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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.

Russell v. Educ. Comm’n for Foreign Med. Graduates


The Third Circuit reversed the District Court’s order that certified an “issue class” pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4). The defendant is a … Read more

Sullivan v. Holy Redeemer Hosp. and Med. Ctr.


Plaintiff (no relation to S | S), a nurse manager who worked in Defendants’ operating room, received a tetanus vaccination from Defendants’ Emergency Department. After … Read more

Wiley v. Brooks


A family squabble ended up as a lesson in contracts taught by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. A father gifted his daughter and son-in-law some land … Read more

Franks v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.


This case presented the Pennsylvania Superior Court with a matter of first impression: Whether the removal of a vehicle from an auto insurance policy providing … Read more

State v. Melvin


Two homicide trials for two defendants before the same judge ended with the jury finding each defendant guilty of some charges. One defendant was found … Read more

In re C.B.


An en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the lower court’s order that adjudicated children dependent and found that one child suffered abuse. … Read more

Hepp v. Facebook


Appellant Karen Hepp hosts FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. Hepp sued Facebook, Reddit, and Imgur. She alleged each defendant violated her right of publicity under … Read more

United States v. Scott


The Third Circuit ruled that a Hobbs Act robbery is not a crime of violence under the career offender provision of the United States Sentencing … Read more

Ghanem v. Att’y Gen.


Ghanem, a former lawful permanent resident of the United States, sought to avoid removal to Yemen, from which he fled. He pursued three forms of … Read more

Holmes v. Christie


The Third Circuit applied the Ex Post Facto Clause to parole hearings. In the 1970s, Homes committed multiple murders while on parole. In 1997, while … 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