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http://www.hackermurphy.com 866-919-9031 Founded over 25 years ago, Hacker Murphy in Albany, handles personal injury cases throughout New York state. They will walk you through the accident injury process and explain what to expect.

Experienced Trial Lawyers in Albany, New York
Available for Mediation and Arbitration Services

Mediation and arbitration offer an alternative to the expense and uncertainty of protracted litigation. Some cases must be tried, but alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers many advantages when the costs, risks and length of a trial outweigh the potential upside.

The civil litigation firm of Hacker Murphy, LLP, invites both plaintiff attorneys and defense counsel to explore the merits of mediation or arbitration. Two of our veteran litigators, James Hacker and Mark Sonders, are available as neutrals to other parties in litigation. Their decades of trial experience in diverse areas of civil practice lends to practical and efficient resolution of even the most complex legal conflicts.

Mr. Hacker and Mr. Sonders regularly serve as mediators and arbitrators in the Capital District and throughout Upstate New York. Whether you are working proactively to avoid escalation of a dispute, or have reached an impasse in state or federal court litigation, alternative dispute resolution may be the conscientious and cost-effective option.

Upstate New York Mediators and Arbitrators

Founding partner James E. Hacker has practiced in civil litigation for more than 25 years and has served as a mediator or arbitrator in more than 250 cases, from auto accident and medical negligence liability to commercial contract and employment disputes. Mark R. Sonders, of counsel to Hacker Murphy, LLP, brings 35 years of trial experience in plaintiff representation and in corporate and insurance defense. Retired from full-time practice, he now primarily handles mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Hacker and Mr. Sonders are both rated AV through Martindale-Hubbell and both have been named to New York Super Lawyers.

They have served as neutrals in the mediation and arbitration of:

  • Commercial litigation and business litigation
  • Real estate litigation and construction litigation
  • Labor and contract disputes
  • Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits
  • Product liability
  • Insurance subrogation
  • Property loss and other insurance coverage disputes

A mediator's role is to facilitate talks between parties who are motivated to settle but perhaps far apart on the money or other key issue. In arbitration, both sides submit their positions to an arbitrator who renders a decision as a "jury of one." The binding decision can converted to a judgment.

Exploring Alternative Dispute Resolution

The growing trend toward arbitration and mediation is a response to the increasing expense of full-fledged litigation. For all the investment, preparation and strategizing, going to trial often comes down to a "battle of the experts" or the whims of New York juries. Not every case is amenable, but there are many reasons to consider mediation or arbitration:

— A considerably compressed timetable

— Substantially lower legal costs

— Creative solutions not available in a verdict or judgment

— A confidential or face-saving resolution

— Preservation of business relationships or family peace

— Fewer formalities and procedural restrictions

— Consideration of evidence or issues excluded in a trial

— The arbitrator/mediator's familiarity with the subject matter (compared to a jury and perhaps a judge)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

To discuss mediation or arbitration of a dispute at any stage of litigation, contact our Albany firm and ask for James Hacker or Mark Sonders.

The below calender is only for James E. Hacker's Availability. Click your preferred date to send our office a Date Request form. All such requests will go immediately to Mr. Hacker's scheduling staff: Silvia C. Febus, sfebus@hackermurphy.com

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  • James E. Hacker

    Jim has a reputation second to none in personal injury law. His record of verdicts and settlements is very impressive.

  • David R. Murphy

    David heads our commercial real estate and property tax law division. He has written extensively in the area of tax certiorari & more.

  • John F. Harwick

    Our business collection efforts are led by partner John Harwick. He has practiced in commercial litigation for more than 15 years. has extensive experience regarding real property executions, sheriff's sales and other collection-related topics.

  • Patrick L. Seely Jr.

    Patrick handles Property Tax Litigation and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings for land owners and municipal authorities alike.

  • Cathy L. Drobny

    Cathy works in Property Tax Litigation before Administration Boards of Assessment Review and the New York State Courts.

Location Albany, NY

Hacker Murphy, LLP
7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

Phone: 518-213-3710
Toll Free: 866-919-9031
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Hacker Murphy, LLP
99 Pine Street, Suite 108
Albany NY 12207

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