Research guides

Pennsylvania Cases - Appellate Level

Print Reporters

The Atlantic Reporter, the regional reporter published by West/Thomson Reuters, includes cases argued and determined in the courts of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. These cases are also available on electronic databases, including Fastcase, Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has its own reporter: Pennsylvania State Reports. The Pennsylvania Superior Court discontinued its reporter in 1997 and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court discontinued its reporter in 1994. Most cases from all three reporters have parallel citations to the Atlantic Reporter series (beginning with 1885). All reported cases are also available on electronic databases, including Fastcase, Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.

PA Supreme Court

Pennsylvania State Reports: Containing Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court
Library has vol. 1 (1845) - present. Library also has vol. 1 (1845) - vol. 224 (1914) on Micro.

Most cases found in the Pennsylvania State Reports have parallel citations to the Atlantic Reporter series (beginning with 1885). All cases can be found using electronic databases like Fastcase, Lexis, and Westlaw.

PA Superior Court

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports
Publication discontinued with vol. 456 (1997). Library has vol. 202 (1963-1964) - vol. 456 (1997). Library also has vol. 1 (1895) - v. 51 (1912) on Micro.

Most cases found in the Pennsylvania Superior Court Reports have parallel citations to the Atlantic Reporter series. All cases can be found using electronic databases like Fastcase, Lexis, and Westlaw.

PA Commonwealth Court

Commonwealth Court Reports, Pennsylvania
Publication discontinued with vol. 168 (1994). Library has vol. 1 (1970/1971) - vol. 168 (1994).

Most cases found in the Commonwealth Court Reports have parallel citations to the Atlantic Reporter series. All cases can be found using electronic databases like Fastcase, Lexis, and Westlaw.