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James E. Hacker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Troy, NY

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP
28 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-274-5820
Fax: 518-274-5875
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1985
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

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
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

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


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

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Certificates and Credentials

About James E. Hacker

First Admitted: 1985, New York

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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,, 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
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Office Location for James E. Hacker

28 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 518-274-5820

Fax: 518-274-5875

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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