Legal Analytics for DeKalb County

DeKalb County is the fourth-most-populous county in Georgia and serves a population of over 700,000 citizens, including part of state capital Atlanta. The DeKalb County courts are important venues for state court litigation, particularly for civil cases involving contracts, torts, property, and other civil matters. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for DeKalb County includes two modules: DeKalb County Superior Court and DeKalb County State Court.

Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for DeKalb County provides valuable data-driven insights and trends into the unique characteristics of this state court. The DeKalb County state court modules incorporate notable features such as filters for trials, class actions, orders regarding summary judgment, and appointment of special masters. They also incorporate an extensive collection of case types and document tags, including document tags for orders regarding summary judgment, jury verdicts, and judgments. The inclusion of these unique parameters enables users to find the most relevant information and analytics quickly and easily.

How We Work

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.

How We Help

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.

Advantages of state court analytics include:

  • 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
  • Refining with 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
  • Gaining data-driven insights on motion metrics in an ever-expanding selection of state courts
Case filings
Case filings

Strategic Applications

Lex Machina helps you answer questions such as:

  • What is the median time to trial and time to termination for cases with Judge Wong presiding?
  • Has an opposing attorney ever appeared in a case before Judge Hunter? If so, how many were Class Action cases?
  • How many Torts cases had damages awarded by a jury verdict? Which cases are those and what were the damages in each case?
  • Who are the top law firms representing plaintiffs that have filed Contracts cases over the past five years?

Unique DeKalb County Litigation Data

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

  • DeKalb County Superior Court Case Types – Appeal / Judicial Review, Civil Writ, Contracts, Property, Tax Appeal, Torts, and Other Civil
  • DeKalb County State Court Case Types – Appeal / Judicial Review, Contracts, Property, Torts, and Other Civil
  • Case Tags – Order re: Summary Judgment, Special Master (DeKalb County State Court only), Class Action
  • Document Tags – Order re: Summary Judgment, Jury Verdict, Initial Complaint, Answer, Judgment
  • Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs
  • Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Consent Judgment, Default Judgment, Other Judgment
  • Trial Resolutions – Plaintiff Win, Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, Procedural