About Us

What Makes Us Different?

Attorneys Serving Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Washington Counties

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is a New York Law Firm of Distinction and Excellence. Law firms come and go. Few have the integrity, work ethic and commitment to service required to be recognized for excellence dating back more than 115+ years.

As one of the most prestigious, trusted law firms in the Albany, Capital District Region, representing clients in Town, City and County Courts of New York State and Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Upstate New York – spanning from Albany to Plattsburgh, we have earned national recognition for professional distinction and success. Offices are located in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy, New York

The talented attorneys of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy boldly take on extremely difficult and/or high-profile cases that other firms may shy away from.

Personal Injury and Criminal Defense

The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm has continually won outstanding and record-breaking personal injury settlements and verdicts for wrongful death and injury as a result of a car accident, construction accident, negligence, or medical malpractice, complemented by the firm’s willingness to break new ground in law.

The firm’s Criminal Defense practice has represented all levels of cases and clients over the years, from the very basic charges to high-profile clients. One thing has always been consistent; the lawyers of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy serve people from every walk of life with the same level of professionalism and desire to win. From local charges of DWI and DWAI, assault, petit larceny, grand larceny, burglary and domestic violence to white-collar crime, identity theft, and Federal crimes of wire fraud, identity theft, or drug charges, you can expect to be treated with compassion and respect. We take great pride in representing each client with integrity and exceptional professionalism.

When you or a loved one are charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony charge, time is of the essence. It is important to hire experienced legal counsel as soon as possible.

Commercial Litigation, Tax Disputes, Mediation and Arbitration

We represent clients in a wide spectrum of business disputes and provide “big firm” sophistication and flexibility, in an innovative small firm setting, delivering excellent outcomes at an outstanding value.

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is one of the leading Upstate New York law firms in the specialized arena of real property valuation and tax abatement. We represent municipalities, businesses and property owners in property tax assessment reviews, tax certiorari, and eminent domain cases.

Members of our firm have collectively handled hundreds of mediations and arbitrations covering a wide range of civil and commercial disputes. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures such as mediation and arbitration enable parties to effectively resolve legal disputes while avoiding the cost of protracted litigation.

Choose the Best Attorney for Your Case

The attorney you choose to represent you could very well impact the outcome of your case. Do your homework.

If you have the opportunity to call a number of local law firms, we suggest asking specific questions about your case in order to get a feel for how that attorney would handle your situation. It is also important that you select the most experienced legal counsel you can afford.

Law Firm Community Service

“Community Service” – It may mean different things to different people, but at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we believe that it simply comes down to helping those who need it most.

Actively supporting non-profit organizations and community groups is an important part of our business model and one that we take seriously.

Our locally-owned firm has offices in Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs and has served those needing assistance from across Upstate New York, both in the courtroom and in the community.

Meet the attorneys of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy and learn more about the organizations we support.

If you would like to inquire about the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm supporting a specific event or cause, please contact us and include all relevant organizational details.

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy – A Law Firm Dedicated to the Communities of the Greater Capital District.

Our Attorneys Are Available to NY Clients 24/7

Criminal Defense Fees

The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm continues to successfully represent clients charged with a crime. As a law firm that has built its reputation on delivering results, its attorneys are equally dedicated to being experienced and affordable legal services to those living or visiting Upstate New York.

Criminal defense charges can change your life and the life of those you love, forever. Doesn’t it make sense to hire the best attorney you can afford, right from the start?

We encourage you to do some research. Look closely at the background, experience, and reputation of a law firm before selecting the attorneys that will represent you.

  • US News Best Law Firms 2022
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

More Experience Doesn’t Mean More Expensive

When faced with a serious legal matter, it is natural to want to hire the best attorney you can afford. Unfortunately, many people perceive that they cannot afford to hire the most reputable and experienced attorneys to represent them.

Although some law firms capitalize on their success and make it difficult for many clients to afford them, the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm has consistently offered the legal services of its highly talented attorneys at affordable fee levels.

  • The very best service you could ask for.

    “The very best service you could ask for. I was treated with so much kindness and understanding of my situation, and I will always treasure that.”

    - T. Canty
  • Integrity and honor are their hallmark

    “The best lawyer and law firm we have ever dealt with!”

    - B. Cardella
  • Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    “Your caring, compassion, and expertise made a very difficult situation much easier. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

    - H. Sweesy

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one are charged with DWI and DWAI, assault, petit larceny, grand larceny, burglary, domestic violence, drug charges, or incarcerated for a misdemeanor or felony charge, in Upstate New York, you can call any of our offices and we will put you in touch with an experienced attorney.

When you have E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy on your side, you also have an entire legal team available to work on your case. Contact us today for a free phone consultation or schedule a confidential, in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices, located in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contingency Fees

In the case of a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit, expect most law firms to charge what is called a “contingency fee.” A contingency fee is an industry-standard that means the law firm is not paid unless the case is won. When the case is successful, they receive a predetermined percentage of a settlement or jury award.

So, in personal injury cases, you can afford to hire the most experienced attorney to represent you.

For emergency legal situations, our attorneys are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even on holidays. Don’t worry, we are here to help you through this difficult situation.

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