About us

Josef was founded by three young lawyers and developers who believe that the law needs to work for everyone. The majority of people who face a legal problem in the US, the UK and Australia don’t seek legal assistance. Josef was designed to solve that problem.

Josef enables lawyers to automate repetitive processes and create legal bots. These bots automate lawyer-client conversations to gather information, provide end users with automated legal guidance and draft legal documents, like contracts and letters.

We’re determined to make the legal industry more accessible. We allow lawyers to focus on work that matters to them, rather than spending time on repetitive tasks. Law firms can streamline processes, serve new markets, and provide better service than ever before. And those accessing legal services can do so in new, more convenient ways.

That is why Josef works with a variety of teams across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, including community legal centres, government, plaintiff and commercial firms and in-house legal teams.

Our team

Tom Dreyfus, CEO

Tom Dreyfus, CEO

Tom has worked as a lawyer, entrepreneur and not-for-profit leader. In a past life, he was also an associate at the High Court of Australia and a lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Sam Flynn, COO

Sam Flynn, COO

Sam has worked in advertising, as a lawyer and as an associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Sam has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and law, such as launching myki fines in 2016.

Kirill Kliavin, CTO

Kirill Kliavin, CTO

Kirill is an experienced software engineer and machine learning practitioner. He has worked as a software developer at digital agencies and played a key role in building digital solutions for government and local start-ups.

Gabrielle Grist, Head of strategy

Gabrielle Grist, Head of strategy

GG has worked across marketing strategy, product and transformation in one of Australia's largest corporates. She teaches at the University of Melbourne and has consulted across the not for profit, renewable energy and beauty sectors.

Hugh Krantz, Head of business development

Hugh Krantz, Head of business development

Hugh brings a wealth of knowledge to the Josef team with experience spanning both law and SaaS start-ups. While finishing his LLB at Monash University, Hugh founded the digital identity start-up, Everproof.

Tom Bredin-Grey, Senior front-end developer

Tom Bredin-Grey, Senior front-end developer

Tom has been building engaging and accessible digital products for over a decade at some of Australia and New Zealand's leading creative agencies. As an advocate for radical inclusivity and democracy in tech, he was drawn to Josef's mission to improve access to legal services.

Alex Jung, Senior developer

Alex Jung, Senior developer

Alex has years of experience across hardware and software development, in both corporate and startup environments, including at IBM and Freelancer.com. Alex was keen to join Josef to apply his skills to the fast-paced world of legal tech.

Thomas Bullock, Front-end developer

Thomas Bullock, Front-end developer

Thomas brings with him years of experience in software engineering and time at some of Australia's most successful tech companies, like Cochlear.

Henry Ho, Legal technologist

Henry Ho, Legal technologist

Henry is a law student and a tech enthusiast. Before Josef, he worked at some of the best law firms in the world, including in Australia, Canada and Hong Kong.