Research guides

Pennsylvania Cases - Appellate Level

Member Databases

The following member databases provide access to Pennsylvania Appellate Level opinions. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access these databases. These databases are also available in the library.

The most efficient member database to search Pennsylvania Appellate Level opinions is Fastcase. If you have a reporter citation from before 1963, HeinOnline and LLMC Digital provide PDF replicas of the original. See below for more details.

Fastcase

Pennsylvania Cases
Available on Fastcase (database available for law firms with less than 50 attorneys).

Coverage for PA Supreme Court begins with 1845, PA Superior Court begins with 1931, and PA Commonwealth Court begins with 1970. District and County Reports are not included.

HeinOnline

Pennsylvania State Reports
Available on HeinOnline. Includes vol. 1 (1845) - vol. 411 (1963).
From Browse Databases By Name, select State Reports: A Historical Archive > State Reports > Pennsylvania > Barr, v. 1-411 (1845-1963)

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports
Available on HeinOnline. Includes vol. 1 (1895) - vol. 200 (1962-1963).
From Browse Databases By Name, select State Reports: A Historical Archive > State Reports > Pennsylvania > Kress, v. 1-200 (1895-1963)

Additional reports for Pennsylvania, including the early nominative reports (Dallas Reports, Binney Reports, etc.), are also available. For a full list of Pennsylvania reports available on HeinOnline, from Browse Collections By Name, select State Reports: A Historical Archive > State/Publication Title > Pennsylvania. This list includes both appellate and trial level reports.

LLMC Digital

Atlantic Reporter
Available on LLMC Digital. Includes vol. 1 (1885) - vol. 121 (1923).
From Search Collections (located on the right side of the screen), select Special Focus Collections > Anglo-American Case Reporters/Encyclopedias > Anglo-Am. Sel. Cases, Reg. Rptrs. (alpha order) > Atlantic Reporter, 1st Series

Pennsylvania State Reports
Available on LLMC Digital. Includes vol. 1 (1845) - vol. 277 (1923).
From Search Collections (located on the right side of the screen), select U.S. States and Territories > Pennsylvania > Pennsylvania, Judicial, most used (by date) > 1845-, Pennsylvania State Rpts. (Off. Supreme Ct. Rpts.)

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports
Available on LLMC Digital. Includes vol. 1 (1895) - vol. 81 (1923).
From Search Collections (located on the right side of the screen), select U.S. States and Territories > Pennsylvania > Pennsylvania, Judicial, most used (by date) > 1895-, Pennsylvania Superior Ct. Rpts.

Pennsylvania Colonial Cases
Available on LLMC Digital. Includes 1683-1700.
From Search Collections (located on the right side of the screen), select U.S. States and Territories > Pennsylvania > Pennsylvania, Judicial, most used (by date) > 1683-1700, Penn. Colonial Cases