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ESJHM's Remarkable Achievements


In the world of law, recognition and accolades are not handed out lightly. They are earned through tireless dedication, unwavering commitment, and exceptional legal expertise. Hacker Murphy has received prestigious awards and achievements that have made this firm a standout in Upstate New York and beyond.

America's Top 100 Attorneys: Recognizing Excellence

Membership to America's Top 100 Attorneys™ is reserved for professionals who epitomize excellence and ethical standards in their respective fields. With stringent criteria and a commitment to identifying the very best, this recognition is a testament to the cream of the crop in the legal profession. E. Stewart Jones Jr.'s inclusion in this elite group reflects his exceptional legal prowess and unwavering ethical standards.

Super Lawyers: A Gold Standard in Legal Excellence

Super Lawyers, a highly respected entity, employs a rigorous selection process that combines peer nominations and third-party research. Only those attorneys who exhibit the highest levels of peer recognition and professional achievement make the cut. In Upstate New York, Attorney E. Stewart Jones Jr. holds the prestigious rank of #1, a testament to his unparalleled legal expertise.

Moreover, both E. Stewart Jones Jr. and James E. Hacker have earned their place in the Top 10 of Upstate New York Super Lawyers, further showcasing the firm's exceptional talent pool.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum: A Distinguished Group

The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® is a select group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is strictly reserved for attorneys who have secured million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. With fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers attaining this status, it highlights the firm's outstanding track record of achieving substantial results for their clients.

American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers: Exclusive Membership

Membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers is highly selective and by invitation only. These organizations limit their membership to the most accomplished trial and appellate lawyers. E. Stewart Jones Jr. and James E. Hacker's inclusion in these exclusive groups underscores their elite status in the legal world.

Inner Circle of Advocates: The Pinnacle of Trial Lawyers

The Inner Circle of Advocates is the most selective trial lawyers' group, limited to 100 active plaintiffs' trial lawyers in the U.S. and only 6 in New York State. With strict criteria including at least 50 trials to verdict on behalf of plaintiffs and multiple million-dollar jury awards, E. Stewart Jones's membership with Emeritus status is a testament to his remarkable courtroom success.

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers: A Mark of Excellence

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers features select law practices with the highest ratings in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The firm's inclusion in this register demonstrates not only their high ethical standards but also their exceptional legal abilities.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated and AVVO Rating - Superb: Peer and Client Validation

Earning an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and the highest rating from AVVO signifies that Hacker Murphy's attorneys have the respect of both peers and clients. These ratings are a testament to their professionalism and legal acumen.

Best Lawyers: Recognizing Legal Excellence

Best Lawyers® is renowned for identifying outstanding attorneys through peer-review surveys. E. Stewart Jones Jr. and his team have consistently earned a place among these distinguished legal professionals.

  • “Lawyer of the Year” awards-

    • James Hacker “Bet the Company Commercial Litigation”

    • Meghan Keenholts – “Plaintiff’s Product Liability”

    • James Knox – “Criminal Defense”

    • John Harwick – “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury”

ABPLA Certification: A Mark of Expertise

Attorney Michael Kellser's certification by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) is a testament to his skill and expertise in medical malpractice and legal malpractice cases. This certification demonstrates a commitment to excellence and competence in these specialized fields.

NADN: A Commitment to ADR Excellence

The firm's involvement with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) underscores their commitment to excellence in alternative dispute resolution.

Times Union Best Lawyer

E. Stewart Jones, Jr. was awarded the prestigious 2023 Times Union Best of the Capital Region accolade for Outstanding Legal Services.

U.S. News – Best Law Firms

Hacker Murphy LLP honored for their work in corporate, litigation and real estate.

The team at Hacker Murphy have consistently raised the bar in the legal profession. Our impressive array of awards and accolades is not just a testament to our legal expertise but also a reflection of our unwavering commitment to justice. For anyone seeking legal representation in Upstate New York, contact our firm. Our firm stands as a beacon of excellence and a trusted ally in the pursuit of justice.