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.

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:

  • Analyzing the record of a specific judge, law firm, attorney, or party
  • Understanding key timing analytics
  • Reviewing previous trial resolutions, trial damages, and trial rulings for case strategy
  • 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
  • Gaining data-driven insights on motion metrics in an ever-expanding selection of state courts
Los Angeles Court diagram
Los Angeles Court diagram

Strategic Applications

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