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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.

Reibenstein v. Barax


The Superior Court reversed the trial court’s order, which granted summary judgment, ruling that the plaintiff was entitled to equitable tolling of the statute of … Read more

Commonwealth v. Byrd


The PA Supreme Court held that the recording on the jail phone warning Byrd’s conversation “may be monitored or recorded,” and that he spoke on … Read more

Diaz v. Nabiyev


The Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s grant of a PFA, holding that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the trial court’s conclusion by a preponderance … Read more

Sun Chemical Corp. v. Fike Corp. & Suppression Systems Inc.


In Sun Chemical Corp. v. Fike Corp. & Suppression Systems Inc., the Supreme Court responded to a certified quzoomestion from the 3rd Circuit, and in … Read more

Commonwealth v. DiStefano


The Superior Court reversed the trial court’s order, which granted a motion in lime, holding that the trial court abused its discretion in excluding evidence related … Read more

Seigelstein v. Shrewsbury Motors, Inc.


The Appellate Division in  Seigelstein v. Shrewsbury Motors, Inc., reiterated the importance of the “lodestar” principal regarding attorneys fees originally set forth in Rendine v. Pantzer, … Read more

Comm’r IRS v. BrokerTec Holdings


In a case based on Section 118 of the IRS Code before it was amended by Congress, the 3rd Circuit reversed the Tax Court and … Read more

In re Suboxone Antitrust Litigation


The 3rd Circuit affirmed granting class certification to a group of who purchased Suboxone from its manufacturer in In re Suboxone Antitrust Litigation. The class … Read more

D.C. v. Div. Med. Assistance and Health Servs.


The Court reversed an administrative law judge and ruled, because State Medicaid agencies are required under federal regulations to assess beneficiaries’ eligibility for other Medicaid … Read more

Talmadge v. Ervin


The Superior Court vacated the judgment and remanded the case for a new trial, finding that, because the defendant did not properly preserve an objection … 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