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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 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.

Gov’t Emp. Ret. Sys. of the Virgin Islands v. Gov’t of the Virgin Islands


In Gov’t Emp. Ret. Sys. of the Virgin Islands v. Gov’t of the Virgin Islands, the Third Circuit reviewed a challenge from the Virgin Islands’ public … Read more

Hamer v. Livanova Deutschland GMBH, KFA


In Hamer v. Livanova Deutschland GMBH, KFA, Plaintiff filed a claim in the Eastern District of Louisiana (EDLa) alleging injuries due to Defendant’s failure to … Read more

Commonwealth v. Crawford


In Commonwealth v. Crawford, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that the appellant failed to raise a substantial question in challenging the discretionary aspects of his … Read more

Commonwealth v. Snyder


In Commonwealth v. Snyder, Appellant appealed the judgment of sentence imposed after a jury found him guilty of corruption of minors and related offenses. On … Read more

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


In Gibson v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., the Third Circuit confronted an issue of Pennsylvania law regarding underinsured motorist coverage. Under 75 Pa.C.S. … Read more

Peroza-Benitez v. Smith


In Peroza-Benitez v. Smith, Plaintiff sued members of the City of Reading Police Department pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of his rights … Read more

Gannett Satellite Info. Network, LLC v. Twp. of Neptune


Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC, sought copies of the Internal Affairs (IA) file of a Sergeant in the Neptune Township Police Department. Gannett sought access … Read more

Newman & Co. v. City of Philadelphia


In Newman & Co. v. City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth Court heard an appeal from the Court of Common Pleas’s order dismissing the plaintiff’s suit … Read more

Commonwealth v. Parker


In Commonwealth v. Parker, the Commonwealth appealed the order granting Parker’s PCRA petition. In its opinion, the lower court acknowledged that it erred when it … Read more

In re The Nomination of Rania Major


In re The Nomination of Rania Major involved objections to Ms. Major’s nominating petition for Judge of the Municipal Court of Philadelphia County. 213 of … 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