We make the law accessible so everyone can make the right decisions

Democratizing access to the law by making state trial court records and legal data more accessible is a necessary step in bringing greater transparency to our judicial system, and is central to our core mission here at Trellis.
Whether you want to see how specific legal issues are decided across counties and states, understand how judges have ruled on similar motions, or gain strategic insights on your opposing counsel ... Trellis is strategic research for smart practitioners.

Get to know the founders

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark


CEO & Founder

Prior to founding Trellis, Nicole Clark was a business litigation and labor and employment attorney who handled litigation in both state and federal courts. She regularly represented multinational corporations in claims ranging from high-profile trade secret disputes to complex class-action litigation. Frustrated by sending internal emails and collecting anecdotes on judges in order to make strategic case recommendations, she built Trellis to solve her own need for access to data, information, and analytics at the state trial court level. Prior to law school, Nicole attended Bard College, beginning her college coursework at the age of sixteen. She graduated with honors from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Journalism, and received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ. Nicole sat for the Bar Exam in California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and remains licensed to practice law in all three states.

alon shwarts

Alon Shwartz


CPO & Founder

Prior to Trellis, Alon was the co-founder & CEO of unGlue (www.unGlue.com), a modern parental control solution that drove the Digital Addiction awareness movement.
Prior to unGlue, Alon co-founded Docstoc — an original TechCrunch40 company — that quickly grew to be a go-to location for small businesses and professionals. Docstoc allowed businesses to find the documents and content they need to start and grow their business. Docstoc was acquired by Intuit (INTU) in 2013.
Alon led product at MySpace in the early 2007 and before co-founded two other startups all located in Los Angeles.
Alon is an active investor, advisor, and couch to multiple LA based startups and helps nurture the LA tech community. Alon graduated with honors from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Isreal with B.Sc in Math and Computer Science.

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