LAW FIRM MANAGING PARTNER, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
James E. Hacker is the Managing Partner of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Albany Law School. Mr. Hacker holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” in the fields of commercial litigation and personal injury.
Mr. Hacker is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Albany County Bar Association. He is the Regional Vice President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy and is a past President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.
Award Winning Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Attorney
Mr. Hacker divides his practice between the areas of commercial litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury. In 2013, Jim was recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for plaintiff’s personal injury in the Capital District. In 2011 and again in 2014, he was recognized as “Lawyer the Year” in the area of commercial litigation.
Mr. Hacker has represented individuals in cases involving complex product liability issues, medical malpractice, automobile accidents resulting in serious injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, burn injuries and carbon monoxide poisoning.
With respect commercial litigation, Mr. Hacker represents individuals and corporations with respect issues involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, shareholder disputes and insurance disputes.
A Dedicated Lawyer That Gets Results
Mr. Hacker has over 100 jury verdicts and arbitration decisions in cases throughout New York State. He has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents. In addition, he has defended and prosecuted cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.
Recently Mr. Hacker has been serving as a neutral in mediation/arbitration matters brought before him by private litigants. He also serves on the Panel of Early Neutral Evaluators for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Hacker has mediated and arbitrated over 500 cases.
Use our confidential online contact us form or call (518) 274-5820 to schedule a convenient time to meet with Mr. Hacker and discuss your legal situation.