State Court Abbreviations

This is a list of state court abbreviations, with the highest court in the state listed first. The court abbreviation for each state’s trial courts of general jurisdiction, intermediate appellate courts, and court of last resort are included.

Court  Court Abbreviation
Alabama Supreme Court Ala.
Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Ala. Civ. App.
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Ala. Crim. App.
Alabama Circuit Court Ala. Cir.
Alaska Supreme Court Alaska
Alaska Court of Appeals Alaska App.
Alaska Superior Court Alaska Super.
Arizona Supreme Court Ariz.
Arizona Court of Appeals Ariz. App.
Arizona Superior Court Ariz. Super.
Arkansas Supreme Court Ark.
Arkansas Court of Appeals Ark. App.
Arkansas Circuit Court Ark. Cir.
Arkansas Chancery Court Ark. Ch.
California Supreme Court Cal.
California Court of Appeal Cal. App.
California Superior Court Cal. Super.
Colorado Supreme Court Colo.
Colorado Court of Appeals Colo. App.
Colorado District Court Colo. Dist.
Connecticut Supreme Court Conn.
Connecticut Appellate Court Conn. App.
Connecticut Superior Court Conn. Super.
Connecticut Circuit Court Conn. Cir.
Delaware Supreme Court Del.
Delaware Superior Court Del. Super.
Delaware Court of Chancery Del. Ch.
Delaware Family Court Del. Fam.
District of Columbia Court of Appeals D.C. App.
District of Columbia Superior Court D.C. Super.
Florida Supreme Court Fla.
Florida District Court of Appeal Fla. Dist. App.
Florida Circuit Court Fla. Cir.
Georgia Supreme Court Ga.
Georgia Court of Appeals Ga. App.
Georgia Superior Court Ga. Super.
Hawaii Supreme Court Haw.
Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Haw. App.
Hawaii Circuit Court Haw. Cir.
Idaho Supreme Court Idaho
Idaho Court of Appeals Idaho App.
Idaho District Court Idaho Dist.
Illinois Supreme Court Ill.
Illinois Appellate Court Ill. App.
Illinois Circuit Court Ill. Cir.
Indiana Supreme Court Ind.
Indiana Court of Appeals Ind. App.
Indiana Superior Court Ind. Super.
Iowa Supreme Court Iowa
Iowa Court of Appeals Iowa App.
Iowa District Court Iowa Dist.
Kansas Supreme Court Kan.
Kansas Court of Appeals Kan. App.
Kansas District Court Kan. Dist.
Kentucky Supreme Court Ky.
Kentucky Court of Appeals Ky. App.
Kentucky Circuit Court Ky. Cir.
Louisiana Supreme Court La.
Louisiana Court of Appeal La. App.
Louisiana District Court La. Dist.
Maine Supreme Judicial Court Me.
Maine Superior Court Me. Super.
Maryland Court of Appeals Md.
Maryland Court of Special Appeals Md. Spec. App.
Maryland Circuit Court Md. Cir.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Mass.
Massachusetts Appeals Court Mass. App.
Trial Court of the Commonwealth Mass. Cmmw.
Michigan Supreme Court Mich.
Michigan Court of Appeals Mich. App.
Michigan Circuit Court Mich. Cir.
Minnesota Supreme Court Minn.
Minnesota Court of Appeals Minn. App.
Minnesota District Court Minn. Dist.
Mississippi Supreme Court Miss.
Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi Miss. App.
Mississippi Circuit Court Miss. Cir.
Mississippi Chancery Court Miss. Ch.
Missouri Supreme Court Mo.
Missouri Court of Appeals Mo. App.
Missouri Circuit Court Mo. Cir.
Montana Supreme Court Mont.
Montana District Court Mont. Dist.
Nebraska Supreme Court Neb.
Nebraska Court of Appeals Neb. App.
Nebraska District Court Neb. Dist.
Nevada Supreme Court Nev.
Nevada District Court Nev. Dist.
New Hampshire Supreme Court N.H.
New Hampshire Superior Court N.H. Super.
New Jersey Supreme Court N.J.
New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division N.J. Super. App. Div.
New Mexico Supreme Court N.M.
New Mexico Court of Appeals N.M. App.
New Mexico District Court N.M. Dist.
New York Court of Appeals N.Y.
New York Supreme Court Appellate Division N.Y. App. Div.
New York Supreme Court N.Y. Sup.
North Carolina Supreme Court N.C.
North Carolina Court of Appeals N.C. App.
North Carolina Superior Court N.C. Super.
North Dakota Supreme Court N.D.
North Dakota Court of Appeals N.D. App.
North Dakota District Court N.D. Dist.
Ohio Supreme Court Ohio
Ohio Court of Appeals Ohio App.
Ohio Court of Common Pleas Ohio Com. Pleas
Oklahoma Supreme Court Okla.
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Okla. Crim. App.
Oklahoma Court of Appeals Okla. App.
Oklahoma District Court Okla. Dist.
Oregon Supreme Court Or.
Oregon Court of Appeals Or. App.
Oregon Circuit Court Or. Cir.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Pa.
Pennsylvania Superior Court Pa. Super.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Pa. Cmmw.
Rhode Island Supreme Court R.I.
Rhode Island Superior Court R.I. Super.
South Carolina Supreme Court S.C.
South Carolina Court of Appeals S.C. App.
South Carolina Circuit Court S.C. Cir.
South Dakota Supreme Court S.D.
South Dakota Circuit Court S.D. Cir.
Tennessee Supreme Court Tenn.
Tennessee Court of Appeals Tenn. App.
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Tenn. Crim. App.
Tennessee Circuit Court Tenn. Cir.
Tennessee Criminal Court Tenn. Crim.
Tennessee Chancery Court Tenn. Ch.
Texas Supreme Court Tex.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Tex. Crim. App.
Texas Court of Appeals Tex. App.
Texas District Court Tex. Dist.
Texas Criminal District Court Tex. Crim. Dist.
Utah Supreme Court Utah
Utah Court of Appeals Utah App.
Utah District Court Utah Dist.
Vermont Supreme Court Vt.
Vermont Superior Court Vt. Super.
Vermont District Court Vt. Dist.
Virginia Supreme Court Va.
Virginia Court of Appeals Va. App.
Virginia Circuit Court Va. Cir.
Washington Supreme Court Wash.
Washington Court of Appeals Wash. App.
Washington Superior Court Wash. Super.
West Virginia Supreme Court W. Va.
West Virginia Circuit Court W. Va. Cir.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Wis.
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Wis. App.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Wis. Cir.
Wyoming Supreme Court Wyo.
Wyoming District Court Wyo. Dist.