Award Winning Albany, New York Lawyers: Proudly Serving our Clients in the Greater Capital Region, Upstate New York, and Beyond
Peace of Mind is a Valuable Thing: Choose the Best Legal Representation Possible
If you need an attorney to help you with an urgent, time-sensitive matter or you need some general legal advice regarding a personal or business matter, you may not know where to start your search. Regardless of the nature of your legal matter, we urge you consider the following: your peace of mind and confidence in your attorney may be invaluable.
The experienced legal team at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is proud to provide consistent and effective legal representation to individuals, municipalities and businesses of all sizes throughout Albany and the entire regions of Upstate and Central New York. Our clients rely upon us to provide very specific, personalized legal advice- and we take our responsibilities in this regard very seriously. Our reputation depends on not only providing sound legal advice, but also by the results we achieve.
In other words, we instill confidence in our clients and provide them with peace of mind.
– C. & J. Gottbehut
Commitment & Dedication
Through commitment, dedication, and attention to each and every matter we handle on behalf of our clients, we provide only the highest level of legal representation. Our education, experience, and access to significant resources allow us to provide “big firm” sophistication and service – but with the personal touch and customer service that only a smaller firm can deliver. Regardless of the size and type of legal matter you hire us to handle, we pledge to never treat you as a faceless case number.
Through our consistent handling of cases with skill, integrity, and appropriate tenacity, we have earned a well-deserved, highly-regarded reputation among the legal communities of Central and Upstate New York. State and federal judges, court staff, members of administrative agencies, and other attorneys respect our substantive legal knowledge and case management skills.
Experienced Attorneys. Exceptional Results
Legal matters can forever alter the course of your life. Your legal representation must have the skill, ability, and determination to help you achieve the best possible outcome. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we are proud to serve clients from the Greater Capital Region, Upstate and Central New York, as well as clients from around the country facing legal matters within the State of New York. We have offices in Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Latham.
Because of the value we place on each and every one of our clients, we choose to offer only the highest level of legal services. Specifically, we are very selective when it comes to hiring our attorneys and legal staff. We only offer positions to the best of the best.
As a result, each of our attorneys has impeccable academic credentials. Yet, over the years, we have learned that brilliance alone is most definitely not enough for our clients. We expect more from our attorneys. Each one of our attorneys has common sense, a solid work ethic, specific, yet extensive experience navigating complex legal issues, and a thorough sense of awareness regarding client needs.
We promise that when it comes to your case, our attorneys are compassionate and sensitive to how disruptive litigation and the legal process can be to the lives of you, your business, and your family.
Our Areas of Practice
Whether you seek formidable representation in business and commercial litigation or guidance regarding property tax disputes, our experienced trial lawyers handle a diverse range of litigated matters in New York State and federal courts as well as before several administrative agencies.
Alternatively, if you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident or by a dog bite, if you face criminal charges such as DWI or DUI, or someone you love has been impacted by medical malpractice, our personal injury and criminal defense legal teams have a superior track record achieving favorable results for our clients.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is proud to provide focused representation in the following practice areas:
- Commercial and Estate Litigation
- Property Tax Disputes
- Mediation and Arbitration
- Labor Employment
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury
The goal of many of our commercial clients is to do whatever it takes to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. However, in some circumstances, litigation is necessary in order to protect various legal interests and rights. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we pledge to handle your commercial litigation matter in the most sensitive and cost-effective manner as possible in order to reach the best possible results.
Our highly-skilled commercial and estate litigation legal team handles a diverse range of litigated matters, from contract disputes with outside parties to internal conflicts among partners and shareholders. Our phenomenal commercial and estate litigation attorneys have significant experience mediating, negotiating, settling, and litigating a variety of legal matters (in both state and federal courts as well as before several administrative agencies) including the following:
- General “Business” litigation
- Breach of contract litigation
- Ownership disputes and dissolutions
- Collections and payment disputes
- Adversary proceedings in bankruptcy
- Construction litigation
- Commercial real estate litigation
- Eminent domain litigation or resolution
- Commercial property tax abatement
- Corporate and professional liability
- Enforcement of non-compete agreements
- Bad faith insurance litigation
- Sexual Harassment
- Employment Discrimination
To learn more about our commercial litigation practice and our legal team, please visit our Commercial Litigation page.
Property Tax Disputes
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is recognized statewide as a leader in all aspects of real estate tax claims, namely challenging tax assessments on commercial properties, and helping business owners and individuals resolve property tax disputes.
Our commercial real estate litigation and property tax law division, led by Attorney and Partner, David R. Murphy, has extensive experience representing clients before the Boards of Assessment Review, the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS), and many New York courts. Our clients include a diverse range of entities, groups, and organizations throughout the Greater Capital District, Central and Upstate New York.
Property Tax Matters We Handle
We focus much of our practice helping businesses reduce their real estate taxes. We also counsel and defend a select number of municipalities in valuations and assessments.
Some of the specific matters we handle include the following:
- Real estate valuation (and contested valuation)
- Tax assessment litigation (certiorari)
- Eminent domain and the condemnation itself
- We help to establish fair market value compensation to displaced owners
- And more
To learn more about our property tax law practice and our legal team, please visit our property tax law page.
The trusted labor employment lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have decades of experience representing clients in a diverse range of labor employment matters throughout New York State. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the myriad of labor employment issues faced by our clients, and that is why we treat each case and client with individualized attention and care.
Our clients consist of individuals and companies representative of many different markets and industries, and we routinely handle a number of labor employment matters for business owners, employers, employees, contractors, executives, executives, and more.
Labor Employment Matters We Handle
We help clients on both sides of various labor employment matters with respect to the following general topics:
- Employee policies, procedures, and handbooks
- Many types of contracts and agreements (regarding matters of confidentiality, terms of employment, severance, etc.)
- Employment termination
- Independent contractor issues
- Unemployment benefits
- Discrimination in the workforce
- And more
We also provide extensive litigation services to our valued clients when a labor employment matter turns into a dispute. We handle every stage of the labor employment litigation process, dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, as well as any necessary appeals.
To learn more about our labor employment legal services and our legal team, please visit our labor employment practice page.
Arrests, criminal charges, arraignment, and standing trial are some of the most serious, challenging, and devastating experiences that our clients may ever face in their entire lives. Accusations of criminal activity alone can often cause fear and embarrassment.
If you are charged with a crime, we understand what may be at stake for you and your family. The potential implications of criminal charges, let alone a conviction, can be life-altering. Your freedom, finances, personal relationships, career, and reputation all hang in the balance. With so much on the line, your choice in criminal defense attorney may be the most important decision you have ever made.
When it comes to hiring a criminal defense attorney – especially for yourself or a loved one – there is no substitute for experience. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our criminal defense legal team includes successful, experienced attorneys as well as a number of reliable, compassionate, and skilled staff members – all of whom are ready, willing, and able to fight on your behalf.
Matters We Handle
Some matters that we handle on behalf of our clients include but are not limited to the following:
- Felony charges
- DUI, DWI and related offenses (including Felony DWI charges)
- Mail, Wire, and Identity Theft Charges
- Misdemeanor drug charges and Felony drug charges
- Charges of Internet, Cyber, and other Computer crimes
- Charges of Harassment and Disorderly Conduct
- Charges of various Assault crimes, including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
- White Collar crimes
- Violent crimes
We handle criminal cases throughout the greater Albany and Capital District Region, and we appear before many state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies.
To learn more about our criminal defense legal services and our legal team, please visit our criminal defense practice page.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is one of the leading and preeminent personal injury law firms in the Greater Capital Region and across the state. Our decorated and experienced personal injury legal team represents clients throughout the State of New York with compassion, dedication, and tenacity. Our track record in obtaining positive results for our clients speaks for itself.
Matters We Handle
If you believe that someone else did something (or failed to do something) which directly caused you to suffer personal injuries, we have the experience to help you and your loved ones recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, potential loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Many of our clients suffer personal injuries in one (or more) of the following types of incidents:
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Accident
- Defective Products
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bite
To learn more about the firm’s personal injury legal services, our amazing personal injury legal team, and greater detail on the vast number of specific matters we handle, visit our personal injury practice page.
We Aren’t the Only Ones Who Think We Do a Good Job
When we represent clients the best way possible, we don’t do it for the recognition or praise. At the same time, we will never turn down a good compliment.
In order for you to learn more about the quality of legal services that E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is proud to offer, we urge you to take a moment and visit our page citing some of the prestigious accolades, recognition, and awards that our firm and individual attorneys have earned.
Committed to the Highest Levels of Client Service: Contact Us Today
Select the lawyer and law firm with the experience, reputation, and compassion that best fits your needs. To that end, consider learning more about our law firm, who we are, and the services we provide. Our FAQ page and our specific practice area pages provide the information that you may find useful in your research.
Contact Us to schedule a free phone consultation or a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of four convenient offices. Convenient appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request at any of our law offices in Albany, Latham, Troy or Saratoga Springs, NY.
When people think of preeminent legal firms in the Greater Capital Region and beyond, they think of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy.
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An E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy attorney is always available for urgent legal matters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (even on holidays.) We will return your call promptly. Thank you for considering us.