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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.

Sullivan | Simon, LLC provides ghostwriting, researching, editing & Bluebooking, and 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.

Gilbert v. Stewart


The New Jersey Superior Court issued a cautionary tale for attorneys in its review of this professional malpractice action. The plaintiff — a probation officer … Read more

Amazon, Inc. v. Amazon, Inc. (In re Amazon, Inc.)


This case arose out of a class-action suit for unpaid wages brought by employees at an Amazon warehouse facility. The employees claimed that they were … Read more

McCloskey v. Pub. Util. Comm’n (Appeal of Metropolitan Edison Co.)


The parties disputed whether and, if so, how the addition of Section 1301.1(a) into Subchapter A of Chapter 13 of the Public Utility Code Code, … Read more

City of Johnstown v. Workers’ Comp. App. Bd. (Sevanick)


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reconciled competing interpretations of the Workers’ Compensation Act as it relates to the timeliness of claim for firefighters suffering from certain … Read more

Rice v. Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown


Rice alleged that Reverend Bodziak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown sexually abused her from approximately 1974 through 1981. She  did not sue until June 2016, … Read more

Commonwealth v. Baker-Myers


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Commonwealth must prove as an element of corruption of minors that the defendant violated an offense in Chapter … Read more

Dondero v. Lower Milford Twp.


Dondero, the chief of police, sued after the Township closed the police department he worked for. He alleged retaliation in violation of the First Amendment … Read more

State v. Dorf


The defendant appealed from her conviction for first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death. She argued the trial court erred by denying her motion to suppress … Read more

Kravitz v. Murphy


The Appellate Division ruled that Governor Murphy acted within the scope of his powers when he issued Executive Order 128. That order permitted New Jersey … Read more

El-Gharbaoui v. Ajayi


The Pennsylvania Superior Court dealt with the aftermath of a construction project gone bad for a mixed-use property. The plaintiff sued under the Contractor and … 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