James E. Hacker

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Troy, New York

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

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1985

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP

28 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180 Visit website


Attorney James E. Hacker is the managing partner of the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm, which has several offices located throughout the greater Capital District of New York. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Hacker represents a diverse range of clients throughout his region with legal needs involving commercial litigation and plaintiff personal injury claims.

Jim is 1981 graduate of Hamilton College where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. He is a 1984 graduate of Albany Law School where he chairs the Board of Trustees.   Jim is an elected fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The College is comprised of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada a membership is by invitation only. Jim is also an elected fellow of the International  College of Trial Lawyers where membership is also by invitation only. 

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Hacker is the past president of the Albany County Bar Association, and he serves as regional vice president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is also the former president of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, where he received the organization's "Daniel H. Mahoney” Award in 2016. As an advocate for those less fortunate, Mr. Hacker also serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.

He has been repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers in America and has maintained the highest rating provided by Martindale - Hubbell.  

Jim has tried numerous cases to conclusion involving personal injury, medical malpractice , products liability and complex commercial and business disputes. 

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Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage: http://joneshacker.com/meet-our-attorneys/james-e-hacker

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Legal Aid Society for Northeastern New York, Board of Directors
  •  Trustee, Hamilton College
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, https://joneshacker.com/2019/news/james-e-hacker-inducted-into-the-international-academy-of-trial-lawyers/, 2019
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers Elected Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers  
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • Daniel H. Mahoney Award, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Albany, Regional Vice President
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Board of Trustees, Chair, Albany Law School
  • Albany County Board Association, Past President
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Educational Background:
  • Hamilton College, Honors: Alumnae Trustee, 1981

Office location for James E. Hacker

28 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 518-274-5820


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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