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United States Supreme Court

Court Abbreviation
United States Supreme Court U.S.

 

Circuit Court of Appeals Abbreviations

Court Abbreviatons
First Circuit 1st Cir.
Second Circuit 2d Cir.
Third Circuit 3d Cir.
Fourth Circuit 4th Cir.
Fifth Circuit 5th Cir. 
Sixth Circuit 6th Cir.
Seventh Circuit

7th Cir. 

Eighth Circuit 8th Cir.
Ninth Circuit

9th Cir. 

Tenth Circuit 10th Cir.
Eleventh Circuit 11th Cir.
D.C. Circuit D.C. Cir. 
Federal Circuit Fed. Cir. 

 

United States District Courts

Court Abbreviatons
Alabama
Middle District of Alabama M.D. Ala.
Northern District of Alabama N.D. Ala.
Southern District of Alabama S.D. Ala.
Alaska
District of Alaska D. Alaska
Arizona
District of Arizona D. Ariz.
Arkansas
Eastern District of Arkansas E.D. Ark.
Western District of Arkansas W.D. Ark.
California
Central District of California C.D. Cal.
Eastern District of California E.D. Cal.
Northern District of California N.D. Cal.
Southern District of California S.D. Cal.
Canal Zone
District of the Canal Zone D.C.Z. (The D.C.Z. ceased to exist on 3/31/1982)
Colorado
District of Colorado D. Colo.
Connecticut
District of Connecticut D. Conn.
Delaware
District of Delaware D. Del.
District of Columbia
District of D.C. D.D.C.
Florida
Middle District of Florida M.D. Fla.
Northern District of Florida N.D. Fla.
Southern District of Florida S.D. Fla.
Georgia
Middle District of Georgia M.D. Ga.
Northern District of Georgia N.D. Ga.
Southern District of Georgia S.D. Ga.
Guam
District of Guam D. Guam
Hawaii
District of Hawaii D. Haw.
Idaho
District of Idaho D. Idaho
Illinois
Central District of Illinois C.D. Ill.
Northern District of Illinois N.D. Ill.
Indiana
Northern District of Indiana N.D. Ind.
Southern District of Indiana S.D. Ind.
Iowa
Northern District of Iowa N.D. Iowa
Southern District of Iowa S.D. Iowa
Kansas
District of Kansas D. Kan.
Kentucky
Eastern District of Kentucky E.D. Ky.
Western District of Kentucky W.D. Ky.
Louisiana
Eastern District of Louisiana E.D. La.
Middle District of Louisiana M.D. La.
Western District of Louisiana W.D. La.
Maine
District of Maine D. Me.
Maryland
District of Maryland D. Md.
Massachusetts
District of Massachusetts D. Mass.
Michigan
Eastern District of Michigan E.D. Mich.
Western District of Michigan W.D. Mich.
Minnesota
District of Minnesota D. Minn.
Mississippi
Northern District of Mississippi N.D. Miss.
Southern District of Mississippi S.D. Miss.
Missouri
Eastern District of Missouri E.D. Mo.
Western District of Missouri W.D. Mo.
Montana
District of Montana D. Mont.
Nebraska
District of Nebraska D. Neb.
Nevada
District of Nevada D. Nev.
New Hampshire
District of New Hampshire D.N.H.
New Jersey
District of New Jersey D.N.J.
New Mexico
District of New Mexico D.N.M.
New York
Eastern District of New York E.D.N.Y.
Northern District of New York N.D.N.Y.
Southern District of New York S.D.N.Y.
Western District of New York W.D.N.Y.
North Carolina
Eastern District of North Carolina E.D.N.C.
Middle District of North Carolina M.D.N.C.
Western District of North Carolina W.D.N.C.
North Dakota
District of North Dakota D.N.D.
Northern Mariana Islands
District of the Northern Mariana Islands D.N. Mar. Is.
Ohio
Northern District of Ohio N.D. Ohio
Southern District of Ohio S.D. Ohio
Oklahoma
Eastern District of Oklahoma E.D. Okla.
Northern District of Oklahoma N.D. Okla.
Western District of Oklahoma W.D. Okla.
Oregon
District of Oregon D. Or.
Pennsylvania
Eastern District of Pennsylvania E.D. Pa.
Middle District of Pennsylvania M.D. Pa.
Western District of Pennsylvania W.D. Pa.
Puerto Rico
District of Puerto Rico D.P.R.
Rhode Island
District of Rhode Island D.R.I.
South Carolina
District of South Carolina D.S.C.
South Dakota
District of South Dakota D.S.D.
Tennessee
Eastern District of Tennessee E.D. Tenn.
Middle District of Tennessee M.D. Tenn.
Western District of Tennessee W.D. Tenn.
Texas
Eastern District of Texas E.D. Tex.
Northern District of Texas N.D. Tex.
Southern District of Texas S.D. Tex.
Western District of Texas W.D. Tex.
Utah
District of Utah D. Utah
Vermont
District of Vermont D. Vt.
Virginia
Eastern District of Virginia E.D. Va.
Western District of Virginia W.D. Va.
Virgin Islands
District of the Virgin Islands D.V.I.
Washington
Eastern District of Washington E.D. Wash.
Western District of Washington W.D. Wash.
West Virginia
Northern District of West Virginia N.D.W. Va.
Southern District of West Virginia S.D.W. Va.
Wisconsin
Eastern District of Wisconsin E.D. Wis.
Western District of Wisconsin W.D. Wis.
Wyoming
District of Wyoming D. Wyo.

State Court Abbreviations

Court Abbreviatons
Alabama
Alabama Supreme Court Ala.
Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Ala. Civ. App.
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals        Ala. Crim. App.
Alaska
Alaska Supreme Cout Alaska
Alaska Court of Appeals Alaska Ct. App.
Arizona
Arizona Surpreme Courts Ariz.
Arizona Court of Appeals Ariz. Ct. App. 
Arkansas
Arkansas Supreme Court Ark.
Arkansas Court of Appeals Ark. Ct. App.
California
California Supreme Court Cal.

California Court of Appeal

Cal. Ct. App.

Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court Colo.
Colorado Court of Appeals Colo. App.
Connecticut
Connecticut Supreme Court Conn.
Connecticut Appellate Court Conn. App. Ct.
Delaware
Delaware Supreme Court Del.
Delaware Court of Chancery Del. Ch.
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals D.C.
Florida
Florida Supreme Court Fla.
Florida District Court of Appeal

Fla. Dist. Ct. App.

Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court Ga.
Georgia Court of Appeals

Ga. Ct. App.

Hawaii
Hawaii Supreme Court Haw.
Hawaii Court of Appeals Haw. Ct. App.
Idaho
Idaho Supreme Court Idaho
Idaho Court of Appeals Idaho Ct. App.
Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court Ill.
Illinois Appellate Court Ill. App. Ct.
Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court Ind.
Indiana Court of Appeals Ind. Ct. App.
Iowa
Iowa Supreme Court Iowa
Iowa Court of Appeals Iowa Ct. App.
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court Kan.
Kansas Court of Appeals Kan. Ct. App.
Kentucky
Kentucky Supreme Court Ky.
Kentucky Court of Appeals Ky. Ct. App.
Louisiana
Louisiana Supreme Court La.
Louisiana Court of Appeal La. Ct. App.
Maine
Maine Supreme Court Me.
Maine No appellate court
Maryland
Maryland Supreme Court Md.
Maryland Court of Special Appeals Md. Ct. Spec. App.
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Mass.
Massachusetts Appeals Court Mass. App. Ct.
Michigan
Michigan Supreme Court Mich.
Michigan Court of Appeals Mich. Ct. App.
Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court Minn.
Minnesota Court of Appeals Minn. Ct. App.
Mississippi
Mississippi Supreme Court Miss.
Mississippi Court of Appeals Miss. Ct. App.
Missouri
Missouri Supreme Court Mo.
Missouri Court of Appeals Mo. Ct. App.
Montana
Montana Supreme Court Mont.
Montana No appellate court
Nebraska
Nebraska Supreme Court Neb.
Nebraska Court of Appeals Neb. Ct. App.
Nevada
Nevada Supreme Court Nev,
Nevada No appellate court
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Supreme Court N.H.
New Hampshire No appellate court
New Jersey
New Jersey Supreme Court N.J.
New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Divsion N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div.
New Mexico
New Mexico Supreme Court N.M.
New Mexico Court of Appeals N.M. Ct. App.
New York
New York Court of Appeals N.Y.
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division N.Y. App. Div.
North Carolina
North Carolina Supreme Court N.C.
North Carolina Court of Appeals N.C. Ct. App.
North Dakota
North Dakota Supreme Court

N.D.

Court of Appeals of North Dakota

N.D. Ct. App.

Ohio
Ohio Supreme Court Ohio
Ohio Court of Appeals Ohio Ct. App.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court Okla.
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Okla. Crim. App.
Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Okla. Civ. App.
Oregon
Oregon Supreme Court Or.
Oregon Court of Appeals Or. Ct. App.
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Pa.
Pennsylvania Superior Court Pa. Super. Ct.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Supreme Court R.I.
Rhode Island No appellate court
South Carolina
South Carolina Supreme Court S.C.
South Carolina Court of Appeals S.C. Ct. App.
South Dakota
South Dakota Supreme Court S.D.
South Dakota No appellate court
Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court Tenn.
Tennessee Court of Appeals Tenn. Ct. App.
Texas
Texas Supreme Court Tex.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Tex. Crim. App.
Texas Courts of Appeals Tex. App.
Utah
Utah Supreme Court Utah
Utah Court of Appeals Utah Ct. App.
Vermont
Vermont Supreme Court Vt.
Vermont No appellate court
Virginia
Virginia Supreme Court Va.
Virginia Court of Appeals Va. Ct. App.
Washington
Washington Supreme Court Wash.
Washington Court of Appeals Wash. Ct. App.
West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals W. Va.
West Virginia No appellate court
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Supreme Court Wis.
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Wis. Ct. App.
Wyoming
Wyoming Supreme Court Wyo.
Wyoming No appellate court