Because the opinions that ultimately count the most in our civil justice system belong to the jurors, First Court has retained its focus on helping to evaluate and settle lawsuits based on the reactions of disinterested citizens. Although we work with experts in communication theory, the heart of our research and settlements has never been theory. Instead, our process centers on real lawyers, real witnesses and real jurors.
We use our Midwest location to conduct private trials and mediations throughout the United States. In the last 28, years we have had the pleasure of working with great attorneys in some of the most urban and some of the most rural venues in the country—from New York City all the way to Vidalia, Louisiana.
Our company began in 1989 as the first mediation organization in North Dakota. Our founder, Mike Liffrig, was convinced he could use his litigation knowledge to save time, money and stress for the people caught up in lawsuits.
We built a private courtroom in Houston in the 90s. Soon we were working with great lawyers from all over the nation. First Court has now evaluated and resolved lawsuits in 44 states and counting.
We aim to become America's most trustworthy, creative and efficient dispute resolution organization.