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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.

In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6

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The NJ Appellate Division delivered a major victory to advocates of police-department transparency. In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6 involved a … Read more

In re Officer Diguglielmo

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In the case of In re Officer Diguglielmo, the New Jersey Institute of Technology terminated the officer’s employment because of alleged non-criminal conduct. The NJ … Read more

Doe v. Governor of Pa.

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In Doe v. Governor of Pa., two John Does wanted to buy guns. They were thwarted, though, because both had been involuntarily committed under Section … Read more

Commonwealth v. Gross

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In Commonwealth v. Gross, the PA Superior Court was asked to decide whether the results of a portable breath test are admissible at a homicide … Read more

Larios v. Att’y Gen.

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In Larios v. Att’y Gen. the 3rd Circuit utilized the modified categorical approach and held that Larios’s conviction of terroristic threats in NJ state court … Read more

Commonwealth v. Johnson

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In Commonwealth v. Johnson, the Superior Court confronted an issue critical for lawyers who practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The defendant was convicted … Read more

431 E. Palisade Ave Real Estate v. City of Englewood

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In 41 E. Palisade Ave Real Estate v. City of Englewood, the 3rd Circuit assessed the providence of the District Court’s order granting a preliminary … Read more

United States v. Capps

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In United States v. Capps, the 3rd Circuit ruled that the District Court plainly erred when it applied two enhancements—the abuse of trust adjustment and … Read more

Ezaki Glico Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte Intern’l Am. Corp.

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In Ezaki Glico Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte Intern’l Am. Corp., the 3rd Circuit confronted a delicious fight between the sweets Pocky and Pepero. A fight among confectioners … Read more

Commonwealth v. Williams

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In Commonwealth v. Williams, after he was convicted of murder, the defendant asserted that the trial court committed a host of evidentiary errors. The Court … 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