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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.

Sullivan | Simon, LLC provides ghostwriting, researching, editing & Bluebooking, and 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.

B.C. v. Att’y Gen. U.S.


The Third Circuit vacated a District Court’s denial of the petitioner’s application for asylum. The petitioner was a native of Cameroon and primarily spoke “Pidgin” … Read more

Brown v. City of Oil City


An en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court heard an appeal from an order of the Court of Common Pleas granting summary judgment in … Read more

Commonwealth v. Campbell


The defendant was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and related offenses for his role in a 2013 building collapse that killed and injured multiple people at … Read more

Grillo v. State


Appellants were injured at work and received temporary disability benefits through workers’ compensation. They filed a complaint against the State for a judgment declaring that … Read more

Barsky v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Rev


Barsky sells diamonds on Jeweler’s Row in Philadelphia and won an appeal in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, too. Barsky Diamonds (“Employer”) employed Barsky (“Claimant”) until … Read more

Singh v. Att’y Gen. U.S.


A quirky question of statutory construction resulted in the petitioner getting one more chance to avoid removal. The petitioner came to the U.S. from India … Read more

Ellis v. Westinghouse Elec. Co., LLC


Dates matter in bankruptcy proceedings. Ellis worked for Westinghouse. About two months after the New York Bankruptcy Court confirmed Westinghouse’s Chapter 11 plan of reorganization … Read more

United States v. Andrews


The defendant is serving a sentence, which is more than three centuries long for his role in 13 gunpoint robberies committed when he was 19 … Read more

Clews v. Cty. of Schuylkill


Three former Deputy Coroners sued their employer, the County of Schuylkill, claiming the County violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by failing to pay … Read more

Ellison v. Am. Bd. of Orthopaedic Surgery


The Third Circuit didn’t buy a “damned if I do; damned if I don’t” argument. Ellison is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in California. He wanted … 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