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About Our Team at Ralston, Pope & Diehl

Since 1985, the legal team at Ralston, Pope & Diehl has provided exceptional legal representation to clients throughout Topeka, Kansas, and the surrounding areas. Although we are based in Kansas, we also have office locations in Colorado and Wyoming, allowing us to extend a helping hand to the injured throughout the nation.

We are backed by more than a century of combined legal experience in personal injury litigation. Since the founding of our firm more than two decades ago, we have been recognized across the nation for our excellence in ability and overall client satisfaction. This recognition includes being named among the "Best Law Firms in Kansas" by the U.S. News and World Report, an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, inclusion in the list of Top Attorneys in both Kansas and Missouri by Super Lawyers, and more.

Our team understands that the people who come to us seeking help are going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. This is why we are dedicated to providing injured clients with the personalized, professional help they need. With a focus on delivering exceptional service, our team uses our knowledge, experience, and passion to aggressively pursue compensation against negligent parties. Because of our commitment, we have become recognized by leaders in the legal field.

Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing high-quality, aggressive legal representation to the victims of personal injury, as well as to the loved ones affected by wrongful death. If you are looking for assistance with your personal injury case, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible. Give us a call today or fill out our online form.

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  • Ron Pope
  • Kevin Diehl
  • Tom Diehl
  • Greg Diehl
  • Ron Pope Personal Injury Attorney

    Ron is an experienced personal injury attorney in Topeka who is dedicated to representing those injured by another’s negligence.

    Ron is the proud father of three children: RJ (Robert), Harley, and Jett. Over the years, Ron has been actively involved in boy scouts and has coached various youth sports, including soccer for more than 10 years. His sons Harley and Jett share Ron’s love of sports and debate and are all black belts in Taekwondo. He and his sons regularly train together and participate in tournaments.

    As a family man, Ron centers many of his activities around the family. You will generally find him doing some type of kid’s activities, and he will often invite friends and family over for dinner every Sunday. On occasion, there may be as many as 15 to 25 people over at the Pope residence eating Sunday dinner together.

    During his free time, Ron practices martial arts and participates in competitive sparring matches. On the weekend, you may even see Ron flying his airplane and enjoying the beautiful Kansas sunrise and sunsets. He is also a flight instructor for a Phoenix company called Transpac.

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  • Kevin Diehl Personal Injury Attorney

    Kevin L. Diehl is a founding partner of Ralston, Pope & Diehl. Born and raised in Hays, Kansas, Kevin worked throughout high school and college, while being very active in school sports and outdoor activities. He attended Thomas Moore Prep-Marian High School and received a BS in Finance from Ft. Hays State University in 1982, graduating summa cum laude. After graduation, Kevin went on to attend Washburn University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude in 1985.

    Kevin’s entire legal career has been devoted to the area of personal injury, which includes the handling of automobile, motorcycle and large semi accidents, medical negligence, brain and spinal injury, fire injury and loss, and other types of traumatic injury.

    Professional service is also a large part of Kevin’s practice. He has served on the Shawnee County Local Rules Committee, the Topeka Bench Bar Committee, the Topeka Medical Legal Committee, and has been a Master of the Inns of Court.

    Kevin has also served as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law and has participated in their Mentor program. He has given numerous legal presentations at various seminars involving the area of personal injury litigation, medical negligence, auto law, and general personal injury law. Kevin has also given presentations to insurance companies regarding the plaintiff’s perspective and has also given presentations to school groups involving the general practice of law and law as a career.

    The geographic areas of practice for Kevin has included the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. He has also practiced in front of the Kansas Court of Appeals, Kansas Supreme Court, 10th Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and Federal District Courts in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Kevin is also able to practice in Tribal Courts, including Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation, Kickapoo Tribal Court and Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska.

    Kevin is married to Kelly Diehl and has three sons: Ryan, Kristopher and Jacob. Kevin has been actively involved in the community and has been coaching little league baseball and basketball for over 20 years. He also judges law school competitions and high school debate. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends involving all sorts of outdoor activities.

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  • Tom Diehl Personal Injury Attorney

    Thomas B. Diehl is an attorney with Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LL. His practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, with an emphasis in complex medical negligence, trucking, and products liability cases.

    Born and raised in Hays, Kansas he attended Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. His father, Robert Diehl, is also an attorney and his uncle, Kevin Diehl, is a partner at RPD.

    Tom is a 2004 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received a B.A. in Mathematics with Distinction and University Honors along with a minor in economics. During that same year, he was also selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2007, he earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas.

    In January 2007, Tom started working for Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC, as a legal intern. On September 28, 2007, Tom was admitted to the Kansas Bar on September 28, 2007. Soon after, he began litigating and working cases on cases full-time.

    He has given presentations on the Kansas Health Information Technology Exchange Act (K-HITE), K.S.A. § 65-6821, et seq., which is intended to bring Kansas law in harmony with HIPAA. He also regularly speaks to how technology can aid in all phases of litigation, from investigation of claims, through the demand process and litigation, up to and including trial. He also lectures on dealing with Medicare liens and Medicare Set-Aside Accounts in liability cases.

    During his spare time, Tom enjoys coaching coaches youth basketball across Topeka.

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  • Greg Diehl Personal Injury Attorney

    Greg Diehl focuses his practice on representing personal injury cases, including car accidents, medical malpractice, truck accidents, wrongful death claims, and more.

    He completed his undergraduate degree in Finance from Fort Hays State University, and went on to earn his law degree from Washburn University School of Law.

    Greg has been named one of the 2017 Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Kansas by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is an exceptionally skilled attorney who is passionate about helping the injured.

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You can count on our law firm to fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
  • 130+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Members of the Millions Dollar Advocates ForumĀ®
  • Actively Involved in the Local Community
  • Highly Recommended by Other Legal Professionals
  • Nationally Recognized for Excellence & Client Satisfaction
  • Named Top Attorneys in Kansas by Super Lawyers

Hear from Our Past Clients

  • “Brendan has great contacts and extensive networking in ...”

    Brendan was very thorough. His attitude and knowledge about the case was incredibly helpful and I can't thank him enough. Brendan has great contacts and extensive networking in the Topeka area. I recommend Brendan Lykins to anyone who needs a lawyer for injury or accidents.

  • “He does not give up when it comes to his clients.”

    We hired Ron Pope to help us sue my mother-in-laws Doctor, who performed an Colonoscopy on her, during the procedure he poked a hole in her Colon. Ron and his law firm proved to us that Lawyers really do care about their clients. They took on a case that most Lawyers would turn down due to her age, 85. They were in constant contact with us. If we had questions they were there to answer any of them. Ron was like a bull dog when it came to the deposition of the Doctor, he got the truth out of him, whether the Doctor wanted to admit it or not. He does not give up when it comes to his clients. We were pleased to have hired Ron. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • “I am beyond pleased with him and his office and highly ...”

    Tom is by far the best lawyer ever. I had to represent my child in a medical negligence case and he went above and beyond any and all of my expectations in getting my child what she deserved for her injury. I am beyond pleased with him and his office and highly recommend him to anyone.

  • “Stellar personal injury lawyer.”

    He did a great job handling everything with a car accident that wasn't my fault; I would definitely recommend Tom Diehl to anyone in search of a stellar personal injury lawyer.