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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 read every precedential opinion of the state and federal courts in PA & NJ and summarize those opinions to help you stay up to date on the law. We post the summaries on this website and in a weekly report. Sign up below so the weekly report of case summaries hits your Inbox each week.

Porter v. City of Philadelphia


In Porter v. City of Philadelphia, the 3rd Circuit held that the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office’s policy prohibiting comments during a sheriff’s sale is a reasonable, … Read more

In re Allergan ERISA Litig.


In the case of In re Allergan ERISA Litig., the 3rd Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of the case and the denial of the plaintiffs’ … Read more

M.E.W. v. W.L.W.


In M.E.W. v. W.L.W., the Superior Court reversed the lower court’s order discharging father’s child support obligation because the lower court reviewed the incapacitated adult … Read more

In re T.M.


In the case of In re T.M., which involved several consolidated appeals, the Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s termination of court supervision of dependency matters. … Read more

In re Nomination Paper of Scroggin


In re Nomination Paper of Scroggin was a dispute about November’s general election ballot. The PA Supreme Court directed the Secretary of the Commonwealth to … Read more

Estate of Narleski v. Gomes


If you live in NJ and have kids, read Estate of Narleski v. Gomes. Here, the NJ Supreme Court held that an underage adult defendant … Read more

Commonwealth v. Gurung


In Commonwealth v. Gurung, the Superior Court held that a motorist’s failure to use his turn signal while switching lanes was sufficient evidence to establish … Read more

Commonwealth v. Morgan


In Commonwealth v. Morgan, the Superior Court ruled that the trial court abused its discretion when the court denied Morgan’s Rule 600(A) motion because the … Read more

Pa. Democratic Party v. Bookvar


In Pa. Democratic Party v. Bookvar, a predictably fractured Supreme Court exercised its extraordinary jurisdiction to deal with several crucial issues for the upcoming election. … Read more

El v. City of Pittsburgh


In El v. City of Pittsburgh, the 3rd Circuit confronted two brothers’ Section 1983 actions against three Pittsburgh police officers. What started as an investigatory … Read more

Click below to read articles written by Matt and David.

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


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

We don’t owe you squat!


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

Use This Time to Reflect on Law Firm Management


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

No (attempted) good deed goes unpunished.


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

Appealing Adverse Pretrial Detention Rulings


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.


In Ragbir v. USA (, the Third Circuit Court of … Read more

NJ courts inch their way into the future.


In Pathri v. Kakarlamath (, the New Jersey Appellate Division recognized … Read more