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Albany Attorneys

​Albany Attorneys

Handling Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense Cases Throughout the Albany Area

Albany needs a law firm that it can count on. It’s the state capital, a place with people on the move. Millions of residents, businesspeople, and visitors travel to or through the metro every day.

Accidents happen, deals run afoul, conflicts arise, and mistakes are made.

We understand. As a longstanding Albany, NY law firm, Hacker Murphy exists first and foremost to protect our clients’ legal interests and give them peace of mind. After all, a legal battle is nobody’s idea of fun. You probably never dreamed that you’d need legal representation for the situation that you find yourself in, and you likely have your eye on an expedient, affordable, and advantageous outcome. You undoubtedly recognize that the stakes in any legal proceeding are very high, and they could affect your future, your family, and your career.

We care about what happens to you. We make a personal investment in each of our clients, so that we’re never just their lawyers. We’re they’re advocates, too.

We want to fight for your very best interests. We want to pursue not simply a good outcome, but the best outcome. And we want to do that without putting extra stress on your shoulders.

That’s exactly our reputation: High-quality and aggressive legal advocacy that makes a big difference in people’s lives. Our aggressive Albany lawyers have an outstanding record of success. We practice in many different areas of New York law, and we’ve displayed a real capacity for victory in all of them.

Criminal Defense

Hacker Murphy is one of Upstate New York’s premier criminal defense law firms. With our team of skilled trial attorneys, dedicated legal professionals, investigators and a network of scientific experts, we bring a comprehensive approach to every client’s case. Whether we are representing clients during an investigation, during the pretrial phase of a case, or in front of a jury at trial, we employ a maximum-pressure strategy in every representation.

We understand that when you face a criminal accusation, your life, livelihood and freedom are at risk. Our decades of combined experience in the courtroom fighting for our clients has resulted in our unique strategy for defending our clients’ cases at all phases of the representation.

Facing a criminal investigation or charge is probably the worst challenge anyone can face in life. When facing criminal prosecution, getting the right result is the top priority for you and your family. At Hacker Murphy, your right result is our top priority, no matter what type of case you have. We represent people under investigation or charged with any type of crime. Click on any of the following links for more information about our criminal defense representation:

Personal Injury

Between insurance companies and prosecutor’s offices, so much of our work is dedicated to defending “the little guy” against giants. Individuals deserve a voice in New York. Too often, the system denies them that voice in the face of powerful insurance companies or government entities. But with aggressive lawyers on your side, all that can change.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed, as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation under New York personal injury law. Don’t count on defendants or insurance companies to treat you fairly, though. Often, aggressive legal action is the only way to get you the money you deserve. Our lawyers are ready to demand every penny that you’re owed.

We have extensive experience in a broad range of New York personal injury claims, including:

Commercial Litigation & Business Law

Our law firm enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout the Capital District.

With more than a century’s worth of experience in New York business law, our name has become synonymous with formidable and aggressive legal representation in commercial litigation in Albany.

We know business law, we have an eye for advantageous deals, and we know how to sidestep potential pitfalls.

Our New York commercial litigation team is headed up by firm partner James Hacker, who has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for his skills as a litigator and negotiator.

We protect our business law clients and put their best interests first. You can count on our law firm to assist with:

  • Bad faith insurance litigation
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Business disputes
  • Business formation
  • Collections & payment disputes
  • Commercial real estate litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Contract drafting & negotiation
  • Corporate liability issues & advice
  • Discrimination and/or sexual harassment claims
  • Eminent domain litigation
  • Non-compete agreements (challenges and/or enforcement)
  • Property tax disputes
  • Much more

Access Our Entire Legal Team Today – Albany Lawyers You Can Count On

At Hacker Murphy, you can rest confident in knowing that an expansive and multi-disciplined legal team is fighting on your side. We work with the best of the best, including outside experts and other resources, to put you in the best possible position – whatever your legal interests may be.

Contact us today for a free phone consultation by calling (518) 284-3183 or scheduling a confidential, in-person meeting with an attorney at our Albany, NY office (or at any of our other locations in Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs).

Urgent Legal Matter? Call (518) 284-3183 right now. We have lawyers available to assist prospective clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – even on the holidays. We are here to help you.​

Have Questions?

  • 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.