James E. Hacker '84

James E. Hacker '84

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Commercial Litigation
  • 40% Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation
  • 20% Insurance Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1995

Education

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Major: Government

Representative Clients

  • Suburban Propane
  • Heritage Propane
  • Schinaler Elevators

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial Practice Courses, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1999 - 2006
  • Basic Civil Practice, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1994
  • Basic Civil Practice, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1998
  • Basic Civil Practice, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 2000
  • Premises Liability, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1996
  • Neck and Back Injury Cases, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1997
  • Neck and Back Injury Cases, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1998
  • Depositions in State and Federal Court, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1997
  • Depositions in State and Federal Court, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 2000
  • Commencing Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1997
  • Commencing Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1999
  • Commencing Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 2000
  • Motor Vehicle Accident, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1998
  • Insurance Coverage Issues, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1998
  • Negotiation of Tort Cases, New York State Bar Association Seminars, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Voted to NY Super Lawyers 2006-2009
  • Named a Best Lawyer in America in the field of Commercial Litigation, 2009
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Academy of Trail Lawyers Association, Member
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • President, Capital District Trial Lawyers, 2003 - 2004