The Lex Machina team is proud to have released Legal Analytics for Multnomah County Circuit Court (“Multnomah County”). This court serves Portland, Oregon’s most populous city and major commercial and cultural epicenter in which over 600,000 citizens reside and conduct business. Including a total of over 60,000 civil court cases filed January 2016 or later, this is an important venue for state court litigation. It’s a key court for civil cases involving contracts, torts, and other civil matters.

Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. In addition, the Multnomah County state court module incorporates notable features such as a filter for collections cases. It also incorporates an extensive collection of case types and document tags. The inclusion of these unique parameters enables users to find the most relevant information and analytics quickly and easily.


With our new Multnomah County state court modules, you can quickly and efficiently discover insights such as:

  • The total damages awarded at trial, including attorneys’ fees, was $79,791,649
  • The judge with the highest number of cases is Judge Stephen Bushong (currently at 25,369 cases)
  • 225 cases resulted in a jury verdict ruling
  • In 2020, 9,653 total cases were filed
  • In Multnomah County Circuit Court, the median time to trial (for 377 cases) was 426 days, and the median time to termination (for 55,196 cases) was 164 days

Lex Machina allows users to filter Multnomah County cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases:

Case Types – Contract, Employment, Real Property, Torts (General), Torts (Legal Malpractice), Torts (Medical Malpractice), Torts (Products Liability), Torts (Wrongful Death), and Other Civil

Case Tags – Collections

Document Tags – Jury Verdict, Complaint, Answer, Judgment

Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Cost

Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Consent Judgment, Default Judgment, Other Judgment

Trial Resolutions – Plaintiff Win, Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, Procedural


Lex Machina gathers raw information from state court cases, including downloading millions of state court documents, to present the most comprehensive and accurate data possible. Both new and existing Legal Analytics users will appreciate the easy-to-use interface that lets them access a wealth of new state court features including:

  • Understanding timing to key litigation milestones
  • Analyzing the record of a specific judge, law firm, attorney, or party
  • Reviewing previous trial resolutions, trial damages, and trial rulings for case strategy
  • Court-specific filters such as case types and case tags
  • Keyword searching within docket entry text and downloaded documents
  • Viewing analytics across all state courts or in one particular court


The introduction of this new state court module expands Lex Machina coverage to a twenty-third state court, which is an exciting milestone in accomplishing the company’s mission of bringing Legal Analytics to all areas of the law.

Depending on your subscription, users can access Multnomah County data now.

To learn more, contact our sales team.