James G. Diehl
James Diehl is a member of the Litigation and Trial Practice. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation. James has experience representing individuals and companies in all aspects of commercial litigation in both state and federal court. James has litigated breach of contract disputes, corporate governance disputes, construction and real estate disputes, administrative appeals, and more.
Prior to joining McNaul Ebel in 2019, James practiced in Hawaii with the law firm Bays Lung Rose & Holma, where he focused primarily on construction defect and commercial litigation. James attended law school at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa. While in law school, James worked as an extern for Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice, Mark E. Recktenwald.
Representative Cases & Matters
- Represented Hawaii’s first closed-loop biomass power plant on claims for breach of lumber harvesting contract. Obtained an arbitration award prevailing on all counts.
- Represented member of a closely-held limited liability company on claims for wrongful dissociation and conversion. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement before trial.
- Represented student and parents in federal lawsuit against a prominent boarding school based on claims of sexual abuse by a school employee. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement before trial.
- Represented member-owners of a power plant on claims against co-owner for blocking monetization of investment tax credits. Obtained an arbitration award dissociating co-owner.
Awards & Activities
- William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa (JD, 2016)
- Humboldt State University (BS, 2011)
- Washington State, 2019
- Hawaii, 2016
- US District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2019
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2019
- US District Court for the District of Hawaii, 2016