About Us

First Court exists to help perpetuate PEACE throughout our broken world. We are all called to be peacemakers, helping to resolve the conflicts that exist.

We have discovered that our best way to spread peace and resolve conflict is through developing superior software and providing consulting services for insightful Jury Research and innovative Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). These service lines allow us to resolve conflicts and shape the legal industry one case, one jury, one mediation, or one trial at a time. We realize that this impact may be small, but the relationships and care with which we serve our clients and their needs will have a lasting impact. Peace spreads through seeking justice in a respectful and meaningful way - the First Court way.

First Court supports your individualized case needs from the beginning of the case through its resolution. We have helped insurance companies and attorneys nationwide resolve and/or win their cases by providing a high level of insights and technical support.

Whether your case is seeking resolution or heading to trial, First Court will give your team the advantage they need to succeed!

TEAM

Jury Research Department:

  • Michael Liffrig - Founder, Senior Consultant
  • Ryan Liffrig - CEO, Trial Consultant
  • Melissa Kienzle - Director of Human Resources, Jury Recruiter
  • Joe Maronick - Director of Client Development
  • Lisa Pulkrabek - Jury Recruiter
  • Teresa McKeown - Jury Recruiter
  • Barb Schantz - Jury Recruiter
  • Judy Berreth - Jury Recruiter
  • Trish Seidel - Jury Recruiter
  • Laurie Schumacher - Jury Recruiter

ADR Department:

  • Brian Steckler - Director of Settlements
  • Lynn Lombardo - Client Ambassador

HISTORY:

First Court was founded in 1989. Mike Liffrig, our founder, was confident that by using his litigation experience, he could help people involved in lawsuits save time, money, and stress.

In the 1990s, we built a private courtroom in Houston. We soon found ourselves working with outstanding insurance companies and attorneys from across the country. First Court has now evaluated and resolved lawsuits in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

First Court has always believed in the power of technology to improve and facilitate the settlement process. This belief has continually fueled an early investment in developing innovative technology to best serve our clients. First Court has been doing virtual mediations since 2015 and online jury research since 2013. This early start in innovative technology continues to make First Court a leader and the expert in virtual mediation and online jury research.

Since 1989 we have provided superior insights and resolutions to thousands of nationwide clients and have utilized the feedback of over 100,000 jurors across the country.

We aspire to be the most trusted, innovative and cost efficient dispute resolution organization in the country.