Albany County Bar Association President: James E. Hacker
In January 2017, James E. Hacker, Managing Partner of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm, was elected president of the Albany County Bar Association. The Association, which currently has more than 1,200 members, has a long and illustrious heritage. Founded in 1900 by 53 Albany-area attorneys – including distinguished judge and judicial philosopher, Learned Hand – the Association works as its purpose “to promote professional collegiality among the bench and bar; facilitate public service and access to justice for all; and, offer programs, benefits and services to enhance the skills of its members.”
Appellate Moot Court Program, Continuing Education, and Public Service Programs
The Association supports a number of ongoing skills enhancement programs. For example, its Appellate Moot Court Program allows member attorneys who have pending appellate cases to test and hone their oral arguments before a group of experienced colleagues before the attorney has to argue his or her case before an actual appellate panel. Among the first county bar associations in the United States to offer continuing legal education, the Association sponsors a variety of monthly luncheon forums and evening seminars to help its members stay abreast of current legal developments.
An important part of the Association’s work is directed to the public. Its Lawyer Referral Service provides assistance to more than 6,000 clients each year. The Association sponsors a variety of pro bono programs and offers free training sessions on a regular basis. Each year, the Association also sponsors a mock trial competition for high schools students.
Hacker Was “MC” at Annual Court of Appeals Dinner
James E. Hacker served as Master of Ceremonies at the Association’s Annual Court of Appeals Dinner, held February 8, 2017. The dinner, the highlight of the Association, honors the past and present members of the Court of Appeals. The special honoree this year was Judge Leslie Stein, who was appointed in 2015 by Governor Cuomo.
Hacker Among “Best Lawyers in America”
James E. Hacker is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Albany Law School. He is recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” in the fields of commercial litigation and personal injury. Mr. Hacker serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School and also 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, he 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 to commercial litigation, Mr. Hacker represents individuals and corporations with issues involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, shareholder disputes, and insurance disputes.
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy: Extensive Knowledge and Experience
The law firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is one of the most highly respected law firms in upstate New York and the Capital District. Having represented clients now for more than 125 years, we are among the top-rated lawyers in the country, achieving the highest ratings from both client groups and our peers. In fact, E. Stewart Jones and James E. Hacker have each received lifetime achievement awards. They have also been designated as among the Top 100 Attorneys in Upstate New York by America’s Top 100 LLC, a California organization that recognizes the most qualified and accomplished professionals in various fields of practice, including attorneys, doctors, dentists, realtors, accountants, engineers, and architects.
The experienced lawyers from E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have represented clients from the Greater Capital Region and beyond. Each attorney has specific, extensive experience navigating complex legal issues. Our attorneys are not only skilled and knowledgeable, but also compassionate and sensitive to how disruptive litigation and the legal process can be to your life, your business, and your family. When people think of Albany New York lawyers, they think of Jones, Hacker, and Murphy.
Contact our attorneys today to learn how we may be able to help you. Call us now at (518) 730-4723 or complete our online form. The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm has an attorney available to assist clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – even on holidays.