How to Search for Verdicts, Arbitration Awards, and Settlements
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Searching Verdicts, Arbitration Awards, and Settlements in CA and NY on Smart Search

Follow these steps to learn more about verdict awards in state trial courts!

  1. Enter the keywords you want into the Smart Search search bar at the top of the Trellis homepage (such as your legal issue, practice area, judge, opposing counsel, etc.).

  2. Use Boolean operators with your keywords to focus your search.

  3. Select CA or NY as the state you want to search using the dropdown menu to the right of the search bar.

  4. Click on the Verdicts tab to review the results of your search.


  5. A chart will populate with the median and average of the verdict awards related to our search including, the lowest verdict, the highest verdict, a percentage breakdown of the verdict types, etc.    

  6. If you click into any of the underlying case Dockets in your Verdicts search results, you’ll find detailed verdict information which may include a description of the case, the case type, names of experts who testified at trial, verdict type, verdict amount, jury vote breakdown, and/or a description of the jury’s findings.  

    💡 Analyzing this information and the docket beneath it will allow you to assess whether this case is a good comparison to your own.  


  7. Verdict Search - Overview - Watch Video