler has personally recovered millions of dollars for the firm’s clients injured as the result of the negligence of others by way of verdicts and settlements.
Mr. Sattler is admitted to the Bars of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York County Lawyers Association where he currently serves as a member of the Judiciary Committee.