Admitted To Bar 2007, Kansas
U.S. District Courts
District of Kansas, 2007
Western District of Missouri, 2009
University of Kansas (B.A. 2004) with Distinction and University Honors
University of Kansas (J.D., 2007)
Topeka Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
American Association for Justice
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012 through 2016
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award 2014-2016
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 under 40 2013 – 2016
“Dealing with Medicare Liens and Set Aside Accounts in Third Party Liability Cases”, KBA Litigation CLE 2016
“Technology in Trial Prep: Using Technology to Enhance Juror Understanding”, KBA Spring CLE 2015
“Summations and Jury Instructions” – With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
“Effective Exhibits and Courtroom Technology” – With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
“Cross Examination and Redirect – Focus on Experts and Evidence” – With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics 2015
“Using Technology to Enhance Juror Understanding” – Kansas Bar Association Litigation CLE 2015
"Storyboarding at Trial" - 2014 KBA Solo and Small Firm Conference at Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, Kansas on May 9, 2014
"Voir Dire, Using Demonstrative Evidence To Enhance Juror Understanding, Comprehensive Cross-Examination, and Ethical Considerations" - National Business Institute - Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy at Ramada West, Topeka, Kansas on June
"Comprehensive Cross-Examination" - With Ron Pope, National Business Institute Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy 2014
"Ethical Considerations" - National Business Institute Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy 2014
"Using Demonstrative Evidence to Enhance Juror Understanding" - National Business Institute Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy 2014
"Organizing, Compiling, and Utilizing Electronic Medical Records " - KsAJ's Annual Meeting and CLE Seminar at Crown Center on December 6, 2013
"Kansas Health Information Technology Exchange Act" - Topeka Legal Professionals Meeting 2012
"Obtaining Medical Records Under the New Kansas Health Information Technology and Exchange Act" - K.S.A. 65- 4970, 65-4971 and 65- 4972 - Topeka Legal Professionals on April 24, 2012
Thomas B. Diehl is an attorney with Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC (“RPD”). He was born in Hays, Kansas, where he was raised, and attended Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. His father, Robert Diehl, is an attorney in Hays and his uncle, Kevin Diehl, is a partner at RPD.
Tom attended the University of Kansas, and in 2004 received a B.A. in Mathematics with Distinction and University Honors along with a minor in economics. That year he was also selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. in 2007 from the University of Kansas.
In January 2007, Tom started working for Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC, as a legal intern, and he was admitted to the Kansas Bar on September 28, 2007. He began litigating full time after being admitted to the Bar and working cases immediately. His practice focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, with an emphasis in complex medical negligence, trucking, and products liability cases.
Tom is a member of the Topeka Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Since 2012, he has been honored by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 trial attorney, and he is presently ranked as a Top 10 Under 40 trial attorney by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Since 2014, he has received the Client Satisfaction Award from the American Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
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.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys coaching youth basketball in and around Topeka.
You can find out more about RPD by checking out the firm’s Twitter (@RPDlaw) and Facebook pages.
Contact by email: Tom@ralstonpope.com