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At Sullivan | Simon, WE WRITE SO THAT YOU WIN. Successful litigators know legal research and writing are cognitively demanding tasks of immense value with proven results. That's why successful litigators hire us to handle their firm's legal research and writing projects for affordable, flat fees.

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.

Commonwealth v. Chmiel

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In Commonwealth v. Chmiel, the PA Supreme Court considered an appeal from the denial of PCRA relief in a capital case. The defendant challenged the … Read more

Hammons v. Ethicon

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The controversy in Hammons v. Ethicon is perfect for a law school civil procedure exam. The case presented a challenge to the exercise of specific personal … Read more

Commonwealth v. Katona

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For a primer on the Independent Source Doctrine in Pennsylvania, read Commonwealth v. Katona. There, the trial court issued an order authorizing a consensual wiretap … Read more

Commonwealth v. Johnson

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In Commonwealth v. Johnson, a plurality of justices signed onto an opinion announcing the judgment of the PA Supreme Court, hol1ding that law enforcement failed … Read more

State v. Radel

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In State v. Radel, the Appellate Division confronted the question, “Did they really think they were allowed to do that?” Police received a forfeiture order … Read more

State Farm Ins. Co. v. Kitko

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State Farm Ins. Co. v. Kitko involved a dispute over a decedent’s insurance policy. The decedent’s ex-wife and brother both claimed they were the primary … Read more

Sampathkumar v. Chase Home Fin.

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In Sampathkumar v. Chase Home Fin., the PA Superior Court issued a 49-page opinion, which quashed some of the appellants’ claims because post-trial motions were not … Read more

Calabretta v. Guidi Homes, Inc.

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In Calabretta v. Guidi Homes, Inc., the Superior Court quashed a home-builder’s appeal that challenged the trial court’s order denying (in part) the home builder’s … Read more

United States v. Melvin

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In United States v. Melvin, the 3rd Circuit clarified the standard for evaluating motions for early termination of supervision pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583(e). The … Read more

State v. Faber

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In State v. Faber, the NJ Appellate Division held that, as part of the defendant’s sentence for DWI, the Law Division failed to include mandatory … Read more

Click below to read articles written by Matt and David.

We framed an innocent man, but we have prosecutorial immunity, RIGHT?!

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On April 20, 2020, the Third Circuit filed an opinion … Read more

We don’t owe you squat!

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On April 7, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania decided Spector … Read more

Use This Time to Reflect on Law Firm Management

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With courts practically closed, and commerce overall slowed to a … Read more

No (attempted) good deed goes unpunished.

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In Commonwealth v. Frederick, 770 MDA 2019 (Pa. Super Ct. 2020), … Read more

Appealing Adverse Pretrial Detention Rulings

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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.

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In Ragbir v. USA (bit.ly/38kXr3q), the Third Circuit Court of … Read more

NJ courts inch their way into the future.

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In Pathri v. Kakarlamath (bit.ly/36ozlDk), the New Jersey Appellate Division recognized … Read more