It has long been impossible to get meaningful data about California Superior Court judges. Litigators have had no unbiased, data-driven way of knowing if a judge is good or bad for their client, if a judge tends to grant or deny particular types of motions, or who tends to win or lose before a particular judge. Litigators have had to rely on rumors, anecdotes, guesswork and the random office-wide email. This has resulted in lost motions, lost cases, and lost business.
Gavelytics solves these problems. Gavelytics’ AI-powered judicial analytics platform helps litigators quickly identify their judge’s tendencies and determine if the judge will be favorable to their client. The technology reveals for the first time the vast differences between judges by tracking how each judge tends to rule on over 100 types of motions, how quickly judges move through their cases, and how frequently lawyers file peremptory challenges against all judges, allowing litigators to develop litigation and business development strategies customized to specific judges.
Is Gavelytics expensive?
Gavelytics has price and product mixes for businesses of all sizes. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more.
Will my client pay for this?
Many clients already pay for online legal research, so they should also be willing to pay for industry-leading insight into the judge. A litigator’s job is to persuade the judge; shouldn’t litigators therefore know as much as possible about the person they’re trying to persuade?
Do Gavelytics reports work on mobile phones or other small screens?
The Gavelytics website works on mobile hardware. At the moment, Gavelytics reports work only on desktops or larger screens.
Gavelytics Judge Database Content
What is in the Gavelytics judge database?
Never before available, actionable insights about the tendencies of California Superior Court judges. The Gavelytics judge database includes, inter alia:
(1) the Gavelscore, which contains data about a judge’s tendency to rule more or less often for plaintiffs or defendants;
(2) the Motion Analyzer, with an easy-to-use format that quickly shows how a judge tends to rule on over 100 types of motions, all searchable by filing party and case type;
(3) the Judge Information page, which has the judge’s contact information, pre-bench background, courtroom rules, and staff’s names all in one convenient place;
(4) the Judicial Workload feature, which displays three different measures of the speed at which a judge moves through his or her caseload, all compared to that of the average judge in the jurisdiction;
(5) the CCP 170.6 analyzer which displays the rate at which a judge receives CCP 170.6 filings, all searchable by case type and filing party, and
(6) the Judge Summary, which displays key motion and speed data all in place, so a litigator can get a high level understanding of a judge all in one glance.
(7) the searchable Ruling Database, which contains tens of thousands of trial court rulings, fully indexed by motion type and outcome, and fully text-searchable, so you can read actual rulings by your judge, in cases like yours, about motions you care about.
What jurisdictions do you cover?
Gavelytics takes the time to analyze each individual county we cover — each of which has data available and in different formats. We work continuously to solve these problems and do not make data available until it meets our strict criteria for relevance and reliability. As a result, our coverage is constantly growing. The following describes the current state of our coverage in detail.
The following counties include all Gavelytics features – Judge Information, Gavelscore, Judge Workload, Judge Review by James Publishing, Judge Summary, 170.6 Analyzer (a California only feature), Motion Analyzer, and Ruling Analyzer:
– Los Angeles, CA
– Orange, CA
– Riverside, CA
– San Francisco, CA
– San Mateo, CA
– Santa Clara, CA
The following counties include all features except the Gavelscore due to data constraints:
– San Diego, CA
The following counties include all features except the Motion Analyzer due to data constraints:
– Sacramento, CA
The following counties include all features except the Gavelscore, Judicial Workload, and 170.6 Analyzer due to data constraints:
– Calaveras, CA
– Contra Costa, CA
– El Dorado, CA
– Fresno, CA
– Kern, CA
– Marin, CA
– Merced, CA
– Santa Barbara, CA
– Ventura, CA
– Yolo, CA
The following counties include all features except the Gavelscore, Judicial Workload, Judge Summary and 170.6 Analyzer due to data constraints:
– Amador, CA
The following counties include the Judge Information, Judge Summary, and Motion Analyzer features:
– Broward, FL
– Duval, FL
What motion types are covered by the motion analyzer?
Gavelytics tracks over 100 types of motions, including key motions such as motions for summary judgement, SLAPP motions, class certificaiton motions, motions to compel, demurrers, motions to strike, sanctions motions, JNOVs, and much more.
How does Gavelytics work?
Gavelytics uses cutting edge artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing (and careful, large scale review and analysis by experienced California litigators) to analyze vast amounts of litigation data and discover actionable insights for litigators that help them write better briefs, win more cases, and pitch more business.
How often does Gavelytics update its data?
Gavelytics continuously updates its litigation data throughout the year for each jurisdiction it covers, so our insights are never out of date.
What specific types of cases fall into the “case type” categories?
Gavelytics data is segmented into the follwing case types:
(1) Class Actions, which includes all class action / complex and mass tort actions;
(2) Real Property, which includes all real property case types, U/Ds over $25,000, construction defect, eminent domain, CEQA, and receiverships;
(3) Miscellaneous, which includes civil rights, non-categorized or “other” case types, and enforcement of judgments;
(4) Business / Civil, which includes complex business and civil, breach of contract, business torts, insurance coverage, intellectual property, statutory commercial law, and breach of warranty;
(5) Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice / Torts, which includes personal injury, medical and professional malpractice, personal torts, automobile accident, and product liability;
(6) Employment, which includes wrongful termination and all other employment-related claims.
Please contact your Gavelytics account representative if you have additional questions.
What goes into the Gavelscore(TM)?
The Gavelscore(TM) index is composed of Gavelytics’ analysis of bench trials outcomes, which enables litigators to see if a judge tends to rule more or less often for plaintiffs or defendants, all compared to other judges in the jurisdiction.
Gavelytics Company Information
Who are you people?
Click here for our team bios. We are a team of experienced litigators and software developers obsessed with making amazing software that helps litigators win more motions, cases, and business. We’re backed by a sophisticated team of investors (many of whom are also experienced litigators) who share our mission to bring cutting edge technology to litigators that is actually useful, easy to use, and affordable for all law firms, big and small.