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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.

State v. Cruz-Pena


In State v. Cruz-Pena, the Supreme Court held that a jury could make the highly fact-sensitive determination that the defendant committed kidnapping because the victim … Read more

Artesanias v. North Mill Capital


In this bankruptcy case, the 3rd Circuit clarified that Bankruptcy Code standing is not constitutional standing (thus, not jurisdictional), and that Chapter 7 trustess can … Read more

Mack v. Yost


Citing the U.S. Supreme Court case of Ziglar v. Abbasi, the Third Circuit declined to extend a Bivens remedy for Mack’s First Amendment retaliation claims, … Read more

Downey v. Penn. Dept. of Corr.


Unlike that Robert Downey, this Robert Downey was an inmate in state prison and suffered from severe glaucoma. In Downey v. Penn. Dept. of Corr., … Read more

State v. Hedgespeth


The Court of the Appellate Division affirmed Hedgespeth’s conviction for possession of a gun, holding that, though the trial court erred in admitting the defendant’s … Read more

McNellis-Wallace v. Hoffman


The Appellate Division ruled in McNellis-Wallace v. Hoffman that a malpractice attorney could not sustain a claim against successor attorneys for contribution and indemnification where … Read more

B.R.S. v. J.L.


The Superior Court ruled in B.R.S. v. J.L. that a petitioner had standing to seek a protection from abuse order against his wife’s sister’s husband, as … Read more

Franks v. State Farm


The Superior Court reversed the trial court’s declaratory judgment and held that, because the Franks’ removal of a vehicle from their multi-vehicle insurance changed the … Read more

Commonwealth v. Gresham


Matt Sullivan wrote the brief, which earned a good result for the client in Commonwealth v. Greshan, where, in an unpublished memorandum, the Superior Court … Read more

Sathanthrasa v. AG USA


The 3rd Circuit held that the Board of Immigration Appeals abused its discretion, because, when it denied the petitioner asylum, the BIA failed to consider … 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