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Firm Attorneys Named to Exclusive List of Top Attorneys in Upstate NY

Stewart Jones and James E. Hacker, both partners in the law firm of Hacker Murphy, each received lifetime achievement awards and have been designated as among the Top 100 Attorneys in Upstate New York by America’s Top 100 LLC (“America’s Top 100”), a Santa Ana, California organization that recognizes the most qualified and accomplished professionals in various fields of practice including, among others, attorneys, doctors, dentists, realtors, accountants, engineers, and architects.

Elite Group of Professionals

Membership in the elite group is limited to the Top 100 professionals from each state (Southern California, Northern California, Southern Texas, Northern Texas, Southern Florida, Northern Florida, New York City, Upstate New York, and Washington D.C. are all separated into individual regions due to the significantly greater number of professionals in each of those regions). With those high standards, less than one-half of 1 percent of attorneys in Upstate New York can be named to the list.

Selection Methodology

Stressing that every attorney selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys™ must pass through a thorough multi-phase screening process, the organization indicated it had developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving proprietary algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community were selected for membership.

Those algorithms assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results and/or verdicts, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact, among many other proprietary factors. America’s Top 100 added that the integrity of its multi-phase selection process was paramount in achieving the organization’s objectives and in ensuring that all attorneys selected for the great honor reflected the highest ideals and ethical standards of the legal profession.

Jones and Hacker Chosen for Achievement in Specific Litigation Categories

America’s Top 100 recognizes the achievements of attorneys within categories of specialized practice. E. Stewart Jones was chosen in the Medical Malpractice Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Litigation category. James E. Hacker was chosen in the Personal Injury Litigation & Commercial Litigation category.

Jones is a third generation attorney and lifelong resident of the Capital District, joined his family’s practice in 1966, the year he began practicing law. Mr. Jones is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Jones has represented countless individuals and families, won high-profile cases, major civil and criminal cases, and obtained a record number of million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. A highly skilled negotiator and experienced trial litigator, Jones concentrate on the representation of victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases of all kinds and in the defense of major criminal cases in all New York State courts and federal courts.

Hacker, who serves his firm as Managing Partner, is a 1984 graduate of Albany Law School, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School, serves as Regional Vice President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Academy, and is also a past President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association. 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, Hacker represents individuals and corporations with respect to issues involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, shareholder disputes, and insurance disputes.

Jones and Hacker Are Both Committed to Clients’ Interests

Both E. Stewart Jones and James E. Hacker stress their sincere concern in representing clients from the Greater Capital Region and beyond, as well as clients from around the country facing legal matters throughout the entire State of New York. For urgent legal matters the members of their firm, Hacker Murphy, are always available to assist you. The firm has four convenient offices and can be reached either by telephone or by completing the convenient online form.