Atticus is a new kind of law firm, on a mission to reinvent how Americans seek and find legal help.
Today, people with serious legal needs find it extraordinarily difficult to find and hire the right lawyer. They wonder: "Do I need a lawyer?" "What will I get if I hire one?" "How much will it cost?" And of course, "Which one should I choose?"
Atticus is a single place that anyone can turn for rapid, expert help answering those questions — for free. We diagnose clients’ needs, explain their options, and help them find and hire the right lawyer (or nonprofit) to move forward. To lawyers, we operate as a broker: We send them pre-vetted clients who want to hire them, and take a percentage of what they earn from successful cases.
Who are our clients? They can be anyone who encounters a crisis, ranging from a lifelong forklift operator who becomes too sick to continue working to a teacher who was injured and forced to miss work after being hit by a car. Some of our clients are poor and facing homelessness; just as many are wealthy and well-educated.
What unites our clients is the feeling that the legal system is daunting: Few know where to turn, or whom to trust. That’s where we come in. Using a mix of new technology and old-school legal expertise, we do whatever it takes to get our clients on the road to overcoming their challenges and moving forward with their lives.