Trellis Research, a Los Angeles, CA-based comprehensive AI-powered state court research and analytics platform built for litigators, raised $14.1m in Series A funding.
The round, which brought Trellis’ total fundraising to $20m, was led by Headline, with participation from Calibrate Ventures, Craft Ventures, and Revel Partners, with participation from angel investors Colin Stretch, former general counsel of Facebook, Julius Genachowski, the former FCC Chairman, David Hantman, former head of public policy at Airbnb, Eddie Lazarus, EVP Sonos, and Matt Mazza, general counsel at Appfolio.
The company intends to use the funds:
- to accelerate product expansion and hiring efforts,
- to expand its use cases beyond the legal vertical, and
- to introduce the platform to other adjacent industries that need access to its data — including real estate and property management, financial services and insurance.
Co-founded by Nicole Clark and Alon Shwartz, Trellis is a searchable database of state trial court data, offering an AI-driven data analytics platform to legal practitioners. By analyzing data across state courts, Trellis gives lawyers access to information standardized nor searchable. Aggregated via its two products — Smart Search and Judge Analytics — users are able to find past rulings, search opposing counsel’s dockets, review influential court documents — such as past motions, and understand a judge’s ruling tendencies and biographical information including evidentiary rules.
The company currently aggregates data from 362 trial courts across twelve states including CA, DE, FL, IL, MA, NV, NY, PA, TX, WA, with additional coverage of trial courts in counties across NJ, OH, and CT launching by end of year.