The Law Office of David T. Sulzbacher provides the full range of research, brief writing, and other back office services to support criminal defense attorneys representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. Using my research and writing services is simple, seamless, affordable, and effective. Once you have hired me on a project, just upload the documents I will need to my sync.com account (or the file-sharing platform of your choice), let me know what you want as a finished product, and relax knowing the task is in good hands. Basically, I do for private criminal defense attorneys what legal research and writing specialists do for large federal defender offices.
I am confident that you will find the quality of my work product to be as good or better than any you come across in the regular course of your practice. So much so that I will write off up to 10 hours of my time if you are unsatisfied with the final product for any reason.
Here is a non-exhaustive outline of the ways in which I can help, from discovery demands and pretrial motions all the way through direct appeals and petitions for collateral review:
- Drafting all kinds of pretrial motions and supporting briefs/memoranda;
- Analyzing case documents, identifying issues, and preparing and implementing a comprehensive pretrial motions strategy for a given case;
- Conducting legal research and preparing memoranda setting forth the state of the law on any issue;
- Providing on-call research and writing support leading up to and during trials;
- Drafting point briefs;
- Preparing sentencing memoranda;
- Drafting appellate briefs;
- Drafting petitions for post-conviction relief;
- Reviewing and analyzing discovery and other documents to aid in trial prep;
- Preparing “trial notebook” type documents for reference during trial;
- Preparing trial briefs, jury instructions, and verdict forms;
- Drafting substantive correspondence/demand letters; and
- Any other remote task that can help you win your case.
The final product prepared by this office is generally an MS Word file or files, which I send electronically to the hiring attorney. The hiring attorney then reviews, edits (or sends back to me with further instructions) as desired, prints, and files (or otherwise uses) the document as her own work.
NOTE – Services NOT provided include:
- Appearing in person in court or at depositions or interviews;
- Communicating directly with the end-client, opposing counsel, or the court (exceptions may be made for cases in Washington State);
- Submitting, receiving, or filing hard copies of documents; and
- Any work that cannot be performed remotely.