California Courts

Judicial Branch

As described on the California’s Judicial Branch website. California’s judicial system is broken into three courts, Superior Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  With the majority of cases begin heard in the state’s 58 Superior Courts, Gugliotta & Ponzini has litigated countless cases throughout California’s judicial system.  Including but not limited to the follow California Counties:

Los Angeles Superior Court

Riverside Superior Courts 

Orange Superior Court

Sacramento Superior Courts 

San Bernardino Superior Court 

San Diego Superior Courts 

San Francisco Superior Court 

Ventura Superior Court  


Superior, or trail court

California has 58 trial courts, one in each county. In trial courts, or superior courts, a judge and sometimes a jury hears witnesses’ testimony and other evidence and decides cases by applying the relevant law to the relevant facts. The California courts serve nearly 34 million people. 

For a listing of all Superior Courts as well as location, and contact information.

Courts of Appeal

Most cases before the Courts of Appeal involve the review of superior court decision being contested by a party to the case.  The Legislature divided the state geographically into six appellate districts.  The California Appellate Courts Case Information System provides case information for California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases.  Case information is updated once an hour throughout the business day.  Search Case Information

1st District Court of Appeal (San Francisco)




2nd District Court of Appeal (Los Angeles)




3rd District Court of Appeal (Sacramento)





4th District Court of Appeal (San Diego)





5th District Court of Appeal (Fresno)




6th District Court of Appeal (San Jose)




Supreme Court of California

The Supreme Court of California is the state’s highest court. Its decisions are binding on all other California state courts. The court conducts regular sessions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento; it may also hold special sessions elsewhere.