Top 5 e-Discovery Tools for Law Firms


Steve Glaveski

Electronic or e-discovery has transformed the way lawyers carry out investigations. It has ultimately made discovery faster, cheaper, and more accurate, and with AI augmenting such tools, e-discovery is becoming even more precise and advantageous to law firms. 

The faster you can access relevant information, the faster you can make better and more informed decisions, the faster you win. 

As a 2013 paper by Osterman Research put it, eDiscovery is an essential element of any organization’s information management strategy because of the significant implications that can result from poor eDiscovery.

Survey respondents said e-discovery and information management was important or extremely important to the following activities.

Source: Osterman Research 2013

However, there are now over 100 e-discovery platforms on the market, which can laeve many legal technology and procurement teams to suffer from analysis paralysis when evaluating solutions.

Below you’ll find five of the best e-discovery platforms on the market based on both customer reviews and law firm penetration.

1. Relativity

Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS platform RelativityOne manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. Relativity has more than 300,000 annual users in 49 countries serving thousands of organizations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for 10 consecutive years.

2. Everlaw

Everlaw uses advanced technology to solve complex legal challenges. The collaborative, cloud-based software for litigation and investigations, Everlaw empowers law firms, corporations, and government agencies to discover important information, illuminate critical insights, and act on key evidence.

3. Logikcull

With Logikcull, corporate legal teams, law firms and government organizations of all sizes are able to organize and cull the noise by simply dragging and dropping—for fully automated, end-to-end discovery and legal holds. That's why it's the go-to discovery platform for more than 1,500 organizations and 38,000+ users worldwide.


DISCO offers an end-to-end ediscovery solution that provides next-generation SaaS review technology, best-in-class services, and single-sourced managed review to give law firms, corporations, and government agencies total control over their data, workflows, and costs. Founded in Houston, Texas in 2012, the company provides e-discovery technology and services to more than 400 law firms, corporations, and government entities, including 100 of the AmLaw 200 and several prominent litigation boutiques. 

DISCO has more than 1,300 active matters of all sizes. The largest case hosted in DISCO was 24 TB with more than 100 concurrent active reviewers and no degradation in performance.

5. Exterro

The Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite enables customers to manage, measure, and optimize e-discovery processes, unifying all phases of e-discovery across the EDRM, and all stakeholders on the same technology platform.

Management enables users to collect, process, review and produce electronically stored information as required under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

about the author

Steve Glaveski is a Harvard Business Review contributor on all things productivity, effectiveness and high-performance at work. He is the author of Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life (Wiley, 2020), a SXSW21 speaker, and just so happens to be co-founder of Collective Campus.

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