James E. Hacker - E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP

James E. Hacker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 518-274-5820

James E. Hacker 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 by “Best Lawyers”.

Mr. Hacker is a member of the Board of Trustees at Albany Law School and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Albany County Bar Association.  He is a Regional Vice President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy and a past president of the Capital District Trial Lawyers. 

Mr. Hacker divides his trial practice between the areas of commercial litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury.  In 2013, Jim was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for plaintiff’s personal injury in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area.  In 2011 he was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by “Best Lawyers” in the area of commercial litigation in Albany’s Capital District.

In handling personal injury cases, Mr. Hacker has represented individuals in cases involving complex product liability issues, automobile accidents resulting in serious injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, burn injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning and medical malpractice.

With respect to commercial litigation, Mr. Hacker represents individuals and corporations with respect to their issues involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, insurance disputes, arbitrations and collection matters.

Recently Mr. Hacker has been serving as a neutral in mediation and arbitration matters brought before him by private litigants.  He is known for his practical and fair approach to resolving disputes amicably in the alternative dispute resolution arena.

Mr. Hacker is the managing partner of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP, an 15 attorney firm in Albany, Troy and Saratoga, New York focusing on commercial litigation, personal injury, tax certiorari litigation and criminal law.

Hamilton CollegeBA 1981Albany Law School of Union University
Albany Law Board of TrusteesAlbany County Bar AssociationNew York State Trial Academy

Office Location

The Jones Building
28 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Albany Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Litigation of the Albany Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Albany Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Commercial Litigation of the Albany Metro Area
James E. Hacker has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!James E. Hacker has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!James E. Hacker has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!James E. Hacker has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Personal Injury, Plaintiffs)
Litigation - Insurance
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male