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Utica Attorneys

Utica Attorneys

Handling Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense Cases Throughout the Utica Area

Life takes unexpected turns. Sometimes, you end up needing a lawyer when you least expect it.

In those moments, knowing that your lawyer is competent, passionate, and aggressive means everything. It’s hard to find an advocate who not only has real experience but also truly cares.

At Hacker Murphy, we have committed ourselves to being those kinds of lawyers – the ones who will swoop in and fight for you when you need a fighter the most. The ones who will explore every avenue and examine every angle, so that we haven’t left one stone or pebble unturned in your search for justice.

In short, we are determined to be your very best chance for success under the law – and that’s true whether you’re facing a personal injury, a taxation crisis, a business dispute, or even a criminal charge.

Whatever your legal needs might be, the Utica, NY lawyers in our firm are ready to fight for you. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our civil litigation clients, helped people overcome extremely tough criminal charges, and we’ve even guided some of New York’s biggest businesses to positions of real strength.

For generations, when people have needed a Mohawk Valley law firm, they’ve turned to Hacker Murphy. We are incredibly proud of that reputation, and we hope you will turn to us today too.

Utica Personal Injury Attorneys

We all share the world with other people. Unfortunately, we can’t always count on those people to be as careful as they should be. When you or someone you love suffers an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled by law to financial compensation for your damages.

Our Utica personal injury attorneys can help you get the money that you really deserve by taking on insurance companies and insisting that the terms they offer be full and fair. Our services extend to nearly all New York personal injury cases, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Commercial trucking accidents
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Dangerous medications
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Dog bites & animal attacks
  • Workplace injuries
  • Any other injury caused by negligence
  • Injuries caused by unsafe property conditions (slip & fall, etc.)

Smart, Strategic Legal Counsel for Companies of Every Size in New York

Is your business scaling new heights, negotiating new contracts, preparing for litigation, or simply hoping to avoid a legal dispute in the future?

Under the direction of partners James E. Hacker and David R. Murphy, our business counsel team has been recognized as standing among “The Best Lawyers in America.” Whatever your needs might be, the experienced Utica business law attorneys in our office offer savvy, robust, and effective representation for companies of every size.

Your business can count on our Mohawk Valley law firm for:

  • Bankruptcy proceeding guidance
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Business formation (LLC, LLP, S Corp, Nonprofit, etc.)
  • Class-action lawsuits
  • Collections from tenants, debtors, etc.
  • Taxation issues
  • Contract negotiation / litigation (including leases)
  • Discrimination & harassment issues
  • Eminent domain issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Non-compete agreements & enforcement
  • Real estate disputes & litigation
  • Strategic liability avoidance advice
  • And much more
  • Commercial construction litigation (contractor, subcontractor, etc.)
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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.