Ronald Pope

Ralston, Pope, and Diehl, LLC
2913 SW Maupin Lane
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 273-8002

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

Personal Life:

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


Black Belt
2012 State Champion in sparring, forms and weapons

Practice Areas:

General Trial Work
Personal Injury
Aviation Law
Drone Compliance
and more


Emporia State University (B.S., 1980)
Washburn University (J.D., 1983)

Bar Admissions:

Kansas, 1984
Nebraska, 19992


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


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


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


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