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Start with more Ohio case law with headnotes...


LexisNexis® has more than twice as many cases with headnotes from Ohio than Westlaw® and LexisNexis has Ohio state cases online faster than Westlaw over 96% of the time.* We also offer 5 sets of municipal codes from Ohio, while Westlaw offers no Ohio municipal codes.*

LexisNexis is proud to be the Official Publisher and exclusive print publisher of Ohio Jury Instructions.

The Public Utilities Reports (PUR) are exclusive to LexisNexis. The PUR, with its synopses and headnotes, has become the “gold standard” for attorneys practicing in the areas of energy, utilities or telecommunications law.

Analyze this—expert treatises and practice guides

Get straight to the point with expert insight and timesaving forms. Access proven practice guides—such as Anderson’s Ohio treatises—written by Ohio practitioners. Explore legal issues and trends discussed in law reviews from across the state.

See the full list of Ohio treatises and practice guides

Enjoy 20/20 foresight with access to more verdicts & settlements

Do you take the case or pass? Compared to Westlaw, LexisNexis has 80 percent more Ohio verdicts and settlements* to help you better assess case value and limit your risk of exposure.

Get the facts fast from our unmatched news and legal news collection

Stay current with must-have state news sources … and over 26,000 regional and national sources.

Connect people, property and businesses with unrivaled public records

Locate elusive parties, research business records and identify assets in Ohio with our frequently updated collection of public records. We have 65 billion public records … and counting.

See how our public records collection stacks up to Westlaw*:

  • LexisNexis offers State Death records for Ohio, while Westlaw does not.*
  • LexisNexis Real Property Foreclosures go back further than Westlaw in 88% of Ohio counties and also cover a wider range of time in 80% of Ohio counties.*
  • LexisNexis Real Property Tax Assessors records are updated more frequently than Westlaw in 100% of counties in Ohio.*
  • LexisNexis Drivers License records are more current than Westlaw for Ohio.*

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*Comparison data based on information available as of September and October 2017.

Due to the nature and origin of public record information, the public records and commercially available data sources used in reports may contain errors. The LexisNexis Public Records services are not provided by “consumer reporting agencies,” as that term is defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. §, et seq.) (“FCRA”) and do not constitute “consumer reports,” as that term is defined in the FCRA. Accordingly, these LexisNexis services may not be used in whole or in part as a factor in determining eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or another eligibility purpose in connection with which a consumer report may be used under the FCRA.