E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy – Albany Litigation, Tax Dispute, Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Lawyers https://joneshacker.com Reputation, Respect, Results 2019-07-12T09:02:52Z hourly 1 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Nationwide Staff Shortage at Nursing Homes Sets the Stage for Abuse and Neglect https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/nationwide-staff-shortage-at-nursing-homes-sets-the-stage-for-abuse-and-neglect/ 2019-07-14T12:00:19Z Nursing home abuse and neglect is a nationwide problem and, unfortunately, the situation isn’t any better in New York than it is anywhere else. A 2011 study at Cornell University estimated that, in New York alone, over a quarter of a million elderly people have […]

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James E. Hacker, Esq. Named a “Fellow” of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers https://joneshacker.com/2019/news/james-e-hacker-esq-named-a-fellow-of-the-international-academy-of-trial-lawyers/ 2019-06-25T17:35:56Z                           International Academy of Trial Lawyers ESJHM Managing Partner James E. Hacker, Esq. was named a “Fellow” of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in London this past April. Founded in 1954 the […]

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Sealing Criminal Records in New York https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/sealing-criminal-records-in-new-york/ 2019-06-14T12:00:30Z A criminal conviction, or even an arrest that did not lead to a conviction, can follow you around for the rest of your life. You may be denied housing, employment, or a professional license for this reason – and you might not even be told […]

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James E. Hacker Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers https://joneshacker.com/2019/news/james-e-hacker-inducted-into-the-international-academy-of-trial-lawyers/ 2019-05-19T04:54:16Z   International Academy of Trial Lawyers James E. Hacker Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers James E. Hacker of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy in Troy, NY was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting in […]

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Do You Need an Accident Reconstruction Specialist for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim? https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/do-you-need-an-accident-reconstruction-specialist-for-your-motorcycle-accident-claim/ 2019-05-14T12:00:51Z Lawyers like to use accident reconstruction specialists in motorcycle accident claims for one primary reason: You aren’t going to find a more persuasive witness than the laws of physics. And in a best-case scenario, an accident reconstruction specialist for the plaintiff will be able to […]

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Nursing Home Sexual Abuse: The Silent Epidemic https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/nursing-home-sexual-abuse-the-silent-epidemic/ 2019-04-14T12:00:58Z To say that nursing home abuse is a horrifying act is an understatement. The appropriate adjective to describe the nursing home sexual abuse, however, would be “unspeakable” – except that we must speak of it, because it is a tragic reality. The December 2018 case […]

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Change Is in the Air: Proposed Title IX Changes Could Dramatically Impact How Schools Handle Sexual Misconduct Allegations https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/change-is-in-the-air-proposed-title-ix-changes-could-dramatically-impact-how-schools-handle-sexual-misconduct-allegations/ 2019-03-14T12:00:44Z Campus sexual assault, and how schools handle it, is a hot-button political issue that stirs strong emotions on both sides of the debate. The Obama administration issued far-reaching reforms of campus sexual assault policy under Title IX by conditioning federal funding on schools’ compliance with […]

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Important Legislative Update https://joneshacker.com/2019/news/important-legislative-update/ 2019-02-21T19:13:41Z This morning, Governor Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law. The legislation ensures that abusers can be held criminally and civilly accountable by extending the time in which survivors of childhood sexual abuse can seek justice. Under the old law, child sexual abuse offenses […]

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A Second Chance for Nonviolent Drug Offenders: Federal Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law by President Trump https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/a-second-chance-for-nonviolent-drug-offenders-federal-criminal-justice-reform-bill-signed-into-law-by-president-trump/ 2019-02-14T13:00:48Z Something akin to a miracle occurred recently: Congress passed significant legislation with broad bipartisan support. The awkwardly-named “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act,” or FIRST STEP Act (the “Act”), was signed by President Trump on December 21, 2018. The new legislation […]

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP recognized as a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report https://joneshacker.com/2019/news/e-stewart-jones-hacker-murphy-llp-recognized-as-a-2019-best-law-firm-by-u-s-news-world-report/ 2019-01-24T22:30:48Z The Capital District Law Firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP was recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for 2019. Seven of the attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP have been recognized by “Best Lawyers in […]

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Dirty Tricks the Police Use Against Criminal Suspects https://joneshacker.com/2019/blog/dirty-tricks-the-police-use-against-criminal-suspects/ 2019-01-13T13:00:11Z Troy, NY, Criminal Defense Law Firm If the police suspect you of committing a crime and seek you question you, remember that you have a constitutional right to remain silent. That means that if you tell the police you don’t want to talk to them […]

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP Named Top Rated Upstate Litigators https://joneshacker.com/2019/news/e-stewart-jones-hacker-murphy-llp-named-top-rated-upstate-litigators/ 2019-01-07T19:23:02Z E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP, founded in 1898, is one of Upstate NY’s oldest and most respected law firms focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense, commercial litigation and eminent domain. The firm’s senior partner, E. Stewart Jones, has consistently ranked as the […]

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Black Ice, Slip and Fall Claims, and Your Right to Compensation https://joneshacker.com/2018/blog/black-ice-slip-and-fall-claims-and-your-right-to-compensation/ 2018-12-19T13:00:43Z You have no doubt heard the ironic expression “pure as New York snow,” which conjures up the mental image of ice blackened with soot. Well that’s not what “black ice” is. In fact, black ice is clear as a mountain stream. It looks black because, […]

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GEICO Faces Deceptive Trade Practices Over Its Use of Biased Medical Opinions https://joneshacker.com/2018/news/geico-faces-deceptive-trade-practices-over-its-use-of-biased-medical-opinions/ 2018-11-21T18:36:59Z In a 5-0 decision issued on December 14, 2017, the New York State Appellate Division, Third Department, re-instated claims against GEICO Insurance Company for deceptive business practices related to its use of so-called “independent” medical doctors. The precedent setting case of Brown v. Government Employees […]

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Your Personal Injury Claim and the Auto Insurance Company’s Bag of Dirty Tricks https://joneshacker.com/2018/blog/your-personal-injury-claim-and-the-auto-insurance-companys-bag-of-dirty-tricks/ 2018-11-19T13:00:58Z When you are hurt in an auto accident caused by someone else, you can become very dependent on an auto insurance company that you may have never even heard of. That’s OK, don’t they insist on what good neighbors they are? The harsh reality, however, […]

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