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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. Most litigators 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.

In re Guardianship of Dinoia


The Appellate Division in In re: Guardianship of Dinoia held that the trial court had the authority to compel a county Adult Protective Services unit to … Read more

Satiro v. Maninno


In Satiro v. Maninno the Superior Court found the pro se appellant’s claim waived as a result filing a 29-issue statement of matters complained of on … Read more

Commonwealth v. Bradley


The Superior Court affirmed the aggregate sentence — 17 to 34 years of incarceration for non-violent offenses — but remanded for the trial court to … Read more

E.K. v. J.R.A.


Here, the Superior Court dealt with two interrelated orders. The Court ruled the trial court did not abuse its discretion in granting a PFA, finding … Read more

Hocutt v. Manda Supply Co.


The Appellate Division affirmed an order granting summary judgment. Because the plaintiff was a “special employee,” the exclusive remedy for his workplace injury was workers’ … Read more

M.S. v. Susquehana Twp. Sch. Dist.


In a private action under Title IX in M.S. v. Susquehana Twp. Sch. Dist., plaintiff sought damages for injuries suffered as a result of harassment from her … Read more

Guiser v. Sieber


In Guiser v. Seiber the Superior Court quashed the appeal, in part, because the appellant did not wait for the trial court to rule on post-sentence … Read more

State v. G.E.P.


In State v. J.L.G., the NJ Supreme Court rejected the use of Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome evidence — with the exception of certain testimony … Read more

Carl v. Johnson & Johnson


In this case, involving multi-county baby powder litigation, the Appellate Division ruled that the trial court abused its discretion when it barred the plaintiff’s’ experts … Read more

United States v. C.S.


In a rare federal juvenile delinquent appeal, in United States v. C.S., the 3rd Circuit held that the district court was well within its discretion … 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