Ronald P. Pope

Ralston, Pope, and Diehl, LLC
Ralston, Pope, and Diehl, LLC
2913 SW Maupin Ln, Topeka, KS 66614 United States
(785) 273-8002
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Ron is an experienced personal injury attorney in Topeka who is dedicated to representing those injured by another’s negligence. He attended Emporia State University, where he received his Bachelors before going to Washburn University School of Law in Topeka to earn his Juris Doctor. Ron is an active member of the legal community - throughout the years of his career, he has been involved a number of associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.


Ron's outstanding legal work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including:

AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2000- Present

Law Dragon Best 3000 Lawyers in America, 2005-Present

Super Lawyers® in Kansas and Missouri, 2006-Present

Top 100 lawyers in Kansas – 2007-Present

Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury – 2006-Present

Marques Who’s Who for Lawyers – 2006-Present


Outside the Courtroom

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 single-engine, multi-engine, instrument flight instructor.


Commercial Pilot

Instrument rated Commercial Flight Instructor

Instrument Flight Instructor

Ground School Instructor

Multi-engine Flight Instructor

Turbine Flight Instructor


Taekwondo

Black Belt

2012 State Champion in sparring, forms and weapons


Practice Areas

General Trial Work

Personal Injury

Aviation Law

Drone Compliance

and more


Education

Emporia State University (B.S., 1980)

Washburn University (J.D., 1983)


Bar Admissions

Kansas, 1984

Nebraska, 19992


Presentations

Ethics and the Information Age

Laparoscopic Surgery

Medical Negligence in the 90's

Obstetric and Gynecologic Injuries

Settlement Evaluation in Personal Injury Cases

Soft Tissue Injuries

Low Speed, Low Impact Collision Injuries

Understanding Diagnostic Exams for Personal Injury Cases

Professional RISK Management Discovery Techniques in Personal Injury Cases

Voir Dire in Civil Jury Trials


Publications

"Aviation Law and Medical Malpractice", Top Lawyers: The Secrets To Their Success


Memberships

Kansas Bar Association

American Bar Association

Kansas Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

American Board of Trial Advocates

Million Dollar Advocates Association

Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association


U.S. District Courts

District of Kansas

District of Michigan

United States Court Western Missouri, 2009


Awards/Accolades

AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2000- Present

Law Dragon Best 3000 Lawyers in America, 2005-Present

Super Lawyers® in Kansas and Missouri, 2006-Present

Top 100 lawyers in Kansas – 2007-Present

Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury – 2006-Present

Marques Who’s Who for Lawyers – 2006-Present

Barrister, Topeka Inns of Court. 1998-2000

Adjunct Professor, Trial Techniques, Washburn Law School, 2000 - Present

Adjunct professor, Pretrial Techniques, Washburn Law School, 1998-2000

Adjunct professor, Litigation Strategies, Washburn Law School, 2004 - Present

VP Education, KTLA, 1996-97

Treasurer, KTLA, 1998-99

Treasurer and Eagles Chairperson, KTLA, 1999-2000

President Elect, KTLA, 2002-03

Awards Committee, KTLA, 2003-04

Nominating Committee, KTLA, 2004-05

Med. Mal Section Chair, KTLA, 2002-05

Legacy of Justice Foundation Chairperson, KTLA, 2002-06

CJ-PAC Committee, KTLA, 2003-07

Faculty of National College of Advocacy, ATLA, 1998-Present

Consultant, Peoples Law School for ATLA, 1997-Present

American Board of Trial Advocates 1998-Present

Kansas Chapter, ABOTA, President Elect, 2004-05

Kansas Chapter, ABOTA, President, 2005-07

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