Case Search Application

The Case Search Application tool contains synopses of selections of case decisions from the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dating back to December of 2005.

These cases are representative of the cases decided by the courts but are not exhaustive and do not include every case that the appellate courts have decided in that time frame.

Additionally, the cases in this application are only summaries and are not intended to substitute for a reading of the entire case. These summaries should not be used or quoted for argument in court or in motion filing. Please refer to the case in its entirety on Westlaw or on the Pennsylvania Superior Court or Supreme Court website.

With the Public Defender’s search tool, you can search our database of case summaries through one or multiple search criteria.

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Search cases using one or more of the following criteria:

Month
Search database for all case synopses from Pennsylvania Superior and Pennsylvania Supreme Court which were decided in a particular month.

Year
Search database for all case synopses from Pennsylvania Superior and Pennsylvania Supreme Court which were decided in a particular year.

Case Title
Give a full or partial case title for the synopses of that particular named case. Example- Commonwealth v. Whitman.

Case Author
Locate cases according to which judge of the Pennsylvania Superior or Pennsylvania Supreme Court authored the opinion.

Case Keyword
Locate a case using a variety of keywords chosen from a list. To choose multiple keywords, hold the Ctrl key while using your mouse to chose Keywords.

Description
Use your own description words to search our database.

To narrow your search or to return more exact results, please use multiple search options for your search. For example, you can search all DUI cases (Case Keyword) for May (Month) 2006 (Year). Or, try a search for all Search and Seizure cases (Case Keyword) authored by McCaffery (Case Author).