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Atticus

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? We’ve helped immigrants facing deportation, employees sexually harassed by their bosses, and drivers hospitalized after awful car accidents, among many others. 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. They’re 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 — we’ll grow from 8 to 16 people this year — but we’ve served thousands of happy customers (see our 400+ 5-star reviews), generated substantial revenue, and raised $5.8 million from top venture capital investors. We’re 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.

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Atticus Los Angeles, CA, USA
For a marketer, consumer law is a fascinating space: It’s a $100 billion industry that’s critical to millions of people, but it lacks a single high-quality national brand. Law firms spend fortunes on ads — 9 of the 10 most expensive Google keywords  worldwide  come from U.S. consumer law — but most players rely on sketchy messaging and lack meaningful tech of any kind. Perhaps because of this, our early marketing efforts have already yielded surprisingly strong results. In paid search, it costs us $250 to acquire a customer worth $800, and we’re starting to see organic growth via referrals from clients and lawyers. (It helps that we have no direct competition, customers love our product, and everything we offer is free.) Your job is to take this basic foundation and grow it into something extraordinary. Your mission: Build a great marketing organization from the ground up. Get your hands dirty building and testing campaigns, then...
Jun 07, 2020
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Atticus Los Angeles, CA, USA
We’re 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: Build our client- and lawyer-facing web applications and APIs using our core languages and technologies (see below). Architect, design, write, review, and test code in a collaborative environment with 2-3 other experienced engineers. Use and promote best practices, particularly test coverage, to minimize technical debt. Participate in product roadmapping and help make key decisions on architecture. Evaluate and advocate for new technologies and methodologies as our products scale and evolve. Join in the hiring process and choose your colleagues as the company grows. Tech Stack Core technologies:...
Jun 07, 2020
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Atticus Los Angeles, CA, USA
We’re 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 fascinating technical challenge. We’re seeking a hands-on engineering leader who can build out a first-class team and scale our technical platforms and infrastructure. This role mixes technical leadership, people management, strategic planning, and hands-on development work. Your mission: Lead development of our client- and lawyer-facing web applications, APIs, and customer service platform. Coordinate and manage the development process, and code yourself when needed. Select and run a team of talented engineers (likely 2-3 over the next year, and more from there). Coach and mentor them, lead by example, and build a strong engineering culture. Create a technical vision...
Jun 07, 2020
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Atticus Remote (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Our clients are desperate for high-quality, accurate information. What they find instead is “content” — page after page of low-quality articles that have more search keywords than they do useful advice, often from sites hoping to collect their phone number and sell it to a crappy law firm for $5-10. At Atticus, we do our best to educate our clients in detail, but today we do that via staff lawyers having person-to-person conversations, and as a result we can only help so many people. We’re launching a project to change that: to build a high-quality, readable, interesting library of articles, guides, explainers, and interviews that will have genuine worth and value for people in crisis. The goal is to shed light on a complex and fascinating system that’s bewildering to most Americans, and to educate people in crisis at the moment they need it most. We’re seeking a great writer to join our team and lead that effort. Responsibilities Your...
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