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At Sullivan | Simon, WE WRITE SO THAT YOU WIN. Successful litigators know legal research and writing are cognitively demanding tasks of immense value with proven results. That's why successful litigators hire us to handle their firm's legal research and writing projects for affordable, flat fees.

Post-trial & Appellate

At Sullivan | Simon we know that your case is never over. From post-trial, post-verdict, post-sentence motions and appeals, to collateral attacks, we believe that expert legal research and writing means you can always win. We write to win, even when other firms have thrown in the towel.

Criminal Law

Sullivan | Simon has more than 20 years of experience in the criminal law. We write to win.

At Sullivan | Simon, LLC, we provide ghostwriting, researching, editing & Bluebooking, as well as consulting legal services to busy litigators. Most lawyers prefer not to be bothered with the tedium of research and writing. If this describes you, call Matt and David. We will thoroughly and timely complete the job for you.

We also read every precedential opinion of the state as well as federal courts in PA & NJ and summarize those opinions to help you stay up to date on the law. Those summaries are posted on this website and in a weekly report. Sign up below so that our weekly report of case summaries hits your Inbox.

Commonwealth v. Cox

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In Commonwealth v. Cox, the PA Supreme Court considered an appeal from the denial of PCRA relief in a capital case. The defendant claimed he … Read more

In re Nov. 3, 2020 Gen. Election

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In re Nov. 3, 2020 General Election involved absentee and mail-in ballots for the upcoming election. The PA Supreme Court directed the county boards of elections … Read more

Commonwealth v. Davis

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In Commonwealth v. Davis, the PA Superior Court dealt with historical cell-site location information (CSLI) and Carpenter v. United States. Law enforcement initially obtained CSLI … Read more

Witherspoon v. McDowell-Wright

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Witherspoon v. McDowell-Wright is an important read for any lawyer whose client is deceased.  Rule 502 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure governs the scenario … Read more

Commonwealth v. Muhammad

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In Commonwealth v. Muhammad, the PA Superior Court ruled that Revised Subchapter H of the Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), 42 Pa.C.S.A. §§ … Read more

PDX North, Inc. v. Comm’r N.J. Dep’t of Lab. and Workforce Dev.

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In PDX North, Inc. v. Comm’r N.J. Dep’t of Lab. and Workforce Dev., the 3rd Circuit was asked to determine whether federal courts should abstain … Read more

Zahl v. Eastland

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In Zahl v. Eastland, Zahl sued Eastland, an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. On appeal, Eastland argued the court in New Jersey did not have personal … Read more

Commonwealth v. Santana

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An en banc panel of the Superior Court waded into the murky waters of SORNA in Commonwealth v. Santana. The defendant was convicted of rape … Read more

Howell v. Superintendent Albion SCI

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In Howell v. Superinrtendent Albion SCI, Howell filed a F.R.C.P. 60(b)(6) motion to set aside the earlier dismissal of his habeas petition. Rule 60(b)(6) serves as … Read more

Martinez v. Att’y Gen.

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In Martinez v. Att’y Gen., the 3rd Circuit employed the categorical approach in holding that the New Jersey state offense of criminal sexual contact, N.J.S.A. § … Read more

Click below to read articles written by Matt and David.

We framed an innocent man, but we have prosecutorial immunity, RIGHT?!

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On April 20, 2020, the Third Circuit filed an opinion … Read more

We don’t owe you squat!

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On April 7, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania decided Spector … Read more

Use This Time to Reflect on Law Firm Management

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With courts practically closed, and commerce overall slowed to a … Read more

No (attempted) good deed goes unpunished.

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In Commonwealth v. Frederick, 770 MDA 2019 (Pa. Super Ct. 2020), … Read more

Appealing Adverse Pretrial Detention Rulings

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With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the virus’s breakneck pace … Read more

Writ of Error Coram Nobis – alive, but, perhaps, not so well.

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In Ragbir v. USA (bit.ly/38kXr3q), the Third Circuit Court of … Read more

NJ courts inch their way into the future.

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In Pathri v. Kakarlamath (bit.ly/36ozlDk), the New Jersey Appellate Division recognized … Read more