Legal Analytics for Orange County Superior Court

Orange County Superior Court (“Orange County”) is an important venue for state court litigation. Orange County is the third-most-populous county in California and the sixth most populous in the United States, and serves a population of over 3 million citizens. It is an important court for civil cases involving contracts, torts, and other civil matters. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Orange County provides valuable data-driven insights and trends into the unique characteristics of this state court.

The Orange County state court module incorporates notable features such as filters for general jurisdiction cases, limited jurisdiction cases, collections cases, and CRC 3.4 complex cases. It also incorporates an extensive collection of case types and document tags, including a document tag for CCP 170.6 challenges. 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
Orange County Court cases
Orange County Court trial resolutions

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 Gooding presiding?
  • Has an opposing attorney ever appeared in a case before Judge Sanders? If so, how many were CRC 3.4 Complex cases, and did any go to trial?
  • How many Employment 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 Orange County 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), and Other Civil
  • Case Tags – General Jurisdiction, Limited Jurisdiction, Collections, CRC 3.4 Complex
  • Document Tags – CCP 170.6 Challenge, 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