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Nicholas W. Diegel


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate

Practice Overview

Mr. Diegel’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, enforcement of judgments, complex business litigation, and issues arising from real estate, property development and leases. Mr. Diegel previously defended a large amount of homeowners from accusations involving slander, libel and tortious interference with contract. In addition, he defended a homeowner in a dispute with a homeowners association. He also has experience with estate administration issues.

Mr. Diegel was a judicial clerk at the state level for chancellors in the Hamilton County Chancery Court in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has volunteered with Legal Aid of East Tennessee. 

Awards and Accolades

  • Cali Award for Excellence in Securities Regulations, 2015
  • Cali Award for Excellence in Contract Drafting, 2014
  • Excellence in Bluebooking Award – Tennessee Law Review, 2013 [1] 
  • Eagle Scout, 2004

Representative Decisions

Aqua-Chem, Inc. v. D&H Machine Service, Inc., E2015-01818-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)



  • State Bar of Tennessee, 2015
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2015
  • Knoxville Bar Association, 2015 to present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 2015 to present

Positions Held


J.D., with honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2015

  • Executive Editor, Tennessee Law Review
  • President, Tennessee Law Ambassadors

B.A., University of Tennessee, History, cum laude, 2012

B.A., University of Tennessee, Political Science, cum laude, 2012

Hobbies and Interests