Appeals Court Case Statistics

Data on cases held in the Appeals Court, including source and type of appeal, dispositions, and the number of panel decisions. Data is available for the last five years.

Sources & Types of Civil Appeals

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Superior Court 520 430 421 381 471
Probate & Family Court 110 100 61 108 102
Boston Municipal Court 7 10 6 8 11
District Court 52 69 62 54 72
Juvenile Court 60 91 60 73 79
Land Court 52 43 45 52 46
Housing Court 50 58 36 46 49
Appellate Tax Board 22 10 4 17 2
Industrial Accident Review Board 6 10 3 2 5
Employment Relations Board 7 1 9 5 3
Appeals Court Single Justice 17 20 18 27 28
Gross Civil Panel Entries 903 842 725 773 868

Sources & Types of Criminal Appeals

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Superior Court 492 388 323 214 251
Boston Municipal Court 57 51 33 29 18
District Court 290 252 198 170 241
Juvenile Court 14 30 11 10 18
Appeals Court Single Justice 2 15 17 10 8
Gross Criminal Panel Entries 855 736 582 433 536

Dispositions

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Total Panel Entries 1758 1578 1307 1206 1404
Transferred to SJC 87 77 59 68 58

Dismissed/Settled/Withdrawn/Consolidated

455 429 422 325 298
Net Annual Entries 1216 1072 826 813 1048

Total Panel Decisions (Civil/Criminal)*

  FY2019 FY2020 FY2021 FY2022 FY2023
Total Panel Decisions 1064 1175 1172 959 765
(Civil/Criminal)* (553/511) (576/599) (626/546) (527/432) (486/279)
Published Opinions 175 197 168 126 126
Summary Dispositions 889 978 1004 833 639

*NOTE: Includes decisions disposing of cases that may have been consolidated.

Contact for Appeals Court Case Statistics

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John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Room 1200, Boston, MA 02108

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