Legal Analytics for Fulton County

Fulton County is the most populous county in Georgia and serves a population of over 1 million citizens. As the county seat of Atlanta, the state capital of Georgia, Fulton County courts are important venues for Georgia state court litigation. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Fulton County includes two modules: Fulton County Superior Court and Fulton County State Court.

The Fulton County courts are important venues for civil cases involving contracts, torts, property, and other civil matters. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Fulton County provides valuable data-driven insights and trends into the unique characteristics of these state courts. Thus, practitioners can search for meaningful information from one court, both Fulton County courts together, or across all state offerings.

The Fulton 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
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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 Bessen presiding?
  • Has an opposing attorney ever appeared in a case before Judge Richardson? If so, how many were Class Action cases?
  • How many Contracts 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 Torts cases over the past five years?

Unique Fulton County Litigation Data

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

  • Fulton County Superior Court Case Types – Appeal/Judicial Review, Civil Writ, Contracts, Property, Tax Appeal, Torts, and Other Civil
  • Fulton County State Court Case Types – Contracts, Torts, and Other Civil
  • Case Tags – Order re: Summary Judgment, Special Master, 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