Nora Ostrofe - Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants PC

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Nora Ostrofe

Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants PC

2200 Powell Street - Suite 590

Emeryville, CA 94608


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Nora Ostrofe - MBA, CEA, AVA is a manager in HSNO’s Emeryville office. Ms. Ostrofe has testified for both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury (wrongful death, medical malpractice, maritime), defamation, employment, business, and marital dissolution litigation.


  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Medical / Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Union


  • Certified Earning Analyst
  • Accredited Valuation Analyst


  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • 1985, Bachelor of Arts – Economics
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • 1987, Credentials in English - Social Science
  • St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California
    • 1997, Master of Business Administration


  • American Rehabilitation Economics Association
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • National Association of Forensic Economics
  • Western Economic Association


  • “Valuing the Economic Damages for Your Case”, Defense Comment, Volume 23, No. 2, Summer 2008.
  • Publishers Weekly, biweekly reviews of business and economics books, 2002 – Present.
  • Kirkus Reviews, biweekly review of business and economics books, 2004 – 2006.
  • Journal of Forensic Economics, Peer Reviewer, 2006 – Present


  • Session Chair, Discount Rates, National Association of Forensic Economics / Western Economic Association, Honolulu, Hawaii 2008 Conference
  • MCLE Classes for Bar Association practice groups

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Practice Areas: Expert > Economics
Expert > Accounting
Organizations: National Association of Forensic Economists (NAFE); American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA); World Economics Association (WEA)
Gender: Female
Status: In a Relationship
Children: 1 Child
Age: 45
City of Residence: Martinez, California
Home Town: Oakland, California
Home State: CA
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This article explains the basics of calculating economic damages in personal injury, employment discharge, and business interruption cases and includes a few pointers on working effectively with economists. Includes calculations of lost earnings, lost wages, mitigation and more.
Posted by Nora Ostrofe on 4.14.09 in Expert Witness.