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Researching Judges and Attorneys

Attorney Profiles


Also consider a general news search for the attorney of interest. Both Lexis and Westlaw have news and legal news databases. However, the general search box on both platforms do not automatically search news databases. Therefore, you should select your content first and then type in your search.


Westlaw (fields) and Lexis (segments) allow the researcher to search case law specifically by attorney or firm name. On Westlaw, use the Advanced Search option after pre-selecting Cases. Then type the attorney or firm's name in the Attorney field. Or, use the appropriate connector (AT). For example, if searching for John Smith, type AT("john smith") into the search box. You can use the same connector on Lexis:  ATTORNEY("john smith").

Lexis Litigation Analytics

Lexis provides basic litigation analytics such as case per year, types of cases, and time to key events (as shown below). Consider Lexis partner Lex Machina for more in-depth litigation analytics.


Lex Machina

Lex Machina offers a multitude of data points on litigators and law firms. Here is just a few of those data options.

Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics

Bloomberg's Litigation Analytics allows you to research law firms. Select Litigation and then Litigation Analytics. Here's an example:

Westlaw Litigation Analytics

Westlaw's Litigation Analytics allow you to research attorneys and law firms. Scroll down to Litigation Analytics under Key Features Areas and select either Attorneys or Law Firms. Enter the name of the lawyer or firm you'd like to research. Here are some examples of the information available:



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