Yes, "attorney" and "lawyer" are pretty much interchangeable. "Attorney" may be slightly more formal.
"Superior Court of the California" is a mistake. There should be no "the" there.
As for using "County of Santa Clara" versus "Santa Clara County" you are correct that a media operation should follow one style consistently.
Most governmental entities are formally "X of Y," but in English we have the ability to say it more simply the other way. I grew up in what is formally, legally the "Township of Penn," but I have never heard anyone outside of a legal context say anything other than "Penn Township."
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