FirstADR isn't a brand.

It's a principal.

FirstADR is a means to an end. It's a timely, efficient method of getting what you want while avoiding the often Pyrrhic victory that is the litigation process.

FirstADR means ADR first.


That's the what.

Here's the how.

By using the time tested means of experience, brought to you by trial lawyer Sarkis Jacob Babachanian.

Sark uses advanced dispute resolution training, strong intuition, cross-cultural abilities and language skills to help parties use litigation resources most productively, early on.

In mediating litigated cases, Sark minimizes risk by helping parties and counsel decide their own settlement terms rather than having terms forced upon them by courts.

In matters requiring arbitration services and discovery or special master solutions, Sark's broad, deep state and federal court litigation experience is focused on timely, conscientiously resolving matters on the law and facts.

That's FirstADR.

Here for you now.

I'm impressed. 
I'm speechless.

Thomas J. Mullen, Esq.
Bonnie R. Moss & Associates


WOW! I am genuinely impressed. I didn’t think there was a chance in hell this would settle.

Damon Groves
State Farm Mutual
Automobile Insurance Company


You're really good at this.



Your imaginative damages analysis was beneficial in bringing the parties together. I’ll use you again.

James A. Otto, Esq.
Law Office of James A. Otto

You offered a creative and intelligent solution to what I thought was an impasse. We couldn’t have settled this without your insight.

Stephen “Mac Daddy” Cohen, Esq.
Stephen R. Cohen & Associates

Practical and efficient. I’ll use you again.

Gordon R. Wallack, Esq.
Law Offices of Gordon R. Wallack

Sarkis, as a mediator you did an excellent job taking the extra time to locate facts buried in medical records that were not laid out in a brief or exhibit. The conscientious effort certainly made a difference and I appreciate the effort which was an added positive step towards helping settle our case.

Victor Hairapetian, Esq.
Esq. Law Firm, Inc.

Sarkis is an extremely thorough and effective mediator. His counsel was invaluable in reaching a favorable resolution to a difficult and emotionally-charged case.

Zachary James Levine, Esq.
Wolk & Levine, LLP

I would recommend mediation with Sarkis Jacob Babachanian. Sarkis’ patience, communication skills and expertise in the law of personal injury enabled settlement to occur at the mediation rather than perhaps at some further date.

Carol Kellogg, Esq.
Law Offices of L. Edmund Kellogg


Sarkis Babachanian has served as a mediator for me in the past. He is great and deals very well with extremely emotional parties. He is also generous with his time and treats everyone with respect.

Sarah Rose Wolk, Esq.
Wolk & Levine, LLP

Thank you for your excellent service. I’m certainly a satisfied client.

George Wallace, Esq.
Wallace & Schwartz

Practical, common sense, results-driven mediator.

Heide C. Kurtz
Bankruptcy Trustee

We couldn’t have done it without you.
You’re Super Sarkis!

Michael D. Luppi, Esq.
Law Office of Michael D. Luppi


Delmas Woods, Esq.
Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, LLP