Legal Analytics for Fort Bend County

With their proximity to Houston, Fort Bend County courts are important venues for Texas state court litigation. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Fort Bend County includes two modules: Fort Bend County Court and Fort Bend County District Court. Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. Thus, practitioners can search for meaningful information from one court, several Houston-area courts together, or across all state offerings.

About the System

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. We clean, tag, code, enhance and present the resulting data in a way that makes it easy for you to quickly access insights and grasp trends that are relevant to the legal matter you’re working on.  Whether you’re simply searching for a case or looking for more in-depth analytics, you can investigate a party’s litigation track record, assess a law firm’s experience in similar cases, observe patterns in judicial decisions, examine the range of damages awarded at trial or search docket entry text.

Features of state court analytics include:

  • Searching by judge, law firm, attorney name or party
  • Timing analytics, trial resolutions, trial damages and trial rulings
  • Keyword searching within docket entry text and downloaded documents
  • Viewing analytics across all state courts or in one particular court
  • Court-specific filters, such as case types and case tags

Use Cases

Lex Machina helps you answer questions such as:

  • What is the median time to trial and time to termination in cases with Judge Perez-Jaramillo presiding?
  • How much experience does the opposing law firm have in this venue? Has the firm ever taken a case to trial here, and, if so, what was the resolution?
  • How many Contract cases have been awarded damages by a jury verdict? Which cases are those and what were the damages amounts?
  • Has an opposing attorney ever appeared in a case before Judge McMeans? If so, how many were Real Estate cases?

Unique Fort Bend County Litigation Data

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

  • Fort Bend County District Court Case Types – Contract, Real Property, Tax, Injury or Damage, Other Civil, Related to Criminal Matters
  • Fort Bend County Court Case Types – Contract, Real Property, Injury or Damage, Other Civil
  • Case Tags – Order re: Summary Judgment, Jury
  • Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs
  • Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Default Judgment, Consent Judgment, Other Judgment