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Ron Pope

Ron Pope

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:


  • 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

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