Judicial Reversal Reports

July 29, 2010

A popular request these days is, ‘how do I find a judge’s reversal rate?’  Westlaw has Judicial Reversal Reports online.  Judicial Reversal Reports provide a judge’s reversal rate with trends by case type, appellate panel, and other filters.   Judicial Reversal Reports can be found in a number of places on Westlaw:  Site Map, Profiler,  and the Litigation Tab. 

Click Site Map at top right of Westlaw.com screen.  Click Judicial Reversal Report in right column under Find a Person area. Simply type the Judge’s name in the box and click Search Westlaw.

Below is an example of what a partial  Judicial Reversal Report might look like.

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Appealed Decisions ( January 2005 – July 2010)

 

Appealed Decisions 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
Affirmed 11 5 7 7 1 1 32
Affirmed in Part/Reversed in Part 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
Remanded 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Affirmed as Modified 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Petition Denied 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Affirmed/Total Appealed* 11/11 5/6 7/11 7/9 1/1 1/2 32/40

*This report includes information from only those appeals where the lower court judge is identified in the decision.

Case Types ( January 2005 – July 2010)

 

Case Types 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
Criminal Justice 3 6 5 1 0 1 16
Domestic Relations/Family Law 7 0 5 1 0 0 13
Employment/Labor 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Constitutional Law 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Government 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Real Property 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Communications 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Health 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Legal Services 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Science, Computers, and Technology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other 0 0 0 3 1 1 5
Total 14 7 12 10 1 3 47




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