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Proudly Serving Clients in the Greater Capital Region, Upstate New York, and Beyond.

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense / Police Misconduct
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice / Nursing Home
  • Civil Rights
  • Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Tax
  • Business Transactions
  • Accused Student Defense (Title IX)

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Peace of Mind is a Valuable Thing 

If you need a skilled New York personal injury lawyer to help you with an urgent, time-sensitive matter or you need some general legal advice regarding a personal or business matter, you may not know where to start your search. Regardless of the nature of your legal matter, we urge you to consider the following: your peace of mind and confidence in your attorney may be invaluable.

The experienced legal team at Hacker Murphy is proud to provide consistent and effective legal representation to individuals, municipalities, and businesses of all sizes throughout Capital District and the entire regions of Upstate and Central New York. Our clients rely upon us to provide very specific and personalized legal advice - and we take our responsibilities in this regard very seriously. Our reputation depends on not only providing sound legal advice but also by the results we achieve.

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We Have Answers!

We’re in four convenient locations across upstate New York. Read our frequently asked questions for more information.

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

Our Satisfied Clients

Read What They Say About Us
    “5 stars is not enough”
    As an attorney who has practiced in the personal injury field, on both sides for 25 years, I can honestly say that the representation provided by the law firm Jones Hacker in general and by John Harwick, Esq in particular is first rate. They fight hard for their clients and make sure the client is up to date on what is going on in the case. I feel comfortable referring family and friends to this law firm and know that they will get top dollar for any injury case. 5 stars is not enough in this case!
    - Google Reviewer
    “I can't thank this team enough. I am extremely satisfied with the service that I received from John F. Harwick, Esq.”
    “He always returned phone calls and responded to my email very quickly. John always kept me updated with my case.”
    - Jami
    “Immediately impressed us as someone who is dependable”
    “A compassionate listener, clearly interested in the well-being of his clients, and always courteous. Jim has assembled an able staff to assist him, and they could be counted on to handle details quickly and professionally.”
    - L. Lavin
    “Caring and compassionate”
    “Always treated my family like their family!”
    - S. Armstrong
    “We had a team of dedicated professionals”
    “I wanted to convey to you our sincerest thanks for handling my son’s case in such a caring and professional manner.”
    - B. Rings, Sr.
    “Always a gentleman”
    “You were so easy to work with and so encouraging, positive, and supportive. Always a gentleman – thank you!”
    - B. Voss
    “A lawyer with a heart of gold”
    “My problem was very large and they were the only team in my world who would hear and understand my story.”
    - M. Benson
    “Integrity and honor are their hallmark”
    “The best lawyer and law firm we have ever dealt with!”
    - B. Cardella
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