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Schenectady Attorneys

Schenectady Attorneys

Handling Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense Cases Throughout the Schenectady Area

Schenectady doesn’t just have one of the best names in New York. It’s also home to one of the state’s biggest economies outside of NYC, not to mention some of the best businesses and finest people who you’ll find anywhere in America.

We are so proud to serve Eastern New York as a Schenectady, NY, law firm. Our goal is to provide a reliable and effective source for nearly all your legal needs. Whether you’re an individual or a small business owner, you can count on us to take a powerful stand on your side.

Life is unpredictable. For that matter, business is too. We know what it’s like to feel caught off-guard by unexpected twists and turns. Simply knowing that someone has your back can make all of the difference – especially if it’s someone who really can make a difference. That’s where we come in.

For more than a century, the Schenectady, NY, law firm of Hacker Murphy has helped New Yorkers with the legal obstacles that stand between them and justice, success, or financial recovery.

We handle everything from business conflicts and taxation matters to medical malpractice, auto accidents, personal injury, and criminal defense.

There’s a reason that our legal team has earned its reputation as an aggressive and successful law firm. We care about the people who we represent, and we fight for them. That’s why our track record stands so strong.

In our view, we aren’t merely lawyers. We are protectors and defenders – champions of our clients’ rights. If we don’t look out for them, who will?

That’s a tremendous responsibility, and we take it extremely seriously. Let us fight for your tomorrow.

Schenectady Personal Injury Lawyers

An unfair or unexpected accident can turn your world upside down, and it can happen fast. If someone else is responsible for your damages, don’t let an insurance company tell you otherwise.

Be careful about phone calls or meetings with insurance adjusters. They are notorious for offering small settlements in the hopes of preventing a lawsuit later. In fact, many of them are trained to do just that.

Before you accept a settlement, talk to our Schenectady personal injury attorneys.

Our proven Schenectady personal injury attorneys can help with:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
  • Much more

Our highly experienced Schenectady personal injury lawyers can help fight for the compensation you deserve.

Business Law, Tax Law, and More: Helping You Save Money & Succeed

Two of our firm’s partners, James E. Hacker and David R. Murphy, have teamed up to lead the commercial litigation and business law team in our firm.

As it happens, Mr. Hacker and Mr. Murphy have also been honored as two of the “Best Lawyers in America.” We’re so proud to have their leadership, and their high standards apply throughout our whole firm.

We’ve represented corporations as large as Verizon and QuadGraphics Inc., as well as small businesses whose names you might not recognize, but which nevertheless make invaluable contributions to the communities of New York.

If your business needs help with any of the following, our Schenectady business attorneys in NY can help:

  • Commercial lawsuits, negotiation, and litigation
  • Business formation (C. Corp., S. Corp, LLP, LLC, Nonprofit, etc.)
  • Real estate litigation (including reduction of commercial real estate taxes, condemnation, and eminent domain)
  • Corporate tax issues
  • Property tax issues
  • Employment disputes or liability concerns
  • Commercial construction litigation
  • Bankruptcy (any chapter)
  • Breach of contract disputes (including non-compete defense or enforcement)
  • Collections for failure to pay
  • Advice on avoiding liability for your company
  • Eminent domain disputes
  • Much more

Contact our Schenectady business attorneys to discuss your situation.

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Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • 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.