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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.

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Sullivan | Simon has more than 20 years of experience in the criminal law. We write to win.

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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.

James v. New Jersey State Police


#QualifiedImmunity #ClearlyEstablished #1983 4/21/2020 — The defendant appealed the trial court’s denial of his motion for summary judgment. This 1983 suit was brought as a … Read more

In re: Lamictal Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation


#ClassAction #ClassCertification 04/22/2020- This case was the latest in the years-long antitrust battle over whether GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) and Teva Pharmaceuticals (“Teva”) violated the antitrust laws … Read more

Fogle v. Sokol


#1983 #Immunity 04/20/2020- Fogle spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he says he did not commit. Now free, he sued the … Read more

Commonwealth v. Koehler


This case presents plenty of intrigue for appellate law experts. A special panel of judges was convened pursuant to the Rules of Judicial Administration to … Read more

Guzman v. Attorney General


#ImmigrationLaw #Removal 04/17/20- Guzman left El Salvador and entered the U.S. seeking relief pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the Convention Against Torture … Read more

Rounick v. Neducsin


#Gaming #Gambling #CivPro #PostTrialMotions 4/20/2020 — Appellant filed a complaint in confession to repay money loaned on a note to cover debts Appellee owed to … Read more

Barila v. Board of Education of Cliffside Park


#LaborLaw #CollectiveBargaining #Contracts #SubjectMatterJurisdiction 4/20/2020 — A collective bargaining agreement between the teachers’ union and the town’s board of education decreased the total amount a … Read more

New Jersey v. 1 Howe Street Bay Head, LLC


#Easement #EminentDomain #LandUse #RealProperty 4/16/2020 — This appeal is the result of 63 consolidated appeals over a Superstorm Sandy ruling granting the DEP permanent easements … Read more

J.S. v. R.S.S.


#FamilyLaw #Custody 04/14/20- J.S. (“Father”) appealed from the order, awarding sole legal and primary physical custody of the parties’ daughter, A.S. (“Child”), to R.S.S. (“Mother”). … Read more

Ali v. Woodbridge Township School District


#EmplyomentLaw #LAD #1981  The plaintiff was a high school teacher who was fired when it came to light he taught his students that the Holocaust … 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