Legal Analytics for Los Angeles Superior Court

The vast majority of cases in the United States are litigated in state courts and Los Angeles County Superior Court is the largest state court in the nation by volume. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Los Angeles County Superior Court provides valuable data-driven insights and trends into the unique characteristics of this important state court.

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. The company cleans, tags, codes, enhances and presents the resulting data in a way that makes it easy for users to quickly access insights and grasp trends that are relevant to the legal matter they’re working on. Whether simply searching for a case or looking for more in-depth analytics, practitioners 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
Los Angeles Court diagram
Los Angeles Court diagram

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 Duffy-Lewis presiding?
  • How much experience does the opposing law firm have in this venue? Were any cases taken to trial, and if so, what was the resolution?
  • Has an opposing attorney ever appeared in a case before Judge Berle? If so, were any of the cases complex as defined by CRC 3.4?
  • How many Torts (Vehicle) cases have been awarded trial damages by a jury verdict? Which cases are those and what were the damages amounts?

Unique Los Angeles Litigation Data

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

  • Case Types – Contracts, Employment, Real Property, Torts (Vehicle), Torts (Non-Vehicle), Other Civil
  • Case Tags – Collections, General Jurisdiction, Limited Jurisdiction, CRC 3.4 Complex
  • 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
  • Trial Resolutions – Claimant Win, Claim Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, Procedural, Indeterminable