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Updated 12/25/2013
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7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham, NY 12110 -1480

Phone: 866-919-9031 / 518-213-3710
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Law Firm Overview

The firm of Hacker & Murphy, LLP, formerly known as Cusick, Hacker & Murphy, LLP, was formed by principal partners James E. Hacker and David R. Murphy, to offer high-quality legal services. Hacker & Murphy concentrates its practice in commercial and civil litigation, real property tax assessment, and legal counseling to professionals.

Drawing on the extensive experiences of its principals, associates, of counsel members, and staff, the firm handles a wide range of litigation and commercial matters, including complex litigation involving environmental claims, products liability, and municipal issues.

Throughout New York State, the firm represents corporations, insurance carriers, municipalities, self-insured businesses, and individuals. James E. Hacker is a former partner in the law firm of Maryland, O'Connor & Smith. David R. Murphy is a former partner of Lee & LeForestier, P.C. The firm has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

The partners, of counsel, and associates of Hacker & Murphy are committed to the goal of providing high quality legal services throughout New York State and the northeast, while offering personal attention and competitive rates. The firm is particularly sensitive to the needs and desires of corporations, and their in-house legal staff. By concentrating its practice on clients who desire a more aggressive and hands-on approach to litigating claims, and by limiting the number of lawyers, involved in its cases, Hacker & Murphy is able to provide a more cost-effective litigation approach.

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Frequent Case Types

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Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated, 2000 - 2006
  • Recognized in "The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers", 88th Edition, 2004 - 2006

Published Works

  • "Defending A Certiorari Proceeding", Review and Reduction of Real Property Assessment, Supplement, 2000

Classes and Seminars

  • Negotiation of Tort Case, NYS Bar Association, 1999 - Present

Representative Clients

  • Agway, Inc.
  • AlliedSignal, Inc. (local property tax)
  • Allstate Insurance Co.
  • Astra Pharmaceuticals
  • Azon Corporation
  • Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
  • Capital District Transportation Authority
  • County of Albany, N.Y.
  • Eden Park Management Co.
  • Emsig Manufacturing Corp.
  • General Electric Co.
  • Green Manor Nursing Home
  • Green Manor Health Complex
  • Hannaford Bros. Co. (local property tax)
  • Hudson City Savings Institution
  • Industrias Nettalco, S.A. (Republic of Peru)
  • Key bank of New York (NCB Properties, Inc.)
  • Millar Elevator
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp.
  • Phoenix Insurance Company
  • Portec Steel (Poor & Co.)
  • Quad/Graphics, Inc. (local property tax)
  • Rego Valve Inc.
  • Suburban Propane Gas Corp.
  • Titan Drilling Corp.
  • Thomas Built Buses, Inc.
  • Utilities Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Town of Canton, N.Y.
  • Town of Catskill, N.Y.
  • City of Chautaugua, N.Y.
  • Town of Coeymans, N.Y.
  • Town of Colonie, N.Y.
  • Town of Crown Point, N.Y.
  • Town of Dunkirk, N.Y.
  • Town of Ephratah, N.Y.
  • Town of Fort Edward, N.Y.
  • Town of Greenport, N.Y.
  • Town of Hadley, N.Y.
  • Town of Halfmoon, N.Y.
  • Town of Hammond, N.Y.
  • Town of Harrietstown, N.Y.
  • Town of Hurley, N.Y.
  • Town and City of Johnstown, N.Y.
  • Town of Mayfield, N.Y.
  • Town of Luzerne, N.Y.
  • Town of Malta, N.Y.
  • Town of Marbletown, N.Y.
  • Town of Mayfield, N.Y.
  • Town of Monroe, N.Y.
  • Town of Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Town of New Scotland, N.Y.
  • Town of Niagara, N.Y.
  • Town of North Elba, N.Y.
  • Town of Olive, N.Y.
  • Town of Palatine, N.Y.
  • Town of Pittstown, N.Y.
  • Town of Westerlo, N.Y.
  • Town and Village of Westfield, N.Y.
  • Village of Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Village of Massena, N.Y.
  • Village of Tupper Lake, N.Y.
  • Royal Life Insurance Company of New York
  • Alliant Food Service

West Practice Categories

Administrative, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Animal Bites, Asbestos Mesothelioma, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Aviation & Mass Transit Accidents, Bad Faith Insurance, Business & Commercial, Business Organizations, Car Accident, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Collaborative, Collections, Construction, Consumer Protection, Contracts, DUI / DWI, Debtor-Creditor, Discrimination, Drugs & Medical Devices, Elder Law, Eminent Domain, Employment, Employment Law -- Employer, Environmental, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Foreclosure & Alternatives, Health Care, Housing & Construction Defects, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Labor, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord-Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation & Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Natural Resources, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Personal Injury -- Defense, Premises Liability, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Railroad Worker Injury-FELA, Real Estate, Securities, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Social Security -- Disability, State, Local & Municipal Law, Tax, Toxic Torts, Trademarks, Traffic Ticket, Trusts, Whistleblower-Qui Tam, Wills, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death


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Office Information


7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham, NY 12110-1480






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99 Pine Street, Suite 108, Albany, New York 12207

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