James E. Hacker, Esq.

James E. Hacker, Esq. (Troy, New York)

James E. Hacker, Esq.

Attorney in Troy, NY

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.


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.


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.
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Insurance Litigation

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Managing Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1985, New York
1985, U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
1995, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
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Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Albany Law School Union University
Class of 1984
University Attended
Hamilton College
Class of 1981
B.A., Government
Birth Information
Born in 1959
New Hartford, New York, March 16, 1959
Associations & Memberships
Albany County (Member, Board of Directors), New York State and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National Order of the Barristers; Defense Research Institute; Inns of Court; Capital District Trial Lawyers Association (Past President).

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Firm Address
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP
28 Second Street,
Troy, NY 12180
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James E. Hacker, Esq.
Managing Partner
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP
28 Second Street,
Troy, NY 12180

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP (Troy, New York)