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Fred Nagel

Professional Expertise:

Fred Nagel has more than four decades of construction experience, with the last eight years focusing on forensic cost of repair and cost analyses on construction defect and other construction-related litigation. He has been the designated expert on more than 40 cases by both the plaintiff and defense regarding cost issues. He has also participated in several mediations and appeared at trial for expert witness testimony.

From his experience of owning and operating a general contractor business in San Diego, Mr. Nagel has excellent management and cost estimation expertise, working with architects and engineers to develop cost-effective solutions for clients.

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Litigation Experience:

  • Designated expert in over 40 cases
  • Deposed 4 times
  • Testified in 1 trial case
  • Involved in over 25 mediations

Registration / Licenses:

  • California State Contractor License, #490534
  • B - General Contracting (inactive)
  • ASPE - Certified Professional Estimator (CPE)
  • USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional (AP)

Memberships / Affiliations:

  • Member A.S.P.E (American Society of Professional Estimators)
  • Former Member Board of Directors for A.S.P.E
  • Forensic Consulting Association of Orange County, 2003 to 2008
  • American Society of Professional Estimators
  • Board of Directors of ASPE Chapter 4 San Diego

Area of Expertise:

  • Cost of repair
  • Contractor standard of care
  • Construction defect analysis
  • Cost estimating

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