At any given time, 15 million Americans are experiencing a crisis that requires urgent help from our legal system or government. The right assistance could transform their lives. But today, most never get it. Atticus is a startup on a mission to change that.
We use a marketplace model to bridge the gap between the many ordinary people who need legal help and the few great lawyers who provide it. To our clients, we're the legal equivalent of a primary care doctor: We diagnose their issue, advise them on their options, and, if needed, refer them to a specialist a vetted, top-tier lawyer who can win their case. To lawyers, we operate as a broker: we send them pre-vetted clients and earn a percentage of what they make from each successful representation.
Who are our clients? Weve helped immigrants facing deportation, employees sexually harassed by their bosses, and drivers hospitalized after awful car accidents. For now, though, our primary focus is on helping disabled people get government benefits. Our customers are among the 15 million American adults who have lost their ability to support themselves due to a severe illness or injury. Theyre eligible for life-changing government support a monthly check and health insurance but a byzantine system prevents most from qualifying. We help them understand their rights and find the help they need to get benefits.
Atticus was founded in 2018. Our team remains small well grow from 8 to 16 people this year but weve served thousands of happy customers (see our 400+ 5-star reviews), generated substantial revenue, and raised $5.8 million from top venture capital investors. Were the first of our kind: a mission-driven firm offering free legal services to ordinary people, driven by new technology and on track to build a huge and profitable business.
Were using technology to automate two things that have never been automated before: (1) offering high-quality, accurate legal advice to ordinary people, and (2) connecting ordinary people to great lawyers in a way that empowers both groups. Doing this in a simple, human, scalable way is a technical challenge. Your mission is to make it happen:
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We have a strong commitment to building a diverse team. If youre from a background thats underrepresented in tech, wed particularly love to meet you.
This is a rare opportunity to join a startup that has strong traction (substantial funding, great backers, and many happy customers) but is still small enough that you can have a huge impact and play a role in shaping our team and culture.
Were a certified B Corporation tackling a critical social problem. Your work here will touch a lot of lives.
We offer great pay, equity, and benefits:
In turbulent times, you'd be right to worry about working at a startup. Thankfully though, Atticus will remain strong even if this crisis worsens:
As more families are forced to seek help from our nations broken social safety net, this work matters more than ever. We're continuing to hire as planned, with accommodations to our process to make sure that everyone involved stays safe.
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