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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.

Hay Grp. v. Schneider


In Hay Grp. v. Schneider, the Third Circuit held that the District Court erred in granting summary judgment on the basis that Hay was precluded … Read more

Commonwealth v. Allison


In Commonwealth v. Allison, the Superior Court held that the PCRA petition failed to plead and prove the after-discovered evidence exception to the PCRA’s timing … Read more

Fulano v. Fanjul


In Fulano v. Fanjul, civil action, the Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that none of the defendants, which were all foreign corporations, were … Read more

Commonwealth v. Johnson


In Commonwealth v. Johnson, an en banc panel of the Superior Court overruled Commonwealth v. Creese, which had required each notice of appeal to list only … Read more

Commonwealth v. Larkin


In Commonwealth v. Larkin, the Superior Court (en banc) first determined that though Larkin included both dockets on his notice of appeal, it would not … Read more

Baskin v. Martinez


In Baskin v. Martinez, Justice Albin of the NJ Supreme Court delivered a ruling on a hot-button issue: qualified immunity. In the case, a Camden … Read more

Commonwealth v. Held


In Commonwealth v. Held, a media company appealed from a trial court’s denial of its request for the names of jurors after they deadlocked and … Read more

State v. Molchor


In State v. Molchor, the consolidated pretrial detention appeals raised the question: does the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA or Act), N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 to -26, … Read more

West Pleasant-CPGT v. U.S. Home Corp.


In West Pleasant-CPGT v. U.S. Home Corp., a debtor brought an after-the-fact affirmative claim for fair market value and obtained a money judgment against the … Read more

D’Amelia v. Toll Bros.


In D’Amelia v. Toll Bros., the Superior Court refused to disrupt an award after nonjudicial arbitration in light of challenges to discovery, evidentiary and procedural … 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