ACCL Membership Directory

James F. Nagle

  • 600 University Street, Suite 1800
  • Seattle, Washington 98101-4129


  • Undergraduate: Georgetown 1970
  • Law School: Rutgers 1973

Career History

  • 1970-1990 United States Army JAGC-Chief, Logistics and Contract Law-Pentagon
  • 1990-Partner, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

Professional Activities

  • Past President Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Fellow National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Former Board of Directors member
  • Fellow American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member of JAMS GEC panel

Honors and Awards

  • Life Services Award (Highest Honor) – Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association Award for Distinguished Accomplishments in Study of Procurement Law
  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Washington state “”Super Lawyer””

ABA Section of Public Contract Law, JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Group, National Contract Management Association

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Nash, Cibinic, Nagle, Administration of Government Contracts, 4th Ed. (CCH 2006)
  • Whelan and Nagle, Cases and Materials On Federal Government Contracts (3rd Ed. Foundation Press, 2007)
  • The History of Government Contracting, Second Edition (George Washington University Press, 2001)
  • How to Review a Federal Contract and Research Federal Contract Law, Second Edition”” (ABA Press, 2000)
  • Federal Construction Contracting (Wiley Law Publications, 1992)
  • Federal Procurement Regulations: Policy, Practice and Procedures (ABA, 1987)
  • Editor and Author, Washington Building Contracts and Construction Law (Butterworth (now Aspen) Publishers, 1994)
  • Contributing Chapter Author to numerous other books
  • Author of over 80 articles on government contracts/construction law

Speeches, Panel Discussions, Seminars

  • Instructor, FAR Boot Camp, 2015-Present
  • Instructor, Government Contract Law, George Washington University Government Contracts Program-ESI – 1988-present
  • Construction SuperConferences -1991-2006

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • State of Washington
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal District Court of Washington

Community Activities

  • Advisory Board MemberUniversity of Washington Certificate Program in Construction Management
  • Book Review EditorThe Construction Lawyer
  • MemberSt. Cecilia’s Choir
  • Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Law School
  • Secretary, Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)

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