Differences that Deliver
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Start with more Texas case law summaries …

LexisNexis® has 21% more caselaw with headnotes in Texas than Westlaw®, and LexisNexis has Texas state cases online faster than Westlaw over 89% of the time. LexisNexis also offers 275 sets of municipal codes from Texas, while Westlaw offers no Texas municipal codes.*

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 written by Texas practitioners. Explore legal issues and trends discussed in law reviews from across the state.


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

Do you take the case or pass? Compared to Westlaw, LexisNexis has more than double the number of Texas 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.

No other provider even comes close to our depth and breadth of news content.

Connect people, property and businesses with unrivaled public records

Locate elusive parties, research business records and identify assets in Texas with our frequently updated collection of public records. We have 78 billion public records … and counting.

See how our public records collection stacks up to Westlaw:

  • LexisNexis Professional License records are updated every month for Texas, while Westlaw only updates quarterly.*
  • LexisNexis Real Property Tax Assessors records are updated more frequently than Westlaw in 100% of counties in Texas.*
  • LexisNexis State Death records go back further and cover a wider range of time than Westlaw for Texas.*
  • LexisNexis Judgment and Lien records go back further than Westlaw in 80% of Texas counties and also cover a wider range of time in 83% of Texas counties.*
  • LexisNexis Real Property Deeds and Mortgages cover a wider range of time than Westlaw in 70% of Texas counties.*

Texas practical guidance—backed by Texas attorney authors

Lexis Practice Advisor® Texas Business & Commercial is a beginning-to-end, practical guidance resource that provides comprehensive coverage of Texas’s key practice areas.

You’ll find practical guidance written by Texas’s foremost practicing attorney-authors, as well as forms and the information you need to succeed at each stage of your Texas matter.

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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.