James E. Hacker '84

James E. Hacker '84

​Mr. Hacker is the managing partner of Hacker Murphy, LLP, a nine attorney firm in Albany, New York, focusing on commercial litigation, personal injury and tax certiorari litigation.

Mr. Hacker divides his trial practice between the areas of commercial litigation and plaintiff's personal injury. In 2013, Jim was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for plaintiff's personal injury in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area. In 2011 he was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by "Best Lawyers" in the area of commercial litigation in Albany's Capital District.

In handling personal injury cases, Mr. Hacker has represented individuals in cases involving complex product liability issues, automobile accidents resulting in serious injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, burn injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning and medical malpractice.  With respect to commercial litigation, Mr. Hacker represents individuals and corporations with respect to their issues involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, insurance disputes, arbitrations and collection matters.

Recently Mr. Hacker has been serving as a neutral in mediation and arbitration matters brought before him by private litigants. He is known for his practical and fair approach to resolving disputes amicably in the alternative dispute resolution arena.

Mr. Hacker is a member of the Board of Directors for the Albany County Bar Association. He is a Regional Vice President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy and a past president of the Capital District Trial Lawyers.